Press Officer

in Kent, South East England

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Kent Police’s press office, working in a key team at the heart of some of the most sensitive, serious, and complex issues affecting the people and communities of Kent.

As a press officer, you will be working with officers and staff from across the force to help prevent and detect crime and disorder. This is a vital role in a vibrant, innovative, and busy department and you will be responsible for ensuring that accurate, appropriate and timely information is provided to the public about the force.

The role will require you to develop and maintain professional relationships with officers, staff, and journalists from local, regional, and national media organizations, while responding appropriately to requests for information, promoting the good work of Kent Police, and finding agenda-setting news. Successful candidates will also provide support to the force’s digital engagement and social media team as well as the wider Corporate Communications department.

The team works flexibly with some home working available.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must; a good understanding of policing locally and national is desirable.

This opportunity would suit a highly motivated and dynamic individual who can demonstrate consistently strong decision-making, integrity, and professionalism. You should be comfortable providing media advice to officers and staff of all ranks on complex and serious issues and dealing with journalists in what can be a highly pressurized environment.

Please provide evidence of the following in your application:

  • Background in an operational press office environment or qualification in journalism / public relations,
  • Excellent written communication skills,
  • Decision-making,
  • Leading change,
  • Risk management,
  • Information gathering and analysis.

Other Details

  1. Salary £33,939 - £38,775 per annum
  2. Job Type Full Time
  3. Map Location Thames Way, Northfleet, Gravesend Kent DA11 8BD
  4. Category Media, Communication & Writing
  5. Posted 1 month ago