Internal Communications Manager

Closing date:Sunday 01 August 2021
York flexible location / working

Salary - £36,545.60 per annum

Hours - Full time, 35 hours per week

Term - Fixed term for 12 months (to cover maternity leave)

About the role

As we embark on the next stage of our work with a strategy refresh and consolidating new practice and lessons learned from the pandemic, we are seeking an experienced Internal Communications Manager for an interim period.

You will lead on the delivery of the internal communications strategy that will enable culture change and put employee engagement at the centre of JRF and JRHT.

The role will provide effective, consistent, co-ordinated and trusted internal communications to all levels of the organisation and lead a wide range of staff engagement activities which are of a high quality and underpin the delivery of our strategic and business plans.

We are looking for a sound, strategic thinker who can lead a team to work collaboratively across JRF / JRHT. Your challenge will be to demonstrate effective communication, which is dynamic, influential, engaging and reaches all audiences.

About you

You will have a substantial experience in internal communications ideally in a complex organisation with up-to-date knowledge of best practice.

Your portfolio will demonstrate the management of a number of successful communication campaigns that have effectively delivered strategic messages and complex information to a wide range of audiences. You will have outstanding written and verbal communication skills and proven experience using a range of channels and methods, including social and new media technologies.

If you are passionate about employee engagement and have the skills and behaviours to take the lead and drive our internal communications, then this is a great opportunity for you.

About us

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

Please download and complete the simple application form along with an equal opportunities monitoring form and email to [email protected]

Closing date for applications is Sunday 1 August 2021

Interviews will take place on Thursday 12 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 being inclusive and 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.