Vacancy for Senior Communications Officer

Salary: £38,522 Location: Belfast

Job Summary

Senior Communications Officer

Directorate: Electoral Administration and Guidance

Salary: £38,522

Permanent, Full time

Location: Belfast

The Electoral Commission is the independent body which oversees elections and regulates political finance in the UK. We work to promote public confidence in the democratic process and to ensure its integrity.

The Role

We are looking for a skilled and experienced communication professional to deliver a wide range of communication activities for the Electoral Commission in Northern Ireland.

You will lead and contribute to range of communication projects including; media relations, public affairs, campaigns, partnerships and public information.

The Successful candidate

You will be a strong and confident communicator who will establish yourself as the authoritative owner of communication activity in Northern Ireland. You will have good knowledge of the political environment Northern Ireland and experience of working with a wide range of stakeholders.

You will use your excellent interpersonal skills to develop good relationships with internal and external stakeholders and be able to use judgement and creativity to solve problems relating to external engagement and reputation management.

Working at the Electoral Commission

We offer excellent terms and conditions, including flexible working hours and the opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements (dependant on scheme rules).

The closing date for applications is Monday 13 June 2022.

We provide equal opportunities for all and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


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