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 Officers and Police Staff have access to a fantastic range of benefits, dependant on role, location and length of service. To view a full list of our benefits please click here
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.