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Media and Engagement Manager

According to the Crime Survey of England and Wales, fraud and cybercrime are the most prevalent crimes people will fall victim to. As the national lead force for economic crime, City of London Police is at the forefront of policing’s response to fraud. Leading a small team of dedicated economic crime press officers, part of a busy communications department and reporting to the head of media, the successful applicant will be responsible for driving awareness of the fraud threat, working closely with key media, partners in the counter-fraud community, and other police forces, to deliver key prevention and awareness campaigns. The ideal role holder will have a zeal to make a real difference and have genuine positive impact on people’s lives, coupled with the ability to build productive relationships with key media (national, local, trade and broadcast) and deliver impactful creative campaigns for a range of audiences. The role holder will also be required to build and maintain a high profile for the City of London’s Police’s national responsibilities in economic crime.

The role holder will be required to be on-call one week in approximately five or six, a stand-by allowance is paid for this.

As this role is with an emergency service, out of office hours and unsociable working is sometimes necessary.


  • Excellent verbal communication skills to enable the post holder to counsel and influence people at all levels both in and outside the organisation.
  • Good strategic, planning and organising skills with the ability to multi-task and work under pressure in a fast moving environment.
  • Excellent written communication skills for preparation of clear and concise documents.
  • Experience of delivering impactful value for money campaigns
  • Competent in the use of digital technology, and with the ability to use various social media applications as part of the job role.
  • Ability to effectively advise and influence at all levels.
  • Management and mentoring of junior colleagues
  • Public relations qualification or equivalent qualification/experience.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of relevant media and communication best practices and protocols.
  • Proven experience of management in a communication role, with media handling essential.
  • Ability to understand complex and intricate issues. 


  • Experience of internal communication.
  • Good knowledge of public sector and/or emergency services.

For more information relating to the post, please contact Teresa La Thangue.

Please email your completed application detailing the selection criteria/skills and experience to clearly quoting the Job title.

Applications close at 5pm on Friday 1 March 2019.

The City of London Police is keen to promote flexible working and will, subject to operational policing requirements, proactively consider all applications to work flexibly.

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The City of London Police is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

Applicants will need to successfully pass management and security vetting. This post is SC level.

Closing Date:
01/03/2019 05:00 PM
Business Support Directorate
Guildhall Yard East
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Starting at £32,640 plus £6,090 London Weighting

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