Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service
Based at Service Headquarters, Clyst St George, Exeter
Grade 9: Salary £44,632 - £48,137 pro rata
Part time, 30 hours pr week
Appointments are normally made at the bottom of the scale
Closing Date for applications is 2359hrs on Sunday 23 June 2019
Selection Process will take place on Wednesday 03 July 2019
This is a rare opportunity for an experienced communicator to join our Service managing the communications function of the largest non-metropolitan fire and rescue service in England.
It’s an exciting time for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service as we embark on an ambitious change and improvement programme. This will see us put even more focus on preventing incidents, investing in new technology to support our firefighters, and changing how we operate so that we have the right resources, in the right place, at the right time to respond to emergencies.
In this role, you will manage our communications function within the Communications and Engagement Service. The function supports the organisation with communications campaigns and activity across a number of areas, including helping residents to take steps to protect themselves from fire and other risks, keeping our 2,000 staff informed, and providing information and support for incidents.
You will have experience leading communications professionals, a nose for a story, a good grasp of modern communications techniques and channels, and be able to build good relationships with people at all levels of the organisation.
As an effective communications planner, you will be able to identify opportunities and risks and use audience insight to build strategies to inform, educate, reassure, or change behaviour. You will also be able to evaluate campaigns against defined objectives.
Find out more and apply
Please visit our web site to see the Job Description, Person Specification and the link to apply for this position. If you are interested in applying please provide evidence to cover each of the 10 areas highlighted yellow on the Person Specification, as this will provide the basis for shortlisting.
We do not accept CVs.
For more information and to apply please visit www.dsfire.gov.uk and click on the ‘Working for Us’ and ‘Vacancies’ tabs.
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