Communications Officer (Police)

Job Type:
Contract
Job Sector:
Health, Medicine
Region:
West Midlands
Location:
Unspecified
Salary Description:
£30,483 - £32,259/Year
Posted:
10/07/2018
Recruiter:
ATTB
Job Ref:

Service Care Solutions are looking for a Communications Officer (Police) to cover a contract in the Worcester area.

The main purpose of the role is to develop and deliver communications activity for Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police to inform, influence and engage its communities, stakeholders, partners and workforce.

This is achieved through the delivery of targeted communications using channels that are appropriate to our audiences and the provision of specialist communications advice and support through.

These communications should be outcome focused and build the public's trust and confidence in Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police.

Main Responsibilities:

• Develop and deliver tactical communication strategies, initiatives and plans (internal and external) in line with change programme and project priorities using a wide range of communication channels. Lead on specific areas of communications as identified by the Corporate Communications Team Leader (Change Programme).

• Provide strategic advice and guidance to senior officers / managers in relation to major and critical organisational and change matters and corporate reputation risks.

• Develop and deliver advice and training to enhance the communication capability and capacity of the workforce.

• Develop and implement appropriate change programme strategies and guidance. Ensure Warwickshire Police and West Mercia Police comply with relevant legal requirements and national best practice.

• Make best use of appropriate technology, good communication practice and devise innovative, effective communication solutions to deliver targeted communications to meet operational priorities. Deliver key messages and communications using internal communication channels, digital and social media, media communication channels and marketing opportunities. Support the development of the forces' digital and social media presence.

• Manage service suppliers as required e.g. photographic services, creative concept and total marketing solution suppliers

• Seek out new communication approaches to increase public confidence and satisfaction in police services utilising a range of channels.

Experience/Skills:

Knowledge:

• Level 3 (or equivalent) qualification

• Extensive knowledge of media law, ethics and codes of conduct and an understanding of the production, distribution and consumption of all forms of media, including new and multimedia.

• Extensive knowledge of marketing theory, internal communications, marketing campaigns, digital and new media marketing and multimedia systems and tools (e.g. internet, intranet systems and social media channels).

Experience:

Essential:

• Experience of delivering communications, including crisis and reputation communications management and communications strategy development and delivery within a large and complex organisation.

• Experience of communications campaign development, reputation management, digital communications delivery (including social media) and internal communications.

• Experience of commissioning and managing service providers e.g. monitoring agencies, news management system suppliers, photographic services, graphic design, print buying and digital advertising.

• Experience of providing training to enhance the communication capability and capacity of the organisation's workforce.

• Experience of leading communication projects and initiatives from concept to implementation and evaluation.

• Experience of advising and influencing senior internal and external stakeholders.

• Experience of delivering corporate change communications.

• Experience of using local, regional and national media coverage and other publications to deliver organisational aims and objectives.

If this sounds like something you are interested in, please call Martin Cookson on 01772 208962

Contact Details:
ATTB
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Contact: Kris Clare
Email:

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