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Senior Media Relations Officer

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Warrington Borough Council is an innovative and forward thinking local authority that is going through a period of fast-paced transformation as it seeks to continue to deliver first-class customer focussed services in a challenging financial climate. The council is embracing the move to digital first and is seeking a Senior Media Relations Officer to support this transformation.

The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the Council’s media relations function to deliver a comprehensive media relations service as part of a wider communications team.

You will provide reputational advice to senior colleagues and elected members on a wide range of issues. You will work closely with teams and departments from across the organisation to embed a communications culture and best practice. You will display the necessary leadership and management skills coupled with a natural facilitative approach to be an effective part of a high-performing team.

Responsibilities will include:

• Develop and deliver a professional and proactive media relations service that maximises the benefits of social media channels
• Enhance and protect the reputation of the council and its brand
• Effectively manage the media relations function and a media relations officer
• Create and foster opportunities to work with key internal teams, partner organisations, policy bodies and other stakeholders
• Provide strategic advice and support to colleagues across the organisation especially the executive board and elected members.

You will have:

• A track record of effective media relations experience
• Significant experience of working closely alongside communications colleagues from different disciplines
• Proven and demonstrable management skills
• Experience of delivering and monitoring social media activity

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