Communications Officer 

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service has a fantastic opportunity available for a Communications Officer to join our team in Exeter on a 37 hours per week, full-time, permanent basis. In return, you will receive a salary of £29439 - £32020 per annum.

Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service is the largest non-metropolitan fire and rescue service in England. We provide prevention, protection, and response services across the counties of Devon and Somerset. 

Our vision is that ‘together, we will work to end preventable fire and rescue emergencies, creating a safer world for you and your family’. Keeping people safe is what we do, and we owe our fantastic reputation to our highly skilled and motivated workforce. 

About the Communications Officer role: 

We are looking for a creative communicator to join our Communications and Engagement team. We work with all areas of the Service, which makes this an interesting and varied role. 

You will help us with the day-to-day management of all our communications, preparing clear, timely messages, across a range of channels, for both internal and external audiences. 

You will support our wider communication and engagement activities, including encouraging residents to take steps to protect themselves, communication with our 1,800 staff, and providing information and support during incidents. 

You will have the nose for a story, and be able to create clear, compelling content. You will have a good grasp of modern communication techniques and channels and be able to build good relationships. 

We are committed to continuous learning and are always looking at how we improve our craft to find new ways of engaging with our audiences. You will be supported to sharpen your skills and develop some new ones along the way. 

How to apply 

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Closing date: 7 June 2023

Please include in your application that you heard about this opportunity through the Taylor Bennett Foundation.