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HTFP Jobs: Senior Media Officer, Chelmsford

Essex Police

Based: Chelmsford

Posted: Wed 29 Jul 2020
Closing Date: Tue 11 Aug 2020
Employer: Essex Police
Job Category: Media relations roles
PR & comms officers
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: £31,875.00 to £33,732.00 (pro-rata for part-time vacancies)
Sector: Public Relations

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Senior Media Officer

Essex Police

Based: Chelmsford

Posted: Wed 29 Jul 2020
Closing Date: Tue 11 Aug 2020
Employer: Essex Police
Job Category: Media relations roles
PR & comms officers
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: £31,875.00 to £33,732.00 (pro-rata for part-time vacancies)
Sector: Public Relations

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a media savvy individual to be the first to take on a new role in the communications team at Essex Police as a Senior Media Officer.To support a growing police force the new position of Senior Media Officer has bee created to support both the reactive and proactive work of the Press Office.

We are looking for someone with at least 2 years’ experience in a press or PR role who can adapt to the changing nature of policing and produce content for a variety of different audiences.

This role will require you to develop professional relationships with journalists and manage media enquiries on a local, regional and national basis in a supporting function to a team of Press & PR Officers as well as gather proactive content to promote the work of the force.

You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as a good understanding of policing and a nose for a good story as well as be able to identify opportunities to demonstrate the work of the force to the public.

Experience of people management is desirable as the person in this role will have line management responsibility for a Media Delivery Officer.

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.

Some out of hours, weekend and Bank Holiday working may be required.

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.
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a press or PR role.

In addition, it would be desirable if you could evidence:

  • Working knowledge of media law.
  • Line management experience

The role is being advertised on a permanent basis.

Contact Details

For further information about this role please contact Donna Veasey, Press Office Manager by email: donna.veasey@essex.police.uk

Your application is shortlisted on the content provided within the 'reason for application' section. Please ensure you provide as much detail as possible as insufficient information may mean that you do not meet the shortlisting criteria.

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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 recruitment.business.services@ecis.police.uk

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.

Employer Information

Essex Police
United Kingdom