Policy and Communications Manager

Southwark, London
£35,000 per annum
22 Jun 2018
09 Jul 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Policy and Communications Manager
£35,000 per annum
Full-time and Permanent
Southwark, London

Our client is an independent charity working to investigate, pilot and champion housing based solutions to social injustice.  Using their charitable resources they provide experts and partner organisations with the opportunity to trial and test new approaches designed to enhance housing equality and justice. Independently evaluating each of their projects they share their experiences, using this learning to inspire new thinking. Through the replication of what works and the lessons from what doesn’t, they influence changes in policy and practice.

As Policy and Communications Manager, working as part of and alongside their project leads you will formulate their policy messages.  You will help lead on stakeholder engagement and growing the understanding across the sector of who this organisation are and what they can offer.  You will shape and then develop and deliver the strategy for effectively communicating their growing range of positive project findings and aligning their PR to public policy research initiatives.  In short your role will be to put comms in to action!

You will need to have a good understanding of the voluntary and community sector as well public policy, the political environment and its current and potential implications for the charity.  You will be regularly presenting to Trustee Board meetings, ensuring Trustees and colleagues are involved and updated on external affairs activities to embed support for communications activities.  You will be supported in this role by a Communications Assistant therefore experience of staff management would be desirable but not necessarily essential.

Educated to degree level, or equivalent, you will possess experience of working in a communications or PR environment, with strong written skills and design skills along with demonstrable knowledge of a range of communication channels (including print, broadcast and online media).

Experience in the field of housing and homelessness would be an advantage but more important is demonstrable experience of policy research and stakeholder engagement, along with an understanding of the parliamentary, voluntary sector and public service environment.  A track record of building successful working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders, strong organisational skills and the ability to work on your own initiative are all a must.

Closing date for applications: 9.00 am on Monday 9th July 2018
Interview date: Thursday 19th July 2018 in Southwark, SE1

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The charity is committed to equal opportunities and values diversity in its workforce.

No agencies please.

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