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Communication & Engagement Officer - Covid

  • Location:

    Kingston upon Thames

  • Sector:

    Professional Services

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  • Salary:

    Up to £200 per day

  • Contact:

    Eszter Katona

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  • Published:

    22 days ago

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Communication & Engagement Officer - Covid

This is a very operational, fast paced role and we need someone who can roll up their sleeves and get stuck in. need candidates who can demonstrate delivery-level aptitude and can-do attitude.

We need someone with the following attributes:
> A really good understanding of social media, who can do all of the implementation - from creation of fairly simple graphics, to messaging and scheduling.
> Strong writer who is able to distill complex information and draft clear, simple copy tailored for specific audiences.
> Excellent eye for detail.
> Self starter who is confident to put forward new ideas.

Assignment brief
An experienced communications officer with excellent graphic design skills is required to support the delivery of communications and engagement to minimise the spread of COVID-19 across the borough, and support the continued rollout of the vaccine programme. The role will play an essential part in raising awareness and understanding of the key public health messages around COVID-19 prevention, testing, self-solation, vaccine eligibility and combating vaccine hesitancy - particularly among under-represented groups - and encouraging behaviour change to limit the spread of the virus.
The successful individual will work with the Communications and Engagement Managers and Vaccine Communications Lead in delivering simple and effective communications to minimise the spread of COVID-19, increase uptake of the vaccine and ensure all of our diverse communities are informed, safe, reassured and inspired to play their part in controlling the virus. Work will focus on communications and engagement across a variety of tactics and channels including social media, website, newsletters, video, graphic design.
Work will be undertaken in close collaboration with our Public Health team, NHS and other local partners and other London boroughs.

Person specification
communicates clearly, confidently and appropriately using the best tools and methods for the task;
proficient in managing and prioritising a demanding communications and engagement work programme to tight timescale;
ability to be flexible and adapt to fast changing policy and public health developments;
ability to influence and motivate a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders to achieve the objectives;
strong graphic design skills - experience of InDesign desirable;
extensive social media experience and strong understanding and experience of using digital communications to encourage behaviour change;
extensive experience of creating impactful written, visual and audio visual content for a range of audiences - residents, businesses, community groups;
creative independent thinker, confident in presenting new ideas;
thorough approach to all communications, with a keen eye for detail.

Location - work from home/remotely - some site visits may be required.
Hours - full time, 5 days p/w (until March 2022)