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Communications and Engagement Officer
  • Employer: Nottinghamshire Police Force
  • Reference: NPF/21/165006
  • Published: Wed 15/09/2021, 12:10 PM
  • Closing on: Sun 26/09/2021, 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: £31,725 - £33,618
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Nottinghamshire

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Communications and Engagement Officer

If you’re looking for the next step up in your communications career then this is the job for you. We’re looking for an energetic and enthusiastic communications officer to join our busy and dynamic team here at Nottinghamshire Police.


As an integral part of the team, you will be able to manage complex situations from dealing with media crises through delivering hard hitting campaigns aimed at changing behaviours. We are looking for someone with excellent verbal and written skills and a background in media or campaigning communications, both externally and internally. An understanding of web development and analysis of insight/evaluation and communications channel development are also desirable skills which will highlight your suitability for the role. Having an understanding of forward planning and communications campaigns and media management would also be advantageous for those applying to this role.


The scope of the work will include writing press releases and statements, producing and managing campaigns, managing all communications channels and using photography, videography and design and print work to enhance communications.


The ideal candidate will have a passion for positive communications; will be innovative, well-organised and self-motivated with a keen eye for detail. You will be able to demonstrate working within various communications specialisms delivering impact and tangible change.


This is an exciting time to join the team as it has recently undergone a restructure to enable it to be more focussed on value added good communications.  Nottinghamshire Police is a forward thinking, ambitious police force with a focus on delivering a communications strategy that puts people, storytelling and content at the heart of everything we do.


Our intention is to connect with local residents, making sure we enable the force to engage with the people it serves, protecting them from crime through awareness raising campaigns while offering reassurance and confidence in the work that we do. The way we communicate is at the heart of this. Ultimately your work will help protect the public and help to save lives.












Please note that you must obtain your line manager’s sign off if applying for an internal vacancy.  This will need to be submitted on the MFSS Line Manager Awareness Document which is published at the bottom of the advert.  Any applications submitted without the support document will not be progressed through the process.  Completion of the Line Manager Awareness Document does not mean that release from your current role is supported.  Should you be successful, a release date will be negotiated between the two departments.




Please can you attach a 2000 words Supporting Statement to your application on a Word document


Important: The information and examples provided in the supporting statement is how applicants are marked/scored as to how their examples meet the essential and desirable criteria required for the role.


Please evidence your qualifications, experience, knowledge/skills/abilities and any special request for the role in not more than 2000 words.


You will need to give a full, clear, specific and demonstrate examples of how you meet the criteria. Please make it clear which criteria you are evidencing.


It is the example you provide in the supporting statement that will determine if you are suitable for the role.


Supporting information on application forms has a maximum of 2000 words. Please ensure this is provided in the supporting evidence section of the electronic application form.  Any supporting information included as an attachment will not be considered.  CV’s will also not be accepted.




Candidates currently at risk will be required to complete and attach the at risk pro-forma document found at the bottom of the advert.




All applicants will be subject to the Force Vetting Policy.


PROUD embodies everything we stand for as an organisation, for further detail on our PROUD values please visit the link below.
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Nottinghamshire Police is committed to the principles of Equality, Fairness and Diversity, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community in our efforts to recruit a diverse and flexible workforce that reflects the people we serve.




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Primary Location: GB-GB-Arnold

Work Locations: Sherwood Lodge Force Headquarters Sherwood Lodge Arnold NG5 8PP

Organization: Nottinghamshire PCC BU

Job Posting: Sep 9, 2021, 2:41:21 PM

Closing Date: Sep 26, 2021, 11:59:00 PM

Advertised Salary: Pound Sterling (GBP) £31,725 - £33,618