PR & Communications Advisor

£30000 - £35000 per annum
04 June 2019
21 June 2019
Job Function
Contract Type
Full Time
As PR & Communications Advisor you will be responsible for a range of functions including a proactive programme of national and local PR activity, responses to media enquiries and building relationships with key stakeholders including journalists, think tanks and politicians. You will also manage their approach to supporting the business with communications and advice.

Client Details

Silva Homes is a vibrant, confident and independent award winning housing association with ambitious plans, backed by strong finances and excellent colleagues. Established in 2008 as a stock transfer association, Silva Homes have added 800 homes to their property portfolio, and are continuing to significantly invest in and improve, their homes and services to customers. Silva Homes have around 220 employees providing services to 7,500 homes.


* You will work with the business to act as a trusted advisor on PR and communications with customers and colleague * Working with a specialist agency, you will proactively develop and implement a programme of PR activity to raise our media profile, including stories in national, trade and local press, interviews and contact with key politicians and influencers * You will develop and maintain contacts with key stakeholders including politicians and reporters * You will respond to media enquiries and provide the business with an early warning of potential issues * You will provide advice and support to promote key activities and successes, for example new developments * You will oversee the development and implementation of a programme of internal and external communications * You will ensure that we digitise our communications output with a major focus on social media, website copy and the colleague hub (intranet) * You will support marketing activity for the business and especially in relation to shared ownership * You will ensure the design and production of key communication events and physical or digital media including the colleague conference and our strategies and reports * You will support the preparation of the communications budget * You will positively support activities that help promote our new culture and behaviours


* Ability to build relationships with the business and to act as a trusted advisor * Ability to draft effective communications (e.g. press releases, briefing notes for journalists etc.) * Experience in PR or communications * Excellent knowledge of the media and ability to build and maintain relevant contacts (e.g. reporters at inside housing, guardian etc.) * Proactive and with an eye for a good story * Ability to manage complex projects * Excellent written and verbal communications skills * Strong management and coaching skills * Approachable, friendly and with a commitment to delivering a high-quality experience for customers and colleagues * Flexible and works collaboratively * Innovative and embraces change

Job Offer

Silva provide a wide range of benefits that help them invest in colleagues and their aspirations, to support them to work in the way they want and that makes sure they recognise, reward and look after everyone. They are also constantly reviewing this and looking at ways to improve their offer. Investing in you * A strong established pension scheme with employer contributions up to 12% * Support to gain new skills to be at your best * Investment in qualifications that will help you to develop in your role * Payment of professional fees and subscriptions * Uniforms, tools and vehicles for accredited people in trades and supportive housing areas Supporting you * Digital devices to help you work where you need to, because we know work and life extends beyond the office * Free office parking * Paid volunteering opportunities Recognising you * A competitive market salary * Recognition awards Looking after you * A generous leave entitlement * A rewarding buy and sell leave scheme * A comprehensive employee assistance programme to provide confidential advice when you need it * Flu jab vouchers * Eye care and spectacle vouchers * Access to various health and wellbeing activities * Discounted gym membership option * Health cash back plan option

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