VRN Communications and Campaigns Officer

Force Headquarters
Police and Crime Commissioner

£29,793 - £31,725

Suitable for Job Share, Flexi-time, Part Time
Fixed Term
Fixed Term until 31st March 2025
The Violence Reduction Network (VRN) is looking for a talented and experienced Communications and Campaigns Officer to join its central team in its mission to prevent and reduce serious violence across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The VRN is one of 20 Home Office funded Violence Reduction Units (VRU) across England and Wales, tasked with working with a wide range of partners and communities to tackle the causes of serious violence through designing and delivering a range of strategies and interventions. As part of the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC) and governed by the local Strategic Partnership Board, the VRN enjoys a high level of commitment and support from local partners.

The successful candidate will join the VRN’s multi-disciplinary central team, co-located with Leicestershire Police. You will play a vital role in our work to prevent violence through designing and delivering communication strategies which will extend the reach and influence of the Network and help build community involvement and public confidence in the VRN’s work.

As a creative thinker with excellent communication skills, you will be able to identify and pursue multiple ways to effectively engage and inform a wide range of local and national stakeholders including the diverse communities of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Within this role, you will develop the VRN’s communications strategy and plan and coordinate the delivery of this across the central team and wider VRN partnership. This will include responsibility for compiling press releases, newsletters, publicity material and use of a range of social media platforms including the VRN’s website and our resources website, Live Safe. You will advise and support the VRN Director and their team to ensure they embed effective communications across the entire VRN programme.

As partnership is at the heart of the VRN’s work, you will be exceptional at building and sustaining effective working relationship including with the VRN’s campaign lead, other communication teams (including the OPCC’s) and the national VRU communications network.

To be successful in this role, you will need to be highly organised, manage competing priorities and be prepared to play an active and tangible role in the VRN Team's work to prevent violence.

As part of your application, please provide a CV and Personal Suitability Statement of 1000 words, stating how you meet the essential/desirable criteria as listed in the job description and why you want to join our mission to make Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland safer for everyone who lives or works here.

Closing date:  28th June 2022 at 23:55

Please note that you will be asked to share a portfolio of your work at the interview.

This opportunity is closed to applications.