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Communications Manager
CSS - Emersons Green

Job reference: 001758

Location: CSS - Emersons Green

Closing date: 03/08/2020

Interview date: 10/08/2020

Salary / hourly rate: £30,114 per annum

Employment type: Full Time

Hours per week: 35

For more information on the role,
please contact
 Becky Williams
Telephone: 07467 336768

Contract - This is a fixed-term role for 1 year

Find your place with us and help change lives.

We are one of the largest learning disability charities in the UK, supporting over 2,500 people through our friendly, supportive, creative and diverse teams.

About the role

This role is a fantastic opportunity to join a national charity supporting adults with learning disabilities during a time of change. We’re looking for an experienced Communications Manager who thrives on devising complex communications strategies for projects involving multiple stakeholders. You’ll have a proven track record in distilling critical issues, developing tailored messaging and executing a communications strategy from planning through to delivery.

Reporting directly to the Head of Communications, you will take a leading role on project teams, advising and executing on communications strategy and plans. You will have broad experience of working across the communications function and will be a confident and professional communicator, with strong analytical and writing skills. You will enjoy developing effective working relationships across the organisation, as well as working collaboratively with the wider Communications and Marketing team to ensure a joined-up approach across all activity.

A strong project manager you will be responsible for managing a busy workload, including sensitive change communications, and for developing and delivering a range of communication materials to tight deadlines. With proven negotiating and influencing skills you will be confident working independently and in managing a range of internal and external enquiries.  

If you are looking for a new challenge and a communications role where you can make a positive impact, please get in touch with us.

About you
Educated to degree standard or with an equivalent professional qualification you will have at least 3 years’ experience of working in a communications team at managerial level, preferably in the social care or not-for profit sector

What we offer
With Investors in People and Skills for Care accreditation we are committed to investing in our teams to ensure they have the specialist skills they need.


  • Access to the Hft Plus benefits package, which includes a great number of discounts and rewards across shops, restaurants, gym membership and days out; but also an Employee Assistance Programme, with telephone and face-to-face support options.
  • Access to award winning training and development – Hft is one of only four charities to have achieved the Skills for Care ‘Centre of Excellence’ provider status
  • Annual staff award scheme – The Fusion Awards, and peer recognition through our GEM awards programme
  • 20 days holiday (plus 8 bank holidays) increasing to 25 days after a year of employment (pro rata for part time staff)
  • A contributory pension scheme & life assurance
  • Free DBS Check

Join us and help change lives.

Interviews to be held on 10th & 11th August 2020


Hft's usual terms and conditions apply.
Hft is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. As a Disability Confident Employer, Hft is helping to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations that people without disabilities do.
Successful applicants will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure check against the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Having a criminal record may not bar you from employment.


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