1957 - Communications Manager (Job Share)

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Posted: 20/12/2019 13:44
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £33,419 (Pro-rata)
Location: Dale Street
Level: Specialist
Deadline: 13/02/2020 12:00
Hours: 22.2
Benefits: Company Pension Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme, Travel Loan Scheme, Employee Discount Benefits
Job Type: Fixed Term [F]

Term: Fixed term until 29 January 2021

Interviews to be held week commencing: 27 Jan 2020


ABOUT THE ROLE

Reporting to the Executive Director of External Affairs, you will jointly manage and lead the communications team to deliver a robust and effective PR & Media function for the organisation. Working with the current post holder, you will oversee a team responsible for press and media relations, corporate and internal communications and advocacy.

You will support the development of our reach and impact by attracting visitors, increasing awareness and visibility of our wide-ranging exhibitions, events, venues and our important engagement, commercial and partnerships work. You will actively contribute to raising the profile of National Museums Liverpool, our eight museums and galleries, and help ensure a positive representation in the full range of media - establishing and protecting the organisational profile.  

MAIN DUTIES

  • Develop a compelling communications strategy to help achieve the organisations aims and objectives.
  • Select and manage agencies, consultants and other resources required to ensure the effective delivery of the communications strategy.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of PR & Media components of integrated campaigns for exhibitions, events, venues and projects to achieve income targets, engagement and strategic objectives.
  • Effectively manage team members - overseeing and directing their work programmes and professional development.
  • Effectively utilise, and champion the use of social media as part of the communications tool kit.
  • Act as media spokesperson, and interface with, the Director and senior museum staff, providing high-level professional advice on media and general corporate communications issues.
  • Liaise directly with the media on behalf of National Museums Liverpool to maximise promotional opportunities, and on matters of great reputational risk.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with relevant journalists, influencers, bloggers and media outlets locally, regionally and internationally.
  • Identify and develop newsworthy opportunities from across the organisation to pitch and sell-in to a broad range of media outlets.
  • Oversee all internal communications, advising senior staff on appropriate communication methods. 
  • Liaise with other cultural organisations to coordinate communications aspects of joint activity.
  • Liaise with PR representatives working on behalf of sponsors, funders, partners, artists etc., as required.
  • Attend planning meetings internally and externally, as required
  • Manage own workload and keep complete and accurate records, files, budgets and evaluation reports.

GENERAL DUTIES

  • A commitment to adhere to the standards expected of all public services as defined by the HM Treasury publication “Managing Public Money”. Those standards are honesty, impartiality, accountability, openness, accuracy, reliability, transparency, objectivity, integrity and fairness. These standards should be carried out in the spirit of, as well as the letter of, the law; in the public interest; to high ethical standards and achieving value for money.
  • Develop NML’s commitment to Equality and Diversity and promote non-discriminatory practices in all aspects of work undertaken.
  • Adhere to National Museums Liverpool’s Health and Safety Policies and Procedures, National Museums Liverpool’s access and Safeguarding policy as well as other appropriate practices and guidelines.
  • Contribute to the management, discussion and communication of risk as appropriate to your role.  Ensure you follow, adhere to and implement (where appropriate) effective controls for policies, processes and systems within your department, directorate and for the organisation.  
  • Assist with the supervision of volunteers and work placement students, undertaking periodic appraisal and facilitating their training in association with IS staff and NML’s Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Undertake additional duties, as required, from time to time.
  • Take responsibility for personally participating in the Performance Development & Review process.
  • Undertake training and development courses and programmes, as required.
  • Show the highest integrity and confidentiality in the pursuance of these duties.

This job description is a guide to the nature of the work required of the prospective employee. It is neither wholly comprehensive nor restrictive and therefore does not preclude change or development that will inevitably be required in the future.


Personal Specification

 QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

Desirable

Degree or equivalent qualification/experience. 

E

 

National Council for Training of Journalists, CIPR qualification or similar.

 

D

EXPERIENCE

Minimum 4 years’ experience in a senior role as part of dynamic press / communications team (in-house or agency).

  

E

 

Experience of developing and implementing integrated campaigns to achieve high impact output.

 E

 

Experience of managing challenging stories and crises. 

E

 

Experience of managing and developing teams. 

E

 

Experience of budget planning and management. 

E

 

Experience in building cross-departmental and cross-organisation relationships.

E

 

Experience of overseeing and delivering an effective internal communications resource. 

E

 

Experience of working in an arts, entertainment, culture or heritage environment.

 

D

Experience of arranging press and media events. 

E

 

Experience of identifying stories and angles that would make interesting press items. 

E

 

 

 
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS     

Fluent and accurate writing skills adaptable to suit different communications, tools and audiences. 

E

 

Political awareness and understanding, good judgement and decision making with the ability to handle sensitive issues effectively. 

E 

 

Excellent organisation, planning and problem-solving skills with the ability to work flexibly to meet the requirements of the role.

E

 

Self-motivated with the ability to generate ideas and stimulate discussion both with colleagues and external contacts.

E

 

Confident in making decisions and applying own judgement to situations as required.

E

 

Strong networks and contacts within the Media and PR industry.

E

 

Highly IT literate with thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.

E

 

Ability to assimilate information quickly and develop a significant level of knowledge and expertise on a wide range of subjects.

 E

 

Ability to work under pressure and balance multiple priorities.

E

 

Other

Have an interest in and appreciation of museums and galleries. 

 

 

D

 



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