CLOSING DATE: 9 April 2021 LOCATION: North of England & Scotland SALARY: £24,828 to £29,054 TYPE: Part time (26.5 hours per week)

The Regional Communications Officer role is an exciting, varied position working with Emmaus communities and groups in the North of England and Scotland to increase their regional profile.

You will work closely with Emmaus communities and groups 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 over the last year. Our charity shops are starting to look at reopening plans following the current 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 (26.5 hours per week – hours and days to be agreed) and regular travel will be required once we consider it safe to do so. Communities currently covered by the role include Preston, Burnley, Bolton, Bradford and Glasgow (subject to review annually). Travel to our office in Birmingham and other locations 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 26.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday
  • Flexible Working – Options available, subject to the requirements of the role
  • Annual Leave – 25 days per annum, plus eight bank holidays (pro rata for part time) and discretional days between Christmas and New Year
  • Pension – Stakeholder pension 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 identify with our values to jobs@emmaus.org.uk by 9am on Friday 9 April.

Interviews will be held via Microsoft Teams w/c 19 April.

Further information