Media Job: Communications officer (two days, pro rata)

CLOSING DATE: January 6, 2017

THE Police Investigations and Review Commissioner is currently seeking to recruit an experienced communications officer to join the team, providing media and corporate communications support to the commissioner and her staff.

This is a 12-month appointment, working two days a week (Thursday and Friday).

Reporting to the head of Communications, the communications officer will assist in the planning and delivery of the communications strategy, both internally and externally.

You must be able to research information, write concise statements and news releases within tight deadlines, and have proven hands-on experience in handling media enquiries in relation to high profile and sensitive matters.

The successful candidate must have excellent IT skills and will be involved in driving forward the use of digital media to increase the understanding of the commissioner’s role amongst the public and key stakeholder groups.

There may be occasions where you will be required to contribute to the provision of a 24-hour, on-call facility and be prepared to work unsocial and extended hours where required.

A remuneration allowance is payable for this work.

The position is based in Hamilton and the successful candidate must undergo vetting and security clearance to Security Check (SC) level prior to appointment.

Information pack /application form available from

No C.V.s will be considered for this post.

The closing date for applications is 6th January 2017 at 4 pm.

Shortlisting will take place w/c 9th January 2017 with interview and a written exercise taking place on Wednesday 18 January 2016.

If applicants have not been contacted by 5pm on 11 January 2017, you should assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

If you wish further information on this position please contact Michael Tait, head of Communications on 01698 542920 or email: