CLOSING DATE: 29 June 2020 SALARY: £24,828 to £29,054 per annum (pro rata) TYPE: Part time

About Emmaus

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 the North East and Yorkshire 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 North East, Hull, Leeds and Bradford (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

  • Salary scale – £24,828 to £29,054 per annum (pro rata for part time)
  • Working Hours – Part time 22.5 hours per week (0.6 FTE), Monday to Friday
  • Flexible Working – Options available, subject to the requirements of the role
  • Annual Leave – 25 days per annum, plus eight bank holidays and three discretional days at Christmas (pro rata for part time)
  • Pension – Stakeholder pension available with an employer contribution of 5%
  • Life Assurance – a death in service lump sum of 3 x salary
  • Training & Development – Individually tailored induction, training and development
  • Employee Assistance – a 24/7 employee assistance scheme is available

To apply

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 by 5pm on Monday 29 June. Please quote reference RCO/NEY on your application

Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams w/c 6 July.

Regional Communications Officer Application Pack June 2020 NEY