Communications Officer

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Communications Officer

  • Post Date:14th July 2022
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Job Description

Department: Corporate Affairs
Reporting to: Communications Manager
Grade: 9
Salary: Starting at £29,349 per annum
Base: London, with the requirement to work out of our Gravesend office
Closing date: 24 July 2022
Interview date: TBC

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What we are looking for

We are seeking someone looking to develop their career in corporate communications and stakeholder engagement in the UK’s largest Trust Port.

A little bit about us

The Port of London Authority is the statutory harbour authority for the tidal Thames, home to the UK’s biggest port and busiest inland waterway.

The river is set to play a key role in the UK’s move towards a Net Zero economy and in transforming urban logistics too.

The opportunities for the future are captured in the updated Thames Vision 2050, which has themes of Trading Thames, Destination Thames and Natural Thames. The priorities for action are safety, Net Zero transition, resilience, technological changes, access and inclusion.

The role

Working at the heart of the corporate affairs & strategy team, you will be closely involved in the day-to-day communications that sustains our engagement programme.

Across a team of five people, our communications group tells the story of the PLA, the river we serve and how to make the most of it in safety. We provide support to teams from across the business, including harbour masters, planning and development and environment, to ensure that the vital role we play is well known by our broad and diverse stakeholder community.

Your day will likely range from media liaison to story drafting, liaising with members of the public, to turning a PLA project into a potential media story.

A little bit about you:

  • Educated to degree level.
  • Strong writing and proofing skills.
  • An enthusiastic opportunity spotter and problem solver.
  • A newshound, with an eye for a good story.

Benefits package:

  • 28 days annual leave
  • Private medical provision – Westfield
  • Generous pension provision
  • Onsite parking with electric charging
  • Discounted membership with Gravesham Active Leisure
  • Access to Occupational Health, Mindfulness, Counselling and Physiotherapy
  • Workplace Nursery Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme

Additional information

Full job description

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Nick Tennant, Head of Communications on 07784 208074

To apply, please complete an application form (Word, PDF) and send it to before the closing date of 24 July 2022.

You are required to have a Right to Work in UK, as currently the PLA is not a sponsor employer, therefore an offer of employment cannot be made unless you currently hold the rights to live and work in the UK.