Public Liaison Officer

Job Introduction

Colas UK Projects delivers major transport infrastructure solutions in the UK, Ireland and internationally. Our huge global expertise alongside the strength of our UK in-house specialist teams, local manufacturing and 96-year knowledge base and experience, brings a unique mix of local specialists and global resources to projects. Due to growth in the department, we are recruiting for a Public Liaison Officer, based in Kent, to lead in communicating our works activities with our client, stakeholders and the wider public.

Main Responsibility

The successful Public Liaison Officer will initially support a large project in Kent and be flexible to support other schemes when required, in addition to, collaborating with local authorities and the Project Manager to organise and lead an initial Q&A session for key stakeholders, such as surrounding colleges, shops, homeowners and businesses. You will be required to attend regular meetings with representatives from any local authorities and the Project Manager to assess the effectiveness of the communications strategy.

The Ideal Candidate

The perfect candidate will be a strong communicator with experience in a similar role and have a positive attitude to working with people to find positive outcomes. We are looking for a strong team player who is able to build strong relationships across the local community and take lead communicating with all of our activities. You will be able to keep accurate records and provide detailed reports on delivery, have the ability to work under pressure and a natural ability to learn new skills. You’ll be commutable to Kent and be flexible to support other initiatives in Kent occasionally.

Package Description

Colas are also offering some great benefits with this role, we’re offering you:

  • Company car or car allowance
  • A generous pension contribution
  • Life assurance cover (x4 basic salary)
  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays (with the option to buy/sell more)
  • Flexible working
  • Opportunity to study towards a professional qualification fully funded
  • Ongoing training and personal/professional development
  • Discounts on car leasing, holidays, cinema tickets, restaurants and much more through our online employee benefits portal

About the Company

Colas Ltd are a UK subsidiary of the global Colas Group, which operates in over 50 countries worldwide and employs over 55,000 people including over 1500 in the UK across multiple sites. We are specialists in highways construction and have been involved in large scale UK and international construction projects within the highways, airfields and marine sectors as well as offering highways maintenance services and manufacturing our own innovative surfacing products. We hold a ‘Gold Investor in People’ award for continuously developing and rewarding our employees, offering excellent career potential.

Colas is fully committed to promoting equality and diversity and maintaining a culture of fairness, transparency and respect for all employees, clients, communities, suppliers, contractors and other stakeholders. Colas aims to be inclusive, meet diverse needs and promote awareness and ownership in the workplace and the communities in which we serve.

Colas values the strength and differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation and believes that by harnessing these differences, we will foster a productive environment where equity and mutual respect are intrinsic, where talents are being fully utilised and organisational goals are met.

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