Communications Officer | Norfolk Constabulary

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Communications Officer

OCC, Wymondham / Remote Working
Part Time (22.5 Hours) - Permanent
£33,618 - £38,376 per annum
Closing date: Friday 18 June 2021 at 5pm
Please quote Ref: L1867 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 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 raising the profile of the NCCSP, working to develop greater public awareness and understanding of its role.

You’ll be taking the lead on the development and delivery of a communications strategy and associated campaigns, giving advice and support across the partnership, telling its stories through traditional media and finding opportunities to reach new audiences through a variety of channels.

This will include:

  • Researching, creating and delivering communications and marketing activity across a range of channels for the NCCSP in its priority delivery areas
  • Co-ordinating communications across the NCCSP and working in partnership with participating organisations and services
  • 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 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 complex and varied organisation.
  • Delivering a wide range of communications and marketing activity and clearly demonstrating ability to adapt the style to suit different channels and audiences. 
  • Developing and delivering communications and marketing campaigns across a range of channels
  • Working with internal and external partners and stakeholders 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.  

 

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 complex and varied organisation
  • Delivering a wide range of communications activity and clearly demonstrating ability to adapt style to suit different channels and audiences
  • Developing and delivering communications and marketing campaigns across a range of channels
  • Working with internal and external partners and stakeholders 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 negotiation skills
  • IT skills, including MS Office applications
  • Political and organisational awareness/acumen
  • Ability and willingness to work outside normal office hours and be on call as required at evenings and weekends to handle media enquiries

 

It is desirable that applicants meet the following criteria:

  • 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 22.5 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. 

 

Applications from at-risk staff will be prioritised and receive preference in any selection process.

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].