Communications Officer

Job Title: Communications Officer Ref: COBD-0319 Salary: Grade E £30,012-£33,459 inc ILW 6.5% non contributory pension Hours: 37.5 per week Location: Southwark […]

Job Title: Communications Officer

Ref: COBD-0319 
Salary: Grade E £30,012-£33,459 inc ILW 6.5% non contributory pension
Hours: 37.5 per week
Location: Southwark
Number of posts: 1
Contract Type: Permanent

Closing Date: Midnight 10th March 2019
Interviews:  TBC

Are you an enterprising, hardworking professional who believes the art of communication can transform lives? Would you like a role that makes a real difference to the lives of disadvantaged people?

Can you build relationships with journalists that maximise opportunities to promote Thames Reach’s services and campaigns. Do you possess the ability to write articles that can inform and intrigue a range of audiences? Do you thrive in a complex and ever-changing environment?

The Communications Officer, a member of the Business Development Team, is responsible, alongside the Website and Publications Editor, for planning, developing and implementing the Thames Reach Communications Strategy. You will work closely with the Chief Executive and Senior Management team to ensure Thames Reach achieves excellent coverage for its services and campaigns, assessing and coordinating responses to media requests and actively seeking ways of raising the profile of the organisation’s vital work.

You will also be responsible for planning and developing internal communications ensuring staff remain updated with Thames Reach’s progress and news. Using a hands on approach you will create a range of internal communiqués, building internal relationships, responding to feedback and ensuring all messages are consistent across all mediums.

Experience in public relations, communications or media is essential as are excellent communication, interpersonal and writing skills. You will possess the fine art of being tactical and assertive as well as approachable and accommodating. You will be determined to give people benefiting from Thames Reach’s services the chance to speak directly to those with influence and power.

If you are as excited as we are about how effective communication can help change the lives of vulnerable people for the better, please visit www.thamesreach.org.uk/vacancies.

If you want to hear more about our fantastic organisation, contact Martyn Robson on 020 3664 9551 or martyn.robson@thamesreach.org.uk

Thames Reach is committed to achieving a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve. We value, respect, and celebrate diversity. We welcome and encourage applicants from all sections of the community regardless of their history of homelessness, sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, or religious belief. Please download the application pack and return to recruitment@thamesreach.org.uk

Please download the application pack and return to recruitment@thamesreach.org.uk

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