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Communications Officer

Local Space Housing
London (Central), London (Greater)
£38,745, mid-level £40,404, top level £42,042 per annum plus benefits
Closing date
21 Nov 2023

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PR & Communications
Housing & Homelessness
Full Time
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Job Details

Local Space was created in 2006 as part of the solution to providing housing to London’s homeless. Since then, we have continued to grow, in 2016 we embarked on a purchasing programme of over 700 homes, and we have now begun another growth period which will increase the number of homes we manage. We mainly operate in East London.

This is a very exciting time to join us. As a result of our new growth, we have created a new Communications team of two. You will report to the Communications Manager and also work with the Corporate Services Director. Your contributions will build on Local Space’s communication achievements and form a solid foundation to become best in class through showcasing us as a great place to work and as a provider of exceptional customer service.

Your role will cover:

  • Creating high quality visual and written content for internal and external communications.
  • Consolidating and growing relationships with Local Space stakeholders.
  • Working with digital software and social media to help support Local Space’s potential as a modern and robust organisation and be willing to learn new ways of achieving this.
  • Supporting the Communications Manager to continue to grow our profile and services by developing an events programme.

You will have a track record in using technology as part of communication management. You should have good copywriting skills and be proficient in using a wide range of software such as Mailchimp, Wordpress and desktop publishing packages. You will need excellent organisational skills, as you will be the go-to person and first point of contact in ensuring communications are programmed and released on time. We’re looking for someone with an appetite to learn and grow their communications portfolio. If this attracts you we would love to hear from you.



Originally formed by the London Borough of Newham as an innovative and independent vehicle for the acquisition and refurbishment of temporary accommodation; we work in nine local authority areas across London and Essex. We continue to acquire and refurbish properties and we also offer intermediate rented homes for local key workers.

We provide safe, secure, good quality homes for those who need them most. We help local authorities by offering an alternative to the poor quality, expensive private sector accommodation often used for temporary accommodation. During our growth period commencing in 2016 we partnered with Newham Council to purchase 800 new homes. The remaining 76 properties were completed in 2021.

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