Communications & Engagement Officer (Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner)

Office of the Police & Crime Commissioner
Kidlington /Home Address (Hybrid)
TVP Broad Band 3H
Band 3H, circa £34,545 per annum, plus benefits
Full Time
Permanent

In this role you will provide effective communication between the Office of the OPCC (Police and Crime Commissioner), TVP Communities and Partner Agencies by creating and implementing communications / engagement plans.

The successful candidate will be adept at media management, crisis communications, event management, public engagement and have a proven track record with big hitting campaigns. You will also have knowledge and experience of public and stakeholder engagement practices and techniques and be able to assess their effectiveness and value. You will have a nationally recognised qualification or equivalent relevant experience in communications, public relations or journalism together with experience of organising and managing such activities in a complex working environment.

It is essential you have good IT skills including Microsoft Office with the ability to develop and maintain web pages as well as experience of working in digital and social media. Previous experience of senior management decision making is needed along with the ability and experience to interpret and communicate complex issues and information to a non-technical audience.

We want someone who is flexible, given that some events are in the evenings and  weekends, and who is happy to travel across the Thames Valley as and when needed, requiring a full UK driving licence.

Apart from the ability to create a big impact with this role, you will also enjoy a fantastic range of benefits including 24 days annual leave per annum, pro-rata for part time (plus Bank Holidays), flexible working conditions, a wide range of lifestyle discounts 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 the Recruitment Team at RecruitmentPoliceStaff@thamesvalley.police.uk quoting reference 19803. We will endeavour to respond to your query as quickly as possible.

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 4 December 2022

Interviews will take place on 15 December 2022

 

At Thames Valley Police (TVP) we work together to protect our communities.  Whether as an officer, staff member or volunteer, you will make a difference and play an important role in helping achieve our mission.  As you take on a role with pride and confidence, you will be supported, developed and valued, ensuring you can be at your best in the service of our communities. Learn more About Us.

Working Smart.  You will be joining an organisation that strives to improve every day.  In the post-pandemic era this means changing the way we work and deliver our services, which brings a number of benefits including a more flexible and capable workforce. 

Supporting You.  Your wellbeing and safety is at the heart of all we do.  Whilst you are doing the work that matters, we’ll be supporting you via a wide range of Wellbeing services, partnerships and initiatives.  We have a number of active staff support networks and buddy schemes which you will have access to and can be involved with.  We also offer a comprehensive range of benefits and discount schemes, some provided directly by the organisation and others via partnerships including Blue Light card.  Learn more about how we will be Supporting You.

Developing YouWe promote a culture where your continuous professional development and learning is actively encouraged and where people have the opportunity, and responsibility, to achieve their full potential. 

Valuing Difference.  We are committed to building a workforce that better reflects the communities we serve and an inclusive culture that not only values, but finds strength in difference.  Learn more about how we are Valuing Difference.    

Vetting.  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.

This opportunity is closed to applications.