Media Job: Head of communications, PIRC

CLOSING DATE: March 26, 2015

THE Police Investigations & Review Commissioner (PIRC) is currently recruiting for an experienced communications manager to join her team in Hamilton.

As head of Communications, you will lead and deliver all aspects of our external communications and will be the first point of contact for media enquiries.

You will also be responsible for the development and delivery of the organisation’s corporate internal communications programme and stakeholder engagement activities.

The successful candidate will be expected to positively manage PIRC‘s reputation with media and stakeholders and ensure that key messages are effectively and consistently delivered.

This is a high-profile and demanding role; as such, the successful candidate will be expected to manage their priorities with often multiple and conflicting demands on your time. It is an exciting time in our development as an organisation, adapting whilst contributing to the new justice landscape in Scotland.

Experience of media relations within the criminal justice system in Scotland would be advantageous.

Information packs and application form available from PIRC website:

The deadline for receipt of applications is 16.00 hrs on 26th March Interviews and assessment centre will take place on 28th April.

How to apply

Complete and return the application form available from or request a copy by email, phone 0808 178 5577 / 01698 542900 or in writing to: Director of Corporate Services, PIRC, Hamilton House, Hamilton Business Park, Caird Park, Hamilton ML3 0QA.

The PIRC is committed to equal opportunities and to encouraging a diverse range of staff appointees.


Contact: Director of Corporate Services
Phone: 01698542900