College of Policing, Content Designers

3 days left

Homeworking with visits to Ryton, Hemel Hempstead or Harrogate
£30,455 - £41,158
30 Mar 2021
14 Apr 2021
Job Type
Full Time

Short summary

This post is open to applicants who can meet the College’s nationality, UK residency and vetting requirements.

About us:

We’re the professional body for the police service in England and Wales. Working together with everyone in policing, we share the skills and knowledge officers and staff need to prevent crime and keep people safe. We set the standards in policing to build and preserve public trust and we help those in policing develop the expertise needed to meet the demands of today and prepare for the challenges of the future.

We have three complementary functions:

  • Share knowledge and good practice - We create and maintain easy access to knowledge, disseminate good practice, and facilitate the sharing of what works.
  • Set standards - We set standards for key areas of policing which help forces and individuals provide consistency and better service for the public.
  • Support professional development - We set requirements, accredit, quality assure and deliver learning and professional development, promote diversity and wellbeing, and help to nurture and select leaders at all levels.

Job description

Applications are invited for the post of Content Designers. 

The roles are based in the College of Policing’s web content team, which is part of the Communications Unit.

We have recently launched our new website that helps everyone across policing quickly get to the information they need. We are now building on that work by fully implementing our content strategy, while continuing to deliver a high-profile content migration project.

As a Content Designer, you will be responsible for creating innovative and exciting content while working in a multidisciplinary environment with a range of internal and external stakeholders and partners.

We’re looking for two experts in written communications who thrive on working with others to produce high-quality web content.

You will able to use your editorial judgement, creative flare and excellent communications skill to think strategically about the content design challenge, by considering both user needs and the wider business priorities.

The web content team is relatively new, and the work is varied, fast-paced and creative. You will be adept at juggling a significant workload, with the ability to be reactive to some tasks while also prioritising bigger programmes of work that align with the communications calendar.

The roles are home-based, but you may be required to travel to one of our sites on a regular basis.


As Content Designer, you will:

  • use content design skills to write and edit clear web content that meets user needs and business objectives
  • use evidence, data and research to support your content decisions, and apply strong and consistent editorial standards to ensure clear, joined-up user journeys
  • support the implementation of the College’s content strategy, ensuring alignment to the wider communications calendar and activity
  • be a key part of a multidisciplinary team, working on a centralised production workflow alongside web, communications, creative, design, publishing and digital colleagues

All applicants must:

  • be educated to degree level and this is likely to be in a creative discipline
  • have demonstrable experience in journalism or web publishing
  • be able to show a commitment to continuing professional development

Applications will be sifted against the ‘Essential criteria’ section of the job description, which is available for download at the bottom of this page. 

See job description for full details of the role.

Selection process details

Technical skills
We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Assessment 1: There will be a technical assessment of content design skills – more details will be provided if you are sifted for interview
  • Assessment 2: There will be a second assessment of editing skills – more details will be provided if you are sifted for interview

If this post is London-based (homeworking only), the salary range will be: £35,493 to £41,158, working 36 hours per week.
If this post is nationally based, the salary range will be: £30,455 to £35,518, working 37 hours per week.

Offered benefits

  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
  • A Civil Service pension

Click APPLY to visit our site and submit your application.

The College is committed to valuing diversity and promoting equality of opportunity for all. 

We want to ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible and we operate the Disability Confident Scheme for candidates with disabilities, who meet the minimum selection criteria. If you need reasonable adjustments to progress your application please contact to discuss your needs.

We believe that a diverse workforce brings many benefits to the organisation including diversity of thought and improvements to the way we work internally and with partners and communities. We strive to be fully inclusive but we know there is more to do. We genuinely encourage people from all backgrounds and underrepresented groups to apply for this role.

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