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Communications and Engagement Officer

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner is recruiting a Communications and Engagement Officer.

The Communications and Engagement team of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Dorset are looking for an individual with communications and multimedia skills to support in creating media and public interest in the work of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner.

The candidate will work to promote the OPCC’s key messages through the creation of news content, press releases, videos, pictures and social media.

To assist in the delivery of planned communications activity, alongside contribution to a fast-time media relations service and the OPCC’s community engagement and consultation strategy.

Communications strategies are developed and delivered across multiple channels – including traditional media, online and social media, and internally – ensuring all our stakeholders receive the information they need, by the most appropriate method, to deliver the strategic objectives of awareness, understanding, engagement or behavioural change depending on the needs of an issue.

Activity should achieve clear outcomes, such as increasing public confidence and understanding of priority projects. Engagement will be based on a good understanding of communities, to ensure that the views of Dorset’s people and communities are represented in setting local policing priorities and in developing policing services.

Contribute to the provision of a proactive, intelligence-driven and outcome-focused strategic communications service for planned campaigns and issues.

Contribute to the provision of a timely, compliant and relevant news service to the media, public and colleagues, including assisting media conferences or events and chaperoning representatives on attachments.

For further information and to apply - please go online Communications and Engagement Officer - Devon & Cornwall Police and Dorset Police (

Please note the interview will also include a practical assessment.

16/02/22 12:00

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