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Communications Officer

Communications Officer

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Hello, we are pleased to be recruiting for a Communications Officer to join Thames Valley Police, based at their HQ in Kidlington.

This is a temporary role which could lead to a Fixed Term Contract with Thames Valley Police until end of March 2025.

Starting rate of pay is £19.16 per hour and this will go up after a qualifying period. You will be working 37 hours a week, office hours. The department is hybrid with a minimum requirement to be in the office at least two days and week and to support operational needs.

A FULL UK Drivers Licence is required.

Please note, due to Police Vetting Criteria, you must have lived in the UK for at least the last 3 years continuously. Anything less will not be considered.

The purpose of the role is to provide effective two-way communications between the Force and its staff and external audiences by creating, implementing, and evaluating communications plans across the Force.

Key points:

  • Manage a range of internal clients across the Force at department and LPA level supporting their internal and external communications requirements.
  • Provide direct communication to our people, partners and the public in relation to local and Force-wide issues using the methods of communication most preferred by the targeted groups, to enhance public confidence in the Force.
  • Develop effective working relationships with partner agencies or relevant organisations and other forces to identify opportunities to collaborate for mutual benefit.
  • Produce engaging content including copy, pictures and videos to use across all TVP channels and the media ensuring the most appropriate channels are used for the message and target audience.
  • Contribute to the planning, content and coordination of the in-house publication Thames View to ensure that we effectively communicate with our staff and officers about key local and national policing news and promote the work of the force. 6. Promote our successes within policing and wider communications industry to raise profile of the department and foster good practice in police communications.

Experience required:

  • A nationally recognised qualification in communications, public relations, business or journalism or relevant equivalent experience.
  • Experience of working in a large public or private sector organisation.
  • Proven ability to plan, prioritise, implement and monitor campaigns seeing the work through to completion and effective distribution.
  • Excellent writing skills for a variety of mediums to include social networking, intranet and website.
  • Proven IT skills including a willingness to learn new systems including content management systems for communicating with diverse audiences, a working knowledge of social networking processes and the ability to use video devices.
  • Good interpersonal skills, proven ability to work with people at all levels and a good awareness of diversity issues.
  • A team player with the ability to work independently and to meet tight deadlines using own initiative.
  • Must have the capability to travel to different locations across the Force area to undertake all assignments in a timely manner. Due to the requirement to work flexibly unsocial hours and personal safety for lone working; public transport may not be available or suitable at these times. For this reason, a full UK driving licence is considered essential.
  • Experience of change communications.
  • Recent experience of working with local and national media.

If you feel that you have the skills and experience for this position, please apply and one of our Recruitment Consultants will contact you.

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