Communications and Engagement Officer

  • Location
    Dorchester, Dorset
  • Salary
  • Job type
  • Industry
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Marketing & Advertising - Marketing Communications

Communications and Engagement Officer

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Communications and Engagement Officer to join Devon & Cornwall and Dorset Police. This position is to be based out of the Police HQ in Winfrith for a period of 6 months. You will be assisting with the delivery of planned communications activity in support of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

What you will be doing:

  • Contributing to the provision of a timely, compliance and relevant news service to the media, public and colleagues

  • Assisting media conferences and events

  • Day-to-day new monitoring and analysis

  • Using professional knowledge and experience to proactively, confidently and quickly advise and influence colleagues on the best communications approach for planned and reactive issues

  • Producing a range of high quality communication materials


  • Good research, analytical and formal evaluation skills

  • Confident working under pressure

  • Sound problem solving skills

  • Excellent written and formal communication skills

  • Qualified to degree level in corporate communications or journalism - not essential

What we can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work as part of Devon & Cornwall and Dorset Police - and as such have the ability to apply for upcoming permanent positions advertised internally

  • Free parking

  • The ability to apply to for a 'Blue Light' discount card

  • Access to Adecco Boost - including free eye sight tests, discounted vouchers and access to a wellbeing centre

For more information, please contact either Megan or Tricia on 01392260634.

Please note, the successful applicant will be subject to stringent vetting and referencing checks prior to commencing employment.

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To speak to a recruitment expert please contact Megan Wallace