CTPSE/SEROCU Strategic Communications Lead - Fixed Term Contract or Secondment basis – 23 Months

Counter Terrorism Policing South East (CTP SE) and South East Regional Organised Crime Unit (SEROCU)
Kidlington, Near Oxford and other bases across the South East region (near Junction 12 of the M4, near Hampshire and near Gatwick)
Band 5K, circa £49,636 per annum. Progression based on Performance
Full Time
Secondment/Fixed Term Contract

We are looking for a Strategic Communications Lead to build and develop our growing regional communications team.


You will advocate and embed the communications function into Counter Terrorism Policing South East and the South East Regional and Organised Crime Unit and along with your team fully support their operational and organisational requirements. 


You will be responsible for the provision of an effective internal, external and stakeholder communications support service to both regional units, ensuring multiple audiences are well informed of the work being done to keep our communities safe.


Key to the role is working with other police forces across the South East to support, collaborate and coordinate communications relating to Counter Terrorism and Organised Crime related matters.


The UK is facing an unprecedented threat from terrorism and organised criminals can cause significant harm to our communities, which means you and your team will face complex communication challenges every day.


To join our department you will have a nationally recognised qualification in communications, public relations, journalism or management or equivalent communications experience. You will have experience of managing, motivating and developing a team, you will be able to demonstrate recent and proven communication experience in the area of media relations, crisis management, campaigns and employee communication/engagement in a large public, private sector or high profile organisation. Previous experience in policing or government would be an advantage.

This role is part of a national, regional and local network so the role holder must have the capability to travel to different locations primarily across the South East region whilst being able to work flexibly and unsociable hours.

You must be prepared to be security cleared to an enhanced level. For the purposes of safeguarding national security, applicants who do not hold or do not acquire the appropriate security clearances and meet the nationality requirements cannot be offered the post. This post is therefore restricted to UK nationals. As such, in line with Cabinet Office Policy, supported by Section 82(2) to (4) of the Police Reform Act (2002), applicants who do not hold or acquire Security Check (SC) and meet the nationality requirements cannot be offered the post.

This is your opportunity to use your leadership and communications skills to make a real contribution to keeping communities across the South East safe from terrorism and organised crime. 

For further information please email RecruitmentSE@thamesvalley.pnn.police.uk or telephone 01865 555839 quoting 14872

The closing date is 23:55hrs on 23 September 2018. We are hoping to hold the interview 04 October 2018.        

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 as well as a good mix of genders. 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.


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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.

Thames Valley Police serves diverse communities; to truly reflect this, we are keen to recruit people from Black, Asian and other minority backgrounds. We value the knowledge and experiences that individuals bring from different cultures and welcome any contributions that can enhance the services we deliver to the public.

We believe in investing in all of our people, and run tailored Positive Action Initiatives to support our colleagues from underrepresented backgrounds in their personal and professional development, ensuring everyone has a level playing field to succeed, progress and feel fulfilled in their careers.

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

This opportunity is closed to applications.