City of London, London
£35,850 per annum + excellent benefits
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
Salary: circa £35,850 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Location: London, Holborn
Contract: 1 year fixed term

Do you think the housing crisis is one of the biggest challenges our nation faces? Do you feel a voice should be given to the millions of people who are trapped in unaffordable, unsuitable and poor quality housing? Then come and join the National Housing Federation.

We are the trade body for not-for-profit English housing associations, which last year started work on over 47,000 new homes – nearly a third of all new housing in the country. Not only do housing associations build and manage most of the country’s social housing, but they also provide housing for people with mental health issues or learning disabilities, the homeless, asylum seekers and people fleeing domestic violence. Our members are seen as key players in fixing the country’s broken housing market once and for all.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Press Officer to play a lead role in the Federation’s busy and influential media team.

The past year and a half has been incredibly busy for the sector as housing remains a top political priority, and the media team has played a huge role in amplifying the Federation’s messaging and campaigns. We’ve successfully campaigned in the media for an end to discriminatory ‘no DSS’ policies, shone a light on how housing costs are pushing children in to poverty and called for the government to invest in building more social housing.

We need a conscientious and strategic PR Officer to ensure that truly affordable housing continues to get the national attention it deserves.

You will be joining a high-performing campaigning media team that regularly briefs senior broadcast and print journalists and develops major stories from scratch that have been covered on everything from the Today programme to the Sun. We’re a proactive and reactive media team, meaning this is a chance to not only build your contacts, but be creative and secure lots of high-profile and meaningful coverage.

In your cover letter, please briefly address how you meet the ‘Technical Expertise and Knowledge’ competencies as set out in the Role Profile. You do not need to address all of the other competencies in your cover letter.
Thank you for your interest. We very much look forward to hearing from you.

The Federation is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and we value the contribution each individual makes to our work. We are 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: Wednesday 27th November 2019
Interview date: Friday 6th December 2019
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National Housing Federation

The National Housing Federation is the voice of affordable housing in England. We believe that everyone should have the home they need at a pri... Read more

Posted on: 13 November 2019
Closed date: 27 November 2019
Job ref: NHF - PR Officer London
Tags: Communications, PR