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Current vacancies

14 January 2022

Administrative Support Assistant – Thames Valley Police

Contract type: Permanent
Location: Force HQ, Kidlington
Salary: £19,759 - £21,246
Closes: 23 January 2022

Thames Valley Police’s Corporate Communications department is responsible for delivering and enable the majority of communications within the force, to the public and the media. Through informing, engaging and enabling, we aim to make our communities safer.

In this interesting role you will provide an effective administrative and secretarial support service to the Corporate Communications Department, with specific assistance given to the Head of Corporate Communications and their Senior Management Team.

You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills as well as proven skills in working on your own initiative. Recent experience of working in an office environment is required with good working knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint and M365.

You will be highly organised, able to prioritise and motivated to work to deadlines whilst managing a diverse workload with evidence of demonstrating discretion, initiative and flexibility. Minute-taking experience is desirable.

More info and apply: Administrative Support Assistant - Corporate Communications - Thames Valley Police (tal.net)

Change Communications Lead – Staffordshire Police

Contract type: Fixed term (18 months)
Location: Force HQ, Stafford
Salary: £38,376- £44,928
Closes: 30 January 2022

Staffordshire Police is currently undergoing an exciting period of change and we are seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Change Communications Lead to communicate these developments to external and internal audiences. Working alongside senior leaders, stakeholders and Staffordshire residents, you’ll be at the centre of driving forward these changes.

You will be responsible for developing and implementing a number of creative communications strategies that deliver effective behaviour change in line with organisational priorities. Supported by colleagues within the corporate communications department, you will be confident in implementing creative communications tactics which deliver their desired outcomes.

It’s important that you have relevant experience of delivering change communications and have experience of working across multi-disciplinary communication functions, from media relations to digital and internal communications. You will have strong project planning skills, the ability to effectively write policy documents, and experience of working with partner agencies and local communities to deliver communications or engagement activity. You will also be required to stay up-to-date with local and national policing developments, advising on any opportunities or potential impact.
You will have the ability to not only work as part of a team, but also be creative and be able to work unsupervised. You will be required to exercise sound judgment and initiative and must be able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

The role will be part of the corporate development team but will operate under the direction of the force’s Head of Corporate Communications. There may also be a requirement to work across other business areas to meet extraordinary levels of demand.

The post is fixed-term, initially for 18 months, but may be extended to respond to business-need.

More info and apply: Change Communications Lead - 18 Months Fixed Term - Staffordshire Police (tal.net)

Content, Platforms and Insights Manager – Essex Police

Contract type: Permanent
Location: Chelmsford
Salary: £43,860.00 - £47,058.00
Closes: 20 January 2022

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an individual to undertake the role of Content, Platforms & Insights Manager for Essex Police’s award-winning Media & Communications Team. This is a challenging role that requires the successful candidate to manage the Content, Platform & Insights Team which is made up of our TV Unit, Graphic Design, Web and Social Media Team.

The team are responsible for creating award winning content including everything from collateral to support our major recruitment and behaviour change campaigns, to content to support external communications about high profile and heart-breaking cases to content for our many reward and recognition events for our officers and staff. The team are also responsible for maintaining the high standards on our public-facing website and ensuring consistency and quality across content on our numerous social media accounts; and exploring opportunities to use emerging or new social media channels to continue to publicise the excellent work of Essex Police.

The Contents, Platforms and Insights Manager is responsible for delivering creative content for use on all owned and influenced platforms; working with colleagues and external partners to tell our story in order to drive sentiment change and drive behavioural change in our audiences; commissioning and maintaining digital and traditional communications platforms by matching these methods of content delivery to our audiences; generating and commissioning creative content for multiple platforms and delivering it to multiple audiences; using the insights from our creative content to drive efficiency and improvement; managing a high-performing team and continuing to support them and their development.

The successful candidate will work directly to the Deputy Head and Head of Corporate Communications and will work closely in support of our Internal Communications, Press Office and Campaigns and Partnerships and Events teams to ensure the team continue to engage insights and analytics to inform all that we do and to ensure the creation of content that drives to the very heart of the Essex Police priorities of protecting victims, catching criminals and showing the visibility and credibility of our hard-working police force.

More info and apply: https://police-jobs.org.uk/EssexPolice/job/Chelmsford-Content-Platforms-&-Insight-Manager-%28Headquarters%2C-Chelmsford%29/758709501/

Communications Officer – South West Regional Organised Crime Unit

Contract type: 1x Permanent and 1x Fixed Term
Location: Bristol or Exeter, mixture of office and home-based working
Salary: £32,673 - £34,578
Closes: 23 January 2022

Two brilliant opportunities to join the South West Regional Organised Crime Unit as Communications Officers. Come and work alongside teams dedicated to targeting and disrupting the criminals posing the greatest risk to residents and businesses in the south west and beyond.

Our work spans investigations into cybercrime, modern slavery and human trafficking, economic crime, drugs conspiracies and county lines, and child sexual exploitation and abuse. The work’s fascinating, our unit’s growing, and we need the right people to help tell our stories, keep colleagues informed, and promote what we deliver through first class internal and external communications.

We have one permanent and one fixed-term post available. Hours and locations all negotiable – we cover Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Avon & Somerset, Devon & Cornwall and Dorset areas.

More info and apply: https://bit.ly/3pQB7tF

Engagement Officer x2 – Derbyshire Constabulary

Contract type: Permanent  
Location: Force HQ, Ripley
Salary: £25,278 - £31,725
Closes: 17 January 2022

Are you looking for a new challenge to explore your creativity and passion for change? Come and be part of a progressive and innovative team; Communication and Engagement are looking to recruit two Engagement Officers, both on a 37 hours, full time, permanent basis.

As an Engagement Officer, you will work with the team to develop engaging and innovative campaigns to encourage behaviour change and address issues which affect the workforce and external audiences. Strong written, oral, presentational and interpersonal skills are key within this role, as you will be responsible for developing and delivering tactical communication both internally and externally in order to embed the force’s values within the organisation, whilst also encouraging the workforce to become advocates to positively enhance and increase public confidence in Derbyshire Constabulary.

You will use your experience with photographic equipment and video and audio editing software to deliver the highest quality creative content to help prevent, reduce and detect crime, increase community safety, enhance public confidence and promote positive policing activity. However, whilst the creation of engaging content is pivotal to this role, you will also support the Senior Engagement to advise officers and staff on how they are best to engage with internal and external audiences. Within Communication and Engagement, we work as a team to support the force’s strategic direction and operational delivery to make more effective connections with our communities.

We work closely with the Executive Team, Derbyshire Fire & Rescue, the Office for the Police & Crime Commissioner to provide information and analysis of force performance and future trends. This is a dynamic and varied work environment where no two days are ever the same and we all work together to keep the people of Derbyshire safe. If this sounds like the role for you please apply via the Derbyshire Constabulary Careers Website. Please note that the successful applicant must hold a full driving licence with the ability to travel and the flexibility to work outside business hours upon request.

More info and apply: https://careers.derbyshire.police.uk/find-job/job-search/Engagement-Officer

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