Media Job: Social media officer, Police Scotland

CLOSING DATE: March 16, 2017

Dalmarnock, Glasgow

Band E: £24,690 – £29,115

Ref no: R119/16

POLICE Scotland is the national organisation for policing with a purpose to improve the safety and wellbeing of people, places and communities in Scotland.

The service is the second largest in the UK and covers over 28,000 square miles with a workforce of 23,000 officers and staff.

Effective communication is essential to the organisation and we are currently seeking an experienced and enthusiastic social media officer to join our busy Marketing and Digital Media team.

You will be responsible for managing Police Scotland social networking sites on a daily basis and ensure they are refreshed with up-to-date and relevant content.

You will be responsible for the co-ordination, implementation and maintenance of social media plans both nationally and at a divisional level, and execute the social media strategy for Police Scotland.

You will be qualified to diploma/degree level or equivalent in marketing/communications/PR or relevant experience of working in similar environment.

You will possess good IT and computer skills including Microsoft packages, excellent communication skills, project planning, organisational skills and experience of using social media channels as in a communications role are also essential.

This full-time post is permanent and requires standard recruitment vetting.

The following essential competencies will be used for the selection process:

* Effective communication

* Job knowledge

* Service delivery

* Problem solving

* Team working

* Partnership working

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

* Competitive salary and guaranteed allowances

* Annual salary increments

* Local Government Pension Scheme

* 24 days annual leave and eight public holidays on appointment

* Wide range of family-friendly policies

* Modern, spacious working environments

* Employee Assistance Programme

* Access to range of staff associations

* Scottish Police Recreation Association

* Scottish Police Credit Union

* Cycle 2 Work Scheme

* Childcare vouchers

Please refer to the relevant competencies when completing your application form.

Please be aware that that the interim SPA pay and grading structure may be subject to future change.

Individuals working, or applying for, a flexible working arrangement who wish to apply for this post will have their flexible working arrangement considered in line with current policy, as well as both personal and organisational needs.

Police Scotland is committed to promoting a diverse workforce and to achieving and promoting an organisational culture where staff and officers are treated with dignity, fairness and respect.

To assist us to monitor the effectiveness of our equality and diversity practices, we would encourage you to complete and submit the Equality and Diversity monitoring form, which will be separated from your application form prior to the selection process. The information you provide will be treated as sensitive data under the Data Protection Act 1998.

Applicants must be a British citizen, a member of the EU or other states in the EEA, a Commonwealth citizen or a foreign national free of restrictions. You should also have been resident in the UK for a minimum of three years immediately prior to application.

No CVs please – full application forms must be completed.

For an application pack, visit, or e-mail or call 01355 566350.

Please quote reference number R119/16.

Closing date: Thursday 16 March 2017 by 4.30pm

Interview date: To be advised

Our purpose: To improve the safety and well being of people, places and communities in Scotland

Our focus: Keeping people safe