Deputy Communications and Digital Content Officer

Job Description

VANRATH are delighted to be assisting their client, a large Public Sector organisation in their search for a Deputy Communications and Digital Content Officer. This role offers Hybrid working and is based in East Belfast.


The Communications Office business area is responsible for providing information to support the organisation in its' aim of ensuring the public understands and values its' role and is engaged with its' work. The Deputy Communications and Content Officer is responsible for providing information about the work of the organisation, including its' Committees, to interested stake-holders, the media and the wider public in order to enhance its' reputation.

The Deputy Communications and Digital content Officer works within the Communications team contributing ideas and delivering on pre-planned and reactive tasks.

The main duties and responsibilities of the Deputy Communications and Digital Content Officer are:

Key duties:

  • Responding to and managing media enquiries in a timely and professional manner with the aim of safeguarding the reputation of the organisation.
  • Create engaging written and digital content about the work of and activities of the organisation for a wide range of platforms and audiences.
  • Identify and develop communications opportunities to promote the work of Committees and their role in public engagement.
  • Create Media and Communications plans in relation to initiatives and events.
  • Drafting content to prepare the Speaker, Committee Chairs and senior staff for media opportunities e.g. lines-to-take, briefing notes, interview notes etc.
  • Advising the Speaker, Committee Chairs, and business areas on communications objectives in support of the Corporate Communications Strategy.
  • Using digital analysis tools to track, measure and evaluate communications activities and reporting on successes and learning's.
  • Representing the organisation at internal meetings and representing the Communications Office on working groups.
  • Monitoring coverage of the organisation in the media and digital outlets providing insight and summaries to Senior Managers.
  • Developing concepts and writing specifications to inform creative agencies providing advice and support to the organisation. (e.g. photography, design and branding).
  • Complying with all of the staff policies and procedures including Equal Opportunities and Dignity at Work policies and procedures and all mandatory training requirements.
  • Managing information and records in accordance with established policies and statutory requirements.

The Ideal Person

Applicants must, by the closing date for applications have:

  1. A degree in a related subject such as Journalism, Media Studies, Public Relations, communications OR a Professional Skill related Diploma and membership of a professional body such as the Institute of Public Relations.


  1. At least 2 years' experience in the areas specified at (a) - (c) below ;


  1. Two A Levels (grade A* to C) including English and at least 4 years' experience in the areas specified at (a) - (c) below:
  • Working in a Communications Office or public relations environment dealing with media relations and answering media inquiries.
  • The planning and implementation of social media campaigns to support corporate messaging.
  • Publishing and creation of written and digital materials for online and social media platforms.


This is a post is offering a competitive salary of £41,020, Hybrid working, on-site parking 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.