Are you passionate about preventing homelessness?
About the role
We are looking for a talented Communications Coordinator (SE) to join our team at an exciting time of growth and development at St Mungo’s. Based in one of our SE services with working from home days and some travel, you will take a lead role on raising St Mungo’s profile in the South East.
The successful candidate will initiate and coordinate impactful media coverage regionally working closely alongside the Press and PR team. They will also coordinate marketing communications and support for St Mungo’s services, including social media, and be a focal point for internal communications in the region, promoting the organisation’s values and recovery ethos with clients and staff in the South East.
What we’re looking for
We’re looking for someone ambitious who wants to use their considerable communications and public relations skills to help us achieve our ambition to end homelessness and profile our work helping people to recover and rebuild their lives.
The successful candidate will be a clear and confident communicator. You will have demonstrable experience of implementing and delivering press and PR, marketing plans, and building positive relationships with colleagues and partners to raise awareness and understanding about our work. You will also have good time management skills and the ability to manage a busy and varied work programme, working from a variety of locations and on your own initiative.
If this sounds like you we’d love to hear from you.
What we offer
- Excellent Development and Growth Opportunities
St Mungo’s employees are encouraged to consider opportunities to develop new skills or progress including; secondments, internal transfers, application to new roles in the organisation or just to get involved in various projects happening within the organisation.
As a result last year 35% of our vacancies were filled by promotions. In 2019 we achieved We Invest in People Gold level accreditation and are one of just 3% of housing associations to achieve this standard; 82% of staff who took part in the IIP survey say St Mungo’s is a great place to work.
- A Diverse and Inclusive Work Place
At St Mungo’s is a Disability Confident Employer, we are in the top 100 of Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2020 and we are. Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the organisation's values and how we work.
We are proud of our commitment to diversity and inclusion and have 7 great Diversity Networks to support clients and staff from different backgrounds so they are able to be their best selves. Our Networks include: BAME, Carer’s and Parent’s, Lived Experience, LGBTQIA+, Disability Awareness, Irish and Women’s Action.
- Flexible Working and Other Benefits
We are committed to maintaining your work/life balance. We offer 25 days annual leave, and operate a very popular Flexi Time scheme, which allows you to supplement your annual leave entitlement. After 5 years, staff annual leave entitlement increases to 28 days.
St Mungo’s contribute 4% of your gross annual salary, and you are able to enrol in the Defined Contribution scheme following a successful probationary period in which the employer contribution is 6%.
What we do
At St Mungo’s our vision is that everyone has a place to call home and can fulfil their hopes and ambitions. As a homelessness charity and housing association, our clients are at the heart of what we do, and in 2019 we supported nearly 30,000 people who were either homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Our staff are crucial to making this happen.
How to apply
To view the job description and guidance on completing your application form, please click on the document available tab at the top of the advert page on our website.
Closing date: 10am on Monday 1 June 2020
Interview and assessments on: Monday 8 or Tuesday 9 June 2020
Please be advised that all appointments will be made on St Mungo’s current standard Terms and Conditions (T&Cs); this also applies to any internal candidates.