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Website Greater Manchester Police

Head of Corporate Communications, Greater Manchester Police
Location: Force Headquarters – Central Park Complex
Salary: £78,387
Closing date: 18 April 2021

Keeping people safe is the primary aim of Greater Manchester Police. Policing is now more complex than ever before. We face new threats to public safety posed by issues such as online crime, terrorism, complex safeguarding and domestic abuse.

We are proud to serve the communities of Greater Manchester and we aspire to be the best in everything we do. By working together with local people and partner agencies, we want to build the safest communities in Britain.

How we communicate with our people, partners and communities is fundamental to excellent service delivery. It is fundamental to ensure high levels of public confidence and that victims of crime receive the service that they are entitled to.

To meet the challenges of today and tomorrow, we are seeking a highly motivated, resourceful and experienced Corporate Communications professional to lead and develop our in-house Corporate Communications team.

The Role

Reporting directly to the Deputy Chief Constable, you will provide strategic leadership for the Corporate Communications department in one of the UK’s largest Police Forces. As a member of the Force’s Senior Leadership Team, you will identify key communications priorities, provide professional and timely challenge to the status quo and support the development of the Force’s Corporate Communications strategy.

Leading a team of dedicated communications specialists, whilst using your expertise in strategic corporate communications, you will plan, manage, deliver, evaluate and continually develop the Force’s reactive and proactive media delivery through owned and non-owned channels. You will ensure high quality delivery, content and impact to support community relations and contribute to building and sustaining public confidence.

You will use your skills as a professional communicator to ensure effective internal communications to inform, connect and empower our workforce and to influence positive change.

Recruitment team contact: gmprecruitment@gmp.police.uk

More info

Please refer to the attached Job Description for further details regarding the skills required to do this role. The Job Description has been signposted to indicate at which stage of the process each criteria will be tested.

Due to the Equality Act (2010) the criteria surrounding sickness absence will not be checked until the conditional offer stage of the recruitment process, this is after the interview stage of the full recruitment process. With this in mind all candidates need to ensure that they have a good attendance record for the last 2 years for Staff and officers and for 12 months for apprentices.

The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against a disabled person in all areas of employment, including recruitment. The Police Service welcomes people with disabilities and will do its best to make reasonable adjustments to the working arrangements and/ or the working environment providing it is possible to do so.

If you have a disability and you require support with your application, please let us know so we can consider and support you with any reasonable adjustments you may require. If you need any support completing this application please contact gmprecruitment@gmp.police.uk and the recruitment team will be happy to assist .

Should you require reasonable adjustments during the recruitment process, please let us know during the selection process.

Please note that you will be required to provide an educational psychologist report in support of any adjustments.

Please note, all of our communication will be sent to you via the e-mail address you provide on your application form, therefore please ensure noreply@gmp-recruitment.co.uk is in your mail safe senders / safe recipients list to prevent our e-mails going into your junk mail.

Greater Manchester Police have been informed of potential personal tax implications for members of the 1987 Police Pension Scheme, who retire and take a pension between the ages of 50 and 54 inclusive and then take up employment as a Police Staff member. Members of the police pension scheme whose age is between 50 and 54 who are re-employed as a Police Staff member have to meet certain conditions to keep their PPA and to protect against personal tax liability charges on any payments paid before the age of 55. One of those conditions is that a break of at least 1 month is required where the re-employment is ‘materially different’. However, if the role is not deemed to be ‘materially different’ then a 6 month break is required.

Apprentices; you must be in the last 6 months of your apprenticeship to be eligible to apply for this role.

Policing values are enshrined in the Code of Ethics, a copy of which can be found at: https://www.college.police.uk/What-we-do/Ethics/Ethics-home/Documents/Code_of_Ethics.pdf

Every person serving with the police service needs to adhere to these standards of professional behaviour. As an applicant to Greater Manchester Police, we expect that you will hold views and attitudes in line with the Code; that if you are successful in your application you will uphold the Code of Ethics by displaying the behaviours that the Code sets out; and that you will report any conduct of others that falls short of those standards. Any failure or apparent failure to uphold the Code of Ethics will be taken seriously. It will be looked into and in cases involving serious and/or repeated failings, criminal and/or misconduct proceedings may follow. With that in mind, you are reminded that you must not share any information relating to the recruitment and assessment process. Sharing of such information could result in criminal and/or misconduct proceedings.

More info

Job Description and Person Profile
Code of ethics

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