Communications Officer | Norfolk Constabulary

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Communications Officer

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk, OCC, Wymondham / remote-working 
Part Time (18.5 Hours) - Permanent 
£33,618 - £38,376 per annum / pro rata
Closing date: Friday 5 March 2021 at 5pm 
Please quote Ref: C861a on application form

 

About the NCCSP: 

The Norfolk County Community Safety Partnership (NCCSP) is a multi-agency partnership made up of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk, Norfolk County Council, all of the county’s district councils, police, fire, clinical commissioning groups, Youth Offending Team and housing. 

The partnership works with victims and communities to tackle crime and disorder within the county. 

Since late 2020, the NCCSP has been hosted by the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk (OPCCN).  

This role will sit within the wider communications team at the OPCCN and lead on the development and delivery of a communications strategy for the NCCSP, working with partners across a wide range of priorities. 

 

These priorities for the NCCSP include:  

  • Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence – working across partners to support victims and reduce offending. 

  • Preventing Extremism and Radicalisation, delivering the government’s Prevent strategy for the county 

  • Tackling County Lines drug dealing and the associated violence and vulnerability 

  • Leading on work to deliver Domestic Homicide Reviews and associated recommendations for the county 

  • Tackling and raising awareness of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, supporting victims and creating a zero-tolerance environment for the conditions in which modern slavery and human trafficking thrive. 

 

About the role: 

The successful candidate will lead on the development and delivery of a communications strategy, campaigns, media management and public relations activity for the Norfolk County Community Safety Partnership (NCCSP). 

 

This will include: 

  • Researching, creating and managing communications and marketing activity across a range of channels  

  • Providing communications and marketing advice and support to the NCCSP and thematic delivery groups. 

  • Co-ordinating communications across different community safety and safeguarding partnerships and their members across Norfolk. 

  • Providing communications advice and support to the Chair of the NCCSP on all aspects of Domestic Homicide Reviews.  

  • Building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders and partners, to maximise reach of key communications messages and opportunities for collaborative working. 

  • Monitoring and evaluating the impact of communications and marketing strategies, outputs and projects. 

 

About you: 

This is an exciting new role that will offer the successful candidate the chance to develop and shape communications across the multiple areas of the NCCSPs work.  

You’ll need to have a minimum of two years’ experience of: 

  • Working in a multidisciplinary communications and marketing role in a public sector environment.    

  • Delivering a wide range of communications activity and clearly demonstrating ability to adapt the style to suit different channels and audiences.   

  • Working in partnership across the public sector to design and deliver joint communications and marketing strategies, plans and activity.   

  • Evaluating, measuring and reporting on the impact of activity across a range of channels.    

 

About working here: 

The OPCCN is based at Norfolk Constabulary Headquarters in Wymondham, Norfolk. In line with Covid restrictions all work is currently taking place remotely and long-term flexible/home working will be available, in line with business requirements. 

 

It is essential that applicants meet the following criteria:  

  • Degree or equivalent qualification, or demonstrate equivalent experience  

  • Working in a multidisciplinary communications and marketing role in a public sector environment  

  • Delivering a wide range of communications activity and clearly demonstrating ability to adapt style to suit different channels and audiences  

  • Working in partnership across the public sector to design and deliver joint communications and marketing strategies, plans and activity  

  • Evaluating, measuring and reporting on the impact of activity across a range of channels  

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills with an ability to adapt style to suit different audiences 

  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team, with the ability to be flexible, respond positively to change, and work effectively under pressure and deal with conflicting priorities 

  • Influencing and persuasion skills 

  • IT skills, including MS Office applications.  

  • Political and organisational awareness/acumen  

  • National, regional and local government structures, including departments and responsibilities 

  • Working knowledge of at least one of the following; criminal justice system, policing, community safety, local government, health or the wider public sector.  

 

Hours of work are 18.5 per week Monday to Friday.  This post is offered on a permanent basis. 

The recruitment criteria for all posts are subject to reasonable adjustment in line with the Equality Act 2010.   

Anyone who wishes to be considered for appointment should download an application pack and monitoring form as they must be submitted together. 

These forms as well as application guidance notes are also available on the right hand side of the page in the Downloads section. 

Please return completed applications by email to [email protected]