Communications Officer

London (Greater)
07 Dec 2018
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Are you a passionate, creative communications specialist who can deliver messages effectively? If so, bring your talent and experience to one of the largest housing associations and residential developers in London, the South East and beyond.

We’re looking for an experienced Communications Officer with outstanding writing skills. We want someone who is adept at writing in a plain English style and in editing and proof-reading news stories, case studies, leaflets and reports.

We’re after a creative thinker, who can bring ideas to life with flair, drawing on the skills of our in-house design studio and web team. Experience of using multimedia – and particularly film – for campaigns would be an advantage.

You will produce content for the full range of our customers, including 2,500 colleagues and the people who live in the 95,000 homes we manage. You will communicate issues that cover areas as diverse as housing management, change and transformation, and income collection.

You are a team player who supports others to deliver communications that help L&Q achieve its objectives. Acting as a business partner, you will build and maintain relationships across our organisation, so excellent people and customer service skills are a must.

Reporting to the Communications Manager, this is a key post within our vibrant Corporate Communications team. It is based in Stratford, though some travel to other offices in and around London may be necessary

Closing date for completed applications: 11th December 2018
Proposed interview date: 20th December 2018

About L&Q:

L&Q is a regulated charitable housing association and one of the UK’s most successful independent social businesses. The L&Q Group houses around 250,000 people in more than 95,000 homes, primarily across London and the South East.

As a charitable organisation, our role goes beyond providing homes and housing services. We are a long-term partner in the neighbourhoods where we work. We hope to build aspiration, opportunity and confidence in our communities through our £250 million L&Q Foundation and our skills academy.

In response to the housing and affordability crisis, we will build 100,000 new homes over ten years. Of these, 60,000 homes will be built or funded by L&Q, whilst a further 40,000 will come through partnerships. Crucially, at least 50% of these new homes will be genuinely affordable, with a target of 60% in London.

Our vision is that everyone has a quality home they can afford, and we combine our social purpose with commercial drive to create homes and neighbourhoods everyone can be proud of.

Our commitments:

At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them. This is why we are committed to developing our people. It's only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.

In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 26 days holiday rising to 31 days with length of service, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme, Benenden Healthcare, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.

We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life. Please let us know during the recruitment process if you’re interested in part time working or job sharing. In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours - if it’s feasible then we’ll make it happen.

We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion as a Stonewall Top 100 employer, and a Disability Confident (Committed) employer.

We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility.

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