Senior Communications Officer (VRU)

Corporate Communications
TVP Broad Band 4I
Band 4I, circa £36,545 per annum, plus benefits
Full Time
Secondment/Fixed Term Contract

12 month Fixed Term Contract/Secondment


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Communications Officer to plan, co-ordinate, deliver and evaluate day to day internal, external and stakeholder communications for the Violence Reduction Unit. The role is instrumental to ensuring the successful planning, coordination, delivery and evaluation of internal, external and stakeholder communications activity for the Violence Reduction Unit and across the complex partnership landscape of the Thames valley region.


You will provide direct and targeted communication to the a variety of audiences in relation to local and Thames Valley wide violence reduction issues, plan and implement communications plans, writing and editing copy for a range of publications and channels and evaluate the success of all communications. You will also identify areas of risk in relation to media enquiries, community tensions and other issues, which are likely to have an impact on public confidence or generate significant media interest and take appropriate action.


The successful candidate will have experience of working in a large public or private sector organisation across a complex partnership landscape, as well as proven ability to plan, prioritise, implement and monitor campaigns seeing the work through to completion, including excellent writing skills for a variety of mediums (social networking, intranet and website).


If you are a permanent member of staff applying for this role, please note it will be offered on a secondment basis. Important: All secondments are assumed supported and that your line manager and Head of Department/Commander or Deputy are aware of your intention to apply. If the secondment is not supported then a strong business rationale must be sent to quoting the reference number for the role.


Please note: Shift allowance, on-call or other job related allowances from the previous role will not be protected unless they are attached to the new role for the duration of the secondment.


Please be aware that secondments from other force communications departments will be considered.


As part of the Thames Valley Police family you will enjoy a fantastic range of benefits including 22-30 days annual leave per annum pro-rata for part time (plus Bank Holidays), flexible working conditions, a wide range of lifestyle discounts, career development opportunities and have the option to join a local government pension scheme. To view a full list of our benefits, please click the below link.


If you have any queries please contact People Services Recruitment Department on 0845 2 66 66 77 – Option 1 (internal 301 6500).


Please use Google Chrome when completing your application, wherever possible, as this will enhance performance.


The closing date for enquiries and receipt of completed applications is Sunday 25th October 2020.


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.

This opportunity is closed to applications.