£13,500 per annum (£22,500 FTE)
Part-time post – 21 hours per week (0.6 FTE)
Southwark, London (SE1)
Commonweal Housing is pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to join our team. Working at the heart of an exciting housing and social justice charity, the role of Communications Assistant is an excellent opportunity for someone keen to strengthen their experience in developing impactful communications for different channels and audiences.
Commonweal Housing is a housing-based action learning charity which develops pilot projects to tackle social injustices. By action learning, we mean we recognise issues and then take action on them with our partners, through our projects. Since 2007 we have allocated approaching £10million for such projects across a whole range of different issues from asylum seekers to young adult carers.
As Communications Assistant, you will support the Policy & Communications Manager and the wider team to deliver all internal and external communications activities, including writing content, managing social and digital channels, organising events and building relationships with key partners to tell the story of our work.
You will need to have a good understanding of current affairs and an awareness of the impact that political developments have on Commonweal Housing’s work. You will be expected to attend and present at Trustee Board meetings, ensuring that Trustees and colleagues are updated and involved in communications activities. You will have a natural ability to build relationships and feel comfortable interacting with all different kinds of people in varying settings, whether it’s briefing external agencies or talking to service users about their experiences.
You will possess experience of working within communications, digital communications, marketing or public relations and will have strong written skills and a demonstrable knowledge of using communications to contribute towards organisational objectives. Experience of using a content management system, online newsletter software and social media as an organisational tool are essential to being successful in this role. Knowledge and previous experience of design software would be an advantage.
Familiarity or experience of the charity/not for profit sector, for example volunteering or campaigning and experience of the housing/homelessness sector would be great but is not essential. More important will be your enthusiasm, high levels of self-motivation, including the ability to use your time effectively. Flexibility and the ability to embrace change as well as ensuring tasks are completed to a high standard is vital.
Closing date for applications: 9am on Monday 15th April 2019
Interview date: Monday 29th April 2019 in Southwark, SE1
If you feel excited by the challenges posed by this role and would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the Apply button to be directed to our HR Partner’s website, where you complete the application process.
No agencies please.