Social media officer – Police Scotland

CLOSING DATE: April 22, 2014

Social Media Officer

Location: Pitt Street, Glasgow

Band E: £24,201- 28,539

Ref No: R5/14

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 part of the communications mix are also essential.

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

Full details regarding this vacancy can be found in the role profile.

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.

For an application pack visit, e-mail or call 01355 566350. Please quote reference number R5/14

Closing date: Tuesday 22 April 2014 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


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