Communications Coordinator

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HARP is proud

to pay above the 

Real Living Wage

for our area

Salary: Point 17, £12,647 rising incrementally to Point 22 £13,964 per annum for 18.5 hours a week

Location: Southend-on-Sea

Contract type: Permanent

Hours: Part-time (18.5 Hours / Variable Shifts)

 

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Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life?

HARP is Southend-on-Sea’s leading homelessness charity. On average we help around 1,000 local people every year to overcome or avoid homelessness. In addition to providing essential short-term emergency shelter, food, clothing and washing facilities, we work to identify the root causes of homelessness, creating tailored support for each person’s circumstances. We achieve success by providing structure, purpose and training opportunities, and by providing longer-term supported housing, empowering people to take steps to leave homelessness behind and ultimately live independently in the community.

We are recruiting a Communications Coordinator to lead in coordinating the creation of external communications to be publicised via HARP’s channels such as social media and website, including written, graphical and video content. You will be the first point of contact for press enquiries, and you will proactively promote HARP’s activities to local and national press and media outlets. The successful candidate will also support the creation of internal communications and corporate communications including internal documents and reports, ensuring brand guidelines are adhered to.

 The ideal candidate will:

 

  • Be educated to a degree level or equivalent in a subject related to the role such as English, Media, PR, photography, graphic design or another relevant subject.

 

  • Have a strong track record of developing and implementing successful press or marketing strategies in a comparable role. Essential

 

  • Have knowledge and experience in developing, delivering and evaluating campaigns, with a proven ability to test, learn and improve.

 

 

Closing date: Thursday 14th July (noon)

 

Shortlisting: Friday 15th July 2022

 

Interview date: Tuesday 19th July 2022

 

HARP will provide you with support and training to carry out your role effectively and develop your career. Our benefits package includes 25 days’ annual leave, plus Bank Holidays, a contributory pension scheme through The People’s Pension and a Death in Service Benefit. HARP will make a contribution to the pension and you will be required to make a contribution.

 

Applications should be completed on our website at www.harpsouthend.org.uk and clicking on the tab “Work with HARP” and then “Careers”. If you have any questions regarding the application form please contact Lauren Collin on 01702615000 (option 3).

 

For further information or to have an informal chat about the position please contact Stephen Mansfield, Director of Fundraising and Communications on 01702 415 833.

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