The Communications Officer provides professional communications expertise and support in specialist areas including media relations, event management, internal communications, online content, publication production, campaign management and internal/external training. The Communications Officer will contribute to raising awareness of information rights and obligations and championing knowledge management. The postholder will contribute to a culture of effective communications and evaluation and response across the ODPA. All employees must be able to perform a variety of tasks and support each other to ensure all essential tasks are completed. Team members must be flexible and able to respond quickly.
• Plan and deliver a full range of communications activities and initiatives in line with ODPA Communication Strategy, with a key focus on creating positive cultural/behavioural change.
• Assist with delivery and review of ODPA Communications Strategy and Strategic Plan.
Develop creative ways to engage people with their legal obligations or raise awareness of people’s rights.
• Keep up to date with current research on young people’s understanding of personal data and their rights.
• Pay attention to any changes globally with respect to how children’s data is looked after and/or their rights protected.
• Provide assistance with print, broadcast and social media handling advice and coaching to senior ODPA staff.
• Encourage proactive engagement with the Bailiwick of Guernsey Data Protection Association (BGDPA) in line with the ODPA Strategic Plan.
• Develop, implement and monitor channels and projects, for example, research, publications, events, internal content, online content, media, campaigns etc. in line with corporate identity and Communications Strategy.
• Working with regulated community business groups and associations on ensuring relevant messages reach their audiences.
• Produce, advise on and edit a wide range of communications materials; identify and fill gaps (e.g., adverts, online content, podcasts, publications, speeches, internal communications etc).
• Support wider ODPA corporate projects by contributing to the planning, design, implementation and evaluation of communication elements.
• Foster good working relationships with suppliers, stakeholders, journalists, press officers, peers etc.
• Effect internal and external partnership working supported by confident presentation of ideas, project plans and updates to departmental, senior executives, corporate and external audiences.
• Assist with management and delivery of ODPA social media presence, newsletters, website and events.
• Assist with the development and implementation of systems, policies and procedures to monitor, edit and improve the ODPA’s website (including content, navigation and structure).
• Assist with the structure of the website and provide advice to those developing material about where to position the content on the site.
• Assist with anticipating and developing user journeys to the content.
• Investigate opportunities for internal and external training initiatives and implement/coordinate as required.
• Continue professional development and attend meetings, conferences and training from time to time locally and in the UK, with some opportunity for European travel.
• When required act as Press Officer – providing a proactive and reactive print, broadcast and social media relations service, including briefing, distribution, monitoring and evaluation.