Communications Officer - Campaigns
- Do you have a passion for campaigning to raise awareness of an issue or change behaviours?
- Do you enjoy coming up with new ideas or ways of approaching a problem?
- Do you want to make a difference to people’s lives?
We are looking for a dynamic communications officer with experience of creating and delivering audience-led campaigns to join our newly formed Community and Employee Engagement team in our Corporate Communications department.
Rarely a day goes by without policing being in the news. Issues regarding crime and safety are of significant interest to the public and media alike and elicit strong opinions and emotions.
The role of a police communicator is therefore challenging yet rewarding, ensuring that we effectively listen, engage and respond to the needs of the communities we serve, to build trust and confidence in our ability to keep them safe.
The job of our campaigns team is to create and deliver impactful communications campaigns to support force priority issues and objectives. Whether it is educating people to consider their online behaviours, drive social change around the use of mobile phones whilst driving or raising awareness of hidden abuse in our communities, our campaigns are designed to protect people whilst helping the force to operate effectively.
About the role
As campaigns officer you will have overall accountability for the delivery of all aspects of a campaign from media relations and partnership engagement to the social media strategy and internal communications. You will lead a project team of experts across the department and wider force to deliver this integrated strategy and be responsible for its progress from start to finish. You will facilitate creative brainstorming sessions to identify on and offline tactics and write and deliver campaign pitches to key stakeholders. You will also work closely with our research, insight and evaluation officer to use audience and other insights to inform campaign development and evaluate its success.
You will have 2-3 years’ experience of creating and delivering campaigns, whether that is within a specific campaigns role or a wider communications position within a large public or private organisation. As someone who loves coming up with new ideas, you will have the ability to create memorable approaches to targeting and engaging audiences to deliver a lasting impact. You will also be inquisitive and eager to keep abreast of what campaigns are running in policing, the wider public sector and also private sector to be able to apply best practice to your own work. You are a strong project manager who keeps on top of deadlines and has the confidence to chase updates if required. Confident and dynamic, you also have the ability to energise your peers, chair meetings and present ideas and outcomes to senior colleagues/partners. You should enjoy working as part of a team but have the motivation to work independently and the ability to think on your feet.
The role is based at our force headquarters in Kidlington however you will be required occasionally to travel and work across the Thames Valley area, therefore a full 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 13900.
The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 4th February 2018.
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;
> 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
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.