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Job ID 14781
Offshore Wind
Permanent
Scotland

An opportunity for a Public Relations Manager to join a global offshore wind developer with responsibility for drafting and implementing a communications strategy to secure consent for a Scotland based wind farm. As the Public Relations Manager you will strive to satisfy the community engagement requirements of the EIA and local authority planning regulation for the onshore and offshore elements of the project.

Role

  • Responsible for the development of the Public Relations and Stakeholder Engagement Strategies, their associated communications plans and reports, conduct public relations management through all phases of the project in order to prevent and resolve potential opposition that may occur with project implementation.
  • Support project consenting through community engagement and engagement activity with statutory and non-statutory stakeholders. This will be more strategic level engagement for the benefit of the project, rather than technical EIA engagement.
  • Support the Supply Chain & Local content lead in communications associated with the development of the Supply Chain in Scotland.
  • Develop a Communications Strategy, incorporating use of all forms of media, and act as the responsible person for all media relations in liaison with the UK BU Communications Group and corporate Communications Department. All to ensure effective use of media to support the Communications strategy.
  • Engage with Central (UK and Scotland) and Local Governments to achieve aims identified in the Communications Strategy that will include addressing barriers for the project.
  • Support wider project team in preparations for all external engagements as required. This will include development of an agreed project message on key policy topics. There will be a strong interface with the UK BU Policy and Regulations Group on policy matters. The role will include the coordination of public facing engagement materials such as project update leaflets, newsletters, pop-up stands etc.
  • Organisation of public engagement exhibitions in close collaboration with the Development and Consenting Team. This will include the organisation of such events including their publicity, as well as the use of virtual tools to support delivery of these activities.
  • The Public Relations Manager will work closely with the Head of Procurement and Supply Chain Development to ensure that suitable levels of engagement are carried out at local and national levels with identified stakeholders to deliver the project commitment to the Supply Chain Development Statement.
  • Will draft and implement an on-line engagement strategy to support onshore and offshore consent applications, this will include work to:
    • Audit local social media environment
    • Develop and implement an online communications strategy to support conventional engagement activities supporting the consent application
    • Monitor and maintain social media presence across various platforms to promote the project and protect its reputation

Requirements

  • Degree in Communications, Media, Public Relations or External Affairs, or relevant sectoral experience (at least 5 years)
  • Significant knowledge of promoting wind projects preferably offshore
  • Demonstrable experience in media relation
  • Demonstrable experience of using social media as a communication tool
  • Strong knowledge of using the output of media campaigns to evolve communications strategy
  • Ability to develop a general overview and understanding of projects preferably within offshore wind



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