South Yorkshire Police
Based: South Yorkshire or Remote Working
|Posted:||Tue 6 Jul 2021|
|Closing Date:||Sun 18 Jul 2021|
|Employer:||South Yorkshire Police|
Media relations roles
PR & comms officers
|Employment Type:||Maternity cover|
|Salary:||£30,777 - £35,484|
Role: Communications Officer
Department: Corporate Communications
Location: South Yorkshire or remote working
Salary: £30,777 - £35,484
Contract Type: Maternity cover – nine months
If you are an experienced communicator looking for an exciting new challenge, this could be the role for you.
We currently have a vacancy for a Communications Officer to join the team at South Yorkshire Police, to cover maternity leave. The role can be based in South Yorkshire or remotely.
We need an enthusiastic, hard-working professional to join our busy news desk, where you will handle media enquiries, support our officers’ investigations with proactive appeals and engage with the public via our digital channels.
This is a fantastic opportunity to work behind the scenes on police stories which make the headlines here in South Yorkshire and nationally. You will also be making a difference - the appeals you draft and issue will help to solve crimes, trace wanted individuals and get missing people home to their loved ones.
News desk shifts cover our press office opening hours of 7am to 6pm. You will also join our out-of-hours on-call rota, which comes with a generous remuneration package including standby allowance, overtime payments and time in lieu.
To secure this role, you will have demonstrable experience in communications or an impressive transferable skillset from another sector such as PR or journalism. Experience of working with or in local or national media is preferred and you must have an understanding of media law. You will be able to work to tight deadlines, manage a varied workload and thrive under pressure.
The successful candidate will be joining a very personable and supportive team with colleagues from a range of backgrounds including journalism, community engagement, design, PR and public sector communications.
Applicants must meet the minimum checkable history criteria, which must be taken into account for all individuals applying to work with South Yorkshire Police in any capacity. A minimum checkable history period of three years has been identified for this role and successfully undergoing recruitment vetting procedure is a pre-requisite of employment with South Yorkshire Police.
For an informal conversation about the role, please contact Assistant Head of Corporate Communications Gael Stigant on 07464 986601 or email@example.com
Sunday 18 July 2021 at 23:55 with interviews taking place the week commencing 26 July 2021
Closing dates are not normally extended, other than in exceptional circumstances and agreement is made with the Talent Acquisition Manager, Recruitment and the Line Manager for the role.
Skills and experience:
For further information relating to the role and tasks of this position, please refer to the role profile on the link below.
SYP offers generous entitlements and supportive policies to enable a better work-life balance, some of which are listed below:
- Generous annual leave allowance
- Flexible and agile working
- Generous ‘family’ leave
- Voluntary CPD Events for all staff to allow continuous development
- Mentoring & Coaching Scheme
- Paid Professional Subscriptions when relevant to role
- Access to a range of occupational health facilities
- Generous pension scheme
- Employee assistance service (accessible 24/7)
- Additional benefits for Westfield Health members
- Cycle to work scheme
- Sports and Social Club
Appearance and standards:
All tattoos and piercings must be in line with South Yorkshire Police’s Appearance and Standards policy. Tattoos visible on your face, neck, hands or head are not permitted. Any tattoos which could be deemed inappropriate or cause offence will also not be accepted. If you have tattoos, you will need to make a declaration at the time of application.
Diversity and inclusion:
South Yorkshire Police welcomes applications from under-represented communities. For further information on diversity and inclusion within South Yorkshire Police, please visit the diversity and inclusion page:
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Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Sunday 18th July 2021.
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