The Longleigh Foundation is a grant-making charity that was established, five years ago, by the social housing provider, Stonewater. We are dedicated to supporting the individuals and communities served by the social housing sector through the funding we distribute and support we provide.
Our social mission is to support how social housing providers enable transformation in the lives of their residents and communities, becoming the charity partner to the sector.
We are in the minority of funders that provide grants to individuals and organisations. This helps us to enable transformation a life at a time, a community at a time and, via our research grants, to influence change at a wider, societal level.
Over the last few years our work has expanded quite dramatically and we have a plan for the coming years that sees us wanting to develop more partners so our model can support more people and more communities.
As a result, we are looking to appoint a self- employed, part-time Communications Officer, who can help us share our story across the audiences that we believe will be interested to hear it. It’s a story of an organisation that is progressing and of enabling lives and communities to be transformed.
This is very much a doing role; it’s about getting inspiring and relevant content out. It’s about working with our Chief Executive and small team to help us communicate passionately and brilliantly across all our stakeholder groups about the value we can bring and the difference our funding, and our approach, can make.
This is a home-based role but some travel will be required when it is permitted and safe to do. We need someone who can work well from home and has the drive and motivation for our mission to demand great productivity of themselves. And, whilst you might be home-based, there is lots of ongoing engagement that you’ll be able to have with our mission-driven and values-led team to keep you feeling energised and connected to something that has such amazing potential.
We’re looking for someone who has a real understanding of and compassion for the issues that are most prominent and prevalent in affecting the quality of life and aspiration of vulnerable individuals and disadvantaged communities. We want someone who has an evident, burning desire to use great communications to shape and share our story that will help us develop new partnerships across the social housing sector.
If you’re interested in finding out more about this role, please head to our website where you’ll find the job description and summary of our new five-year plan. Whilst you’re on the website, we’d encourage you to have a good look around. Take in some of the video case studies of projects we’ve funded; find out more about us and how we work; read some of the news stories; and, have a look at our annual review.
We look forward to hearing from you!
The Longleigh Team
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