Head of Communications and Marketing
Salary: London - £56,002 per annum + Excellent Benefits National - £52,345 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Location: London, Manchester or Bristol
Contract: Fixed term maternity cover to December 2021. Due to the urgent need to appoint to the posts and the fixed term nature, we can only consider candidates who are available to start with one week’s notice.
The country continues to grapple with coronavirus, a crisis that has further highlighted the role safe, secure and good quality housing plays in the physical and mental health of the country. This is an opportunity to lead a team of passionate, high-performing communications and marketing professionals within a sector that has been central to the national response to the pandemic.
With the scale and complexity of the country’s housing challenges rarely far from the headlines, and the political landscape around it shifting all the time, the NHF is an organisation performing a critical role as the voice of housing associations in England.
The NHF is one the most influential and high profile trade bodies in the UK. Its diverse membership of over 600 housing associations provides two and a half million homes for more than six million people and reinvests its profit in projects that help create strong, vibrant communities.
Our vision is for a country where everyone can live in a good quality home they can afford.
The Head of Communications and Marketing is a fast-paced senior leadership role, responsible for developing and delivering creative, impactful and engaging communications and marketing strategies.
The Communications and Marketing team lead on reaching our members with the information they need about the key political and business decisions that will affect their organisations. They do this by using a broad range of output and channels to bring to life the important work the NHF does for the housing association sector.
The team is also responsible for supporting the delivery of key policy outputs for a variety of external stakeholders; and developing our digital presence through continuous improvements to our website; and marketing the benefits of our events and commercial partnerships to our members.
The right candidate for this role will be able to make clear and timely decisions about sensitive issues; be able to lead and inspire a team; and be able to offer valuable insights from a communications and marketing perspective to support the delivery of the NHF’s business plan.
The NHF has recently published its equality, diversity and inclusion strategy, which was co-created with staff.
We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and we value the contribution each individual makes to our work. The NHF is committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the diversity of the society in which we live and encourage applications from people of all different backgrounds, regardless of all protected characteristics or social background.
We are a disability confident employer and if you are a disabled person who demonstrates you meet the skills and experience we consider essential for the role, we will offer you an interview.
Closing date for applications: 19 January 2021
Interview date: 2 February 2021
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