Press & PR Officer
|Posted:||Wed 29 Jul 2020|
|Closing Date:||Tue 11 Aug 2020|
Media relations roles
PR & comms officers
|Employment Type:||Full time|
|Salary:||£33,732.00 to £36,369.00 (pro-rata for part-time vacancies)|
Internal promotions and growth within the team providing first-class, multi-channel communications for a growing police force have led to a great opportunity opening up for a flexible and enthusiastic individual to undertake the role of a Press and PR officer for Essex Police.
If you are media savvy, with a proven track record in the world of press and PR, then we would like to hear from you.
Working as part of a seven day a week rota, this is a challenging role that requires you to develop professional relationships with journalists and manage media enquiries on a local, regional and national basis.
You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as a good understanding of policing and be able to identify opportunities to promote good work undertaken by Essex Police.
You will also take on responsibility, as a media advisor to senior detectives and chief officers on complex and serious and complex cases and critical incidents.
As a successful candidate you will be able to demonstrate consistently strong decision making, integrity and professionalism, and have a real belief in public service.
You will work closely in support of the Senior Press & PR Officer and Press Office Manager, the web and social media team and the wider Corporate Communications Team.
What we are looking for:
At shortlisting we will be looking for the essential evidence of:
- Recognised qualification in journalism, PR or marketing, or relevant journalistic or media relations experience.
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
- Demonstrate consistently strong decision making, integrity and professionalism, and have a real belief in public service
- Proven experience in providing expert guidance to others and the ability to influence
In addition, it would be desirable if you could evidence:
- Working knowledge of media law.
- Experience in a similar field – public sector communications or emergency service communications
There are two permanent roles available as well as a maternity cover position.
For further information about this role please contact Donna Veasey, Press Office Manager by email: email@example.com
Your reason for application will be limited to 9000 characters. Within your answer please refer to the criteria stated in this job advert and include any experience, skills and abilities you feel you have that will make you suitable for the role.
All of our posts require a level of vetting and security clearance. During the recruitment process you will be sent on-line vetting information forms to complete.
If you require any assistance or further information regarding this opportunity please contact the Business Centre on 101 Ext 833 or alternatively email firstname.lastname@example.org
Kent Police and Essex Police welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender, sex (or gender), employment status.
If you have a disability or health condition that requires adjustments during any element of the selection process please provide us with details of the adjustment you would require at the earliest opportunity. Where appropriate we will make adjustments to the selection process, working arrangements and/or the working environment provided it is reasonable in all the circumstances so to do.
This post is open to British citizens, nationals of the EEA or commonwealth citizens who have no time limit on their stay in the UK, and who have lived in the UK continuously for the past three years. Essex Police and Kent Police are an equal opportunities employer. Communications may be recorded for monitoring purposes.
Please mention HoldtheFrontPage when applying for this role. This advert will expire on Tuesday 11th August 2020.
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