The Police Superintendents’ Association (PSA) is the staff association that represents Superintendents and Chief Superintendents in England and Wales.
There are currently 47 branches – the 43 Home Office forces, British Transport Police, Civil Nuclear Constabulary, Bermuda Police Service and Isle of Man Constabulary.
The Association has a clear vision to provide the superintending ranks in England and Wales with a national voice, and to provide leadership, support in adversity and advice regarding conditions of service.
It is committed to harnessing and developing the skills, talents and opportunities of its membership, helping them maximise their full potential as leaders of the police service and will strive to enable its members to contribute their knowledge and expertise to developing a police service that protects and serves our communities.
The PSA has a mission in support of its vision:
As the representative body of the senior operational leaders in policing, the PSA provides a clear and authoritative voice of the Police Service.
The PSA is currently reviewing its media and communications arrangements. The National President, Gavin Thomas, the Vice President Paul Griffiths and the National Secretary Dan Murphy, are responsible for all national communications on behalf of the Association, which includes media and social media activity, website news and blog content. They are keen to broaden the Association’s media and communication presence using innovative techniques.
Purpose and scope of the brief
The PSA is seeking to raise its media and public profile and further build its reputation across the policing and political landscape.
To help to achieve this, the Association is seeking media and communications support from an individual who can challenge our current thinking and approach to communications. We do not consider this to be a full time role, but one that will require 24/7 availability/flexibility for advice and support where necessary. We are therefore seeking someone who is prepared to work with the Association on a ‘retainer’ basis.
In terms of the requirements of the role – please see this job description.
The Association seeks to reach and influence the following:
The Association is seeking to put arrangements in place as quickly as possible, initially for a six month pilot period, to allow for evaluation of effectiveness and value-for-money, with the potential for the contract to renewed, subject to performance, for a further 18 months and potentially beyond.
The PSA is a relatively small sized organisation when compared to other police representative bodies, and whilst we recognise the value of effective communications, our budget is relatively small.
We would therefore invite you to provide an appropriate written tender for the services that you feel that you could provide for the PSA by close of play 6th March 2019. Please send this by email to National Secretary Dan Murphy (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To arrange an informal conversation about this opportunity please contact Dan Murphy or the current media and communication adviser Lorraine Homer (email@example.com).