ZP117 VRU Marketing and Communications Officer **External**

£42,789 - £45,909 per annum

VRU Marketing and Communications Officer
Violence Reduction Unit, Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC)
Morley, Leeds
Fixed term until 31 March 2021
1 full time post

West Yorkshire Police are looking to recruit a Violence Reduction Unit Marketing and Communications Officer to join the Violence Reduction Unit.

The post-holder will work closely with the VRU Director, Head of VRU Delivery, Community Lead and OPCC Communications and Engagement teams, to support the work of the VRU by communicating its work to internal and external audiences both digitally and using more traditional methods. They will work with communication leads from all VRU partners to ensure all communications are joined up, raising awareness of the outcomes and activity of the VRU, providing individuals, groups and communities with a real opportunity to engage in a proactive and positive way.

The successful applicant must have a degree or equivalent related qualification, extensive knowledge or experience of local and national media, developing and implementing communications strategies, working in a management capacity, and the ability to provide advice under competing demands.

Knowledge and experience of trade media, policing, public health, criminal justice and community safety would be advantageous.

The successful candidate will be based in Morley, but must have the ability to travel around the Force and work flexibly as required.

For a full description of the role and the required skills and experience, please view the Role Profile.

This post is suitable for job share. The application process will close at 23:55 hours on 21st September 2020.

Applicants should be aware that it is not always possible to carry out adequate vetting checks on persons who have not been resident within the UK for the last three years. Therefore, where this applies, applicants may be refused on the grounds that it was not possible to vet them to the appropriate standard.

West Yorkshire Police is committed to improving the diversity of its workforce to better reflect the diverse 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.

For a detailed description of the Competency and Values levels required please refer to the http://www.college.police.uk/What-we-do/Development/competency-and-values-framework/Documents/Competency-and-Values-Framework-for-Policing_4.11.16.pdf (this link may be copied and pasted into your browser). This document will assist you in completing the Evidence of Achievement section of the application form.

Please note: The Evidence of Achievement section will not be visible until the employment section has been completed.
No Shift Allowance

This opportunity is closed to applications.