Senior Communications Officer
Salary: £34,968 per annum
Location: South London - Hybrid working- home-based and office based
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, with flexible working arrangements
Closing date: 29 September 2021
Selection process: Interview and Presentation from 30 September onwards
Are you looking for your next step up in Communications? Are you capable of leading an integrated communications strategy? Are you multi-skilled in all things comms, from website management, to copy-writing, to design, to film, to press?
This is an exciting, all-rounder position that will have you working on multiple aspects of all things communications related. If you have a wide-spread of skills, thrive on variety, and are an enthusiastic, proactive, capable ‘doer’, they would love to hear from you.
They are a leading London homelessness charity looking for an excellent communications expert. Someone who is experienced and capable of working autonomously to help them achieve their chief goal of building their brand awareness and income to best support their service users.
This role will entail managing their website, overseeing their social media, creating monthly newsletters, internal and external documents, writing stories of the people they support, and developing and capitalising on any press and PR opportunities. Strong design and copy writing skills are therefore a must, as well as a shrewd marketing mind and sound knowledge of website management and ways of which they can optimise our engagement and reach.
Within this role, you will be managing one other person who will mainly be responsible for producing and managing content for social media under your guidance and support.
They are a small fundraising and communications team, that has lots of energy and enthusiasm and a positive, can-do attitude. They are looking for someone who is a genuine team player, who is passionate about their goals, and is eager to hit the ground running.
They offer a competitive benefits package, flexible working and place a strong emphasis on career development. Your time will be split working from home, their services in South London and from their offices on Kingston Road, close to South Wimbledon tube station, and a short walk from Wimbledon town centre and station.
About Our Client
They are a leading homelessness charity in London, providing housing and support to over 1,300 people each year. Their aim is to help children, young people and adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness to become independent and resilient. They believe in building on people’s strengths, aspirations and goals to help them break the cycle of homelessness. If this role excites you, apply to join them in their mission.
Our client are an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community, including people who have experienced homelessness themselves. Equality, diversity and inclusion are key objectives for them and they reflect this in their recruitment practices, actively seeking applications from all parts of the community regardless of race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability. In line with their Opportunity Promise their shortlisting process will ensure they have a diverse group of candidates from underrepresented ethnic groups invited to interview.
Please ensure that your answers give a clear outline of how your application meets the criteria for this role using the job description and person specification.
In return our client offer their colleagues:
- a competitive salary, comprehensive training and development programme,
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing each year to 30 days annual leave - plus bank holidays
- Option to buy or sell annual leave up to one week’s annual leave
- a healthcare cash plan providing cash back towards healthcare bills and other wellbeing benefits
- occupational sick pay
- contributory group pension scheme
- free life assurance
- cycle to work scheme, tech scheme and season ticket loans.