Communications and Engagement Officer - PCC (Police and Crime Commissioner)
Full time or part time hours considered
We are looking for a Communications and Engagement Officer for the Police and Crime Commissioner. In this role you will provide effective communication between the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner, Thames Valley Police communities and partner agencies by creating and implementing communications and engagement plans. You will produce copy, pictures and video to use across cross-communication channels, monitoring comments on the policies, plans, decisions and actions of the PCC and key partners. You will support the creation of the PCC’s Police and Crime Plan, Annual Report and other formal communications together with day to day maintenance for sections of the PCC’s websites and social media accounts. Providing support in the planning and delivery of events, including conferences you will also produce media and press releases.
The successful candidate will have a nationally recognised qualification in communications, public relations, journalism or have the relevant experience. Previous experience of delivering effective communication and engagement activities, including dealing with the media is required along with excellent written skills and the ability to write or update content for websites and social media. You will be able to plan, prioritise and multi-task different activities whilst being able to meet set deadlines (e.g. events, press conferences and media interviews). Experience of using different technology platforms with a willingness to learn new systems for communicating to diverse audiences is required along with experience of Microsoft Office applications such as Word and Excel. You will have good interpersonal skills, with the ability to work with people at all levels and a sound awareness and understanding of diversity issues. The ability to interpret complex information and simplify it appropriately in order to communicate it to relevant audiences is required. A flexible approach to working is required as some events require attendance in the evenings or weekends.
The capability to travel to different locations across the Force is essential in order to undertake all assignments in a timely manner. Due to the requirement to work flexibly, unsocial hours, public transport may not be available, therefore 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 – Option 1 (internal 301 6500) quoting reference 15475.
The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 17th March 2019.
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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.