Working in the Office of the Sussex Police & Crime Commissioner

The Police & Crime Commissioner (PCC) is supported by a dedicated team of experienced officers whose role it is to support the Police & Crime Commissioner in delivering her policy priorities. Read about the OSPCC team

The OSPCC follows the same employment procedures as Sussex Police.

Communications Officer (salary range £28,725 - £31,725)

Shape public confidence in policing in Sussex

Communications Officer needed to support high profile Police and Crime Commissioner

Lewes, East Sussex

Flexible office/home working (and some post-Covid county-wide travel).

Join our small but  highly regarded communications team in the historic county town of Lewes, East Sussex on the banks of the River Ouse.

You will promote the unique role and responsibilities of the elected Sussex Police and Crime Commissioner, (PCC) Katy Bourne OBE. You will be encouraging the public to share their concerns and ideas about policing and community safety.

You will  enhance the reputation of the PCC and her office and help shape  public confidence. You will offer the PCC and her team effective media relations and communications advice  at a local and national level and help to devise and run campaigns with colleagues.

This is a role suitable for highly motivated and ambitious communicators with proven writing and digital media skills. No two days are the same as you identify proactive media opportunities as well as reputational challenges.

You will accompany and photograph the PCC as she meets the public and partners and victims of crime and when she is alongside police operations. Travel across the county will be necessary on occasion so there will be an expectation for the successful candidate to be able to drive.

You will develop a close relationship with communications colleagues in Sussex Police and be the first port of call for local and national journalists wanting views from the PCC.

We are looking for a candidate who is  hungry to demonstrate their potential and capable of maintaining our momentum.

We pride ourselves on developing and supporting our colleagues’ talent and creativity and for fostering a great team spirit.

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Salary range: Salary range £28,725-£31,725 with Local Authority Pension Scheme membership.

Closing date: 11:59pm, 3rd October 2021

To apply for the role please visit the Sussex Police jobs portal (opens in a new tab) and complete your application with close reference to the essential and desirable criteria in the Job Description Questionnaire (JDQ).

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