Opportunities

There are a number of opportunities for you to get involved and help support the Commissioner in achieving his Police and Crime Plan priorities. 

There are volunteering roles with both the Police and Crime Commissioner's Office and Wiltshire Police.  You can also volunteer in your local community and help to keep it safe.

Job Opportunities within the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

Interim Head of Communications and Engagement

Salary Range: Fixed Term Contract up to 6 months or secondment; from £40,959k pro rata

Hours: 37 per week

Location: Flexible working - Devizes HQ and home working

Vacancy Description

This is your opportunity to help shape a new communications function in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.  You will be working for the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC), Devizes in Wiltshire.  The OPCC is responsible for supporting the PCC to draw up and carry out a Police and Crime Plan, which reflects local and national policing priorities, to reduce crime and ensure an effective and efficient policing service in Wiltshire.

Following a decision to separate out OPCC and policing communications arrangements in Wiltshire, this is a new role designed to:

  • provide the OPCC with a dedicated in-house resource to maintain and develop the presence and reputation of the OPCC in Wiltshire, in the run-up to local PCC elections in May and during the post-election period; and
  • work with the senior team to help build a small, multi-disciplinary team capable of supporting the future needs of the OPCC team

Secondments from other organisations will be considered. This role may become permanent via a future recruitment process.

Key Requirements of the role

The successful candidate will need to provide evidence of strategic thinking and delivery, creativity and sound judgement in a communications setting, and have experience:

  • as a successful press officer in a local authority, policing or public sector environment,
  • devising and delivering a compelling narrative and campaigns across multiple channels including social, that engage audiences and build trust and confidence, ideally in policing
  • in demonstrating positive impact and accuracy of messages received by the public
  • of working within a team setting, either as a team leader or line manager
  • of successful partnership working including drawing on the expertise of colleagues.

If you are interested in this role please submit a CV and covering letter to PoliceandCrimeCommissioner@wiltshire.police.uk or call to discuss this opportunity on 01380 861861.

Shortlisting will be on 8 March and online interviews will be held during the following week with a view to an immediate start.

Please note amended dates below.  

Closing date: 12 March 2021

Shortlisting: 15 March 2021

Interviews: Week commencing 22 March 2021

The post is politically restricted post under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989

Interim Head of Comms Recruitment Pack.pdf

Interim Head of Comms Role Profile and Person Specification.pdf

Help keep your community safe

There are a number of community organisations that you can get involved in to help keep your community safe:

Community Speed Watch

Neighbourhood Watch

Farm Watch and Horse Watch

Lorry Watch

Volunteering opportunities with the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner

Independent Custody Visitors

Restorative Together

There are currently no vacancies within Restorative Together at the present time.  However if you would like to register an interest in becoming a Volunteer Restorative Justice Facilitator please email:
 

Volunteering Opportunities with Wiltshire Police

Wiltshire Special Constabulary website

Police Cadets

Volunteering Vacancies

Independent Advisory Groups

Our seven geographically based Independent Advisory Groups (IAGs) and Diverse Communities IAG, are made up of regular members of the public who meet to advise and offer ideas to police forces on the wide range of activities relating to policing.

See our IAG page for more

Our Diverse Communities Independent Advisory Group offers an independent voice on policing issues in the county specifically from people from ethnic minority backgrounds who live or work in the county.

See our Diverse Communities IAG page for more