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PR Officer

Posted 26/02/2024

£30000 - £31000 per annum + Excellent AL allowance, Hybrid working



Public Sector

Job Description

MCS are delighted to be partnering with a Public Sector organisation based in Coleraine in their search for a PR Officer initially on a temporary basis.

The Role will consist of:

  • Act as the first point of contact for media and Public Relations enquiries and drafting the responses within the specified timeframe
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with personnel from the media
  • Draft public notices, advertisements and press releases
  • Provide advice and assistance to staff in relation to production of literature and press releases,
  • Arrange photocalls, sourcing people, objects, location and photographer, preparing photo captions and distribution to media.
  • Distribute press releases and relevant photos within required timescales
  • Co-ordinate and facilitate consultation and engagement exercises with staff groups, the wider community, users of civic facilities and key stakeholders
  • Support the work of the Public Relations/Communications Working group in the development of effective networks
  • Be responsible for regular updating of corporate websites/social media sites
  • Contribute to corporate marketing events, including set-up, venue booking, contact relevant representatives, preparation of materials, equipment and attend event as when necessary
  • Monitor the Public Relations activities and produce reports
  • Code and prepare invoices for sign off within the required timescale

The Person:
As the successful candidate you will have the following background and experience:

  • Relevant experience within PR and communications
  • Ability to work in partnership with others to deliver successful events
  • Successful engagement with communities and/or partners/stakeholders in the planning and delivery of local events


  • Proven ability that all events are safe for the public and the welfare of staff is not compromised

The Reward:

  • The opportunity to be a part of a brilliant public sector organisation
  • Excellent annual leave opportunities
  • c. £30,000 per year

To speak in absolute confidence about this opportunity please send an up to date CV via the link provided or contact Adam Stinson on 02896935504 or on email at
If you have a disability which means you require assistance at any stage of the recruitment process, please contact us directly to discuss. MCS Group is committed to providing equality of opportunity to all.

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