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£31,095 to £32,907 Per year Appointments will normally be based at the bottom point of the salary scale
06 June 2019 16:28:00
Closing Date:
20 June 2019 17:00:00

Applications are invited for the post of Communications Officer

Based at Penrith, H.Q.

37 hours per week

Temporary  from 1st August 2019 to 1st November 2020

This is an exciting opportunity for enthusiastic communications professional, or trainee, to join our busy, award-winning Marketing and Communications team at the forefront of public safety.

This is an essential, fast paced, high-profile role, providing specialist communications expertise to support the Constabulary's policing priorities.  You will be raising awareness and understanding of the excellent work the Constabulary does to save lives and tackle and prevent crime, whilst maintaining and improving the levels of public confidence. You will also be producing communications campaigns in response to local community issues, using a range of communications channels.

Consideration may be given to candidates who meet some, but not all, of the essential criteria to join the team as a Trainee Communications Officer, with a development / training plan.

Keywords: Marketing, Communications, Internal communications, Public Relations, PR, Media, Digital, Social Media.

Please refer to the attached Job Profile and Person Specification for further details of the role and the essential criteria.

Please note this process will use the Competency and Values Framework for policing (CVF) Personal Qualities.  Please refer to the attached Framework for further details.

Cumbria Constabulary continues to keep Cumbria safe by our staff and officers providing excellent services in partnership with other agencies. Staff jobs are evaluated through the HAY scheme and whilst pay is a strong factor in any recruitment; we can offer the total package, which includes the strong reputational and cultural image of the Constabulary, career progression opportunities including training and development and a wide range of benefits, for further details please click on the following link:

We are already a high performing force, with our staff delivering excellent service on a daily basis. We have outstanding people who work tirelessly to serve our communities. The Code of Ethics sets out the principles and standards of behaviour we expect to see and applies to every individual who works in policing, whether a warranted officer, member of police staff, volunteer or someone contracted to work in a police force, for further details please click on the following link:

We are committed to the development and promotion of equal opportunities for all.  Due to their under representation, applications are particularly welcomed from eligible minority group candidates.

The closing date for this post is 5pm, Thursday 20th June 2019.

* Appointment to all posts is subject to vetting checks some of which may be enhanced

Application forms can be completed online and emailed to  or alternatively returned by post to the following address: Employee Services Department, Cumbria Constabulary Police Headquarters, Carleton Hall, Penrith, Cumbria, CA10 2AU.

To apply for this vacancy please refer to the attached application form and application form guidance

Please note:- If we have not responded to your application form within 3 weeks of the closing date, please assume that, on this occasion, your application was not successful at the short listing stage.

Appointments will normally be based at the bottom point of the salary scale.

Job Reference
Communications Officer

How to apply

You can apply for this job online, just fill out the online form.