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Media Officer

Media Team, Corporate Communications
Band 3H, circa £28,301 per annum, plus 3% shift allowance and 5% on-call allowance. Progression based on performance
Full Time

Are you an experienced communicator looking for a job where no two days are the same?

We need an enthusiastic, hard-working professional to join our busy Media Team where you will deal with reactive and proactive media enquiries and engage with the public via our digital channels.  

This is an exciting opportunity to work behind the scenes on some of the stories which make the headlines. As Media Officer your working day will be varied and fast-paced. One day you could be advising the Senior Investigating Officer on the media strategy following a murder and the next you could be managing the media at the scene of a major incident.  

We are looking for someone who understands how to tailor messages for a variety of channels including traditional media with the experience and confidence to advise officers and staff on the best ways to get their message across. You need to have the ability to think on your feet, prioritise and make informed decisions drawing on your communications experience. 

The role is challenging yet rewarding as your communications can make a real difference in preventing crime and bringing offender to justice. 

To join our team, you will have:

  • A nationally recognised communications qualification or equivalent, with recent and /or relevant communications experience.
  • Experience of working with local and national media as well as excellent writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Media law experience is desirable. 

There is a requirement to fulfil on call duties in the evenings and work weekends on a rota basis.  

You must have the capability to travel to different locations across the Thames Valley. Due to the requirement to work flexibly a full UK driving licence is considered essential.  

If you have any queries please contact People Services Recruitment Department on 0845 2 66 66 77 (internal 301 6500) quoting reference 13902. 

The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 4th February 2017.

Police Staff Only


As a member of Police Support Staff, you are entitled to receive a fantastic range of benefits, dependant on role, location and length of service including;

> generous annual leave - minimum 24 – 30 days per annum
> local government pension scheme
> 37 hour working week
> flexible working
> employee assistance programme (welfare services)
> cycle to work scheme
> childcare voucher scheme
> excellent maternity and paternity leave
> discounts on healthcare, transport, dining, days out etc.
> sports and social activities
> on site gym
> car parking
> reimburse eye tests

To view a full list of our benefits please click here


All posts require a level of Police Vetting as per National Policy. In order to pass vetting you must have been resident in the UK for at least the three years immediately prior to applying for any role. Exceptions to this will be reviewed on a case by case basis. If you’re not a British citizen, member of the EEA or a Swiss National, you must have a visa entitlement to live and work in the UK for a period of time dependant on training requirements.Dependant on the role, additional vetting and/or nationality requirements may apply.

We serve diverse communities. To enable us to truly reflect the communities we serve, we are keen to recruit people from Black, Asian and other minority backgrounds. You will need a wide range of skills and experiences which will enhance the services we deliver to the public including an understanding of cultural issues. If this is you, we want you to apply to join us.

We will consider applications from flexible workers and look for job share opportunities where possible.

This opportunity is closed to applications.