Closing date: 23 September 2019 at 11:30 pm. Interview dates: 26 and 30 September 2019.
We’re looking for an experienced and creative communicator to join us as Internal Communications Executive and support the development and delivery of high- quality internal communications to inspire and engage colleagues as we develop our internal culture to deliver Shelter’s ambitious new strategy.
A home is a fundamental human need, as essential as education or healthcare. Yet millions of people across Britain struggle on a daily basis with homelessness, bad housing conditions, soaring rents, discrimination and the threat of eviction. So, we are striving for change — with individuals, in communities, across society – and leading the way to a safe home. We need ambitious, best-in-class individuals who are passionate about our cause to join us at this exciting time. This is your chance to play a part in the fundamental change we are striving to achieve.
Internal communications is a critical function within Shelter. As well as 1,300 staff in multiple sites across England and Scotland, we have over 1,000 volunteers in our network of shops. So, it’s vital that we develop and maintain effective internal communications to ensure everyone is fully informed about our strategic direction and achievements. Our vision is to support and inspire staff to help more people by continuously improving the way we engage, communicate and share information across the organisation.
About the Role
Whilst you’ll work across the full channel mix, your particular focus will be on digital communications and our intranet. Building relationships with staff and volunteers across Shelter, you’ll generate engaging content and increase use through training and advocacy for our digital channels. You’ll co-ordinate plans to ensure the timely, effective two-way flow of information to bring our strategic priorities alive and embed them across the organisation. You’ll help to develop strategies and deliver projects that make internal communications integral to the success of the organisation.
You’ll be a concise and persuasive writer and editor, just as comfortable creating great content as coaching others to produce their own. You'll have a proactive approach, quick to anticipate opportunities, identify and mitigate against risks as well as inspiring trust and respect from a wide range of stakeholders. Swiftly developing a good understanding of Shelter’s work and challenges we face you’ll use this to shape communications strategies, plans and materials. You’ll have exceptional organisational skills and play close attention to detail. Just as vital as having a real enthusiasm for the power of internal communications, will be your ability to show it even under pressure
We offer a wide range of benefits, including 30 days of annual leave, enhanced family friendly policies, pension and interest free travel loans. Our employees also have access to a tenancy deposit loan, payroll giving, cycle to work scheme and an employee assistance programme.
Shelter helps millions of people every year struggling with bad housing or homelessness through our advice, support and legal services. And we campaign to make sure that, one day, no one will have to turn to us for help. We’re here so no one has to fight bad housing or homelessness on their own.
To find out more about the role and the benefits of working for Shelter please visit our website. Apply to be part of our team and be the change you want to see in society.
Safeguarding is everyone’s business. Shelter is committed to protecting the health, wellbeing and human rights of those we support, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. All our staff will be expected to observe professional standards of behaviour and conduct their work in line with our safeguarding policies.
At Shelter, we welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, gender, ethnicity, religion and sexual orientation. We are facing diverse problems, so need diverse people to tackle them.
Shelter does not accept unsolicited CVs from external recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.