Greater London
SW1A, London
£36,623 - £42,603 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Central London, like many cities across the world, is an exciting and stimulating place. However, for some, it is a place to go when things have gone profoundly wrong and there is nowhere else. When people are on the edge, homeless, isolated and in despair there must be a place to turn. The Connection is there to be with people as they overcome that isolation, recover and move on to a meaningful, fulfilling life.

However, this is not enough. The experiences of people on the edge matter. Their story must be told to those in a position of power and influence, so that homelessness, exclusion and isolation are not acceptable features of life in the UK.

The Connection at St. Martin’s empowers those who are on the edges of society to take control of their lives by:

• Providing practical support in an active environment designed to help people to recognise their own strengths, recover from crisis and move on;

• Collaborating with others who share our vision and mission not just in London, but other parts of the UK and the world;

• Sharing our learning with others, to deepen our own understanding and create a more socially just society for those on the margins.

About the role:

The Connection at St. Martin’s has an annual turnover of £5m. Alongside our own fundraising and statutory contracts, the charity benefits from the BBC Radio 4 Christmas Appeal, run by our partners – St Martin’s Charity. The Connection has a high profile within the homelessness sector and a sound financial footing. We work closely with partners at Westminster City Council, The Passage, St. Mungo’s and West London Mission.

Our strategy includes our aim to develop our services in new ways, engage our clients in all aspects of our work and be more collaborative with our partners in the sector. This 12 month fixed term position will be heavily involved in supporting our charity to communicate more effectively and fundraising growth.

This role requires someone with a strong track record as a generalist in communications. They will reflect the charity’s mission, values and key messages in all communications activity. They will be confident and experienced in handling the press and high-profile visitors. They will be innovative and resourceful in working within a small budget to promote the charity’s work. Finally, they will have the credibility and skills to be able to work closely with non-communications colleagues as well as clients to ensure authenticity in all materials and online content.

So, are you interested in this rewarding role that comes with some really great benefits? To apply, please submit an application highlighting that you meet the requirements of the role set out in the person specification attached. Only candidates that provide this, and who meet the essential criteria within the person specification, will be considered for an interview.

Details of the full job description, which includes the detailed person specification can be found attached.

Please find the application form attached.

This is a 1-year fixed term contract, covering maternity leave.

Closing date: Friday 12th March 2021 – 5pm

Interview date: Friday 26th March 2021


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Refreshed on: 24 February 2021
Closed date: 12 March 2021
Tags: Campaigning, Communications, PR