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Stakeholder Engagement Officer, Manchester

The Role

  • To support the Stakeholder Engagement Lead in providing effective stakeholder management, including keeping key stakeholders such as local authority officers, politicians and residents’ groups fully informed of Freedom Fibre’s plans.

  • Help deliver the organisation’s PR and Engagement Strategy, such developing and delivering engagement events, creating communications collateral, supporting the delivery of The Freedom Fund and providing administrative support.

  • To support the Stakeholder Engagement Lead in maintaining and building on Freedom Fibre’s positive reputation locally, regionally and across the industry, including generating positive coverage of Freedom Fibre and its plans and ambitions, and quick and effective issue management.

Core Responsibilities

  • Support the Stakeholder Engagement Lead in delivering Freedom Fibre’s Corporate Affairs and Engagement Strategy.

  • Help to plan and deliver successful PR and engagement events and campaigns, such as visits with key stakeholders.

  • Maintain Freedom Fibre’s stakeholder map/database

  • Support the organisation’s social value strategy

  • Ensure the effective management and promotion of The Freedom Fund

  • Contribute to keeping key stakeholders (such as politicians, officers, third-sector groups, and residents) informed of Freedom Fibre’s plans

  • Handling and responding to enquiries from key stakeholders

  • Develop a network of contacts in build/operational areas

  • Undertake research in new build/operational areas

  • Help with the successful planning and delivery of public relations campaigns

  • Produce first draft communications collateral, such as press releases and presentations

  • Keep track of ongoing projects and issues

  • Provide reactive communications support when required

  • Be a brand ambassador

Reporting to

Stakeholder Engagement Lead

Skill and Experience

  • Experience of writing/engagement is desirable

  • Experience in PR and/or politics is desirable

  • Understanding of local and regional politics is desirable


  • Relevant University degree or relevant experience working in Communications/Public Relations

Personal Attributes

  • Ability to interact easily with internal and external senior stakeholders

  • Great written skills with attention to detail

  • Confident and pro-active attitude

  • Good organisational skills

  • Good communication skills

  • Creative

Our Ideal Fit

Someone who is a team player, they must be willing to get their sleeves rolled up from time to time, to take this business from what is a start-up to one that is an industry leader.

Working with Freedom Fibre

We operate in a relaxed and industrious atmosphere; you will be encouraged to speak out and contribute wherever you feel you have something to offer. Our offices are open 07:00 through to 19:00 and we are happy to be flexible with working hours so you can enjoy a relatively stress-free commute or work from home to create the best possible work life balance that suits you and Freedom Fibre.

We offer an attractive package including bonus, generous pension, private health care and flexible working along with other benefits.

Freedom Fibre is an Equal Opportunity Employer

We are committed to being a successful, caring, and welcoming place for all employees. We offer a supportive and inclusive environment where everyone, from any background can reach their full potential without prejudice and discrimination. We are committed to a culture where respect and understanding are fostered, and the diversity of our people is positively valued.

Place of Work

The place of work will be our offices in Irlam, near Manchester.



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