Senior Communications Manager (VRU)

Recruiter
Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime
Location
London, Central (SE1)
Salary
£58,861 - £66,069 per annum
Posted
13 May 2021
Closes
31 May 2021
Ref
VRU SCM
Industry
PR
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Do you have a passion for London and for improving the lives of the people who live, work and study here? 

Do you have a flair for using data and research to make a positive difference?

Do you thrive on change, innovation and doing things differently?

We are looking for a highly skilled and enthusiastic Communications Manager to join The Mayor of London’s Violence Reduction Unit.

Keeping Londoners safe is the Mayor of London’s top priority. The London VRU was set up by the Mayor in the autumn of 2018 as the first VRU in England and Wales. We are tasked with reducing and stabilising violence across the capital, increasing feelings of safety for all Londoners, and ensuring that communities and young Londoners are at the heart of sustainable and long-term change.

This is a key role within an exciting and ambitious, multi-disciplinary team. You will have proven experience in building impactful communication and engagement strategies.

You must be a driven individual with experience of developing communication plans specifically aimed at creating opportunities for collaboration.

You will be responsible for creating and managing the VRU’s communications and engagement plans, using storytelling alongside evidence and statistics, creating buy-in with online communities and crafting a arrange of engagement and communication materials for the VRU.

You will have demonstrable experience in the following areas:

  • Shaping and implementing successful communication strategies and in particular the ability to write compelling and accurate content.
  • Developing strategies for digital channels, as well as communications strategies for specific campaigns.
  • Producing high-quality, engaging, and original content, including videos, infographics, press releases, news items, and reports, using desktop publishing, video editing, and photo editing software.
  • Website and social media presence management
  • Produce briefings and reports including, consult on, and implement an annual plan for the unit in line with the communications strategy, including the implementation of our planned core activities.

The solution to reducing violence in London is London's people, so you will have the skills and knowledge to develop effective partnerships and to ensure and enable everyone in London can play their part in reducing violence.

Want to find out what it’s like to work with MOPAC?
Read our interviews with Havana Wellings-Longmore (Community Engagement Officer) and Misha Upadhyaya (Stakeholder & Engagement Officer for the Mayor’s Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) programme).

You can also find out more about MOPAC by visiting our website.

If you have a question about this role please contact Roshan Bilimoria, roshan.bilimoria@london.gov.uk

If you have a question about the role or the recruitment process please contact a member of the HR team via email on HR@mopac.london.gov.uk 

Political Restriction
Political Restriction; under the Local Government and Housing Act 1989 (as amended by the Police Reform and Social Responsibility Act 2011) all members of staff of MOPAC will be politically restricted without the right to apply for an exemption.

Security Vetting Clearance
You will be expected to undergo the necessary security vetting which may take around 8 weeks to be completed. You will also need to have resided in the UK continuously for at least the last three years.

Reward and Benefits
In addition to a good salary package, we offer an attractive range of benefits including 32.5 days’ annual leave, interest free season ticket loan, civil service pension scheme and flexible working arrangements.

Where are we based?
The team is usually based at City Hall (SE1 2AA) but we are currently working from home in the main, however this may change over the coming months.

The Mayor has announced that City Hall will be relocating from More London (London Bridge) to the Crystal Building in the Royal Docks. It is likely that most the post will be based at Union Street (near London Bridge) and/or at The Crystal Building (from January 2022). Further information on the relocation announcement, can be found here.

Applying for the role
This is an exciting opportunity for the right candidate. If this sounds like you, please apply.

Application closing date: Monday 31 May 2021 at 23:59 GMT.
Interview date: mid June 2021.

London's diversity is its biggest asset and we strive to ensure our workforce reflects London's diversity at all levels. We welcome applications from everyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.