NW9, London (Hybrid)
£25,000 per year
Contract, 12 months, extendable subject to funding, Full-time
Anonymous Recruitment
Job description
 
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Are you great at connecting with people?  Are you looking for a great opportunity to showcase and develop your writing and engagement skills? If you have lived experience of disability, which could include a long-term health or mental health condition, then you could really thrive at our inclusive organisation. 

We are looking to recruit a Peer Communications and Engagement Officer role to work closely with our Comms Lead to help bring a fresh energy and greater capacity into our comms team.

This role has a strong face to face engagement and digital communications bias, and we are looking for someone who can really help drive up engagement with local disabled people, particularly in helping us to reach younger audiences and ensuring our comms represents the diversity and intersectionality of disabled people in the borough, as well as with our wider stakeholders.  You’ll also support our work engaging with our community organisation members, ensuring they get the information they need to support their vital work. 

You’ll have an engaging written and verbal communication style that you can adapt to suit different audiences, including an ability to write accessibly.  You will be comfortable in navigating your way around the borough (expenses paid) to meet and chat with local disabled residents in community settings as well as in online forums. 

With a good instinct for what’s on message for the organisation, you’ll be able to capture the attention of our key audiences.  At the same time, you’ll be confident using a range of social media, creating engaging content, using ICT and comfortable with updating our website content. Most of all, you’ll share our beliefs in the power of lived experience and the need for society to remove barriers for disabled people.

You’ll be spending at least one day per week out in the community to talk to people about our organisation, hosting community talks and gathering feedback. In addition, you’ll be creating and posting social media and website content for us and our partners and helping to develop its appeal.

In return, the successful candidate will become part of a friendly and supportive team, working within a focused but flexible culture, where diversity is valued, and you can bring your whole self to work.

Home working is optional for some days, but the successful candidate must be able to be travel to regular events around the Borough of Barnet and be based in our office at least one day per week.  Occasional evening and weekend work may be necessary, for which Time Off in Lieu will be given.

Lived experience of disability, long-term health or mental health condition, will be needed to successfully deliver the role. We also welcome applications from Black, Asian and other minoritised candidates, who are currently underrepresented in our organisation.

To apply, please submit your CV with a brief covering letter clearly stating how you meet the person specification and how you would use your lived experience to engage successfully with disabled people in Barnet.

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months in the first instance, extendable subject to future funding.

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Application Instructions

To apply, please submit your CV with a brief covering letter clearly stating how you meet the person specification and how you would use your lived experience to engage successfully with disabled people in Barnet.

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Refreshed on: 16 May 2022
Closing date: 30 May 2022 at 23:30
Tags: Campaigning, Communications, PR

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