Head of Corporate Communications

Orbit Group
Closing date
14 Oct 2020

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Marketing & PR
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Orbit is a fantastic business and one that's really going places.

Our new corporate strategy is soon to be launched and now we need a Head of Corporate Communications to advocate and narrate our vision, impact and achievements as we continue to build thriving communities that make a real difference to our customers' lives.

Each year we build many new affordable homes and manage a total portfolio of around 45,000 properties; providing a range of maintenance and support services that help enrich the lives of our customers.

Over 100,000 people live in an Orbit home and our aim is to ensure the homes we provide and the places we create are good quality, affordable and safe.

Our activities as a housing group ensure that we have an annual surplus that we reinvest into building more homes where people love to live and nurturing communities that thrive. That's the difference when you work in at Orbit. You are part of an organisation that believes in its customers and its people, and what they can achieve together.

As the Head of Corporate Communications, you'll develop and drive Orbit's reputation and brand as a sector leader, ensuring that we connect with our stakeholders, partners, , investors, influencers and policy makers within the diverse communities where we work.

You will work closely with the CEO and Director of Strategy and Brand to shape key corporate communications that will be used to tell Orbit's story and help further our ambitions, ensuring that we deliver clear corporate messages that demonstrate our socio-economic purpose.

You will be a skilled writer, able to deliver to high standards, whilst being able to vary style and tone according to the audience, with responsibilities to include our annual report, corporate website, CEO communications and providing briefings and content for the CEO in preparing for internal and external speaking opportunities.

The package includes a competitive basic salary plus car allowance, private medical insurance, 27 days holiday plus 9 bank holidays, contributory pension scheme and much more.

About you

We are looking for a qualified individual with demonstrable experience in the Corporate Communications field. You will be educated to degree level with relevant professional qualifications in journalism (NCTJ/NUJ) or public relations (CIPR).

You will be extremely thorough with strong attention to detail with the ability to write high quality communications for a variety of audiences and experience of producing core corporate documents.

You'll be an influential character with sound communication and presentation skills with the ability to inspire confidence with a wide range of senior stakeholders.

You should regard yourself as someone who is a highly critical thinker with good analytical and problem-solving skills and able to think creatively and strategically to enhance and promote a corporate reputation or brand.

Why apply?

We know that great people are central to achieving our ambitions and as such we want everyone to have a voice and make a positive difference.

Orbit being placed as a Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to work for, for the second consecutive year, demonstrates we place people at the heart of everything we do. We continue to create a culture that celebrates diversity and an environment where everyone feels able to contribute towards achieving together.

We have a corporate learning programme, opportunities for professional development, a leading reward and recognition package and our people tell us Orbit is a great place to work for.

At Orbit, our people are enthusiastic and passionate about making a real difference to our customers and communities. We are one team where everyone is connected and encouraged to have the freedom to think differently.

We all contribute to the future of the business and take pride in what we do, the results we achieve and the difference we make. The bedrock of Orbit's commercial 'Profit for a Purpose' approach is our values that under pin the way we work on a daily basis.

We put the safeguarding of our customers, colleagues and contractors at the heart of everything we do and as such, certain roles will be subject to a DBS check.

About us

We are one of the UK's leading housing groups providing high quality, good value homes to over 100,000 customers across the Midlands, the East and South East. We are a developing housing association that owns and manages 45,000 homes and builds 2,000 new homes every year.

Our customers are at the centre of everything we do. We provide all sorts of homes for all sorts of people and our innovative approach empowers every one of them to grow and flourish. We are commercially driven. The more profit we make, the more we invest into the communities that we work for, improving services and playing a key role in driving UK housing growth.

We offer an excellent benefits package, including private medical insurance, discounted dental insurance and discounted gym membership, 27 days holiday entitlement and pension scheme.

To apply for this role please submit your CV which demonstrates how you meet the key criteria we need.

Interview date: 6 October 2020
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