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Location: United Kingdom, Abingdon, South East England

Communications and stakeholder engagement Officer

United Kingdom, Abingdon, South East England

Job Description

External communications and stakeholder engagement officer
Do you want to play a part in bringing clean energy to the world?

Fusion, the process that powers the sun, is the ultimate energy source, offering abundant low-carbon electricity for generations to come.

UKAEA is at the forefront of global fusion research. Our mission is to lead the delivery of sustainable fusion energy and maximise scientific and economic benefit.

We are looking for someone who is adaptable, analytical, an efficient organiser and a team player. There has never been a more exciting time to join UKAEA. We are growing rapidly as an organisation.

In your role you work closely with UKAEA Communications team - to ensure stakeholder engagement and messaging is aligned and consistent to achieve the goals both of STEP and the broader organisation. ensuring the story of the programme is being shared with a range of audiences in the most effective way.

Job Description
your main responsibilities will include:

Coordinate and deliver plans to ensure effective relationships are built with a wide range of stakeholders, building a consensus of support for the STEP programme

Manage the stakeholder map and the Stakeholder Relationship Management system

Coordinate and deliver plans to raise the profile of the STEP programme across the spectrum of media, including national, regional and local, specialist and technical

Lead regular reviews of key messages and Q&A documents, engaging with internal stakeholders to ensure consistency of message across the team

Develop and deliver an accelerated schedule of supplier engagement, focused on raising the profile of the STEP programme, supporting the internal supply chain and procurement team

Work with STEP Communications Manager and the broader UKAEA communications and design teams to produce high quality video, printed and digital materials, appropriate for the target audience

Work closely with the STEP Communications Manager, the UKAEA Head of Stakeholder Engagement and the broader UKAEA communications team to deliver a coordinated approach to stakeholder engagement and media relations

Advise and liaise with members of STEP Programme Executive on matters of stakeholder engagement and media relations, including providing briefings for team members ahead of interviews and meetings

In this role you will need:

Formal qualification in communications or PR - either first degree or professional qualifications

Previous, demonstrable experience in a communications role, focused on external relations and stakeholder engagement

ability to build strong working relationships quickly with internal and external stakeholders

Good planning and organisational skills, able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously

fluent in Microsoft Office 365

able to work autonomously, with initiative and minimum supervision

Ability to prioritise work and work under pressure

It will be helpful is you have:

Previous experience working in a matrix environment

Previous experience of Sharepoint

Demonstrable experience of working in a fast-paced environment

Demonstrable experience of working in a new and developing organisation

The United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority is a large UK government research organisation based on an expansive site just outside of Oxford. UK AEA's mission is to lead the commercial development of fusion power and related technology and position the UK as a leader in sustainable nuclear energy. With over 1,000 employees, this is an exciting and vibrant place to work.
- Please note, this role is strictly within IR35 and only available on PAYE/Umbrella basis.

- All employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.
The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce.

We celebrate and support diversity and are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for both employees and applicants.

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