About UsMetropolitan Thames Valley Housing is one of the UK s leading providers of affordable housing and care and support services.
We employ over 1900 people to manage and develop our large portfolio of nearly 56,000 homes serving over 75,000 customers across London, the East Midlands, Southern and the East of England.
About this role : The Communications Team sits at the core of delivering this; great stories have the power to connect us, to raise awareness and to influence how people feel and act.
We place the stories of our customers and communities at the heart of what we do, and they play a huge role in helping us achieve our ambitions.
We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and talented individual to join us on a part-time basis, working 3 days per week to strategically plan and deliver communication and engagement activities, which support MTVH to achieve its vision and deliver our core strategies.
Key Responsibilities and OutcomesLead on development of an employer brand proposition for MTVH, working with the wider Transformation and People teams, and senior management, to deliver it Interpret engagement data and provide insight to senior colleagues, making recommendations for organisational developmentSupport the broader Communications team to understand communications needs of colleagues and customers, and use this insight in decision-makingWork with the content function of the Communications team to create and manage a toolkit of resources for use in colleague engagement Partner with the People function to understand their priorities around, for example, reward, recognition, recruitment and retention, and ensure these are supported through our communications plansAct as a key communications point of contact for colleague groups and networksSupport MTVH to work openly, and give senior colleagues the confidence to provide their own communications content, through training sessions and supporting materials as neededCommission engaging material so key audiences understand and engage with our work (e.
g. blogs, design, publications, podcasts, videos, briefings) Represent the organisation externally at senior level meetings, conferences and eventsDirectly support the objectives of the business by having an impact on the organisations’ core metrics and reputationLiaise with external agencies where necessaryWork with the Communications Senior Leadership Team to run a helpdesk of reactive support requests from colleaguesWhat you'll need to succeedAbility to work with, and influence, senior internal and external stakeholders Strong leadership skills with the ability to influence and motivate colleaguesDetermines the approach for their area of responsibility with little directionWorks calmly under pressure Able to involve appropriate team members to ensure maximum efficiency of the Communications functionAble to see the big picture and foresee impact of decisionsExcellent communications skillsExcellent planning, organising, and prioritisation skillsCan demonstrate driving employee experience and engagement levelsRelish the challenge of developing communications which support an engagement programme for a complex organisation going through an exciting period of changeCreative thinker to drive employee engagementGood understanding of engagement reporting tools and platformsWhat you'll get in returnYou’ll be working in a fast-paced environment where you can benefit from our comprehensive in-house training to continue developing your skills.
We offer excellent benefits, including : 28 days annual leave plus public holidays and an additional Belief Day, with the option to buy or sell up to 5 days leaveHealthcare cashplanMatched contribution pension scheme (up to 9%)Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leaveSalary sacrifice schemes and season ticket loansLife assurance schemePaid volunteer daysPlus lots of voluntary benefits including cash back and discounts from high street namesOur promiseAll employment decisions at MTVH are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marital status, pregnancy or maternity, race or religion, sex or sexual orientation.
We are proud to have been recognised by Disability Confident for our commitment to disabled people and those with long term health conditions by providing fair and equal opportunities for all applicants enabling them to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations.