Overview:

We are looking for an information and communications officer who will be leading on information gathering and communications to support a small team of experts. This role involves engaging with a variety of external stakeholders to collate information, analyse data and prepare technical/policy papers as well as communications/media related reports.

This role offers excellent experience of being part of a thriving British food sector while working across a range of projects including poultry production, antibiotic stewardship, international trade, managing public perception and attracting young people into the sector. You’ll play a pivotal role in delivering BPC’s internal and external communications; help manage BPC’s social media presence; and put together impactful reports.

Main responsibilities:

  • Undertaking good quality research and gathering information on a range of policy and communications areas
  • Supporting the production and design of high-quality communications materials including reports, research papers, presentations and collating media coverage
  • Assisting in the preparation, compilation and distribution of briefings, speeches, press releases and newsletters
  • Curating content, preparing interactive quotographics and managing BPC’s website and social media channels
  • Engaging with internal and external stakeholders to strengthen relationships and gathering information on key subjects. This includes conducting face-to-face/phone interviews, collating facts and figures, analysing data and feeding into BPC’s briefings and reports
  • Maintaining a strong database of BPC’s stakeholders and key contacts
  • Working closely with the Technical Director and Public Affairs & PR Manager to deliver any additional duties as and when required

Person specification:

  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline, preferably communications
  • At least one years’ work experience in information gathering/communications related positions or projects. The work experience may be gained through a combination of paid employment or internship positions
  • Evidence of ability to grasp complex issues and engage with these effectively through research
  • Experience of conducting robust web research
  • Experience of using content management systems and social media
  • Ability to communicate effectively – in writing and in person to a range of audiences
  • Experience of quantitative and qualitative data analysis, including of large data sets, using Excel
  • Demonstrated drive and initiative, a self-starter with a can-do attitude
  • Ability to work autonomously and in small teams

Salary:

£25,000 - £35,000 (depending on experience) and benefits that include a pension scheme, private medical insurance, and generous holiday allowance.

How to apply:

Please send a CV and optional cover letter to skaul@britishpoultry.org.uk

www.britishpoultry.org.uk

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