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Communications & Stakeholder Engagement Manager (Band 7)

Job Description

VANRATH are recruiting for a temporary Communications & Stakeholder Engagement Manager for a well-known Public Sector organisation. This is an immediate start for an initial duration of 5 months with possible further extension.


As the Communications Manager you will be responsible for identifying the key stakeholders as well as developing and delivering a stakeholder engagement and communication plan. You will work alongside other communications leads across the three key programmes to establish a single Communications team providing an integrated service across the programmes. They will also work collaboratively with communications teams in the organsiation to ensure key messages for each stakeholder group are effectively disseminated. Communication will be two-way, enabled through close engagement with stakeholder groups.

Collaboration with a broad range of stakeholders will be critical to the successful delivery of this programme, which depends on the co-operation and understanding of senior management and staff of the relevant organisations. The Programme will be inclusive and facilitate input from staff across all organisations and specialities; it will establish a mechanism to facilitate ongoing engagement with stakeholders.

Some key responsibilities within the role will include:

  • Develop a strategic approach to stakeholder engagement and communications across the programme in the form of a stakeholder engagement and communication plan.
  • Ensure that the approach to and delivery of stakeholder engagement and communications plans are aligned to the programme's methodology.
  • Take a lead role in developing, implementing, and evaluating communication strategies and associated action plans for the workstreams and projects.
  • Ensure that communications strategies and associated action plans continue to be up-to-date and take responsibility for any necessary reviews.
  • Take a lead role in defining metrics for, and measuring progress against stakeholder engagement objectives.


Essential Criteria:

1. A) University Degree or recognised professional qualification in Public Relations, Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Management, Learning or Education AND 2 years' experience in a Corporate Communications / Public Relations at a management level*.


B) 4 years' experience in Corporate Communications / Public Relations at a management level*

A qualification within Project Management is desirable.


  • An excellent opportunity to join a well-established Public Sector Organisation in Northern Ireland.
  • Salary starting from £40,057 to £45,839 with full pay from Day 1.
  • Immediate start on offer.

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

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