Media & Communications Officer (fixed term contract for up to 12 months, maternity cover) - 12 month maternity cover

Transport for the North

Transport for the North

Media & Communications Officer (fixed term contract for up to 12 months, maternity cover)

Reference: APR20245822
Expiry date: 12:00, Mon, 29th Apr 2024
Location: Manchester
Salary: £43,936.00 - £50,617.00 Per Annum
Benefits: 28 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays, access to the local government pension scheme, access to various salary sacrifice benefits, access to Flexi-Time Scheme, allowing accrual of up to 18 additional days leave per year
Duration: up to 12 months
Attachments: MediaCommunicationsOfficer-4U(ProfServ).pdf

Role overview:

In this role, you’ll play a key role in the Communications and Engagement Team at TfN, leading on the delivery of our internal communications and supporting external media and communications activity.

You’ll apply your experience and best practice in internal communications to deliver engaging, meaningful content for staff across a range of channels, including our intranet, e-newsletters, and events. Working with every team in the organisation, you’ll be adept at understanding complex and technical issues and turning them into digestible messages for a range of audiences. You’ll provide specialist advice and support across TfN, taking our internal communications strategy forward and supporting all colleagues in living our organisational values.

On the external communications side, you’ll be part of a busy press office, where juggling various demands and meeting tight deadlines needs to be second nature. You’ll also forge strong relationships with external partners, ensuring they’re involved with TfN’s work and encouraged and enabled to support our activity through their own organisations.

Our owned channels (website and social media) are an essential tool in how we enhance our reputation to internal and external audiences, so you’ll be providing content and assisting the team in managing those, as well as feeding into a wider content and activity calendar.

What we’re looking for:

The successful candidate will have substantial experience working in a communications role, with specialist internal communications experience or qualifications.

You’ll have current knowledge of best practice across internal comms, as well as a solid understanding in digital and social media, and external comms/PR experience. Building relationships with colleagues and stakeholders comes naturally, and you’ve got solid technical skills in content management systems.

Candidates will possess a degree or equivalent experience in a relevant subject, along with a relevant professional qualification, chartered status or equivalent experience.

Closing Date: 12:00pm on 29 April 2024

Provisional Interview Date:  8 May 2024

In return, as well as a competitive salary, our other benefits are:

• 28 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays
• Access to the local government pension scheme
• Access to various salary sacrifice benefits, including Travel Pass purchase scheme. 
• Access to TfN’s Flexi-Time Scheme, allowing accrual of up to 18 additional days leave per year

Please note that the salary advertised is pending Cost of Living uplift.

If you believe you have the skills and experience we’re looking for please apply online, ensuring that in your application you provide evidence in the form of specific examples of how you meet the essential criteria in the role profile. 

All candidates will be required to prove their right to work in the UK as part of the recruitment process. 

At TfN, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are particularly keen to encourage applications from women, members of ethnic minority groups and people with disabilities who are currently under-represented.

As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, all applications will be considered on their merit.

As an organisation we always strive to do the right thing and understand that in order to make a difference in our society and workplace, we must be committed to respecting equality and diversity, showing kindness, tackling discrimination and promoting inclusion and have signed the CIHT Diversity and Inclusion Charter Statement to further endorse our commitment. We are also an accredited Living Wage Employer, this means that every employee earns a real Living Wage and are recognised as  Disability Confident employer (stage 2) acting as a disability confident champion within our local and business communities and business networks. 


  • Location: Manchester
  • Job Title: Media & Communications Officer (fixed term contract for up to 12 months, maternity cover) - 12 month maternity cover
  • Salary: £43,936.00 - £50,617.00 Per Annum
  • Closed: 29 Apr 2024

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