APCC Communications Officer

Closing Date: 18/03/2018

Job Title: Communications Officer (Ref. Comms Officer 01/18)

Reports to: Communications Manager

Salary: £35,000 – £38,000 (depending on experience) + £2,000 On-call allowance.

Location: Westminster

Contract Type: Permanent, full time

Working hours: office based from 9.00am – 5.30pm Monday to Friday, out of hours as required

Police and Crime Commissioners provide national leadership and influence change in the policing and criminal justice landscape. With the introduction of a new approach to policy development, the opportunities for Police and Crime Commissioners to deliver their planned policy messages at a national level has never been better.

We are looking for a Communications Officer who can design, develop and drive a carefully thought out approach to our planned external communications programme – enabling our members to convey their national policy priorities to communities, other policing and criminal justice stakeholders and the government.

As a new role, the main focus will be to plan, develop and deliver proactive communications on behalf of the Association. You will be working closely with Police and Crime Commissioners and a small policy team to shape policy content, construct messages and use communications tactics to deliver our members’ messages in a coordinated and planned manner. You will also work closely with and support our existing Communications Manager to ensure the proactive and reactive communications work seamlessly together as well as providing resilience to each other’s roles.

To thrive in this role, you will be a proactive team-player, with outstanding communication skills. In order to deliver in this role, you will seek innovative and creative ways to communicate with our communities and stakeholders combining traditional media with other channels (including digital) to secure the greatest connection. Coming from a communications background, you will ideally have worked in the policing, criminal justice or government sectors and have experience of working with senior elected officials. You will need to have a ‘can-do’ attitude, be hands-on, able to work highly effectively in a small team and multi-task. This is a challenging yet potentially career defining role for the right person.


The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate eligibility to work in the EU as well as be security vetted.

How to apply – Please email your CV and brief cover letter to Dawn Osborne at recruitment@apccs.police.uk  quoting reference (Ref. Comms Officer 01/18)

Key dates:

  • Applications close midnight on 18th March.
  • First round interviews are scheduled to be held on 28th March in Central London.
  • If you would like to speak to someone concerning the role, please contact Dawn Osborne on 0207 222 4296.
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