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Vacancy – Campaigns and Communications Officer

Campaigns and Communications Officer  (Violence Reduction Unit) for

The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner (OPCC), Humberside

Salary: Band E £27,716 - £30,390 

Based at The Lawns, Cottingham (agile working available)

This role is hosted by the OPCC on behalf of the Humber Violence Prevention Partnership, a Home Office-funded Violence Reduction Unit (VRU).

The OPCC has a strong focus on employing people that best fit with the ethos and culture of our team and are looking for someone who will embrace our values of Ambition, Compassion, Enabling and Integrity & Trust.

The OPCC works with partners to deliver a multi-agency Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) for the Humber area.  Our mission is to prevent violence through an evidence-based whole-system approach (also known as a public health approach) – bringing together partner organisations, communities, and young people to tackle the problem together.

We are looking for a creative and dynamic Campaigns and Communications Officer to promote positive messages about violence prevention across our communities and raise awareness of what we do.  Your role will help us to maximise the impact of our work, influence change, and ensure communities and young people are involved in what we do.

You will create and deliver multimedia public awareness campaigns to prevent people being involved in violence, working with our partner agencies and drawing on the evidence of what is most effective.  You will be responsible for maintaining our website and social media channels, creating engaging content that is relevant to our audiences and measuring the reach of what you do.  You will also work with our partners to plan consultation events to support our youth and community engagement.

Your work will bring you into contact with a wide range of local and national stakeholders, including leading experts, providing an excellent opportunity to learn.  We will also give you the space to innovate and test new approaches to further develop your own knowledge and skills.

You will be highly motivated with experience of working in a marketing, public relations, journalism or similar role.  You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills and attention to detail, enabling you to produce work to a high standard.

Any skills in graphic design, photo editing or video production, or an interest in developing them, would also be an advantage.

Whilst it would be great to have someone who knows who we are, what we do and who we work with, it isn’t our greatest requirement.  We want the right person.  We can easily give you the context of our working environment. We need the right skillset and values. That is our priority.

We do need someone to be professionally astute, an ambassador for the OPCC and VPP in working with a broad range of stakeholders, confident in their abilities, and able to understand and challenge complex information.

Any experience of working with statutory operating frameworks in a public sector setting would be advantageous.

You will be required to work out of the main OPCC office based at The Lawns, Cottingham, although we work to the ethos of being an ‘Employer of Choice’ and therefore do operate agile working which can accommodate flexible working requests.

If you are interested in this challenging and exciting role, you can get further information by contacting Pip Betts, Programme Manager (, to arrange an informal conversation.

Should you wish to apply you can do so by sending a covering letter and CV indicating what you think you could bring to the role and how you meet the requirements of the role profile.  This should be sent by email to  You should also complete the Monitoring Questionnaire and submit with your application.

The closing date for this vacancy is Wednesday 13th March 12 noon.

To find out more about the Humber VPP, please visit our website at

For further information on our office, browse this website

All posts of the OPCC require staff to operate as ‘politically restricted’ and are subject to police vetting. 

Role Description

Monitoring Form