Experience

imageI’m an award-winning, organised and creative communications professional with experience in project managing internal and external communication campaigns, designing and copywriting promotional materials, and developing media relations in fast-paced environments.

Communications and Engagement Manager
Essex County Fire and Rescue Service

September 2015 – Present
– Communications lead for Programme 2020 – the largest transformation project in the Service’s history
– Leading on employee engagement following the Independent Review of Culture conducted by Irene Lucas CBE
– Working alongside the Senior Management Board and Strategic Development Board to implement new two-way traditional and digital communication channels

Communications Manager
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

August 2014 – September 2015
– Integrated communication and marketing campaign delivery, including the NHS staff survey, annual flu campaign, and launching the Trust as smoke-free, working alongside partners
– Management and contribution to key communication channels including the weekly e-newsletter, social media, global emails, visual communications and the intranet
– Developing relationships with key stakeholders including journalists, and producing proactive news stories
– Leading the brand refresh, introducing new communication tools to allow senior leaders to become better communicators
– Line management of the Communications Assistant

Communications Officer
Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust

September 2013 – August 2014
– Writing press releases and dealing with media enquiries
– Writing and editing engaging content for weekly staff e-newsletter
– Co-ordinating the Star of the Month award
– Managing the intranet and website using the CMS system (some HTML)
– Designing corporate leaflets, posters and desktop images
– Drafting NHS Choices responses

Marketing Officer
Southend Council: Chase High Sixth Form

April 2011 – August 2013
– Designed, wrote and proofread promotional materials including leaflets, brochures, newsletters
– Maintained the website including producing online content and monitoring via Google Analytics
– Developed press relations, wrote press releases and arranged journalist interviews
– Designed and implemented marketing project plans with responsibility for the publicity budget
– Organised both large and small scale events and organised stands for external events
-Managed the team of student ambassadors
Public Relations Officer
Southend Council – Chase High School

April 2010 – April 2011 (Maternity Cover)
– Implemented the communications strategy
– Writing of press releases and organising photo opportunities
– Maintained and updated the website through CMS

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