- Pay Rate:
Up to £369.04 per day PAYE depending on experience
- Hours per Week:
36 Monday – Friday, normal working hours
This opening assignment is for 6 months
- Westminster, London,
Interim Communications Manager- Counter Terrorism Policing
Reference no: MPS 000 5DF27 /1
Pay Rate: Up to £369.04 per day PAYE depending on experience
This opening assignment is for 6 months
SC/STRAP vetting required for this role
Candidates with current SC/DV clearances will go through their vetting processes, currently this is taking up to 6 months. If you are already in a contract that potentially is not ending for a few months and this role is of interest, do let us know, we would be happy to discuss further.
The post holder will be responsible for defining and implementing communications strategies for priority programmes and projects that contribute directly to CTP’s mission to protect the public from terrorism. You will work closely with colleagues across the national Counter Terrorism Policing network, as well as with senior police officers and police staff.
The successful candidate will be part of a highly motivated communications team, with the chance to learn from senior officers and police staff and work on one of the most important issues to the public. But you’ll also have the opportunity to draw on your own experience and initiative to plan and deliver communications that support wider organisational and operational objectives.
Whether your focus is internal or external, your primary goal will be to ensure that our key audiences have the information they need, when they need it. Positive advocate for communications as a profession, able to explain how it contributes to CTP’s overall mission. Provide your expertise and support to senior officers and police staff across our national network, and play an active role in building the communications profession within CTP
- Build excellent relationships with senior officers and colleague’s right across the country, as well as with stakeholders from law enforcement partners, government, business and other groups.
- Take responsibility for planning and producing content, and will work collaboratively with others to plan, programme and deliver your work.
- Build and maintain great relationships and use your network to support not only your own projects but CTP’s wider communication strategy.
- May have line management responsibilities, but whether you have direct reports or not, you’ll be constantly on the lookout for opportunities to share best practice, support your colleagues and contribute to wider network initiatives, including on Learning & Development.
A career in Counter Terrorism Policing (CT Policing) is like no other. Every day offers a variety of exciting challenges and exceptional opportunities played out on a regional, national and international stage. Your skills could help protect the UK. With the ongoing terrorist threat, there has never been a more important time to be working alongside some of the best and brightest to help keep people safe. Counter Terrorism Policing is a collaboration of UK police forces working with the UK intelligence community to help protect the public and our national security by preventing, deterring and investigating terrorist activity. We do this by working in local to global partnerships, from policing teams on the beat and on the streets; supported by a national network of specialist officers and staff across the UK, to our investigators and expert advisors in every corner of the world.
Uniquely the police service, and specifically the Counter Terrorism network contributes to all four Pillars of the governments National Counter Terrorism (CONTEST) strategy. The Counter Terrorism Policing headquarters, on behalf of government and the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), ensures that the CT network has the funding, capabilities and resources it needs to deliver CONTEST effectively and to keep people safe from terrorism. It does this through the provision of corporate services, as well as national operational tasking and coordination. It houses a number of unique national CT capabilities that support the entire network, as well as overseeing delivery of CT policing across the regions to ensure that it operates in a way that is both effective and efficient. Crucially CTPHQ represents CT policing’s interest within government and with wider stakeholders, ensuring that the policing contribution to CONTEST is both understood and appreciated. Hosted by the Metropolitan Police, Counter Terrorism Policing oversees the UK’s National Counter Terrorism Policing Network.
“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:
***Qualification details and any other experience/skills relevant to the job role to help support your application (and help us to help you!) – please give full details within your CV document.
- Proven experience (4+ years) leading large scale communications projects, with track record of translating business challenges into successful communication strategies, plans and campaigns.
- Ability to use insight and research to plan and refine communications activity to reach and engage target audiences.
- Strong understanding of a range of communications disciplines and channels, using knowledge to plan and adapt chosen approach.
- Experience of forward planning and managing day-to-day communications and engagement activity, coordinated as part of wider organisational activity.
- Strong track record of delivery, including taking responsibility for commissioning and producing high quality content and other deliverables.
- Innovative and creative mind-set, bringing new ideas to solve tough challenges.
- Evidence of best practice in tracking and measuring the impact of communications and its contribution to wider organisational objectives.
- Ability to form effective working relationships across a full range of internal and external stakeholders, including with seniors.
- Confidence and credibility in a range of scenarios, including delivering impactful and engaging presentations and communications advice on your projects.
- Actively seek out best practice and new ideas, collecting and sharing insights about what performs best to help shape the future agenda for CTP communications.
- Experience and/or interest in crisis communications skills with the capacity to contribute to under pressure.
Experience/Qualifications – Desirable
- Expert understanding of digital communications.
- Professional interest in the application of behavioural science to communications.
- Proficiency in using analytical tools and data to improve communications outcomes.
- Provides leadership and support to direct reports, putting in support strategies where required.
- Keenly attuned to the welfare and wellbeing of colleagues.
- Sets a great personal example, role modelling ethics and values, and demonstrates self-motivation, energy, creativity and a commitment to high-quality communication.
- Excellent planning skills, and ability to quickly respond to changing priorities.
- Conveys positivity and enthusiasm in meeting the challenges of difficult or complex changes and tasks, encouraging and supporting others to do the same.
- Strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise and deliver on competing demands.
- Ability to work flexibly in managing a range of activities and able to work independently and as part of a team.
- Able to work with external suppliers and manage budgets, timelines and high quality delivery.
- Maintain a supportive network, both to support day to day work, but also to help deliver a coordinated and effective response during critical incidents
- Willing to participate in an out-hour-hours rota and be prepared to work flexibly out of normal office hours if circumstances require it.
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- Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
- Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
- SC/STRAP vetting required for this role
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- Any local authority/public sector experience
- Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.
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