Communications and Marketing Manager - Housing Services
Reference no: Orbit 531855
[temporary, but potentially long term role, subject to extension by the client]
Where this vacancy is based:
What’s involved with this role:
To undertake effective marketing, promotional and communications activities for Orbit East & South that enhance the organisations image both internally and externally.
Work with user groups to develop and improve public relations and promotions and to create a high profile for Orbit East and Orbit South.
Provide creative guidance, logistical and promotional support for external promotions, events or displays.
Identify and actively seek out opportunities to promote Orbit East & South in terms of its achievements, aims and values.
Identify research, prepare and issue positive news stories about Orbit East & South for appropriate media.
Arrange photo-calls to support news releases and to generate images suitable for housing press and / or company publications.
Establish positive relationships with operational teams and develop a thorough understanding of the challenges faced by front line staff and the organisation as a whole to improve quality and quantity of positive media coverage.
Establish positive and effective relationships with local and sector media, ensuring that media enquiries are handled in a way to provide balanced treatment
Provide creative guidance, logistical and promotional support for resident consultation events / open-days etc.
Work closely with residents to produce newsletters, annual reports and other publications, demonstrating a co regulatory approach.
Assist with copy writing / sub-editing of various publications (tenants’ / residents / staff newsletters, Annual Reports & other external publications.)
Ensure that the website content is regularly reviewed and updated.
Review proposed and existing customer targeted forms and publications and apply ‘Plain English’ and clear print principles.
Ensure that communications are in line with accessibility and diversity legislation and Group policies as appropriate.
Liaise and co-ordinate working arrangements with the Group’s PR & Communications Team.
Assist with input to reviews and development of various corporate strategies and policies as directed by the team manager.
N.B. – If, when replying, you fail to quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. your application will be AUTOMATICALLY REJECTED.
Giving yourself the best chance of success:
Please make sure that your CV is up to date and explains any gaps in employment.
Your CV must cover the “Essential Requirements” (see below) of the role, including any CRB details and other qualifications called for.
Your CV should also state that you are available to start work immediately OR at short notice.
WE CANNOT USE INFORMATION IN COVERING LETTERS, SO YOUR CV MUST WORK AS A STANDALONE DOCUMENT We recommend that you consider sending us (see * below) a suitably ‘tailored’ CV for each role that you apply for, listing somewhere near the top of your CV any key skills, experience and qualifications that relate specifically to this vacancy.
“Essentials” – The following requirements must be highlighted on your CV itself and NOT in a covering letter:
UK working experience
Availability to work – CV should state either
immediate or at short notice Relevant qualifications/experience in PR or journalism
recent experience of working on service sector marketing / PR environment with media responsibilities, preferably within a similar role and ideally within a public sector organisation Experience of copy writing / copy editing press articles or press releases, newsletters, speeches, brochures etc.
Willing to travel between sites as required.
Willing to attend evening and weekend meetings as necessary.
Microsoft Office skills
Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:
Any local authority experience
Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for
Client: Public sector organisation
Division(s)/Disciplines involved: Housing Services/Communications & Marketing
Anticipated Length of Assignment: All of our roles are technically temporary, though opening assignments can be and often are, extended by clients on a longer term basis. This opening assignment is for 1 month.
Hours per week: 35-37 (tbc) Monday – Friday, normal working hours
Please do not contact us requesting progress updates.
We read every CV sent to us, but due to high volumes are not able to respond to all unsuccessful applications, particularly where CVs do not address the “essentials” requested. You will, however, always hear from us by email if we are able to take your CV forward to the next stage.
Please note that we check all ads at least once per day to ensure that the underlying roles remain live.
*If you wish to send a CV through to us that has been modified for this particular role then, as an alternative to applying on line, you may email it straight through to:
…….but you must always remember to quote the reference number for the job in question, without which we will be unable to match your CV to the vacancy, given the number of applications that we receive each day. Please do note, however, that if the vacancy is no longer showing on the site it will no longer be live and you won’t necessarily get a reply from us if that is the case.
Triumph Consultants Limited