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Head of Communications

Lewisham Homes
Lewisham, London (Greater)
£67,521 - £70,311
Closing date
12 Aug 2021

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Corporate Services, Communications / PR
Head of services
Fixed Term Contract
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Job Details

At Lewisham Homes, we believe in building on potential. As Head of Communications, your ability to develop and deliver a comprehensive communications strategy that supports business priorities, and engages residents, staff, communities and other stakeholders, could have a real impact on people’s lives.

Lewisham Homes is an ambitious not-for-profit organisation focused on improving housing in the borough. As well as managing 19,000 homes on behalf of Lewisham Council. We aim to provide a better experience and more opportunities for residents, communities – and the dedicated people who join our team.

As a leader, you will be responsible for developing the corporate communications team (spanning internal and external communications, digital, design, media and PR) to be a respected, valued and high performing function in the business. As a member of the leadership team, the Head of Communications will also play a role in shaping and contributing to the development of the business, providing communications expertise and guidance to senior stakeholders as required.

Lewisham Homes is currently embarking on an exciting business transformation journey to modernise systems and ways of working to benefit residents, staff and communities. A key element of the role will be to develop and implement a strategic and measurable communications plan to support this work, with a focus on building staff engagement and driving culture.

Resident communication and engagement is another important focus, including supporting the delivery of the new building and fire safety agenda in line with government policy and legislation.

Other duties of the role include:

  • Media and PR management
  • Managing and developing external communications tools and channels, including website and social media
  • Overseeing a range of regular internal communications, including executive all-staff video/email briefings, Covid-19 updates, news, campaigns, project updates, initiatives and events
  • Ongoing measurement and evaluation of communications activities to assess impact and reach, tailoring approach as required
  • Line management of the Communications Team
  • Managing the corporate communications budget

We expect everyone at Lewisham Homes to be eager to learn new skills and to help others. As a major local employer with over 500 staff, we are committed to providing opportunities for personal development, plus flexible and agile working to help us to continue to embrace wellbeing. We also offer benefits including: season ticket loan, 26 days annual leave plus bank holidays, health & wellbeing benefits and membership of the local government pension scheme.

This role is agile working with some days being office-based. The role requires flexibility with regard to working hours, which may include some evenings and weekends.

For more information about Lewisham Homes and this opportunity, please visit our website.

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