Vacancy Details

Communications Adviser (N)

Notting Hill Genesis
£32,080 to £35,645 per annum
Bruce Kenrick House
Working Pattern:
Full Time
35 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
23/01/2019 at 12:00 PM
Notting Hill Genesis

Experienced Communications Adviser? Looking to work for an organisation with social purpose and make a difference?

Notting Hill Genesis (NHG) works in communities, providing homes for lower-income households. We’re a new organisation, formed in April 2018 following the merger of two leading housing associations, so it’s an exciting time to join us. We’re looking for a collaborative and creative communicator, keen to help us deliver great integration programmes and support new ways of working across the organisation.

Sitting in our fast-paced, innovative Communications Team, you’ll play a key role in bringing together the two heritage organisations that make up NHG. You’ll work with a range of project leads and senior managers to develop and implement communications plans for key programmes of work, ranging from integration activities as our two heritage organisations join together two exciting new digital transformation programmes. You’ll also be responsible for ensuring internal communications activities are co-ordinated, and associated collateral produced in good time so that core information is provided to colleagues in the right way, at the right time, by the right person.

Drawing on your experience of involving and engaging colleagues in organisational change, you’ll ensure our staff, residents and other stakeholders understand how the changes will improve the way we work and the service we can offer.

The ability to juggle multiple projects under pressure is a must. You’ll be an excellent organiser, able to respond to competing priorities while providing a co-ordinated approach to all communications. Acting as a trusted adviser, you’ll need to be confident in offering sound advice to colleagues at all levels. Above all, as a natural collaborator, you’ll have the ability to forge solid relationships with a range of individuals and groups, influencing and persuading them to engage in and support the changes we’re making.

We’’ll expect you to have practical experience of developing and implementing communications campaigns and the ability to explain complex messages in an engaging way across a variety of channels. You don’t need to have worked in the housing sector previously but your excellent writing, editing and communication skills will be critical in supporting us to turn detailed programmes into compelling content, tailored for diverse audiences. Whatever experience you bring, we’ll be looking for your passion, enthusiasm and the drive to get things done.

If this sounds like a challenge for you, we’d love to hear from you.

In return we offer you 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays), health cash plan, season ticket loan, tenancy deposit loan, cycle 2 work scheme, childcare vouchers, life assurance and a generous contributory pension offer.

Please submit your CV and a supporting statement, outlining your suitability for the role via our online applications portal. The supporting statement should address the competencies detailed on the role profile at Level B (please download the “One NHH Competency Framework” and Role Profile for guidance).You’ll also need to tell us how you meet the knowledge, skills and experience requirements listed in the role profile.

This is an 18 month secondment or fixed term contract opportunity – depending on your current employment status (if appointed, secondment for permanent staff, or fixed term opportunity for those on a fixed term contract or currently working for NHG via an agency).

Applications close at midday on 23 January 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be sent a presentation brief prior to interview which they will need to deliver within their interview. Interviews and tests will take place on either 31 January or 1 February 2019.

How to apply

If you wish to apply for this job, please apply online.

If you are not able to apply online, please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Further information on this vacancy