[Job, Milton Keynes] Transport Systems Catapult, Communications Mgr, £40-45k, clos 26 Feb 2014

Note they’re also recruiting for an Events Manager and Communications Executive.

Transport Systems Catapult
Communications Manager
https://quarsh.advorto.com/Catapult/VacancyInformation.aspx?VId=18387 – you’ll need to register to apply online.

Salary: £40-45k
Closing 26 Feb 2014

Combining public and private investment, a world-class research facility and the best minds in the industry, Transport Systems Catapult will play a transformational role in transport systems technology and innovation. We will enable UK industry to work collaboratively to produce integrated solutions to the transport challenges of the future. We will drive UK global leadership in intelligent mobility, delivering integrated, efficient and sustainable transport systems. We are here to make a difference.

We’re now looking for a creative and experienced communications manager with a deep understanding of the National news media, outstanding journalism skills, and ability to manage our news across a variety of channels.

As Communications Manager you will be responsible for managing our news, generating inspiring and engaging content, and promoting our work through the National media. You will also have the opportunity to devise and lead creative campaigns to help communicate the importance of our work.

Responsibilities include:

  • Devise, scope, and manage communications campaigns which deliver corporate objectives
  • Generate news in the National print, broadcast, and digital media that helps promote the work of the Transport Systems Catapult, helps it engage with key stakeholders, and deliver thought leadership in the sector
  • Devise, produce and deliver creative content for a wide variety of channels
  • Manage the organisation’s flow of news and content

You probably have 5-10 years’ experience in a similar capacity and are educated to degree level. You are an expert in media relations and content generation. You are comfortable working across a variety of media, including digital and press, and you understand how to construct a relevant and exciting message to a diverse range of stakeholders.

Our audience includes the private and public sectors, academia, research bodies and delivery partners. Our message is exciting, innovative and both technical and commercial, so you should be experienced in quickly understanding and applying new information in a media context.

Innovative, inspirational, passionate, energetic and enthusiastic, you are a natural networker. Your preferred working style is collaborative and inclusive, and you are comfortable with ambiguity. You are a very strong communicator, able to work with a range of technical and non-technical people.

Efficient transport systems are essential to the health and wealth of the UK, its businesses, its economy and its people. The Transport Systems Catapult will support UK industry in exploiting the massive global market for new products and services that will drive the integration of transport and its systems.

The Transport Systems Catapult forms part of an elite network of seven technology and innovation centres established and overseen by the Technology Strategy Board. Together, they represent a £1bn public and private sector investment over the next five years.

Some of the early challenges that will be addressed through the Catapult include seamless journey systems, remote asset management and monitoring, traffic management and control systems, journey assistance systems, infrastructure integrity and security, connected vehicles, and novel economic and business models.

To find out more about Transport Systems Catapult and other exciting positions, please visit our website via http://www.ts.catapult.org.uk.

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