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Media and Communications Officer

London Office (EC1V 2PR) with Hybrid working
Closing date
28 Mar 2024

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Corporate Services, Communications / PR
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Job Details

Media and Communications Officer

Based: London Office (EC1V 2PR) with Hybrid working
Hours: Full-time, 35 hours/week, permanent
Salary: £32,690

About Us

Habinteg’s mission is to champion inclusion by providing and promoting accessible homes and neighbourhoods that welcome and include everyone. 

We have been a leading provider of affordable, accessible homes for over 50 years and now provide accessible homes and services to more than 3,200 Habinteg households.

We developed the Wheelchair Housing Design Guide to encourage best practice in the development of new wheelchair accessible homes. We also engage the housing sector to encourage others to plan and build accessible homes. 

Our in-house access experts, the Centre for Accessible Environments, provide consultancy, training, research, and publications on building design and management to meet all user needs, including disabled and older people. We welcome applications from every section of the community.

About the Role

We’re looking for a confident and proactive Media and Communications Officer to tell (and sell in) the stories that place our work, and our campaigning, firmly on the news agenda.

We need someone who can write a great story and build the relationships needed to sell it to the media. If you love writing and can create copy that flies, read on.

You’ll be juggling projects, acting as a roving reporter, and bringing our social media to life.

You will be a natural content creator and curator for social media, and understand how to build engagement. Experience with social media management software would be great.

If you can also take strong photos that tell a story and shoot short film clips with your smartphone, we definitely want to hear from you.

What we’re offering

This is a chance to spread your wings and a chance to make a difference.

We’re a small team, and everyone gets listened to. Your ideas will influence the way we work from day one.

You’ll have a broad remit, including media and social media. The stories you write and the engagement you build will make a real difference to the lives of disabled people.

As you develop in the role you will also gain opportunities to work on projects and other areas of IT work to develop your skills and experience.

To apply please visit Work for us | Habinteg Housing Association

Request a copy of the Job Description from

Please apply with:

Your CV

A piece of writing you are proud of. That could be anything from a media story to a successful LinkedIn post. Please don’t send us your book.

A cover letter of no more than one page, including a paragraph about why you chose that piece of writing. (Please add the additional information to your CV document). 

Closing date: This role will remain open until the position has been filled so don't miss submitting your application!

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and welcome candidates with disabilities, long-term health conditions to apply for our roles. We encourage jobseekers from all backgrounds and experiences to express their interest, and to contact us at if you would like to chat to us or discuss reasonable adjustments for your application or interview process. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the HR department:

Tel: 020 7822 8700





Habinteg is an equal opportunities employer aims to be an employer of choice. We offer a comprehensive and person-centred employment package to our staff. This includes:

  • Flexible approach to working week including full-time, part-time and job-sharing possibilities.
  • Annual interest-free season ticket loan.
  • Welcoming, accessible work environments.
  • Training and development programme including study leave.
  • Ethical pension scheme from the Pensions Trust.
  • Secondment opportunities.

Being open and honest about our performance is an essential part of our culture. This is why we place importance on independent assessment of our organisation as an employer. We are proud to hold a Gold Standard Investors in People accreditation.

Habinteg has been a leading provider of affordable accessible homes for over 40 years. A third of the homes we provide are designed to wheelchair standard and our schemes – from Tyneside to Cornwall - provide sustainable, inclusive neighbourhoods for disabled and non-disabled people to share and enjoy.  We are champions of the Lifetime Homes Standard and have recently welcomed the Centre for Accessible Environments (CAE) on board as a subsidiary. In our five year business plan we commit to sharing our expertise and influencing policy so that society includes disabled people with a places to live that meet their needs and maximise independence.

Habinteg acknowledges its responsibility and commitment to the communities in which it works and recognises that in society certain groups and individuals are discriminated against. Therefore, Habinteg is committed to taking positive action to help redress the effects of unfair discrimination and disadvantage in order to ensure equality of opportunity becomes an integral feature in all of its activities. This includes:

  • The provision of housing and services
  • Recruitment, employment and training
  • Housing development and contractors
  • Governing body and management committees
Company info
020 7822 8700
Habinteg Housing Association Chapman House Unit 1
Adwalton Business Park 132 Wakefield Road
BD11 1DR
United Kingdom

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