CLOSING DATE: 20 May 2024 LOCATION: Brighton and South East England SALARY: £27,972 to £30,352 per annum pro rata TYPE: 30 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Are you a communications professional looking for an exciting and rewarding new role? Apply for the Regional Communications Officer job vacancy at Emmaus UK.

About the role

The Regional Communications Officer role is an exciting, varied position working with Emmaus communities located in the South East region of the UK to increase their profile and engage supporters.

You will work closely with the Emmaus communities in your patch to identify their communications needs and plan and deliver a mix of work to help achieve their goals. As part of a wider team, you will also share ideas and draw on each other’s experiences to maximise PR, digital and communications opportunities.

A typical working week within this role can include:

  • A weekly meeting with other Regional Communications Officers to catch up and share ideas and work of interest
  • A visit to an Emmaus community to conduct interviews and capture photography and video
  • Writing and sending press releases
  • Scheduling social media content
  • Creating graphics and marketing materials using Canva
  • Updating community websites using WordPress

This is a part-time position working four days per week (30 hours), Monday to Friday.

Within this role, you can be based at home or in an Emmaus community. Wherever you are based, maintaining positive relationships with a wide range of stakeholders is vitally important.  The current patch for this role is Emmaus Brighton & Hove, Emmaus Greenwich and Emmaus Dover. Regular travel to these three communities will be required (usually one community visit per week). Travel to team meetings, usually held in Birmingham, and other locations will also be required on occasion.

Who are we looking for?

We require someone with a strong skillset and at least two years’ experience working in a busy communications, public relations or marketing role. Although not essential, knowledge and understanding of homelessness and the charity sector would also be an advantage.

Creativity and passion are a must. You will have a broad range of communications skills, love seeing your creative ideas come to life and keen to develop your skillset within a national homelessness charity.

This is an exciting and rewarding role for someone who thrives working with different people and communities. The successful applicant will be well organised and able to juggle multiple projects, relationships and campaigns.

If you’re passionate about making a difference and seeing a long-lasting impact, then this is the perfect time for you to get involved with Emmaus.

What we offer

  • Salary: £27,972 to £30,352 per annum pro rata
  • Working hours: 4 days per week (30 hours), Monday to Friday
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Pension: Stakeholder pension with employer contribution
  • Annual leave: 25 days & bank holidays pro rata + 3 concessionary days leave
  • Training & development: Individually tailored induction. Ongoing training and development
  • Volunteering: 2 days allowance each year
  • Employee assistance: 24/7 employee assistance scheme is available
  • Flexible working: Options available, subject to the requirements of the role
  • Life assurance: Death in service lump sum of 3 x salary

About Emmaus

Emmaus supports formerly homeless and socially excluded people by providing a home for as long as it is needed, meaningful work experience in a social enterprise and a sense of belonging and community. There are currently more than 30 Emmaus communities and groups in the UK stretching from Glasgow to Dover and Norfolk to South Wales, collectively supporting more than 850 people. 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.

To apply

To apply for this role, please complete our application form and equal opportunities monitoring form and email both to [email protected].

Please ensure you refer to the job description and person specification when completing your application form. CVs and posted applications will not be accepted.

The closing date for applications is 10am on Monday 20 May 2024.

Those shortlisted will be invited to an interview conducted via Microsoft Teams w/c Monday 27 May (excluding the bank holiday). If selected for interview, you will be asked to share examples of your past communications work and to conduct a short pre-prepared task based on information we provide. We will also share themes for discussion at the interview in advance.

If you would like to arrange an informal discussion about the role, please email [email protected].

Equal Opportunities

Emmaus UK provides equal opportunity for all job applicants and employees and is committed to providing a work environment free of discrimination. We are dedicated to an inclusive culture, and we strive to create a workplace where teams of people with diverse backgrounds, characteristics, perspectives, ideas and experiences work together. We welcome applications from all individuals irrespective of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religion or belief, disability, marital status or parental responsibilities.

To ensure fairness and consistency in selecting the best candidate for our roles, all applications are anonymised until an interview has been confirmed so that shortlisting is based solely upon the suitability of the candidate’s experience.