Media & Internal Communications Officer

Based at:            Headquarters (Portishead)

Contract:            Permanent

Hours:                 37 hours per week

Salary:                 £24,657-£27,358 per annum

Closing date:     26 October 2018

Our Corporate Communication Team is responsible for the delivery of all internal and external communication, including media, web and intranet, marketing and events, and graphic and digital design.

We are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Media & Internal Communications Officer to join the team and deliver effective and impactful communications across multiple channels and to act as an official media spokesperson on behalf of the Service.

The role will oversee the delivery of communication strategies and lead on the provision of comprehensive communication plans for Service projects and initiatives. You will provide routine out-of-hours media cover on a rota basis, and also provide a crisis media/communication function in response to major incidents. You will be required to carry out core media and communications duties and support the Media & External Communications Officer’s absence, however maintaining primary responsibility for either internal communications.

If you are a creative team player with a flexible approach, are able to multitask, prioritise and make decisions, and would like to play a key role in maintaining the high standards and good reputation of the Service we would encourage you to visit our website to view the full job description. Educated to degree level, you will also need to have a professional qualification (for example NCTJ/NCE certificate or equivalent) and have experience in developing and delivering internal communication plans, experience in a media environment and in using social media in a business capacity. You will have excellent IT skills and hold a current driving licence as your duties will involve local travel.

How to apply:

The job description is available to download from our website

Completed applications must be submitted to Human Resources, Avon Fire & Rescue Service Headquarters, Valley Road, Portishead, BS20 8JJ.  Alternatively, you can send us your CV or email your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..