Date Added: 3 February 2017
: 1 March 2017
Job Title: Communications Officer
Working For: Metropolitan Police
Salary: Circa £25,336 plus £3,406 location allowance
Permanent or 2 year Secondment opportunity.
National Police Chiefs’ Council.
You will receive £25,336 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £28,179 will be via incremental progression.
Location: London, SW1.
The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) provides a joint operational response to the UK’s most serious threats. It brings together 43 chief constables and their teams to coordinate national operational policing.
As Communications Officer, you’ll have a unique opportunity to support police forces UK-wide. It’s a varied role, where you’ll get to handle major policing issues. Your remit covers media relations management, public affairs, public and stakeholder communications, and digital and social media engagement. You’ll also provide professional guidance to the Chair and chief officers. At times, you’ll need to respond to enquiries quickly, using your own judgement.
Day-to-day, you’ll be in touch with chief officers in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, the national and international media, and government departments. In each case, we’ll rely on you to give advice and help manage controversial issues. Another aspect of your role will be making sure the voice of the leadership of the service is heard and relationships with key influencers are strengthened over time.
Experience of delivering high quality corporate communications is essential. You’ll bring up to date knowledge of a broad range of practices, tools and techniques, including digital communications and social media marketing.
To excel, you must understand the challenges of working in a fast-paced, politically sensitive setting. With excellent communication skills, you’ll create impact and establish credibility – influencing key stakeholders at strategic and operational levels.
We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.
Closing Date: 1 March 2017
In the event of receipt of a high number of applications we reserve the right to close this vacancy early.
To apply, please visit our website to download a role specific information pack and application form