Senior communications officer (three posts) – Police Scotland

CLOSING DATE: April 10, 2014

Senior communications officer (three posts)

Location – Local Policing – Aberdeen / Edinburgh / Glasgow

Band F: £28,539 – £32,577

Ref No: R71/13

The post holder will be responsible for providing professional and effective communications management in support of the aims of local policing, both proactively and reactively. You will be the senior person in the team with responsibility for developing communications responses and products for delivery, liaising as necessary with Divisional Commanders and deputising in the absence of the local policing communications manager. They will also lead on the delivery of communications toolkits to support local policing priorities where required. They will support Police Scotland Corporate Communications in major event and incident response and contribute to an out of hours media on call rota.

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

* Leadership

* Management ability

* Problem solving

* Effective communication

* Job knowledge

* Service delivery

* 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.

The Scottish Police Authority and Police Scotland are 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.

For an application pack visit, e-mail or call 01355 566350. Please quote reference number R71/13.

Closing date: Thursday 10 April 2014 by 4.30 pm

Interview date: To be advised