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Vacancy Details

Location: Fire Service Headquarters
Region: Sefton
Job Type: Permanent Full Time
Vacancy Group: Non-Uniformed
Closing Date: 16/04/2018
Date Posted: 26/03/2018
Reference: COMED0418


Communications and Media Officer

 Strategy & Performance Directorate

Fire Service Headquarters

Every day is different working in the Corporate Communications team at Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service – from planning campaigns that help save people’s lives to supporting colleagues dealing with serious incidents.

You’ll need to be able to think on your feet when dealing with emergency incidents, be confident and creative on social media and deliver regular and targeted media coverage. As well as a keen news sense and an ability to demonstrate discretion when handling sensitive information, you will be able to relate to people on all levels and manage multiple, challenging tasks at the same time in this dynamic role.

We are looking for a professional, resilient individual with great people skills, preferably with previous relevant experience and a demonstrable ability to work to high standards and tight deadlines. You will also be required to take part in an out-of-hours communications rota.

This is a challenging yet immensely rewarding position in a dedicated team. A fast moving and exciting environment where you make a real difference, awaits the successful candidate with excellent opportunities for career development.

Hours: 35 hours per week (plus on-call cover on a rota basis)

Permanent contract

Salary: Grade 7 (£23, 398 - £24, 967 per annum)

In addition, £200 per month for on-call cover plus hourly flat rate when having to respond.

Benefits: A flexible working system with access to a free on-site gym, free parking and comprehensive Occupational Health services.

Location: This Communications and Media Officer post, is based at our Headquarters in Aintree, which is within easy access of the M57 and M58 motorways and the Merseyrail network.

Closing date - midnight Monday 16th April 2018

Interviews - week commencing 23rd April 2018

We would welcome applications from individuals who would be interested in a job-share working arrangement.

When completing the supporting evidence section of your application form, we advise you to type it into a Word document first and copy and paste it into your application form.



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