Support Officer (Corporate Communications) x 2

Cleveland Police is looking for two dedicated and motivated professionals to join the Force’s Corporate Communications Team in the press office. The successful candidates will help deliver innovative and exciting internal and external communications products, work closely with the media and support the Force’s wider engagement goals, particularly through social media.

The two roles are full time (37 hours per week with flexible working) and will be based at Force Headquarters which is at the Community Safety Hub, Middlesbrough.

Principal Duties and responsibilities

Support the social media needs of Cleveland Police by engaging with the public through the use of social media.
Deal with media enquiries, identifying and providing responses to complex/ sensitive issues.

Research and analyse information, writing news releases and briefing material to promote a positive impression of the Force.

Provide advice and guidance to officers and Police Staff on media issues in order to maximise media opportunities and provide appropriate responses.

Monitor media coverage, identify issues of relevance and prepare reports to keep the Executive Team and the Force informed of publicity, public concerns and items of local and national interest.
Assist Corporate Communications Officers as required, representing the Force at major campaigns, events and news conferences.

Assist Internal Communications Officers as required, through messages to all, newsletters, the Force Intranet and other mechanisms.

Provide the Head of Corporate Communications with administrative support.

Cleveland Police is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the communities we serve. We welcome applications from all minority groups and individuals who identify with one or more of the protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010. All appointments will be made on merit.

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Contract Hours: 37 Hours per week
Closing Date: 29/01/2019
Salary: £18,123 - £21,837
Contract Type: Permanent Role
Location Based: Community Safety Hub
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