PS/357/B - Scale 5 – SO1 - Public Information - OPCC (Maternity Cover)

Police Staff
Bedfordshire Police Force
Headquarters, Kempston, Beds
Maternity Cover
SC5 - S01
£23,361 - £30,195
Full Time
The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is looking for a Public Information Officer for maternity cover for approximately 6 months.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Provide communications support to the Office of Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) in conjunction with the Director of Public Information. Meet with PCC and wider OPCC daily, giving communications advice around emerging issues and exploring proactive opportunities.
2. Act as the communications link between the OPCC and Bedfordshire Police, maintaining good working relationships with the force communications team and key internal customers.
3. Lead on campaigns and portfolios which support the Police & Crime Plan, sourcing proactive ‘good news’ stories to highlight the work of the OPCC and give visibility in wider force communications where appropriate. Create and distribute a monthly newsletter for stakeholders outlining the work of the OPCC.
4. Utilise and provide guidance to the wider OPCC team on the full range of internal and external communication channels (including social media) to communicate with the right audience, at the right time, in the right way. Publish news on the website, pull analytics reports and use software to ensure there are no broken links etc.
5. To monitor the website and assess if everything is correct and up to date. To brief the Chief of Staff on what needs to be completed ahead of Business Review Meetings.
6. Monitor traditional and social media and provide a weekly update to OPCC. In liaison with the Director of Public Information, react appropriately when required to ensure the corporate image of the OPCC is maintained and enhanced.
7. Work alongside the Head of Engagement to set up events which relate to the Police and Crime Plan and can be utilised to promote work of OPCC. Attend external events and engagements on behalf of the OPCC as required.
8. Ensure the consistent application of the PCC brand and key messages through all proactive communications, both internally and externally.
9. Establish and maintain good working relationships with assigned partners and stakeholders ensuring that opportunities are maximised to deliver OPCC communications through partner-owned channels, delivering value for money.
10. Establish and maintain good working relationships with the wider communications team, collaborating and commissioning accordingly to ensure the timely delivery of an integrated communications service for both planned and reactive outputs.
11. Provide a regular evaluation of communications activity, proving the campaign objectives have been met and demonstrating value for money, return on investment, added value to the organisation, as well as the levels of engagement and interaction with the public.
12. Handle and log incoming enquiries from the media, ensuring that an appropriate response is given.
13. Take part in multi-agency emergency critical incident planning when required.
14. Work with the Director of Public Information to facilitate the delivery of press conferences and media interviews on television, radio and print media.

To apply, please complete an expression of interest, maximum of 500 words.

**All applications must be submitted through our online recruitment website by clicking the apply button below**

**Please note that this advert will be live to redeployees throughout the recruitment of this advert. Any redeployee that applies will only need to evidence against the minimum entry requirements of the role profile. To do this if you are a redeployee, write ‘Redeployee’ in the other competency boxes and just complete your evidence against the minimum entry requirements in the relevant box. Redeployees will take priority over other candidates at any point during the recruitment process up until a final offer is produced and you will be notified if this happens.**
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