PS/1043/H A4 Press and Pr Officer

Location: Headquarters, WGC, Herts
Role: Police Staff
Department: Corporate Communication
Closing Date: 12-05-19
Hertfordshire Constabulary is committed to using professionals in media, social media and public relations to help the force reduce crime and improve public confidence.

Our communities need to be informed at every level about how policing is delivered in Hertfordshire. Working as part of a busy and friendly team, no two days are ever the same in Corporate Communication. From giving front line officers communication support at major crime scenes and incidents, through supporting the communications and engagement aims of the Police and Crime Commissioner to helping Community teams promote their work, there is a wide variety of police business to support on a daily basis.

You’ll be writing news releases, updating the intranet and internet, using social media, implementing communication plans and supporting colleagues on high profile campaigns and crime cracking initiatives. It’s an exciting opportunity and the right candidate will be ambitious about the contribution they can make to communication both internally and externally.

The Press and PR Officer post requires a high degree of experience and self-motivation.

To join our team you’ll need to demonstrate an understanding of press and broadcast media and social media culture and have knowledge or experience of public relations/journalism and the use of social media and the internet to achieve communication objectives. Finally, you should have excellent communication skills and strong computer literacy.

For the purposes of the application you will be expected to provide evidence against the personal qualities below and the entry requirements:

• We are emotionally aware
• We take ownership
• We are collaborative
• We deliver, support and inspire
• We analyse critically
• We are innovative and open-minded

There is a word count limit of 500 words per section.

**These Press and PR Officer Vacancies are advertised as One Permanent and as One Maternity Cover**

For an informal discussion, please contact Rachel Hyde or Colin Connolly on 01707 354588

**All applications must be submitted through our online recruitment website by clicking the apply button below**

**Please note that this advert will be live to redeployees throughout the recruitment of this advert. Any redeployee that applies will only need to evidence against the minimum entry requirements of the role profile. To do this if you are a redeployee, write ‘Redeployee’ in the other competency boxes and just complete your evidence against the minimum entry requirements in the relevant box. Redeployees will take priority over other candidates at any point during the recruitment process up until a final offer is produced and you will be notified if this happens.**

Click here to apply.