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  • Closing Date: Monday 01 January 0001
  • Vacancy Type: Full Time
  • Salary: Grade 9 - £36,937 - £40,618

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“The most important single ingredient in the formula of success is knowing how to get along with people.”

Theodore Roosevelt

We’re looking for someone to manage our busy and dynamic communications team. You’ll be a good writer with experience of transforming complex messages into digestible chunks, but you’ll be so much more than that.

We need someone who is hands on, loves people and has the ability to work strategically all in one. You’ll understand the media and will be a dab hand at a press release. But you’ll also be able to adapt to a changing media landscape and will be able to produce high-quality audio, video and multi-media content.

Ideally, you’ll have a background in journalism – we’re looking for someone who is empathetic and passionate about people. You’ll be equally at home interviewing a tenant on one of our estates or talking to our chief executive about housing policy.

You’ll have good interviewing skills and will understand that it’s connections and relationships that really matter.

Creativity, innovation and team work are valued at Northwards. When it comes to communications, we care about the ‘why’ as well as the ‘how’ – that’s why we developed our annual communications plan. You’ll enjoy thinking strategically about the messages we deliver as well as being hands on and you’ll be interested in trying out new communication techniques. Pamela, who is leaving the role after four years, has written a blog post about her experiences.

You’ll work closely with all stakeholders across the business to understand their communication requirements and to support key business objectives.  This role is wide - you’ll also be involved in making our digital first and customer insight strategies come to life so you’ll need an interest in data analysis too.

You’ll need some people management skills too, as you’ll be managing a creative, dynamic communications team which generates lots of ideas. You’ll care about housing and the people who live in our homes. We care about traditional communications too and you’ll take responsibility for improving brand engagement both internally and externally.

You can expect a starting salary of £36,937 with an excellent benefits package that includes a Local Government pension scheme. Prove to us that you’re passionate about communication. We want someone with the experience and creativity for this exciting role. 

Job description

Communications team structure

Closing date for applications is: Friday 1st July 2016

Northwards is an equal opportunities organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community; we interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria.