Copyeditor

Salary
For London - £33746 - £40284 per annum and National -£28708 - £34644 per annum
Hours
Full time - 36 hours per week for London and 37 hours per week for a National base.
Position Type
Full Time
Location
Any College of Policing site (please see website for locations)
Closing Date
12/09/2019
Advert expires on
18/09/2019

College of Policing

Main Duties

About us:


Our vision is to be a world class professional body, equipping members with the skills and knowledge to prevent crime, protect the public and secure public trust. The quality of our services, the support for our members and a reputation for cutting-edge research and teaching will have a profound effect on the future development of policing in the UK and overseas for years to come.


We have four complementary functions:


· Knowledge: developing the research and infrastructure for improving evidence of ‘what works’. Over time, this will ensure policing practice and standards are based on knowledge, not custom and convention.


· Education: supporting the development of individual members of the profession. We set educational requirements to assure the public of the quality and consistency of policing skills, and facilitate academic accreditation and recognition of our members’ expertise.


· Standards: drawing on the best available evidence of ‘what works’ to set standards in policing for forces and individuals, for example, through Authorised Professional Practice and peer review.


· Building the College: developing our infrastructure so we achieve even greater efficiency and effectiveness and establish the College as an independent professional body and employer of choice.


Applications are invited for the post of Copyeditor


You’ll be joining the team at an exciting time helping us to rebrand the organisation and deliver a new website to help our users better understand what we’re here to do and how we can support them.


The work is very varied, one day you might editing a 100 page report for parliament or creating engaging copy to promote our events and the next you might be running a tone of voice workshop for colleagues across the College.


As part of the branding and digital transformation projects you will need to translate existing products into plain English and provide editorial guidance and support to our website, digital and digital teams to help them rebrand the organisation and deliver the new website.

Skills and Experience

You will be:


· editing College publications, presentations, newsletters, web copy, documents and promotional materials to ensure a consistent tone of voice where things are written in plain English


· developing and promoting the College’s internal house style guide


· promoting our new tone of voice guidance, style guide and the use of plain English in the College by developing and running workshops


· supporting our Creative Team by highlighting sections of interest in our products and developing creative ways of showcasing that information to our users.


All applicants must hold:


· Level 5 qualification (Degree) in English, Journalism or related discipline (or equivalent experience).


· Evidence of commitment to continuing professional development.


Please see job description for full details of the role.


https://www.college.police.uk/About/Work-for-us/current-vacancies/Pages/Copyeditor_4724.aspx