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Media Officer

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

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.

Benefits

You are entitled to receive a fantastic range of benefits, dependant on role, location and length of service. To view a full list of our benefits please click here

Important


All posts require a level of Police Vetting as per the National Vetting Code of Practice. The residency requirement is necessary to enable all applicants to be checked in an equitable manner. Thames Valley Police will allow applicants to apply who do not necessarily reach the criteria as long as they have proven UK residency and supporting evidence where necessary. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis.

 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.