Senior Internal Engagement Advisor - JRN 20953

Vacancy Type
Police Staff
Area Command / Department
Communications & Engagement Department
Contract Type
Secondment/Fixed Term
Full Time
Salary Range
£37,914 to £41,517
Closing Date


***This is a 12 Months Fixed Term/Secondment Opportunity***

Ever wondered what it’s like working behind the scenes for one of the UK’s largest Police Forces? Here at Northumbria Police, we are extremely excited to be able to offer an amazing opportunity to come and join us, in our Communications and Engagement department.

Agile working patterns apply to this position where informal agile working arrangements will be available as agreed with the vacancy manager and in line with the requirements of the role.

The Role:

Our communication and engagement team are instrumental in ensuring our people are informed, engaged and enabled to deliver an outstanding policing service to our local communities.

The team are passionate and dynamic in their thinking to help our key messages land across the organisation and we are proud of the service we deliver to support our officers, staff and volunteers.

The team are essential in delivering our ambitious change programme communications which will see the Force introduce new technology, further support our wellbeing agenda and essentially improve the service we provide to the public.  Our role is to take people on our journey, to excite people about change and story tell the impact this will have so our people are engaged and feel positive about change.

We have high standards within the team and attention to detail is essential, so we are looking for someone with outstanding written skills but also creativity and innovation to bring new ideas to engage internal audiences differently.

What will I be doing?

In the Senior Internal Engagement Advisor Role, you will work closely with the Engagement Manager to plan, develop and deliver internal communications and engagement activity that supports our strategy.  This is a supervisor role and you will oversee our Internal Engagement Advisors and our Events Coordinator to deliver outstanding internal communications and events that support our reward and recognition agenda.

This is a real opportunity to bring your creativity, excite people with your communication tactics, to story tell and embed our key messages and make a real impact in Northumbria Police.

You will lead on the daily management of the Force’s internal communications channels and ensure that all communications reflect the Force’s priorities.  You will work with a range of stakeholders at all ranks to understand their requirements for internal engagement that is planned and coordinated.

You will join an already successful team who have transformed the way we communicate information across the Force.  As a result, demand is high and the ability to manage your own workload is essential.

What do I need?

  • A proven background and experience of working in a busy communication and engagement environment.

  • Excellent written, oral, presentational and interpersonal skills

  • Experience of delivering effective and innovative internal campaigns.

  • A proven track record of providing communications advice and guidance at a senior level and using skills and experience to challenge, influence and negotiate, to develop effective comms and engagement plans.

  • Experience in project management to coordinate deliver timely communication and engagement.

  • Extensive experience of working closely and successfully with senior managers on complex and challenging communications, working at pace and under deadline pressure.

For further information please see the role profile: Senior Internal Engagement Advisor – JRN 20953.docx

Vacancy Contact

Interested to learn more? To discuss the position in more detail please contact Heather Horan, Engagement Manager by email at

Terms and Conditions

Vetting Level – Recruitment Vetting (RV)

Applicants must be a resident of the UK for a minimum period of 3 years to ensure vetting checks can be successfully performed.  A job offer will be dependent upon vetting clearance, medical information and references.


In return for your dedication and experience, we offer 24 days’ leave, excluding bank holidays, increasing to 28 days for 5 years+ service.  We support our people inside and out of work – offering a very competitive pension scheme, childcare vouchers, and discounts on shopping and eating out thanks to the Blue Light Card. Also, to take care of your physical and mental well-being, we’ve invested in extensive paid sick leave, trained mental health first aiders on-site, an employee advice service and access to gyms in some stations.

Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

At Northumbria Police we are all different and that’s our greatest strength. We draw on the differences in who we are, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We protect and serve everyone and therefore believe in including everyone. We welcome applications from suitably qualified people from all areas of the community as appointments are based solely on merit.

Important Information

Northumbria Police are currently undertaking a role and reward project in respect of all police staff posts.

All staff including those appointed on fixed term contracts must successfully complete their probationary period before they are eligible to apply for a Northumbria Police vacancy.

If you have any queries with regard to the application process please contact the Talent Acquisition Team by email at