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Communications Officer

Up to £26500.00 per annum
 
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Olivia Crush Recruitment Consultant – Operational Support & Admin

Job Description

MMP Consultancy are looking to recruit a Communications Officer on a part time permanent basis working for a Housing Association based in Harrow.

To manage and deliver the external communications of the business including media & social media in line with the vision & values, and to both manage and deliver key internal communications supporting all aspects.

This will be on a permanent basis paying £26,500 pro rata.

Responsibilities:

* As the first point of contact for members of the press you are responsible for drafting, editing and releasing responses to queries from the press and members of the public and seeking approval from SMT as required.
* To track and monitor current press coverage in the sector or where media articles could impact and provide timely updates to SMT of emerging news.
* Manage the association's relationship with the web developers, write and publish web content, inform the developers of all content management and editing required that is outside of our content management domain and work with our agents to develop the website.
* Work with the CEO to design, and determine the key messages of the Annual Report. To manage and deliver the Annual Report within the specified deadline, to the agreed communication plan, including managing the budget, artwork and design in liaison with all relevant external suppliers.
* Manage and produce the quarterly newsletter to agreed timescales and ensure delivery to the agreed audience.
* Ensure that all communications is accessible to all tenants.
* Tender design and other relevant supplier services within budget and to agreed timescales, ensuring the continuity or improvement of both service and quality.
* Develop and maintain positive working relationships with all HCHA staff to enable the process of gathering news stories, articles and developments with both staff, tenants and Board to ensure a rounded view of the association is presented in key documents.
* Support the CEO, Board and Senior Management Team with media briefings when required to enable managed responses to external media.
* Foster a strong relationship with tenants, tenant groups, Tenant Engagement Officer and external visiting volunteers/ events coordinators in order to effectively deliver relevant electronic communications.
* Ensure the quality control of all communications documents, arranging and assisting proof reading and photo imaging control where necessary

Skills & Abilities:

* Have an advanced English qualification and or demonstrate good experience of being able to write to a high standard
* Knowledge of the social housing sector would be beneficial with a basic understanding of the roles and responsibilities of tenant and landlord
* Experience of working with a range of people including older or vulnerable people (can be in a voluntary capacity or with other vulnerable people)
* Understanding health and safety issues affecting tenants, older persons and general housing management
* Able to use social media platforms and fully conversant with management and publishing of social media

Title: Communications Officer
Location: Harrow
Salary: £26,500 per annum

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