Multi-media Communications Officer

We are welcoming applications for the role of Multi-media Communications Officer with Devon & Cornwall OPCC Police based at the following location(s): Andy Hocking House, Exeter 

Salary: Grade 7 - Starts at £34,968 rising by yearly increments to a maximum of £39,036 per annum 
Please note that the above salary is based on working 37 hours per week. If this role is part-time or you are appointed on a part-time basis your salary will be prorated to reflect this. Exceptions to starting salary may apply if you are an existing Devon and Cornwall or Dorset Police Staff employee substantively posted to a role at the same grade.

Type of employment:
Permanent 

Type of working arrangement: Hybrid Worker -  Hybrid working is a form of flexible working where workers spend some of their time working remotely (usually, but not necessarily, from home) and some in the employer's workspace.
Hours per week: this role is 37 hours per week. However we welcome applications from individuals wishing to work on a part-time basis and are willing to consider flexible working patterns subject to business need.
Allowances: This role attracts no allowances.

Are you a skilled journalist or communications professional who wants to make a real difference and potentially save lives?

Can you create engaging content across multiple platforms including videos, graphics, photos and written content?

Have you got experience dealing with the press and publishing to a wide variety of social media platforms?

If so, we want to hear from you!

Vision Zero South West is an ambitious road safety partnership which has committed to reducing fatal and serious collisions across Devon & Cornwall.

Communication is a vital tool to help us achieve this goal – and that’s where you come in.

Working in our small but enthusiastic communications team, you will find the work is exciting, creative and extremely worthwhile.

Tasks will include filming and editing video packages, designing print and digital assets, photography, social media campaigns, organising events, updating our website, writing press releases, presenting results to partners and dealing with media enquiries.
The partnership embraces innovative and ambitious approaches to achieving its aim and committed to supporting you in your career and personal development.

Click on the link below to find out more about the work we do and imagine what you could be part of! 

Vision Zero South West: How we helped make Devon & Cornwall's roads safer in 2022 (youtube.com)

You can find out more about working for the OPCC by visiting our website -

Join us · Devon & Cornwall Police & Crime Commissioner

To apply for this role, click the 'apply' button below to submit a CV and supporting statement outlining your strengths and why you would be suitable for this position, in line with the role description. Within your CV, please include links to examples of previous projects such as written work, videos, photography, graphic design and social media campaigns.

Applications close at midday on Monday 26 February 2024. 

Interviews and assessment will take place week commencing 11 March 2024.

Previous applicants are invited to re-apply.

Want to know more about this role?

Further detail regarding this role and the essential requirements can be found within the role profile attached below.

If you think this may be the role for you and would like further information, please contact: 

Hiring Line Manager: Joel COOPER  - Communications & Engagement Co-ordinator 

Email Address: joel.cooper@devonandcornwall.pnn.police.uk 

Telephone Number: N/A 

What you get if you join us:

If you work for us, you will get access to:

  • A competitive salary with yearly increments.
  • 25 days a year leave entitlement, with an increase to 30 days after 5 years continuous employment, plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part time workers).
  • Access to heavily subsidised gym membership that will provide you access to police site gyms throughout the counties.
  • Access to the Blue Light Card Scheme for discounts and services (requires a one off payment of £5).
  • Company sick pay.
  • Competitive local government pension scheme.
  • Job related equipment, as required.
  • Free onsite parking at many police sites throughout the counties.
  • Access to Group insurance scheme (via salary sacrifice scheme).
  • Support networks, free Employees Assistance Programme, Occupational Health and wellbeing services.
  • Development and training opportunities.
  • Supportive and flexible training plan, including regular check-ins throughout your initial period of joining us to ensure you are up to speed with the role and getting the support you need.
  • Flexitime, with the ability to undertake your hours flexibly and in line with business need.
  • Hybrid working, with the ability to work remotely at times throughout the working week (once signed off the training plan).

Additional Information

Political Restrictions: Under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 this post is politically restricted.  A politically restricted post prevents an individual from having any active political role either in or outside the workplace and will automatically be disqualified from standing for or holding elected office.   They are also restricted from canvassing on behalf of a political party or a person who is or seeks to be a candidate and speaking to the public at large or publishing any written or artistic work that could give the impression that they are advocating support for a political party. For more information, please visit our website or see Alliance PSD20 Working Practice via SharePoint.

Recruitment process

Application Stage:

To apply for this role, click the 'apply' button below, you will then be taken to a registration page. Please complete this registration form to create an account, once created you will be taken to the application. 

Already have an account? If you have previously created an account, please click 'login' at the bottom of the page next to the 'submit registration' button. Once logged in, you will be taken to the application. 

Once registered, you will have to complete an eligibility form to apply. If eligible you will move to the application form stage where you will evidence your suitability for this post. The closing date for applications is 27/02/2024, 12:00.

Selection Stage: 

The selection for this role will consist of Shortlisting, Interview, Assessment.

Applications will be anonymised and then shortlisted by the shortlisting panel. Following the shortlisting you will be notified of the recruitment decision via email along with feedback on your application. 

If successful, you will then be invited to an interview. This will be based on the behaviours outlined within the role profile. The interview process is due to take place week commencing 11 March 2024.

Some roles may also require an assessment and / or fitness test. Further information on this will be provided following the shortlisting process. 

Pre-requisites:

If you are successful through the selection stage of the recruitment process, we will make a conditional offer of appointment and commence pre-requisite checks. These checks can include: 

  • Vetting checks,
  • Reference checks,
  • Medical assessment,
  • Qualification review,
  • Right to Work checks.

A formal offer of appointment and start date will not be agreed until all checks are satisfactorily completed. If you are successful at the selection stage your conditional offer will outline which of these checks are applicable to you. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

The application system only remains active on a single page for a period of 60 minutes.

Please ensure you allow time to complete your application fully as part complete pages do not save.  

If the role has evidence questions you are required to complete in the application form, you may wish to complete these remotely and then paste your answers into the boxes at time of submission. Please note, each evidence criterion is set to a maximum of 2000 characters. 

This opportunity is closed to applications.