Communications Officer Project ADDER | Norfolk Constabulary

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Communications Officer Project ADDER

Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk / remote working  
Full Time (37 Hours) - Temporary  
£33,618 - £38,376 per annum
Closing date: Friday 5 March 2021 at 5pm 

 

About Project ADDER: 

The Home Office in conjunction with the Department for Health and Social Care and Public Health England have secured funding to pilot an intensive whole system approach to tackling drug misuse in select locations worst affected by drug misuse, alongside national activity to disrupt the middle market supply of drugs.  

The Greater Norwich area has been selected as one of four national pilot areas.  

Project ADDER will involve co-ordinated law enforcement activity, alongside expanded diversionary activity and treatment/recovery provision in each of the pilot areas.   

The project will be complemented by Home Office and National Crime Agency activity to tackle middle market drugs and firearms supply.   

The project will build on existing work and look to expand multi-agency partnership working in the local areas to drive sustained health and crime related outcomes.  

Early work on Project ADDER has begun and it will run until the end of FY 22/23.   

The project will be underpinned by an evaluation and monitoring framework which will help to inform the evidence base for future Government intervention and national investment in this field. 

 

About the role: 

The role will be hosted by and report into the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Norfolk, on behalf of the Project ADDER partnership. There are multiple agencies responsible for the delivery of Project ADDER and this role will work across the partnership, building strong working relationships with project leads from Norfolk County Council, Norfolk Constabulary and a number of project partners. 

The successful candidate will lead on the development and delivery of a communications strategy, campaigns, media management, marketing and public relations activity for the ADDER project in Norfolk.  

 

This will include: 

  • Developing and implementing a communications and marketing strategy across a range of channels for the Project ADDER Programme and supporting projects. 

  • Providing communications advice and support to the Project ADDER Board and project leads.  

  • Co-ordinating communications activity across the Project ADDER programme and working in partnership with participating organisations and services.  

  • Developing and implementing a communications and marketing strategy across a range of channels for the County Lines Strategic Group.  

  • Providing communications advice and support to the County Lines Strategic Group. 

  • Build/maintain relationships with key stakeholders and partners, to maximise reach of key communications messages and opportunities for collaborative working. 

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

  • Monitoring, evaluating and reporting on 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 a project being piloted in Norfolk, the results of which will have national significance.  

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  

  • Knowledge of 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 37 per week Monday to Friday.  This post is offered on a temporary basis until the end of March 2023. 

Consideration will be given to whether the post can be delivered on a job share basis, in line with the organisational requirements of this role.  

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]