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Campaign Specialist

Onward Homes
Flexible - Either Merseyside, Lancashire or Greater Manchester
£30,700 (Recruitment Rate) £32,250 (Confirmed Rate)
Closing date
8 Aug 2021

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Community and Customer Services, Housing / neighbourhood management, Corporate Services, Communications / PR
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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Onward Homes is one of the largest registered providers of social housing in the North West, with 35,000 properties across the region.

We believe that everyone deserves a place to call their own, which is why we’re committed to building 500 new homes each year. We do more than just provide a roof over our customers’ heads, we’re here to make a real difference.

In addition to creating positive spaces for our customers we continuously strive to create a positive and progressive workspace to enable our colleagues to achieve their full potential.

We are looking for Campaign Specialist (1 post) to join our External Affairs & Communications Team.

A new post to the team, you will support senior colleagues in the External Affairs & Communications team in providing strategic communications advice and support across the business and colleagues to deliver impactful external facing campaigns and events.  You will deliver external media, including social media, plans and content and monitor and advise in relation to all external media, political and other sources of relevance to the business.  You will focus on campaigns which cover areas of customer; property; social & environmental impact; and external affairs.

Whilst supporting production of high quality content in order to deliver business objectives, you will enable colleagues in the business to communicate more effectively with external stakeholders, by providing them with communications and campaigning advice and support.  

It is essential you have experience of delivering impactful campaigns in at least one of the following disciplines: political and local campaigning; consumers; property; social & environmental impact; and external affairs.  You should have evidence of a client, consumer or voter focused approach to communications, with strong speaking skills, with an ability to win trust and confidence.  Your experience of delivering media programmes, including preparing media releases and building relationships with journalists, will demonstrate your strong written skills, producing high quality copy, quickly and consistently.  

Interview date is planned for the 13th August 2021.

All posts are recruited to the recruitment salary and movement to the confirmed salary is based on successful completion of a 6 month probation.  As well as a competitive salary and a generous annual leave entitlement, we offer a range of benefits for a rewarding career including a health cash plan, pension scheme and personal development.

Please note that due to Covid-19, we have adapted our working arrangements under government guidelines and Safe Systems of Work.  Discussions around the current working arrangements and Safe Systems of Work specific to the role will take place during the interview process. If candidates have any concerns / questions in relation to Covid-19 and the role at any stage of the recruitment and selection process they can contact the HR team on and a member of the HR Team will be in touch.


Onward is one of the largest registered providers of social housing based solely in the North West of England with 35,000 homes across Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside and Lancashire.

Onward currently comprises of five leading housing providers committed to the regeneration and sustainability of our region; Contour Homes, Liverpool Housing Trust, Ribble Valley Homes, Hyndburn Homes and Peak Valley Housing Association. They work together under the Onward brand as a not-for-profit organisation regulated by Homes England.

Our member organisations are united by a common purpose – to make a positive difference in the communities we serve.

  • We build, manage and maintain homes for people who are unable to access housing on the open market.
  • We deliver high quality homes and first class services that make a real difference to the people living in our neighbourhoods.
  • We offer customers support and assistance, helping people to overcome the challenges faced in our communities.
  • We provide homes and support to vulnerable people, helping them to live independent lives in the community.
  • We work with partners, voluntary groups and government agencies to provide more homes for people from all backgrounds, meeting the increasing need for housing throughout the North West.

Together as Onward, we’re signalling our intention to increase our impact by building more homes and delivering better services.

Find Us
+44 151 708 5777
Head Office
12 Hanover Street
L1 4AA
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