Emmaus is a homelessness charity helping formerly homeless people to regain lost self-esteem by providing them with a stable home and meaningful work in one of our social enterprises. We understand that a home is more than just a roof over your head; it’s somewhere to belong, where you feel part of a community, and that’s what Emmaus offers.
About the role
The Regional Communications Officer role is an exciting, varied position working with Emmaus communities in East Anglia and the Home Counties to increase their regional profile.
You will work closely with Emmaus communities to identify their communications needs and find creative ways to meet them. As part of a wider team, you will also share ideas with your colleagues and draw on one another’s experiences to maximise PR and communications opportunities.
Like many charities, the coronavirus pandemic has had a significant impact on Emmaus. Our charity shops are just starting to re-open after the lockdown, but it will take time to rebuild our social enterprises to full capacity. Good communication with our customers will be a big part of getting social enterprises back on track again.
The role is part-time (22.5 hours per week – hours and days to be agreed) and regular travel will be required once we consider it safe to do so. Communities covered will include Norfolk, Suffolk, Hertfordshire and Cambridge (subject to change) and travel to our office in Birmingham will be required on occasion.
Who are we looking for?
Your role will be to support Emmaus communities with communications activities that help them to achieve their ambitions. You will have strong skills in communications, public relations and marketing with at least two years’ experience of working in a busy communications role. Although not essential, knowledge and understanding of the charity sector would also be an advantage.
If you have great communication skills, plenty of creative ideas, a positive “can do” attitude and a passion for what you do, we want to hear from you.
What we offer
To apply, please send your current CV and a covering letter detailing how you meet the requirements of the role and live our values to email@example.com by 5pm on Monday 29 June. Please quote reference RCO/EAH on your application
Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams w/c 6 July.