About the role:
This post will focus on communications and engagement with staff, residents and the wider community around JRHT's sites. The two largest housing communities are in New Earswick and in Derwenthorpe, both in York, and will also support housing and care services which are located in sites across Yorkshire and the North East.
The purpose of the role is to design and deliver a strong communications and engagement strategy for JRHT which puts resident involvement and engagement at the centre of our approach to service delivery, part of this will be to embed great relationships with staff, residents and the wider community in JRHT practice.
Coming from a background of communications project management you will be adept at collaborating with a wide range of different stakeholders. You will possess media relations expertise and have experience of writing/proofing copy for different media channels.
Your communication skills will be exemplary as will your ability to work well with people at all levels. Possessing strong interpersonal skills you will be able to prioritise well and managing often conflicting demands and deadlines.
The Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT) is a registered housing association and care provider in Yorkshire and the North East. The Joseph Rowntree Foundation (JRF) is an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty. JRF and JRHT are two important influencing organisations with an ambitious agenda for inspiring positive change in the UK in line with our vision of a prosperous and poverty free UK.
How to apply:
Please download and complete the simple application form along with an equal opportunities monitoring form and email to
Closing date for applications is Sunday 27 January 2019
Our commitment to diversity
At JRF/JRHT we believe in being inclusive and giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race, sexual orientation, transgender status or social economic background.