SW9, London

£23,000 - £24,000 per annum

Permanent, Full-time


About the organisation

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Job Description

At Certitude we are proud of our history of supporting people with mental health needs and learning disabilities. We support more than 1500 people across London through a diverse range of support services and believe in providing the right level of support, to enable individuals to flourish, contribute and live a good life.

As a Gold Level Investor in People, we have high employee engagement and a strong commitment to people development from both our Board and Leadership Team. As a result, we can support people with mental health needs and learning disabilities to live the life they want to lead; happy, healthy, respected as equals and valued for their contribution within communities.

Fulfilling Lives; Lambeth, Lewisham & Southwark is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund and part of the National Fulfilling Lives Programme. The project is delivered by Certitude in partnership with Thamesreach and the strategic partners from the three boroughs. The aim is to test new ways of supporting people with multiple needs with the aim to understand how systems can improve to enable people to live more fulfilling lives and achieve better outcomes.

The team has three core parts - a team who delivers direct support to people facing multiple disadvantage (multiple needs combination of mental health needs, substance use, at risk or and history of homelessness and/or offending), a team who identifies and extracts the learning with an external partner who will support us to evaluate system improvements, underpinned by a team that places the lived experience at the centre of the programme. Together we will help shape and influence identified system change.

Following a review of the programme last year, for the remaining three years we are appointing several new exciting opportunities within the programme.

Communications Officer (1x) Salary £23,000 - £24,000 per annum

As Communications Officer you will be responsible for raising the profile of Fulfilling Lives Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham. Engaging key audiences in our work, coordinating collaborative shared learning events and ensuring all communications activity across the programme is planned to ensure maximum integration and high impact influencing system change.

You will hold responsibility for managing the programmes brand, internal and external communications, stakeholder engagement, digital platforms and media activity. Working closely with communications teams from Certitude, The National Lottery Community Fund and partners of the programme.

This is an exciting opportunity to promote the activities that make an impact for the lives of people we support in a compelling and effective way.  With strong written and verbal communications skills and sound digital knowledge, stakeholder management, you will play a critical role in the promotion and legacy of Fulfilling Lives Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham.

What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive salary
  • Salary exchange scheme
  • A stimulating work environment full of opportunities to learn and develop
  • An attractive package of 25 days annual leave, pension scheme, childcare vouchers, access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance counselling
  • We will pay for your Enhanced DBS.
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Travel season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work Scheme

All our posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure as well as a need for full employment history from time of leaving compulsory education and up to date employment references. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the job vacancy and to consider them on their abilities.

Closing date:  Thursday Noon 30th May 2019 Interview Date: Monday 10th June 2019