Press and PR Officer
Location: Chelmsford, Essex
Salary Range: £32,259.00 to £34,785.00
Contract Type: Permanent
Working Pattern: Mon-Fri
Closing Date: 13 December 2018
A great opportunity has arisen for a flexible and enthusiastic individual to undertake the role of a Press and PR officer for Essex Police.
If you are media savvy, with a proven track record in the world of press and PR, then we would like to hear from you.
Working as part of a seven day a week rota, this is a challenging role that requires you to develop professional relationships with journalists and manage media enquiries on a local, regional and national basis.
You will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as a good understanding of policing and be able to identify opportunities to promote good work undertaken by Essex Police.
You will also take on responsibility, as a media advisor to senior detectives and chief officers on complex and serious cases including murder and rape, and critical incidents.
As a successful candidate you will be able to demonstrate consistently strong decision making, integrity and professionalism, and have a real belief in public service.
You will work closely in support of the Press Office Manager, the web and social media team and the wider Media Department.
You must possess a recognised qualification in journalism, PR or marketing or relevant journalistic / media relations experience.
Please evidence the following essential behaviours within your reason for application:
The role is being advertised on a permanent basis. Working hours - 7-3, 8-4, 9-5, 10-6, one weekend in approximately seven, and occasional bank holidays.
For further information about this role please contact Donna Veasey, press office manager, by calling 101 and dialing extension 155035.