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We have got a rare opportunity to join our engagement team as we look to recruit two community engagement workers - one in east Devon and one in west Cornwall.

Meet your PCC events like this one at Okehampton Waitrose are typical of the type of event a community engagement worker might attend
Meet your PCC events like this one at Okehampton Waitrose are typical of the type of event a community engagement worker might attend

The role requires the job holder to work a relatively small amount of time (about 70 hours a year) but each will play a big part in spreading the message about the work of the OPCC.

This makes it an ideal job for people from all age groups - it doesn't matter if you're a student, retired, a full time mum or a stay at home dad - if you've got the right skills to join our team we want to hear from you.

Full details of how to apply are below.

Community engagement worker x 2

Location: One each in the general areas of east/mid Devon, west Cornwall.

Pay scale: Grade 3 (sp 15-17).

Contract: Part-time, annualised hours. 70 hours in total. For new appointees this will equate to 61.9 hours work and 8.1 hours leave entitlement.

Closing date: 6 June 2017. Interviews: 20 June 2017

Can you help us inform and involve communities in the work of the Police and Crime Commissioner and provide a direct link between the police and the public.

Community engagement workers (CEWs) play a very important (and enjoyable) role in helping the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner involve the public in policing.

CEWs attend many events in the OPCC engagement calendar – some small alongside a member of staff and some larger as part of a team.

This can range from Meet Your PCC events at local supermarkets right through to county shows, Pride, Respect and Blue Light days where the OPCC often works alongside police colleagues. 

You will also play a key role in any public consultation exercises and will be expected, on occasion to provide the OPCC with verbal or written feedback.

Who are we looking for?

We want to find confident people who are positive about their communities and who can pass on that positivity to others.

You will build a full understanding of the priorities set out by the PCC in the Police and Crime Plan and the effect those priorities will have in many different and varied communities, including the hard to reach.

Knowledge of how the police and the OPCC work is advantageous but a real commitment to connecting communities is far more important.

The OPCC is committed to the use of social media (predominantly Facebook and Twitter) as an engagement tool and it would be beneficial if applicants are used to this as a medium.

We would expect a level of proactivity in identifying venues to hold OPCC events and, where appropriate, delivering talks to interested groups about OPCC work.

You will be expected to travel independently to venues and expenses will be paid accordingly.

You will be expected to assist in the erection and carrying of events equipment.

To apply please supply a CV along with a 400 word statement about why you feel you will be suitable to fill this role to:

Andrew Kirchin, Communications and engagement officer, OPCC, Andy Hocking House, Police Headquarters, Middlemoor, EX2 7HQ or by email


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