Communications Officer (2-Year Contract)

Winfrith, Dorset, DT2 8DZ
Commencing at £21,999 - or £25,656 if already fully proficient in role - up to a maximum of £30,180.
17 Oct 2016
31 Oct 2016
Full Time
Contract Type

Dorset is a diverse county - from vibrant towns like Bournemouth, to coastline and rural communities. Whether explaining our modernisation plans or responding to major events, communicating for Dorset Police is always challenging and satisfying.

As a member of the Communications & Engagement Department you’ll be faced with a busy, rewarding environment that requires an intelligent and innovative approach. We are seeking passionate professionals with a background in media or corporate communications, who will help us to improve our service to officers, staff and the wider public and, in doing so, make a genuine difference to Dorset’s communities.

Communications roles in the public sector are rightly under financial scrutiny, so our activity must have a meaningful and measurable impact on policing. Your work must achieve operational outcomes; such as increasing public safety, reducing crime or improving how people can influence local policing, and deliver organisational priorities; such as creating buy-in for a change project or improving our performance.

Communications Officer

Members of the Communications Projects Team design, implement and evaluate the Force’s behavioural change campaigns and lead our approach to planned issues, such as organisational change.

A strong understanding of communications strategy, research and evaluation experience, excellent writing skills and the ability to influence colleagues is vital.

Deliver planned communications activity that achieves operational outcomes, increases public safety and confidence, and assists priority Force projects, including organisational change.

Communications strategies are developed and delivered across multiple channels. These include traditional media, online and social media, and internally to officers and staff. Thus ensuring all our stakeholders receive the information they need, by the most appropriate method, to deliver the strategic objectives of awareness, understanding, engagement or behavioural change depending on the needs of an issue.

Closing date: 31st October 2016 at 1200 hours. Interview date: 11th November 2016.

For more information, and to apply, please click the link below.