Communications Officer

Organisation: 
Evolve Housing + Support
Location: 
South Wiimbledon
Contract type: 
Permanent
Hours: 
37.5
Salary: 
£26,780.00
Deadline for applications: 
Monday, 3 June 2019 - 12:00pm

Reporting to the Fundraising and Communications Manager, this role will play a key part in the delivery of marketing and promotion of our work both externally and internally, delivering campaigns, and supporting online fundraising and awareness raising activities, through the delivery of our digital strategy.

As part of your employment package with us, we offer:

  • a competitive salary, comprehensive training and development programme, 
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, increasing each year to 30 days annual leave plus bank holidays after 5 years 
  • option to buy or sell annual leave up to one week’s annual leave
  • a health cash plan providing cash back towards healthcare bills and other wellbeing benefits
  • occupational sick pay
  • contributory group pension scheme
  • free life assurance
  • cycle to work scheme and season ticket loans             

About the Role

In the last 2 years we have improved our communications work in order to reach more potential supporters.  With ambitious targets for unrestricted income, we now need to make a real step-change in our external communications, particularly in digital comms, in order to get our message out to a wider audience, capture data and increase income.

The ideal candidate will bring an enthusiastic and proactive approach to digital communications, with strong copy writing skills and experience. They will be excited about the opportunity to create and produce engaging, visually attractive and on-brand social media collateral, website copy, mail shots and other marketing materials, whilst being results orientated, passionate and savvy about raising our online presence.  A genuine interest and skill in writing compelling and engaging stories about the people we support in order to engage audiences and drive support is a must.

They will support the fundraising team with materials, promotion, organisation and delivery of events and campaigns, happy to work at occasional engagement and fundraising events and keen to support the fundraising and communications function as a whole. Internally, they will support the delivery of key communications and take ownership of updating and driving the use of our intranet.  

About Evolve Housing + Support

Evolve is a leading homelessness charity in London, providing housing and support to over 2,000 people each year.

We believe in building on people’s strengths, aspirations and goals to help break the cycle of homelessness and help them move forward with their lives.

We offer a programme of support tailored to meet people’s individual needs, including housing, employment and skills training, mentoring and counselling. We work with young parents and children at risk of exclusion to build the skills and resilience that can help prevent homelessness. We campaign to end street homelessness. We build affordable homes to help people move on to an independent life.

Our mission is to help children, young people and adults who are homeless or at risk of homelessness reach their potential, and move on to live happy, fulfilled lives.

Your application

Evolve Housing + Support is an equal opportunities employer and encourages applications from all sections of the community, including people who have experienced homelessness themselves.

When applying for this role please upload a Supporting Statement outlining how you meet the Person Specification.