Media and Communications Officer
Job Title: Media and Communications Officer
Salary: £34,448 to £36,864 plus a Location allowance of £1,841 and a non-pensionable allowance of £1,000. You will receive £34,448 the band minimum. Progress to the band maximum of £36,864 will be via incremental progression.
Location: New Scotland Yard
The Communication and Engagement department is the Met’s in-house comms team and is arguably one of the busiest and most exciting in the country.
The department operates around the clock to deliver impactful communications that help to keep people safe, keep over 44,000 police officers and staff informed; and deliver the Met’s vision to make London the safest global city.
We are looking for talented and enthusiastic Media and Communication Officers to join our news, internal and digital teams to help deliver the Met’s most important work to-date. From communications that help to rebuild the public’s trust and confidence, to reducing all types of violent crime, increasing professional standards across our workforce and helping to attract the right people to join us as police constables.
The Met and its people have an abundance of fascinating stories to tell and incredible content to showcase through our established internal, external and digital channels; as well as paid for advertising campaigns and our work with media organisations.
About working within Communications and Engagement department
We are an award-winning team and our staff are enrolled as members of the Government Communication Service and Public Relations & Communicators Association, with access to strong professional development opportunities. You can also look forward to generous benefits, including support for training and development, professional membership, season ticket loan and Civil Service pension.
You will be part of a supportive team working alongside talented and experienced colleagues from across the different teams within the department, including our news, internal, campaigns, digital and stakeholder teams.
We offer a blended working approach, so while you will be based at New Scotland Yard, you will have the opportunity to regularly deploy across London as you create content and facilitate communication activity. There will also be the opportunity to work from home some of the time. A full role profile is available on request.
Please click on the below link to view an online candidate information pack that will you give you an insight into the Met, the competency framework we use which shapes our daily work behaviours, the application process and a host of other information, that will help inform and support your application:
Click the apply now button below and start your career at the Met. Applications will be via a detailed CV, Personal Statement and online application form. Your personal statement should outline why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience demonstrate your suitability for the role. (NB. Please do not attach 2 copies of your CV).
Completed applications must be submitted by 20th December 2023.
Applications will be sifted and interviews carried out on a continual basis up until the closing date in December 2023. Should all current vacancies be filled prior to the closing date, any additional successful candidates will be offered the opportunity to remain on a select list for 12 months.
- At least one years’ relevant work experience in a communications team with a media focus working in or for a large organisation(s) with significant external/internal profile.
- A good understanding of different communication channels including news media and internal communications.
- A good understanding of how to use digital media to communicate effectively, story tell and engage with the public, as well as a workforce and internal audience.
- Strong writing and evaluation skills.
- As part of these roles you will be expected to participate in an out of hours on call rota.
Disability Confident Statement
The Met is committed to being an inclusive employer with a diverse and representative workforce at all levels. We encourage applications from people from the widest possible range of backgrounds, cultures and experiences. We particularly welcome applications from ethnic minority groups and females.
As a Disability Confident employer, the Met has committed to making disability equality part of our everyday practice. We ensure that people with disabilities and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations. If you consider yourself to have access, workplace or reasonable adjustment requirements that need to be accommodated, we ask that you include this information within your application form. All matters will be treated in strict confidence and will not affect any recruitment decisions.
This opportunity is closed to applications.