Communications officer (five posts) – Police Scotland

CLOSING DATE: April 10, 2014

Communications officer (five posts)

Various locations – Inverness / Aberdeen / Dundee / Edinburgh

Band E: £24,201- £28,539

Ref No: R73/13

THE post holder will provide a professional and effective frontline communications response, proactively and reactively, in support of the aims of corporate communications and service priorities. You will serve as the first point of contact for the media on local policing issues and help to deliver communications products in support of the policing purpose of Keeping People Safe.

The post holder will be required to participate in an on-call rota. This is a permanent post.

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

* Effective communication

* Job knowledge

* Service delivery

* Problem solving

* Team working

* Partnership working

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. In certain circumstances, it is possible for the minimum residency period for vetting to be waived. This can only be done where it is possible to make, or confirm, in the relevant jurisdictions with local Law Enforcement and National Security bodies, which are equivalent, and of a similar standard, to enquiries, which would be made in the UK, on both the applicant and all family members and associates. In cases where it is not possible to makes the equivalent checks, the residency criterion will be stringently enforced.

No CVs please – full application forms must be completed.

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Closing date: Thursday 10 April 2014 by 4.30pm

Interview date: To be advised