Commonweal Housing is excited to announce we are seeking a new Policy and Communications Manager to join our team on a full time basis.
We are looking for a new Policy and Communications Manager to join our skilled, committed and experienced team. Working closely alongside our small staff team the role will have responsibility for help to shape and guide the strategic direction of the charity.
As Policy and Communications Manager, working as part of and alongside our project leads, you will formulate our policy messages. You will help lead on stakeholder engagement and growing the understanding across our sector of who Commonweal are and what we can offer. You will shape, develop and deliver the strategy for effectively communicating our growing range of positive project findings and aligning our PR to public policy research initiatives. In short your role will be to put comms in to action!
Educated to degree level, or equivalent, you will possess experience of working in a communications or PR environment, with strong written skills and design skills along with demonstrable knowledge of a range of communication channels (including print, broadcast and online media).
You will be regularly presenting to Trustee Board meetings, ensuring Trustees and colleagues are involved and updated on external affairs activities to embed support for communications activities. You will be supported in this role by a Communications Assistant therefore experience of staff management would be desirable but not necessarily essential.
Experience in the field of housing and homelessness would be an advantage but more important is demonstrable experience of policy research and stakeholder engagement, along with an understanding of the parliamentary, voluntary sector and public service environment. A track record of building successful working relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders, strong organisational skills and the ability to work on your own initiative are all a must.
Closing date for applications: 9.00 am on Monday 9th July 2018.