Senior Communications Manager - 56k - Belfast - Immediate

Job Description

VANRATH are delighted to be partnering with our well respected Client with the Recruitment of a Senior Communications Manager to join their fun and friendly team in their Belfast Office.

Monday - Friday - SALARY SCALE:£52,578 - £56,237 per annum.


  • To implement a multi-channel communications strategy for the company and the EU funding programmes it is responsible for, including the new PEACEPLUS Programme.
  • To take the lead and advise the Chief Executive and Senior Management Team on all matters relating to reputation management and crisis communications.
  • To promote the results and outputs of the EU funding programmes managed by the company to a diverse range of stakeholders, on a cross-border basis.
  • To lead the companies Communications Team in the successful delivery of all digital marketing, advertising, event management, media and PR communication activities.
  • To manage the companies communications budget and ensure that all expenditure is within agreed limits.
  • To provide advice and guidance to funded projects in order to ensure that they meet all relevant EU communication regulations.
  • To deliver an internal communications strategy for the companies.
  • To procure and effectively manage all communication consultant and supplier contracts.
  • To provide an effective and efficient service to respond to ministerial, departmental and political representative queries from the NI Executive and the Irish Government

Essential Criteria:

· A degree level qualification in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism or Media Studies (or equivalent Level 6 qualification) and a minimum of 5 years' experience gained in a similar role,


  • · A degree level qualification (or equivalent Level 6 qualification in any subject and a minimum of five years' experience gained in a similar role.
  • · A minimum of 5 years' management experience, gained in a Communications function within the public, private, voluntary or community sectors.
  • · Can demonstrate experience in liaising with a wide range of key stakeholders and influencers e.g. Government officials, political representatives, relevant private/public bodies, journalists.
  • · Experience of working with the media and developing and maintaining good media contacts.
  • · Experience in the development of a corporate communications strategy and the development of corporate branding for an organisation.
  • · Experience in overseeing the management of marketing and PR related activities and events including associated budgets.
  • · Experience of handling and managing the media on a regular basis, experience in writing articles/briefs for public consumption, experience in advising senior management on media related issues.
  • Access to transport as travel between sites will be required.

Established in 2000, VANRATH has become a market leader in Northern Ireland. This success is a direct result of our dedication to confidentiality, professionalism and the wealth of knowledge held by our Senior Consultants. VANRATH has a demonstrable track record in pairing the best local talent with leading local businesses.

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