Senior communications officer (corporate) (two posts) – Police Scotland

CLOSING DATE: April 8, 2014

Senior communications officer (corporate) (two posts)

Randolphfield, Stirling

Band F: £28,539 – £32,577

Ref No: R69/13

The post holder will manage corporate media queries relating to Police Scotland as an organisation, working with the Senior Command Team and Divisional Commanders as required, and liaising with other partners as required. They will also be responsible for the setting and delivery of an integrated proactive communications strategy for the national policing portfolios, working with the relevant senior officers and staff to deliver a strategy that supports the policing purpose of Keeping People Safe. You will also lead on the delivery of communications toolkits to support local policing priorities where required. You 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.

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 R69/13

Closing date: Tuesday 8 April 2014 by 4.30 pm

Interview date: To be advised