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Apprentice Public Relations and Communications Assistant PFCC (Kelvedon Park)
Location of Role: Kelvedon
Advert Closing Date: 09/09/2021
Salary Range: £19,000.00 to £20,000.00 (pro-rata for part-time vacancies)
Part/Full Time: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Working Pattern: Mon-Fri
Weekend/Evening Working: No
The Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner for Essex is seeking an exceptional candidate for the exciting and unique opportunity of Apprentice Public Relations and Communications Assistant.
This is an 18 month fixed term apprenticeship opportunity with a starting salary of £19,000 and the potential to increase to a maximum of £20,000 after 12 months, should satisfactory performance be demonstrated. You will be based at the Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s Office at Kelvedon Park working as part of a fast paced and dynamic environment.
This role will provide crucial support to the wider Communications and Engagement Team, particularly in the areas of administration and social media. You will need to work towards achieving a Level 4 Apprenticeship in PR and Communications and will be supported by time out of the workplace to achieve this.
It is essential that you hold GCSE grade C / 4-9 in Maths and English or the equivalent, such as Key Skills or Functional Skills, and 3 A-Levels or equivalent.
You must also demonstrate in your application the following:
- Your understanding and any relevant experience of managing confidential data.
- The ability to work under pressure, managing multiple tasks at the same time and managing your time effectively.
- The ability to work and communicate effectively as part of a team.
For further information about this opportunity please contact Darren.Horsman@essex.police.uk
Your application is shortlisted on the content provided within the ‘reason for application’ section, which is limited to 9000 characters. Within your answer please refer to the criteria stated in this job advert and include any experience, skills and abilities you feel you have that will make you suitable for the role. Please ensure you provide as much detail as possible as insufficient information may mean that you do not meet the shortlisting criteria.
All of our posts require a level of vetting and security clearance. During the recruitment process you will be sent on-line vetting information forms to complete.
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Kent Police and Essex Police welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender, sex (or gender), employment status.
If you have a disability or health condition that requires adjustments during any element of the selection process please provide us with details of the adjustment you would require at the earliest opportunity. Where appropriate we will make adjustments to the selection process, working arrangements and/or the working environment provided it is reasonable in all the circumstances so to do.
This post is open to British citizens, nationals of the EEA or commonwealth citizens who have no time limit on their stay in the UK, and who have lived in the UK continuously for the past three years. Essex Police and Kent Police are an equal opportunities employer. Communications may be recorded for monitoring purposes.
To find out more and / or submit an application please visit the Essex Police Recruitment Page
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The Essex Police, Fire and Crime Commissioner’s Independent Custody Visitors are a panel of volunteers who make unannounced visits to police custody suites across Essex. Visits take place in pairs at various times of the day and night and each ICV carries out approximately 3 visits per month. They report on the treatment of detainees and conditions within the custody suite, helping to ensure that police and the public have the highest confidence in the safety and welfare of those detained.
Completely autonomous from the Police, Independent Custody Visitors have the right to access custody suites and speak directly to the detainees. Visitors complete a report and record their findings, including any issues raised.
The ICV scheme in Essex is committed to ensuring that its panel members reflect the communities they represent, and we welcome applications from all age groups and all walks of life. Full training and support is provided and members also have the opportunity to attend regular meetings and conferences to further develop their skills.
The posts are voluntary and unpaid, but travel expenses are fully reimbursed. Applicants must be aged 18 and over and recruitment is subject to police vetting.
If you’re interested in the role and would like to know more, you can visit: https://www.essex.pfcc.police.uk/giving-you-a-voice/independent-custody-visiting/, or email firstname.lastname@example.org application, we may contact you for more information. If your application is successful, we will ask you to come in and meet the team. All volunteers are subject to Essex Police Vetting procedures.
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