PS/219/B Communications Officer

Police Staff
Corporate Communications
Bedfordshire Police Force
Corporate Communications
SO2 to PO1
£31,938 to £35,451
Full Time
****Please note that this vacancy has now closed and is available to redeployees only; it will not be checked on a regular basis by the recruitment team. It is therefore essential that if you apply for this role, you e-mail to notify us that you have submitted an application. We will then process it for shortlisting. If you do not notify us by e-mail that you have submitted an application, it will not be picked up. Please also ensure that you notify your allocated Change Advisor of any redeployee applications that you have submitted.
Redeployees who apply will be given priority over any other internal applicants for permanent roles up until the point that an offer has been accepted either verbally or in writing.
If a role is not filled by an internal candidate and is advertised externally, redeployees will continue to get priority over external applicants until a successful candidate has received a final offer of employment.
****We have an exciting opportunity for a Communications Officer to join the team at Bedfordshire Police.

Communications Officers play a crucial role in helping Bedfordshire Police protect people and fight crime.

You will deal with a range of communications activities including handling media enquiries, writing communication strategies, editing video, graphic design and publishing across a variety of internal and external platforms including websites and social media.

The role is also responsible for dedicated portfolio areas – such as serious organised crime, youth violence, domestic abuse and counter terrorism. Communications Officers support each unit or department’s objectives by creating bespoke integrated communications campaigns to reach a variety of audiences with important messages.
The force has unique challenges and is often in the national spotlight, so this role would be a perfect opportunity for a communications professional looking to progress their career in a fast-paced environment.

The successful candidate will have excellent communications skills, experience of working under pressure and as part of a team with the confidence to persuade and influence officers at all levels.

You will be joining an enthusiastic team of communications professionals. We also believe in developing and nurturing our talent, so training and on-going professional development is a key part of our approach.

Must be able to take part in 24/7 rota and occasional evening and weekend work.

If you are interested in applying for the advertised role please ensure you read the attached information, including role profile, context sheet (if applicable) and recruitment information for applicants.

For the purposes of the application you will be expected to provide evidence against the four personal qualities below and the entry requirements:

 We take ownership
 We are collaborative
 We deliver, support and inspire
 We are innovative and open-minded

There is a word count limit of 500 words per section.

If you are shortlisted for interview you will be expected to evidence against all personal qualities and the entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile.

Further information on the post can be obtained from Deputy Head of Communications - David Old on or 01234 842390
1 June 2018

This opportunity is closed to applications.