Communications Officer

Location UK / Belfast

Job Type Permanent full-time

Salary £25000 - 35000

Updated 1 week ago

Reference 1404798

 Job Description

The Ulster Farmers Union are seeking to recruit a Communications Officer based at our head office in Belfast. The purpose of role is to support the Communications Manager in the daily running of the Communications Department.

Key Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development, implementation, review and evaluation of the UFU Communications Strategy and associated plans (e.g. Social media strategy).
  • Plan, write, create, upload, and review/monitor content for the UFU website and other social media platforms (e.g. videos, images, graphics, etc).
  • Assist the Communications Manager with internal communications.
  • Produce and edit UFU Watch for Farming Life.
  • Produce press releases, articles, member’s bulletin and policy bulletin.
  • Handle media enquiries, including responding directly to journalists.
  • Build good working relationships with journalists and media outlets.
  • Manage the design and procurement of promotional materials and corporate publications (e.g UFU Annual Report).
  • Assist UFU Group PRO’s.
  • Deliver e-communications services to UFU members (e.g Members Bulletin)
  • Monitor and update UFU social media platforms.
  • Assist with the co-ordination of UFU presence at events, such as the Balmoral Show and the Winter Fair.
  • Organise media training for staff, Office Bearers, and Policy Committee Chairs.
  • Assist with UFU membership initiatives.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date records.
  • Maintain a strong knowledge of the agriculture industry and agricultural policy issues.
  • Where necessary you may be required to work outside normal office hours and to undertake overseas travel.
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Closing date for applications: 26th April 2019 at 4pm

Assessment day: 9th May 2019

Interview: 21st May 2019