Communications Advisor

Job Description

VANRATH are delighted to be assisting their client, a large Public Sector organisation in their search for a Communications Advisor. This role offers Hybrid working and is based in Lisburn.


The post holder will work closely with the Corporate Communications Manager (CCM) in delivering an effective and efficient corporate communications function to achieve key strategic objectives. Working across external, internal and digital communications, key elements of the role will include providing a press office function; supporting reputational issues management; supporting safety campaigns; social media and website management, political and stakeholder engagement, environmental monitoring and scanning, evaluating communication activities, event management and corporate branding.

Key responsibilities in the role will be covering a number of areas to include:

  • Strategic Communications Planning
  • External Communications
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Internal Communications
  • Digital Communications
  • Communication Services

The Ideal Person

Possess a degree or equivalent level qualification (level 6 *) in a relevant subject e.g. Communications, Advertising and Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism or media studies.


Have at least 2 years' experience working in a corporate communications function.

  • Can demonstrate experience of working in a busy press office environment effectively managing media enquiries
  • Can demonstrate developing and implementing communications plans across multiple communication channels to promote organisational services, projects or initiatives.
  • Can demonstrate experience developing strong relationships with internal colleagues/stakeholders to facilitate collaborative communications.


This is a post is offering a competitive salary of £35,306 and an immediate start.

For further information on this vacancy, or any other Communications job in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Jamie Gault in the strictest confidence.

Some positive candidate feedback we've received-

''5*'s for Vanrath. They found me a suitable agency post right away, it was a great fit, now I have got the job permanently! Very personable and knowledgeable to deal with and always took the time to understand and help out. Extremely professional service all round.''

''I contacted Vanrath after being laid off by my previous employer. They were fantastic to deal with and found me the perfect role that matched my skill set and experience and within a day or two had an interview lined up. Within the same week I was made a job offer which I happily accepted. So thankful that I contacted Vanrath. Couldn't have asked for a quicker and more professional service.''

''My experience with Vanrath has been so positive. They were very professional but friendly at the same time. The whole process has been excellent and I've secured a job that I really wanted. I wouldn't hesitate to go through Vanrath again in future as there was no waiting about and they continually kept me updated throughout. Thanks so much again.''