Communications Officer (Housing / Resident Safety)

Location
Camden, London (Greater)
Salary
£36,630 - £42,490
Posted
04 Sep 2019
Closes
22 Sep 2019
Ref
190000LW
Job role
Officer
Contract Type
Full time

The Role

This year marks 100 years of council housing, and Camden, the fourth largest council landlord in the country, are looking for a talented, motivated communications officer to promote and support our important work on housing and resident safety. 

Our 33,000 council homes include many award winners and some are amongst the most iconic social housing in the world, but our priority is keeping the people who live in them safe. In this role, you will help to promote the work we are doing to keep everyone safe and bring our homes up to the highest standard of safety, as well as contributing to a high profile behaviour change communications strategy. You will work across a wide range of initiatives and events to inform and engage our council tenants and leaseholders, and help make sure that everyone who calls a Camden Council house home has a voice and feels listened to. 

You will plan and deliver varied, well researched campaigns that are evidence based and which make good use of all of available channels, and are accessible to and representative of our diverse communities. You will create quality content that works across formats including print, digital, social media and video, and you will be confident and capable of providing communications advice to colleagues across the council. You will work as part of a team with housing and communications colleagues, as well as independently on projects that profile our work on housing and resident safety.

In this role, you will need first class writing skills, initiative and creativity. You will have a good understanding of strategic communications and the importance of well researched evidence-based campaigns, with clear aims and objectives, and you’ll prioritise evaluation. You will thrive in a fast paced environment and you will be passionate about providing the best communications service for our tenants and leaseholders. You will have a good understanding of audiences and channels and a degree level qualification or equivalent work experience.

Please refer to the job profile supplementary information for full details of the role.

About Camden

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

Click HERE to see the full details of our excellent benefits

Make it work for you. Make it your Camden. 

Discover and Diversity

To “discover” more about Camden and our commitment towards diversity, equality and safeguarding, please visit our recruitment website

How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions. 

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at resourcing@camden.gov.uk, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG. 

Closing dates for applications: 22 September 2019, 23:59

Interviews to be held: w/c 30 September 2019

Please quote reference: 190000LW

To view the Job Profile please click HERE

Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are:

21 October 2019