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5 months ago
Hightown Housing Association Ltd
Salary: £35,600pa (plus benefits)
Location: Hemel Hempstead
Job type: Permanent
Employment Type: Employer
Contact: Samantha Culverhouse
Sector: Charity, Property, Healthcare
Category: Marketing Communications Jobs

About Us

Hightown is a charitable housing association transforming thousands of lives every year. We do this by building hundreds of much needed new homes and providing care and supported housing services for a wide range of people. We have high ambitions, a principled approach and a dependable, flexible team that delivers.

We currently manage over 6,000 homes and employ over 1,000 full and part time staff from our head office in Hemel Hempstead. We have an annual turnover of £80 million and a development programme that will deliver around 400 new affordable homes each year.

Once our houses are built, they are let to people who cannot afford to buy or rent at full market values. The majority of our properties are offered to people on local authority housing lists to rent. We also manage homes to let at intermediate rents, for people saving for a deposit, and shared ownership homes, which help people make their first step on the housing ladder.

About You

We are looking for a Full time (35 hrs per week) motivated Senior Communications Officer to help us champion social housing and raise awareness of the growing homelessness crisis.

Your role will be varied and you will be involved in a range of marcomms activities. You will be part of a friendly, dynamic team where you will be encouraged to actively pursue new ideas.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are a must, but you will also need to be a self-starter who is comfortable working to tight deadlines and juggling multiple projects.

We`re looking for someone who can:

  • Assist the Communications Manager in implementing the Associations communications strategy covering both internal and external communications.
  • Help us to raise awareness of key issues contributing to the problem of homelessness
  • Craft creative marketing campaigns and monitor their success
  • Maintain public facing communications channels, including our website, social media and print materials
  • Help Hightown deliver events for our key stakeholders and staff
  • Work effectively with external agencies and partner organisations to deliver coordinated communications

All applicants must hold a valid UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle.

The Benefits

In return for your hard work and commitment, we offer a considerable benefits package. This includes:

  • Generous annual leave allowance of 25 days per year, plus statutory bank holidays, rising with service
  • £35,600pa for a 35 hour a week contract and bonuses available on top of your basic salary
  • Regular support from your line manager and colleagues
  • Annual bonus based on satisfactory performance
  • Monthly attendance bonus
  • Annual salary and cost of living review
  • Commitment to health and wellbeing with the Five Ways to Wellbeing
  • Workplace pension scheme
  • Life assurance of three times your annual salary
  • Friendly and supportive team environment
  • Employee assistance helpline
  • Mileage paid for car usage
  • Free on-site gym

Closing date: Thursday 28th March 2019

Interviews: Friday 5th April 2019


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