You’re on duty in the Metropolitan Police press office; you receive a call from a police officer telling you they’ve found a body and the media are on the scene… how do you react? If you have the right skill-set, and temperament then this could be the job for you…

The Met has arguably the busiest press office in the world, fielding thousands of enquiries during the course of a year. The team works every day to inform and engage Londoners, leading and driving campaigns, handling media enquiries, and supporting the staff and officers of London's largest single employer. It is a busy and challenging task, carried out around the clock.

The Met has fascinating stories to tell and incredible content to showcase. We are one of London’s leading digital content producers, and have established social channels that reach millions every month.

The nature of policing is to be visible and accessible, and for our communities to know who we are - our online presence and digital content production is a key part of this. We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and innovative communicators to join our highly skilled, award winning, dynamic team - one that constantly sets the news agenda on a daily basis.

You’ll have the confidence and skills to deal with any incidents that come your way. Whether it’s responding to breaking news about a terrorism incident or delivering a bespoke social media campaign to inform Londoners about our work, you’ll need to be prepared for anything and use your expertise and ideas to help deliver impactful communication and content.

This will include supporting the planning and delivery of clear, timely and two-way communication through print, broadcast, digital and face-to-face channels. Your role will be part of a supportive team where you will be working with talented colleagues across the Directorate of Media and Communications’ news team.

A generous programme of benefits, including support for training and development, professional membership, season ticket loan and extensive sports and fitness facilities, are available for the right candidate.

At least one years’ relevant work experience in a communications team with a media and/or digital focus is essential for this role. A degree is ideal but not required and candidates will have a good understanding of different news media - owned and not owned, as well as digital media and how to use them to communicate and engage directly with the public.

How to apply

To proceed with your applications, please click the "apply online" button below to visit our website, download a role specific information pack and complete and submit the online application form. You will also be required to submit a detailed CV and Personal Statement.

Completed applications must be submitted by 23.55pm 22nd November 2019

We view diversity as fundamental to our success. To tackle today’s complex policing challenges, we need a workforce made up from all of London’s communities. Applications from across the community are therefore essential.

As a Disability Confident Committed Employer the Met have committed to ensuring that disabled people and those with long term health conditions have the opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.

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