Press Officer

Recruiter
Kent Police
Location
Maidstone
Posted
08 Nov 2018
Closes
11 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Press Officer

Permanent and fixed term contract

Kent Police Headquarters, Maidstone

£31,668 - £36,180

Kent Police is looking to recruit new members of staff to join its Press Office. This exciting opportunity has arisen to cover a vacancy for a permanent post, and forthcoming maternity leave with a one-year fixed term contract.

The role of a Press Officer is a challenging one and contributes significantly to the force’s work to prevent and detect crime and disorder, and to keep the people of Kent safe. You will be part of a key team within the organisation in ensuring accurate and appropriate information is given to the public about the police service.

Working with a vibrant and busy team, this role requires you to develop professional relationships with journalists and manage media enquiries on a local, regional and national basis, whilst also promoting the work of Kent Police through a range of communication channels.

You should have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as a good understanding of policing, and be able provide media advice to police officers of all ranks on complex issues and serious cases.

Successful candidates will be able to demonstrate consistently strong decision making, integrity and professionalism, and have a real belief in public service.

Working closely in support of the Head of Press Office, and News Desk Manager, digital engagement and social media team, and the wider Corporate Communications department, team working skills are vital.

Please evidence the following in your application:

Background in operational press office environment or qualification in journalism/ public relations, excellent written communication skills, and evidence of skills in:

• Decision making

• Leading change

• Risk management

• Information gathering and analysis



For further information about this role please contact Karen Noble, Head of Press Office, at Kent Police on 01622 652150.

Closing Date: 18/11/2018

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