Communications Manager (JRHT)

Closing date:Monday 02 August 2021
The Homestead / The Garth - York

Salary - £44,153.20 per annum

Hours - Full time, 35 hours per week

Term - Fixed term for 12 months with an anticipated start date of September 2021 (to cover maternity leave)

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust delivering a range of strategic communications priorities covering care, housing, communities and development.

This post will focus on designing & delivering a strong programme of communications and engagement activities for JRHT which puts resident involvement and engagement at the centre of our approach to service delivery, part of this will be to embed great relationships with staff, residents and the wider community in JRHT practice.

The two largest housing communities are in New Earswick and in Derwenthorpe, both in York, and will also support housing and care services which are located in sites across Yorkshire and the North East.

About you

Coming from a background of communications project management you will be adept at collaborating with a wide range of different stakeholders. You will be an experienced all-round communications professional with proven track record of delivering projects.

Your communication skills will be exemplary as will your ability to work well with people at all levels. Possessing strong interpersonal skills, you will be able to prioritise well and managing often conflicting demands and deadlines.

About us

The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) is a registered housing association and care provider in Yorkshire and the North East.
It is linked through a group structure to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) who is an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty.

Both organisations, share values and common goals of increasing the number of people living in decent, affordable homes with improved economic prospects.

JRF’s work to improve understanding and tackle the root causes of poverty and disadvantage has repeatedly influenced JRHT’s practice, whether in becoming a Living Wage Employer, the development of genuinely affordable homes, or its policies as an anti-poverty landlord.

JRF and JRHT are two important influencing organisations with an ambitious agenda for inspiring positive change in the UK in line with our vision of a prosperous and poverty free UK.

How to apply

We’d like you to send us your CV and a written statement (no more than 2 sides of A4) outlining the following:

• Why you are applying for the role and reasons for applying to work for JRHT
• Your key skills and experience which you have that you can bring to the role (with specific examples included)

In addition, please also ensure you complete the EO Monitoring Form and return to [email protected]

Closing date for applications is Monday 2 August 2021

Interviews will be held on Monday 16 August 2021

At JRF / JRHT we’re at our best when we’re continually building on trust, showing we care and making a difference – and hope others will do the same. So as life returns to normal, and for those roles which allow it, we’re adopting a hybrid approach to where you work. Which means you can expect a blended approach of home working and lots of opportunities to visit our offices.

Application documents

Our commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion

At JRF/JRHT we believe in giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race, sex, sexual orientation, trans status or social economic background. We positively encourage applications from people with experience of living in poverty.

We are a Disability Confident Employer. This means that we are committed to the recruitment, progression and retention of disabled individuals. We shall also offer interviews to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the job. If you have a disability, please tell us if you would like to be considered for an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme.