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Communications Coordinator

HARP, Southend's Homeless Charity
Closing date
15 Jul 2022

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Marketing & PR
Contract Type
Full Time
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Do you believe everyone should have a place to call home and the chance to lead a fulfilling life?

HARP is Southend-on-Sea's leading homelessness charity. On average we help around 1,000 local people every year to overcome or avoid homelessness. In addition to providing essential short-term emergency shelter, food, clothing and washing facilities, we work to identify the root causes of homelessness, creating tailored support for each person's circumstances. We achieve success by providing structure, purpose and training opportunities, and by providing longer-term supported housing, empowering people to take steps to leave homelessness behind and ultimately live independently in the community.

We are recruiting a Communications Coordinator to lead in coordinating the creation of external communications to be publicised via HARP's channels such as social media and website, including written, graphical and video content. You will be the first point of contact for press enquiries, and you will proactively promote HARP's activities to local and national press and media outlets. The successful candidate will also support the creation of internal communications and corporate communications including internal documents and reports, ensuring brand guidelines are adhered to.

The ideal candidate will:

Be educated to a degree level or equivalent in a subject related to the role such as English, Media, PR, photography, graphic design or another relevant subject.

Have a strong track record of developing and implementing successful press or marketing strategies in a comparable role. Essential

Have knowledge and experience in developing, delivering and evaluating campaigns, with a proven ability to test, learn and improve.

Closing date: Thursday 14th July (noon)

Shortlisting: Friday 15th July 2022

Interview date: Tuesday 19th July 2022

HARP will provide you with support and training to carry out your role effectively and develop your career. Our benefits package includes 25 days' annual leave, plus Bank Holidays, a contributory pension scheme through The People's Pension and a Death in Service Benefit. HARP will make a contribution to the pension and you will be required to make a contribution.
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