Staffordshire University

Person Specification

Job Title:

Project Communications Officer


School of Justice, Security and Sustainability

The qualifications, experience, knowledge, skills and behaviours outlined above provide a summary of what is required to carry out this job effectively. They also form the selection criteria on which a decision to appointment will be made. Please ensure that you provide evidence of how you meet the criteria in your application.

No Selection Criteria Description Essential [E] or
Desirable [D]
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1 Degree or professional qualification in Media, Communication, Marketing, English or Journalism or a similar subject E A
2 Experience of working with partners on collaborative projects to increase engagement amongst internal and external audiences. E A/I
3 Previous experience of working in reactive and pro-active PR or communications environment E A/I
4 Demonstratable experience and understanding of a range of engagement channels including digital, social media, video, events, PR and internal. E A/I
5 Confident at creating event programme from large scale conferences to smaller cascading and two-way eventing. E A/I
6 Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to present and communicate effectively with a range of individuals both orally and in writing. E A/I
7 Creative brilliance with the ability to generate and communicate thought provoking new ideas and approaches. A flexible and committed approach to work with the ability to generate and communicate new ideas creatively E A/I
8 Excellent planning and organisation skills with the ability to deliver projects on time, including the ability to organise and priories a personal workload to precise deadlines. E I
9 Ability to compile and deliver evaluation reports, pulling information from multiple sources to provide a comprehensive picture of delivery and impact. E I
10 Self-motivated, able to work on own initiative with a minimum of supervision E I
11 Excellent IT skills, including the ability to use MS Office effectively (Excel, Word & Powerpoint) and e-mail E I
12 Numerate: undertaking pre-and post-activity analysis and budget management. Proficient and familiar with digital marketing analysis and reporting technology and tools, especially content management systems. D A/I
13 An understanding of the University’s strategy and values, with the ability to demonstrate behaviours that align to the values E I

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