PS/739/BCH - (B) PO2 (C) SO2 (H) A5 - Senior Communications Officer - BCH Communications Team


Posted on 22nd Jul 2021
Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire Eastern

PS/739/BCH - (B) PO2 (C) SO2 (H) A5 - Senior Communications Officer - BCH Communications Team

The BCH alliance is committed to using professionals in communications to support the forces’ collaborated departments and activities. In a time of great change, communication is of the utmost importance in ensuring the whole workforce are well informed and have the right information to be as effective as possible. 

The BCH Communications team was set up in 2019 to provide communications support to the collaborated units across BCH strategic alliance –including JPS, HR, ICT, Information Management and many other tri-force projects, as well as co-ordinating communication responses on issues that affect the three forces. 

Following a post-implementation review, this small professional team is recruiting for a new member of staff. It’s an exciting opportunity and the right candidate will be ambitious about the contribution they can make to communication both internally and externally. 

The Senior Communications Officer post requires a high degree of experience and self-motivation and holders of this post are expected to be advising senior managers on media, PR and internal communication issues.  

To join our team, you’ll need to demonstrate an understanding of police activity and have knowledge or experience of public relations/journalism and/or internal communication. 

Finally, you should have excellent communication and computer skills. 

For further information contact Vanessa Lynch, BCH Communications Manager on vanessa.lynch@herts.police.uk 

All internal applicants must have successfully completed their probationary period in order to apply for this role. 

Internal applicants within Bedfordshire Police, Cambridgeshire Constabulary or Hertfordshire Constabulary (BCH), should upload either a CV or a completed ‘Staff internal role summary’ form, which can be found in the vacancy documents below. Please note you will be required to provide a statement no more than 500 words against the minimum entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile. 

External applicants should ensure that your current CV is uploaded and provide a statement no more than 500 words against the minimum entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile. To ensure the recruitment process is fair and equal, please do not include personal details on your CV other than your name.

This vacancy is live to those at risk of redundancy and will remain open to redeployees until the conditional offer stage throughout the recruitment process. Any redeployee that wishes to apply should apply through the redeployment portal and provide a statement no more than 500 words against the minimum entry requirements as stipulated in the role profile. Redeployees will take priority over other applicants at any point during the recruitment process up until a start date is agreed. Redeployee’s should notify the BCH Careers team and their HR Advisor of their application. All applicants will be notified if this occurs. 

This force is a Disability Confident employer. Should you require any reasonable adjustments for your application process that you have not made explicit in the application, please contact the HR Service Centre on 01438 75 7777 (or the above email address) or the manager contact for this role directly. We also offer the guaranteed interview scheme; this means that all candidates with a disability covered by the Equality Act 2010, who meet the minimum entry requirements for the role, will be invited to attend an interview. 

All applications must be submitted through our online recruitment website by clicking the apply button below. 

It is recommended that you download and store a copy of the role profile as this will no longer be available once the advert has closed.

Everyone at BCH (Beds, Cambs & Herts Police) take personal responsibility to help create an inclusive workplace, where police officers and staff respect one another, feel valued for their differences and can be themselves. We are committed to providing reasonable adjustments, wherever needed so everyone feels welcome and can flourish.

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