Communications Officer

  • Location
    Alderley Edge, Cheshire
  • Salary
    £ 23817 - £ 28725 / Year
  • Category
    Marketing & Advertising - Marketing Communications
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Marketing and Advertising
  • External Reference

Adecco Chester are proud to be recruiting on behalf of Cheshire Constabulary for a Communications Officer to join their Marketing and Communications team on a fixed term contract lasting 12 months.

The purpose of the role is to assist the Senior Internal Communications Officer and Senior Campaigns and Marketing Manager to implement and evaluate effective and proactive communication strategies.

Applicants will need to have access to a vehicle, as travel around Cheshire will be essential for this role.

Role Accountabilities:

  • Research, write and evaluate press releases, identifying the best way to distribute, liaising with the media to secure coverage through photo calls, interview opportunities etc.

  • Establish and maintain working relationships with internal customers, the media and partner agencies

  • Utilise a full range of media including print, electronic and face-to-face communication to disseminate key messages, maximising the opportunities to use visual methods to communicate including photographs and video to have the maximum impact.

  • Take responsibility for monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of all forms of internal and external communication identify change and improvement plans as required

  • Participate in the department's response to major or significant incidents.

  • Hold a full UK driving license and have access to a vehicle for business use

Experience & Skills:

  • Relevant professional qualification at equivalent of level 5 in one of following communications fields, journalism, public relations, digital communications, marketing, event management or equivalent relevant experience

  • Some career experience working in an internal communications, PR, marketing or journalist role

Salary is between £23,817 and £28,725 p/a

Monday to Friday office hours, with flexibility to work from home too

Benefits -

  • Flexi-Time scheme and competitive Annual Leave allowance

  • Hybrid working (WFH with some office days in Cheshire Police HQ, Winsford)

  • Free parking

  • Employee welfare package

  • Blue Light Discount

Based in the Force HQ building in Winsford, you will have access to all on-site facilities, including free parking, canteen and sports facilities as well as Employee Support Programmes.

**Offer is subject to passing a thorough Police Vetting background check**

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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To speak to a recruitment expert please contact Francesca Williams