Communications Manager - FLIC

Team
Fulfilling Lives C&I
Location
Camden Town, Islington
No. of Vacancies
1
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
37.5
Salary
36,361 per annum
Closing Date
16/10/2019
Ref No
SHP809

Can you help give a voice to some of London’s most socially disadvantaged and excluded people?  We are looking for a confident and creative communications professional to play a key role in bringing about local and national change by influencing service provision in areas such as homelessness, physical and mental health, substance use and domestic violence.

Fulfilling Lives Islington and Camden (FLIC) is an eight year national Lottery Community Fund programme working in Camden and Islington. FLIC is part of a national ‘Fulfilling Lives’ programme and is one of twelve England-wide projects with the strategic goal of ensuring that people experiencing multiple disadvantage, including homelessness, substance use and mental health issues, receive appropriate, effective and coordinated support. Much of our work consists of testing new approaches and using our learning to bring about both local and national change.

FLIC have recently created a new role of Communications Manager to help us drive forwards our influencing work. We need someone who is passionate, creative, strategic and who can use their excellent Communications skills to really make a difference.

You will: 

  • Develop and manage delivery of the Fulfilling Lives Islington & Camden (FLIC) Communications Strategy
  • Raise the profile of FLIC’s work and engage key stakeholders to take action to improve services for people experiencing multiple disadvantage.
  • Disseminate learning from the project utilising the full communications mix, via engaging and credible key messages that reflect FLIC’s ethos and strategy, in order to influence a wide range of partners and relevant stakeholders at both local and national level.
  • Develop creative and engaging resources and materials, in print, online and via multimedia, with a strong emphasis on user voice.
  • Write and edit accurate, fluent and engaging copy for use across a range of communications channels, including website, social media, publications, press releases and newsletters/bulletins.
  • Lead on the organisation, promotion and delivery of key events such as learning events and conferences.
  • Maintain and develop the FLIC website to ensure that content is up to date, that the site conveys the key strategic messages of the project and that a comprehensive suite of learning resources is readily available.

This post will require a DBS check to be processed for the successful applicant. 

Attached is a specimen of the communications materials produced so far to give you a further insight into our work. 

Closing date for applications: 16th October 2019 ( at midnight)

Interviews to be held on: 29/30th October 2019

Our attractive benefits package includes:

  • A salary increase after successfully completing six months.
  • A 37.5 hour working week including flexible working hours (core hours are 10am – 4pm) in non-accommodation services
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing annually to the maximum 28 days (plus paid Bank Holidays),
  • A contributory pension scheme: SHP will contribute the equivalent of 5% of your annual salary
  • Comprehensive and integrated training programme designed specifically to develop the skills and knowledge involved in our work

SHP is actively committed to equal opportunities and the promotion of diversity and inclusion, in all of our services and workplaces.  We are also Disability Confident Committed, a Stonewall Diversity Champion and IIP accredited.  In the London Homelessness Awards 2019 one of our Projects has been commended for their work.