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Current vacancies

9 August 2022

Digital Communications and Marketing Officer - Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside

Location: Liverpool 

Salary: £26,865 - £31,725 

Contract type: Permanent 

Closing date: 25 August 2022

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Merseyside has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, innovative individual to join their small team as a Digital Communications and Marketing Officer.

The ideal candidate will have excellent digital and video production skills, creativity and a flair for telling a good story to help us deliver the PCC’s key messages.

In this role you will be responsible for developing and delivering effective, high-quality creative and digital campaigns, communications and marketing activities to build awareness of the PCC and show the positive impact her work has for communities on Merseyside.

You will produce copy, photography and video to use across all communication channels and be responsible for day-to-day maintenance of the PCC’s website and social media accounts.

We are looking for a positive team player who will utilise their knowledge and expertise of digital communications to create dynamic social media and website content, delivering a strong brand identity and strengthening the PCC’s relationship with the public she serves and our partners.

Senior Internal Communication Business Partner - Metropolitan Police

Location: Westminster

Salary: £48,997 - £60,115, plus a location allowance of £1,639

Contract type: Permanent 

Closing date: 25 August 2022

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our award-winning team and help to tell those stories. In return you will receive a generous package of benefits and have access to ongoing professional development. You will also join the Government Communication Service (GCS) and the Public Relations and Communicators Association (PRCA).

Job purpose: To lead communication internally to help the Met keep London safe The role - engaging and informing officers and staff in business groups (to be confirmed) in support of the DMC internal communications (IC) strategy and Met direction strategy - developing and implementing, in collaboration with the head of internal campaigns, internal campaigns to drive behaviour change - delivering a programme of communications that supports business priorities and change activity - delivering and ensuring the effectiveness of internal communications and activity to budget, plan and quality - ensuring content and messaging is coherent and consistent across the Met to supports its strategy - measuring the success and performance of internal content and campaigns - lead the integration of internal content and campaigns, when appropriate, across social media, press and external campaigns.

Internal Communications Managing Editor - Metropolitan Police

Location: Westminster

Salary: £37,569 - £45,189, plus a location allowance of £1,639

Contract type: Permanent 

Closing date: 25 August 2022

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our award winning team and help to tell those stories. In return you will receive a generous package of benefits and have access to ongoing professional development. You will also join the Government Communication Service (GCS) and the Public Relations and Communicators Association [PRCA].


  • To plan, manage, deliver, evaluate and continually improve the Met's internal communication channels, driving their use and ensuring they connect officers and staff quickly and easily with people, tools and information.
  • Manage the day to day editorial of the Met’s channels including the effective engagement with both internal business partners and stakeholders. Platforms may include the intranet, for example, news applications, forums, blogs, Q and As, as well as others including comms delivered in shared workspaces and virtual meeting applications, digital screens, and events. 
  • Plan and execute an audit of internal communications channels and create a channel plan.
  • Oversee development of a team of specialist content creators, enhancing skills and managing demand.

Internal Communication Manager - Metropolitan Police

Location: Westminster

Salary: £37,569 - £45,189, plus a location allowance of £1,639

Contract type: Permanent 

Closing date: 25 August 2022

This is a fantastic opportunity to join our award-winning team and help to tell those stories. In return you will receive a generous package of benefits and have access to ongoing professional development. You will also join the Government Communication Service (GCS) and the Public Relations and Communicators Association (PRCA).

The role

  • to plan, manage, deliver, and evaluate communications activity in delivery of the DMC communication strategy, working with the leads in the business groups, Transformation Directorate programme teams, internal communication business partners, and channels team
  • to take the lead on a small number of major campaigns during the year, from its genesis – brief taking, campaign development and planning, delivery and evaluation
  • oversee the delivery of smaller tactical campaigns and communications
  • ensuring content and messaging is clear and reaches target audiences internally
  • work closely with other colleagues in DMC to ensure that strategies and plans are integrated.

Senior Communications Manager - Counter Terrorism Policing North West

Location: Manchester 

Salary: £49,134 - £51,306 

Contract type: Permanent 

Closing date: 22 August 2022

Counter Terrorism Policing North West is seeking a confident communications professional with significant experience in campaign planning and delivery; stakeholder relationship development and the delivery of crucial public safety information that changes behaviour and supports the achievement of organisational and operational objectives.

The successful candidate will be responsible for defining and implementing critical areas of our communications strategy. Your goal will be to use communications to deliver outcomes that contribute to wider organisational and operational objectives, directly supporting CTP’s mission to protect the public from terrorism.

You will need to be able to work across multiple communications platforms to convey crucial public safety information in a compelling and reassuring way, influencing and encouraging the public, business and other partners to play their part in stopping terrorism. The role is also responsible for improving engagement with communication teams from forces across the North West to develop and deliver regional campaign activity.

The post holder will be a key member of the Counter Terrorism Policing NW management team and is responsible for managing a small communications team. The post holder will also be part of the wider corporate communications branch within Greater Manchester Police as well as having close links to the work of the national Counter Terrorism Police communication team

Communications and Engagement Manager - Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Thames Valley

Location: Kidlington

Salary: Circa £46,622 per annum

Contract type: Permanent 

Closing date: 21 August 2022

We are looking for a skilled and enthusiastic Communications and Engagement Manager for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) who will give their all in a fast paced and enjoyable role.

A communications professional to the core, you will be tasked with promoting the Police and Crime Commissioner’s work which has a wide scale and hugely positive impact on communities across the Thames Valley. You will lead on PR for the Police and Crime Commissioner, supporting his response to public and media comment in what is a high profile role. You will lead a team of Communications experts and drive the PR agenda for the Office in this position.

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 22-30 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.

Communications Lead - East Region SOU / ROCU

Location: Agile 

Salary: £36,231 - £41,517

Contract type: 12 months fixed term

Closing date: 14 August 2022

The role is responsible for all communications output for the Eastern Region Special Operations Unit both externally and across the new SharePoint intranet to the 700 officers and staff. ERSOU comprises both the Regional Organised Crime Unit and the Counter Terrorism Intelligence Unit.

The Comms Lead plays a key role in showcasing the work of the unit and also coordinating messaging and the response to any CT incident across the seven forces in the region, and is an active member of the ERSOU SLT helping shape the organisational culture.

This role would be a great development opportunity for anyone looking to step up from a Communications Officer or Senior Comms role. We would welcome considering this as a secondment. 

Senior Communications Advisor for Operation Costello - Bedfordshire Police

Location: Agile 

Salary: £35,307 - £39,183

Contract type: Fixed term until March 2024

Closing date: 14 August 2022

Costello is Bedfordshire Police’s response to the national Operation Venetic encro phone breakthrough. This role is a little different to a traditional comms officer post, as it is focused on engagement and also has opportunity to trial innovative targeted tactics to disrupt and deter people from criminality.

You will be given time, space and significant budget to run proactive campaigns which raise awareness of the violence and exploitation linked to organised crime, deter young and vulnerable people from getting involved as well as publicising the police enforcement that gets these gangs causing misery to our communities off the streets.

The successful candidate will have excellent communications skills, working knowledge of media law, experience of working under pressure and as part of a wider team, with an excellent eye for detail and confidence to persuade and influence officers at all levels.

Campaigns and Engagement Manager - Leicestershire Police

Location: Force Headquarters, Leicestershire

Salary: £45,873 - £49,134

Contract type: Permanent 

Closing date: 11 August 2022

Do your campaigns really change lives? We are looking for a Campaigns and Engagement Manager to take a lead role in preventing crime and protecting the diverse communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. Leicestershire Police is an innovator; we use proactive campaigns and communications to prevent crime and protect communities, with dynamic and engaging content that resonates with hearts and minds.

As a modern organisation that serves over a million people with differing views and needs, we need to be one step ahead of communications trends and take a sophisticated approach to reaching our target audiences. It’s a role that is at the heart of how we connect with our workforce and the public; from the way we recruit, to ensuring we have a meaningful dialogue with all those we serve. To ensure that our force represents these communities, we welcome applications from a diverse range of individuals. As a senior leader in the organisation, you will direct our experienced and talented external and internal campaigns team, who deliver communications on some of the most challenging social issues there are, as well as building trust with local communities.

A natural innovator you will have a track record of using your knowledge, research and insight to use the right channel at the right time to drive behavioural change and achieve organisational priorities. You’ll be adept at linking strategy and operational delivery, and be able to successfully work with others to get excellent results.

With expertise in change communications, campaigns, marketing and stakeholder engagement, you will deliver impact by designing and delivering internal and external communications strategies that are inspiring and motivational, working in partnership with other teams and organisations. Securing the safety of our communities is a team effort; you will have responsibility for directing, devising and implementing an annual programme of campaigns and marketing activity.

You will also be able to demonstrate your application of best practice when it comes to evaluation. Campaigns and communications experience from any sector is welcome, alongside the drive and values to make a difference in policing.

This role is central to communicating who we are, what we stand for, and our values. It supports the vital role policing plays in our communities - preventing, responding to and detecting crime, protecting our communities, and demonstrating that we understand and deal with the things that matter to local people.



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