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Salary: National - £30,451 - £34,105, London - £34,262 - £38,373
Working pattern: Flexible working, full-time, part-time, job share
Vacancy number: 58155
*We are currently offering hybrid working which includes 2 days per week in your local office. Office locations can be found here
We’re recruiting for a Communication and Engagement Officer here at MoJ Digital & Technology, to be part of our warm and collaborative LAA Digital team.
To help picture your life at MoJ D&T please take a look at our blog and our Digital & Technology strategy.
Key Responsibilities:Support the development and delivery of communications plans to support LAA Digital's strategic vision.To lead on the production of creative communication channels, considering push and pull opportunities.Building regular internal and external communications from the creation of content through to distribution.Support the team to champion MoJ branding guidelines and apply them to all digital and wider communicationTo work with the Operational Lead to support the creation and implementation of new digital channels and ways of communicating.To maintain the department's Google website and its content with a planned program of messaging, to ensure fresh content to drive traffic including website banners, event and news updates, and development of information pages.To contribute to the staff communication platforms.Where required, to develop links with the national media, take an active role in responding to media enquiries by collecting information and preparing written responses and press releases.To act as an ambassador for the team by promoting its work with colleagues and identifying opportunities and positive stories for the MoJ Communication and Engagement Team to support.To source and produce content that promotes the work of the LAA Digital department to a wide audience of stakeholders.To act as a proof reader to ensure continuity for branding and presentation as well as to provide support for document and reportTo manage and develop operational databases of key stakeholders, liaising with other Communications and Engagement colleagues for up-to-date intelligence and response to distribution requests, as well as updates and reviews, using knowledge and experience of GDPR requirements and good practice.To lead on the co-ordination, compilation, and production of Annual Reports and Annual Summary publications, liaising with Heads of Departments and Executives regarding content, ensuring that corporate branding and style are adhered to.To support Communications and Engagement colleagues on the implementation of engagement and communications plans for specific projects and programmes where required, which includes but is not limited to face-to-face interactions with internal, external, and public-facing stakeholders as part of involvement, engagement and statutory consultation activity.To assist in the delivery of campaigns with the development of posters, social media schedules, and press releases.Undertake such other duties as may be reasonably required from time to time as are consistent with the responsibility and scale of the post.Maintain distribution lists
If this feels like an exciting challenge, something you are enthusiastic about, and want to join our team please read on and apply!
Benefits37 hours per week and flexible working options including working from home, working part-time, job sharing, or working compressedWe are committed to nurturing our staff and provide lots of training and development opportunities with learning platforms such as: Linux Academy, O’Reilly, Pluralsight, Microsoft Learning, Civil Service Learning, GDS Academy, etc.10% dedicated time to learning and development with a budget of £1000 a year per personGenerous civil service pension based on defined benefit scheme, with employer contributions of 26-30% depending on25 days leave (plus bank holidays) and 1 privilege day usually taken around the Queens’ birthday. 5 additional days of leave once you have reached 5 years of service.Compassionate maternity, adoption, and shared parental leave policies, with up to 26 weeks leave at full pay, 13 weeks with partial pay, and 13 weeks further leave. And maternity support/paternity leave at full pay for 2 weeks, too!Wellbeing support including access to the Calm app. Nurturing professional and interpersonal networks including those for Careers & Childcare, Gender Equality, PROUD and SPIRIT Bike loans up to £2500 and secure bike parking (subject to availability and location) Season ticket loans, childcare vouchers and eye-care 5 days volunteering paid leave. Free membership to BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. Some offices may have a subsidised onsite Gym.
EssentialMeet the requirements for BPSS clearanceExperience of working in a media/communications setting in a complex organisation.Excellent verbal and written skills to produce a wide range of content and resourcesAbility to take complex information and translate it into appropriate messaging for different audiencesA strong wordsmith with excellent grammar skillsStrong administrative skills to support areas such as loading web siteExcellent attention to detail particularly around protecting the MoJ branding and reputationExcellent time management skills and the ability to manage multiple and conflicting work demands.A creative approach to presenting complex ideas which meet the needs of target audiencesAbility to produce work to agreed deadlines and an appreciation of when to cascade issues and actions.Strong IT skills
DesirableEducated to degree level in relevant subject or equivalent level of experience of working at a similar level in communicationsAbility to work on own initiative and organise own workload with minimal supervision working to tight and often changing timescales.An interest in photography and video
We welcome the unique contribution diverse applicants bring and do not discriminate on the basis of culture, ethnicity, race, nationality or national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, religion or belief, disability status, sexual orientation, educational or social background or any other factor.
Our values are Purpose, Humanity, Openness and Together. Find out more here about how we celebrate diversity and an inclusive culture in our workplace.
How to Apply
Candidates must submit CV and Cover letter which describes how you meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification above.
In D&T, we recruit using a combination of the Digital, Data and Technology Capability and Success Profiles Frameworks. We will assess your Experience, Technical Skills and the following Behaviours during the assessment process:Developing Self and OthersCommunicating and InfluencingChanging & Improving
Your application will be reviewed against the Person Specification above by a diverse panel.
Successful candidates who meet the required standard will then be invited to a 1- hour panel interview held via video conference.
Terms & Conditions
Please review our Terms & Conditions which set out the way we recruit and provide further information related to the role and salary arrangements.
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