Band 6 Communications Officer

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job Type Temporary
Salary Up to £14.20 per hour
Published 5 months ago
Contact Leah McPeake
Job Ref HSC2232_1563454272

Job Description

Communications Officer required on a temporary basis based in Belfast.

Role: Communications Officer

Rate of Pay: £14.20

Location: Belfast

Hours: 37.50

Duration: 8 weeks possible extension

Main duties/Responsibilities:

  • Responsibility for the planning, delivery, monitoring and evaluation of public information campaigns across a range of public health issues and communications channels including mass media advertising.
  • Ensuring campaigns are completed on time, to specification, within budget, to the highest professional standards and in line with PHA financial processes.
  • Work cooperatively and effectively with a wide range of stakeholders, both internal and external to the organisation, to achieve successful delivery of a campaign from inception to completion.
  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with the PHA contracted advertising agencies ensuring compliance with PHA processes and value for money.
  • Advise and influence senior staff on matters relating to public information campaigns, ensuring a strong, positive and credible image for the PHA in support of the PHA communications strategy.
  • Work as part of a team, or independently, to ensure the development and implementation of appropriate communication plans and activity, in support of the PHA's role in protecting and improving public health.
  • Work proactively and collaboratively with colleagues and external companies, in relation to research to aid the development, delivery, monitoring and review of campaigns and marketing activity
  • Review and analyse marketing data to provide insights to help with communications planning and evaluation.
  • Present highly complex or sensitive information to large groups of people and be able to establish rapport and deploy persuasive or negotiation skills where agreement or cooperation is required.
  • Manage and assist in the preparation, production and dissemination of marketing material ensuring all materials are in-keeping with the PHA's corporate identity and house style.
  • Liaise with third party suppliers as appropriate ensuring they deliver successful outcomes and value for money.
  • Responsibility for ensuring websites associated with campaigns are up- to-date and relevant, liaising with colleagues tasked with content generation, development and maintenance.

Essential Criteria:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent

  • At least three years' extensive experience within the past seven years working in a communications' role.
  • Hold a current full driving licence which is valid for use in the UK and have access to a car on appointment. This criteria will be waived in the case of applicants whose disability prohibits driving but who have access to a form of transport approved by the organisation which will permit them to carry out the duties of the post
  • The ability to deliver public information campaigns which include mass media advertising.
  • The ability to develop and deliver multi-channelled communications plans, tailoring messages to different target audiences.
  • Ability to set KPIs and evaluate the impact of communications activity
  • The ability to critically analyse information and interpret research.
  • The ability to manage budgets.
  • The ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team, and perform to a high standard with the minimum of supervision, even when under pressure.
  • The ability to prioritise and progress a busy workload.
  • The ability to communicate creatively, clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing, on relevant topics to a range of audiences
  • Good negotiation skills, tact and diplomacy and the ability to develop good working relationships with a wide range of individuals and organisations.
  • Ability to write a campaign/creative brief.
  • Skilled in generating content to a high standard for print and electronic publication.
  • Skilled in the use of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • IT literate with a good knowledge of and ability to use digital marketing techniques.
  • Knowledge and appreciation of HSC, and public sector values and governance.

To be shortlisted for this role all applicants MUST meet the essential criteria. If you are interested please upload your CV to the link provided, and Leah will be in contact to confirm if you have been shortlisted.

Successful candidates may need to apply for an Access NI Certificate with Grafton Recruitment regardless if you already have a valid certificate. It will be a cost of between £26 - £33 depending on clearance level.


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