Current Vacancies at L&Q
Job vacancy details
Press and Public Affairs Officer
|Employer||London and Quadrant Housing Trust||Reference||PPAOST1|
|Published||Fri 27/07/2012 16:44 PM||Closing Date||Wed 01/08/2012 17:00 PM|
|Working Pattern||Full Time, Permanent position||Hours|
|Salary||CIRCA £32,000||DBS Check||No|
|Location||Based in Grove Crescent Road, Stratford, E15 1BJ with travel to Maidstone Road, Sidcup, Kent DA14 5HU|
When you look for a new employer, choose somewhere that cares as much about its staff as it does about its customers. We place a strong emphasis on staff training, welfare and development. L&Q is a charitable housing association offering people the chance to buy or rent homes throughout London and the South of England.
Are you a passionate press and public affairs professional with a commitment to delivery? Can you bring your grasp of detail and mastery of news-management to a leading organisation which is set to become the largest property developer in London and the South East? If so, read on.
A fantastic opening has arisen for an outstanding Press & Public Affairs Officer to join our client, a top housing association providing high quality new and affordable homes.Using your political acumen and strong track record in public affairs, you will support our client’s work with over 90 local authorities in order to create places where people want to live.
Skilled at negotiation and persuasion, as a Press & Public Affairs Officer, you will support managers internally to adopt the best media strategies to deal with the challenges and opportunities housing development presents. Your strong writing abilities will translate complex policies and technical language into plain English to maximise public and political understanding of our client’s work.
Reporting to the Press and Public Affairs Manager, this is a key post within a dynamic Communications Team. At a time when housing tops both the public and political agenda, there has arguably never been more important to time to join our client. In return for your hard work and commitment, you’ll benefit from staff training, as well as welfare and development opportunities. Interested?
If so, you must have:- Experience as a press officer, including strong front-line media handling experience- A track record of dealing with public affairs and strong political acumenWhilst not essential, as a Press & Public Affairs Officer, experience of any of the following would be of benefit: housing, planning, regeneration, community consultation, development or property PR media.
Interviews will be held on 10th August 2012
Please note due to a high number of applications we will be unable to reschedule the advertised interview date. However if the panel do not recruit on the day and you meet the shortlist we will arrange to interview you at a later date.
Early applications are encouraged as we are experiencing a high volume of applicants for all posts, we will review numbers of applicants on a daily basis and once we have received sufficient forms we reserve the right to close the advertisement. As soon as the advert is closed, no further applications will be accepted.
If you have not heard from us within 10 days of the job closing please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.