Fixed term contract ending at end of August 2022
The National Housing Federation (NHF) is the voice of housing associations in England. We are the trade body to almost 600 housing associations, who have grown from philanthropic roots to provide 2.6 million homes to around 6 million people.
Housing associations are social landlords, and are the largest providers of homes for social rents in the country. We and our members, believe that everyone should be able to live in a great quality home that they can afford.
Many housing associations are also developers in their own right, building around a quarter of new homes every year, and build almost all new social housing. Our sector is not-for-profit, investing its revenues into the people and communities we serve.
Do you think the housing crisis is one of the biggest challenges our nation faces? Do you feel a voice should be given to the millions of people who are trapped in unaffordable, unsuitable and poor quality housing? Then come and join the National Housing Federation.
We are the trade body for not-for-profit English housing associations. Not only do housing associations build and manage most of the country's social housing, but they also provide housing for people with mental health issues or learning disabilities, the homeless, asylum seekers and people fleeing domestic violence. Our members are seen as key players in fixing the country's broken housing market once and for all.
We have an exciting opportunity for a Press Officer to play a lead role in the Federation's busy and influential PR and social media team.
Major events over the past few years, such as the pandemic and the Grenfell Tower fire and subsequent building safety crisis, have further demonstrated why the country needs safe and affordable homes, and the media team has played a huge role in amplifying the Federation's messaging and campaigns. We've recently campaigned to make the country's social homes more environmentally friendly, shone a light on how the country's building safety crisis is affecting people in social housing and called on the government to invest in building more social homes.
We need a conscientious and strategic PR Officer to ensure that truly affordable housing continues to get the national attention it deserves.
You will be joining a high-performing campaigning media team that regularly briefs senior broadcast and print journalists and develops major stories from scratch that have been covered on everything from the Today programme to the Sun. We're a proactive and reactive media team, meaning this is a chance to not only build your contacts, but be creative and secure lots of high-profile and meaningful coverage. You will also get to produce diverse and engaging content for social media to support our campaigns.
Please visit our vacancies page to apply online. In your cover letter, please briefly address how you meet the 'Technical Expertise and Knowledge' competencies as set out in the Role Profile. You do not need to address all of the other competencies in your cover letter.
Thank you for your interest. We very much look forward to hearing from you.
Closing date: Monday, 20 September 2021.
Interview date: Thursday, 30 September.
Please note: if we receive a high number of applications, we reserve the right to close the advert, before the closing date.
The NHF has recently published its equality, diversity and inclusion strategy, which was co-created with staff - https://www.housing.org.uk/about-us/transparency/who-we-are/. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and we value the contribution each individual makes to our work. The NHF is committed to ensuring our workforce reflects the diversity of the society in which we live and encourage applications from people of all different backgrounds, regardless of all protected characteristics or social background.
We are a disability confident employer and if you are a disabled person who demonstrates you meet the skills and experience we consider essential for the role, we will offer you an interview.