Internal Communications Officer
Oifigeach Cumarsáide Inmheánaí
The main duties and responsibilities of the Internal Communications Officer are:
- Develop the Internal Communications Strategy and work with business areas to implement the strategy.
- Build relationships within and between directorates to promote and ensure consistent messages are delivered throughout the Assembly Commission and that there is an understanding of the roles of all business areas in achieving common goals.
- Work closely with Clerk/Chief Executive, Directors and Heads of Business to deliver creative and proactive communication activities supporting the delivery of the Assembly Commission’s Corporate Strategy and to promote a positive parliamentary culture.
- Translate corporate strategic goals and priorities into meaningful messages for Assembly Commission staff in the context of the Commission’s Corporate Strategy and values.
- Develop and implement creative and inclusive approaches to staff engagement ensuring all staff have the opportunity to participate and contribute.
- Liaise with the Internal Communications Group and the wider Assembly Commission on internal communications and adjust communications content and approach as required.
- Source content from business areas about the work of the Assembly Commission and ensure these organisational activities / initiatives / projects/ issues are successfully communicated to staff through appropriate channels.
- Plan, write and edit content appropriate for a range of communication mediums e.g. AssISt, staff newsletter, email, social media, video messaging etc.
- Work with Assembly Commission project teams to develop and implement communication strategies for internal projects.
- Handle internal communications on external situations, which affect how the Assembly Commission is perceived, and its reputation impacted.
- Develop and implement a content management strategy for AssISt to establish it as the Assembly Commission’s key internal communications hub, provide advice and guidance to colleagues on publishing best practice and work with colleagues to explore if and how AssISt can be developed to meet the needs of users.
- Work closely with HR to develop a working Engagement Calendar for staff.
- Establish and implement a mechanism to monitor, evaluate and demonstrate the impact of internal communications activity.
- Embed a best practice approach to internal communications.
- Assist the Head of Communications with budgetary management with respect to internal communications.
- Comply with all of the Assembly Commission’s 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.
- You may also be required to carry out other duties that the Assembly Commission reasonably requires of you.