Deputy Head of Corporate Communications – External
Crown Prosecution Service
Location: This post will be based in Rose Court, London
Salary: £48,665 - £63,760 + £3,150 RRA
Closing date: 5 June 2017
About the job
Do you want to use your communications skills to help deliver justice?
The CPS prosecutes crime – dealing with hate crime, violence against women, terrorism, fraud and much more. Our 6,000 staff are based across England and Wales, working to protect the public by prosecuting the right people for the right offences – and we are looking for a talented communicator to help support this vital work.
As deputy head of corporate communications you will manage a small, award-winning team delivering high quality, integrated communications campaigns. An experienced, senior communicator, you will work with partners across the criminal justice system to build a joined-up approach on key issues and provide advice to senior leaders.
You will be creative in your approach to communications challenges, and proactive in seeking to continuously improve what we do.
The CPS is committed to supporting the success of all its people. In this role you will be provided with membership of professional communications bodies and access to high quality communications and leadership training.
For a full Job Description and Person Specification, please see the Additional Information pack click the link at the bottom of this page.
Please note that it is a requirement of this role for the post holder to attend the CPS New Manager Programme (NMP) and successfully complete the associated Accreditation or to have already completed or be working towards the CPS Level 3 or Level 4 Certificate in Operational Management. Please note excess fares will not apply.
Please note, if you are a current civil servant and you are currently undergoing any of the following formal actions your application will not be progressed any further;
• formal discipline action, any formal action regarding attendance, poor performance or any restriction of duties as a result of disciplinary action
Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.
Candidates who are recommended by the selection panel but not appointed to the current vacancy will be placed on a waiting list for 12 months and may be offered another post should any further vacancies for Deputy Head of Corporate Communications arise in this Area during this period.
This is a full time post. However, requests for flexible, part-time working and job share will be considered, taking into account at all times the operational needs of the Department.
Things you need to know
Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must pass basic security checks.
Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.
If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.
Selection process details
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.
Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.
Working for the Civil Service
The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.
We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
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Contact point for applicants
If you have any queries please contact Lauren Connor at Lauren Connor@cps.gsi.gov.uk or 0151 239 6336
Please note that the CPS Strategic Resourcing calling hours are Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sift/interview dates and location
The recruitment process will consist of an online application, interview and assessment which will be held on 16th June 2017 at CPS Rose Court, London.
You should keep this date free or notify us if you are not available. We will make every effort to accommodate you in your preference for dates; however we cannot guarantee that they will be met.
This campaign will involve shortlisted candidates completing an online CPS Values self-assessment. The ratings from this assessment will inform the interview process and aid the panel in their selection-based decision making***
For more information and to apply please click here.