Communications Officer

Recruiter
Harris Hill
Location
Oxford
Salary
£25k - 30k per year
Posted
03 May 2018
Closes
31 May 2018
Ref
HQ00037090
Contact
Hannah Whittington
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

Communications Officer - Oxford
F/T or P/T

Are you passionate about helping support people out of homelessness and enhancing the skills of homeless people to get them back on their feet
This is a newly created role, where the Communications Officer will develop and deliver a comprehensive, innovative and effective Communication and Campaigns program on behalf of the charity. The aim is to create a movement around social value through the planning, designing and implementing of impactful campaigns.

Key responsibilities:

- Working with the Head of Fundraising and Communications, develop and deliver the charity's communications strategy and activity
- Identify and secure opportunities for proactive and reactive media coverage
- Manage the website and social media presence
- Monitor the external environment and relevant policy, parliamentary and political developments
- Identify and secure opportunities to influence decision makers and policy
- Manage relations with stakeholders
- Produce briefing documents, media releases, case studies and other copy as required for a range of audiences
- Carry out any other duties that may reasonably be required
- Excellent admin, organisational, time management and prioritisation skills
- Knowledge of social policy issues

In order to apply for this role you will have experience of:

- Experience of devising communications strategy for a homeless charity or a voluntary sector campaign
- Experience of proactive and reactive media relations
- Familiar with using social media channels and producing content for web
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to interpret complex policy issues and communicate these in a compelling way to a wide range of audiences
- Good understanding of the political environment and ability to use this knowledge to devise creative and effective ways to influence decisions makers
- Experience of working with a charity's beneficiaries/supporters
- Able to develop collaborative working relationships, the capacity to inspire and motivate others
- The ability to deal with information in a confidential manner and respond with sensitivity

The charity will consider applicants on a part-time or full-time basis and offer flexible working.

Please get in touch for more details, by sending your CV to Hannah.whittington@harrishill.co.uk

The charity are looking to hire ASAP, so please get in touch ASAP to avoid disappointment.

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