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Deputy Head of Communications

Employer
NPCC
Location
London
Salary
£48,997 to £60,115 subject to negotiation plus an allowance of £1,639
Closing date
8 Jul 2021
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Job Details

Job Title: Deputy Head of Communications

Salary: £48,997 to £60,115 subject to negotiation plus an allowance of £1,639.

Location: 10 Victoria Street, London with flexibility to work remotely

Contract: Fixed Term up to 31st March 2022 (with potential for the role to become permanent subject to funding)

Part time/full time: Full time 36 hours per week

Vetting level: CTC NPPV 2 Vetting required

THE NATIONAL POLICE CHIEFS’ COUNCIL (NPCC)

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) helps police cut crime and keep the public safe by joining up the operational response to the most serious and strategic threats.

The NPCC enables independent chief constables and their forces to work together to improve policing for the public. It coordinates the operational response to a range of threats, such as crime, terrorism and national emergencies. Working with the College of Policing, the NPCC implements standards and develop national approaches. 

The has been granted 3.2 million by Home Office as part of the police settlement for 2021/22 to boost its response and coordination of national policing issues.

NPCC COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

The NPCC Communications Team plays a crucial role in communicating the collective views and action of UK police chiefs to the public, government and stakeholders, building and maintaining confidence in policing at the national level and supporting effective engagement with stakeholders.

THE ROLE

We are seeking a dynamic Deputy Head of Communications to provide day-to-day leadership of the communications team and drive the delivery and evaluation of the NPCC’s communications strategy. 

Working at the centre of policing, on the biggest issues for the service, this is an exciting and challenging new role where you can make a real difference. 

The Deputy Head of Communications will lead, motivate and support the team to deliver high quality, proactive communications and manage a busy 24/7 press office.

You will drive change in strategic business planning and engagement with chief officers, police force communications teams and key policing partners.

You will regularly oversee and manage complex, high profile, politically sensitive issues where decisions and delivery have national implications with the potential to impact on the reputation of the whole police service. 
 

You will be highly solutions focused and a skilled problem solver who will utilise their excellent communication skills and strategic acumen to provide direction and oversight.

You will need excellent interpersonal skills to establish and maintain credibility and effective working relationships with police chiefs, senior stakeholders and other NPCC staff.

You’ll bring experience of leading, motivating and managing a corporate communications team and be confident operating in a fast paced, high-pressure moments.

You will deputise for the Head of Communications in all aspects of their role where required.

This role will provide senior support to an out-hours rota and be prepared to work flexibly out of normal office hours when circumstances require it.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Occasional national travel may be required. Expenses will be paid for all additional travel. 

Confidentiality Agreement

Applicants should also be aware of the need to sign a confidentiality agreement on taking up the post.

For an informal conversation about the role contact Head of Communications Nicola Growcott nicola.growcott@npcc.pnn.police.uk.

To apply, please visit our website. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement and online application form.  Your Personal Statement should outline how you meet the Essential Criteria. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).

Completed applications must be submitted by 8th July 2021.

Please note that applicants who are members of the European Economic Area (EEA) are required to apply for settled or pre-settled status. If this is relevant to you and you have not yet applied to the EUSS, please take the time to do so before the deadline on 30th June 2021 at www.gov.uk/eusettlementscheme

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer, the Met have committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long-term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

Company

The capital is changing and we must change with it. We want to be a Met that looks and feels like London. And we want all of our communities to value our work and the difference it makes.

Our mission is to keep London safe for everyone. To do so we will:

  1. Focus on what matters most to Londoners. 
  2. Work more closely with partners and the public. 
  3. Achieve the best outcomes in the pursuit of justice and in the support of victims.

In support of this mission, we want to lead 21st century policing and:

  1. Seize the opportunities of data and digital tech.
  2. Care for each other, work as a team and be an attractive place to work. 
  3. Learn from experience, from others, and constantly strive to improve. 
  4. Be recognised as a responsible, exemplary and ethical organisation.

Ultimately, our vision for the Met is to be the most trusted police service in the world.

We contribute to making London the safest global city, we protect its unique reputation as an open and welcoming city, and we want Londoners to be proud of their police.

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