£21068.00-£21068.00 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Depaul UK are currently recruiting for a youth-focused Community Engagement & Communications Coordinator, passionate about ending homelessness, to work as part of a team based in Cumbria and the North East. You will join us on a full-time, permanent basis, and in return, you will receive a competitive salary of £21,068 Per Annum plus Pension & Benefits.

Depaul UK works with some of the most disadvantaged young people in the UK. We specialise in working in communities where poverty and long-term unemployment have resulted in generations of social exclusion and high rates of homelessness

Over the past 30 years, we have grown as an organisation and developed and enhanced our work and the impact it has across the UK.  Depaul UK has a wide range of services for young people and adults at risk of homelessness

What’s the role all about?

As Community Engagement and Communications Coordinator, you will have a primary focus on recruiting volunteer ‘hosts’ for Nightstop and making sure people at risk of homelessness are pointed in the direction of Depaul.

In addition, you will develop and implement a comprehensive and effective programme of communications and community engagement activities to promote Nightstop North East & Cumbria, creating engaging publicity content and engaging with local organizations, groups and networks. Successful candidate can be based in either Middlesbrough or Carlisle.

What makes the Community Engagement & Communications Coordinator?

  • A thorough induction and orientation to help you settle in and ensure you have the knowledge and support you need to perform your role.
  • Continuous support and supervision including reflective practice to develop your learning and skills as a practitioner.

What will ideally support your success as our Community Engagement & Communications Coordinator

  • Experience of building effective community relationships, with community, voluntary, and statutory sectors in the area
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the homeless / social care / young people sector
  • Experience in media relations, including writing press releases and handling media enquiries, and a knowledge of key media outlets in North East & Cumbria
  • Demonstrable experience of developing and delivering successful marketing campaigns and promoting a project through social media
  • Excellent standard of written English, and experience of writing engaging materials for a range of audiences
  • A willingness to travel independently around North East & Cumbria, and occasionally nationally
  • To ensure that confidentiality and compliance with the Data Protection Act.
  • Knowledge of safeguarding in relation to vulnerable young people or adults

What’s it like to work at Depaul UK?

You'll be joining a friendly, flexible, and values-led organisation, and will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • 26 days of annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Interest-free Annual Season Ticket Loan
  • Four Weeks Paternity Leave

If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you and you’d like to become our Community Engagement & Communications Coordinator then please click ‘apply’ today – don’t miss out, we’d love to hear from you!

Closing Date for applications: Tuesday 02 November 2021 at 23:59

An enhanced DBS disclosure is a requirement for this role. Our recruitment checks, induction, and ongoing support and supervision reflect our commitment to safeguarding our clients. Depaul UK strives to be equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.

We kindly request no contact from Recruitment or Media Agencies.

Posted on: 21 October 2021
Closed date: 02 November 2021
Job ref: ML2110CECCMID
Tags: Communications, PR, Volunteer Management