News Officer – Media & Communications

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News Officer – Media & Communications
Contract / Temporary

Merseyside BL TCL 359593

Posted: 11th August 2023 10:57
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  • Pay Rate:

    £18.02 per hour PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36.5 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 5 months

  • Liverpool,

    L3 3AN

What's involved with this role:

Temporary News Officer – Media & Communications

Reference no:  Merseyside BL TCL 359593

Pay Rate: £18.02 per hour PAYE 

36.5 hours Monday – Friday, normal working hours

This opening assignment is for 5 months

City: Liverpool

Office based

NB: Police Vacancy - only for candidates with a minimum of 5 years continuous UK address history. Please note that this vacancy is subject to a strict security vetting procedure.

The News Officer will to help increase public confidence in the Force, reduce the fear of crime, help the Force to deliver its strategy & objectives and to help the community understand exactly what it is that the Force does.

Key responsibilities:

  • Respond appropriately to breaking events, being flexible and accessible for this purpose.
  • Liaise with and manage media groups & individuals during such events.
  • Develop & implement communication plans for large-scale events.
  • Search out, support & promote news-worthy items for wider consumption to grow the brand.
  • Coordinate, manage & monitor stakeholders both within and without the organisation, anticipating & planning for their responses to developments.


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If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

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Skills & Experience:

  1. Minimum of 12 months recent experience in a similar role, or context and ideally within a public sector organisation.
  2. Resilient, constructive and diplomatic at all times.
  3. Ability to work in a fast-paced high-stakes working environment.
  4. Fully computer-literate with first-rate communication skills across all media platforms.
  5. Able to travel freely across a wide physical range at a moment's notice.
  6. Experienced in a news & media role involving management of perceptions & interpretations.
  7. Discreet, cognisant of / adherent to all relevant legislation, policies & procedures.
  8. Strong IT skills including Microsoft packages or equivalent (e.g. G Suite).



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News Officer – Media & Communications
Client Category: Police Force

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