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Reference: 92043

Date Added: 19 March 2024
Closing Date: 16 April 2024

Job Title: Senior Communications and PR Officer

Working For: Inclusion Barnet & Healthwatch Barnet

Location: London

Salary: £34,000 per annum

Length of Contract: Contract until 31st March 2025, extendable subject to funding

Job Details

Are you excited by an opportunity to demonstrate disabled people’s ability to contribute to a fairer society for all?

Inclusion Barnet is Barnet’s Deaf and Disabled People’s Organisation (DDPO). All of the board and 80% of staff declare an impairment, and we’re passionate about using our lived experience of disability to work towards inclusive communities and greater social justice for all. This means that, in addition to our traditional services delivered by and for disabled people, we are a groundbreaking organisation working to demonstrate that as disabled people we can take a leadership role in our local community. In a world where disabled people are too often underestimated or written off, we need your help to tell this story.

We’re looking for a natural communicator who can tell our story in an accessible and compelling way. You’ll be able to think creatively, and grasp the bigger picture, whilst being comfortable working across routine but vital tasks such as producing newsletters and updating social media. You’ll take pride in making those outputs the best they can be, whilst also being comfortable briefing local journalists and telling our story. It’s important that you have your own lived experience of disability, which could include mental health issues or a long term condition. We also particularly welcome applications from global majority candidates, who are currently underrepresented at this level in our organisation.

Your role will focus on three of our projects: Healthwatch Barnet, which provides the local resident voice in health and social care; our work with the Barnet Together Alliance supporting the local voluntary sector; and the work of the NCL VCSE Alliance, which we currently chair.

To succeed, you will need solid communications and PR experience, and an ability to write fluent, interesting copy as well as a familiarity with social media and a basic understanding of design principles. In return, you will become part of a friendly and supportive team, working within a focused but flexible culture, where diversity is valued and you can bring your whole self to work.

Whilst much of this role can be done from home, there is an expectation that you will be in the office two days a week. We encourage flexible working to suit your work/life balance preferences where possible. 

Closing Date: 16 April 2024

Interview/Start Dates

Application Details

To apply, please go to: https://www.charityjob.co.uk/jobs/inclusion-barnet/senior-communications-and-pr-officer-peer-role-/958089?tsId=36

Please submit your CV with a brief covering letter clearly stating how you meet the person specification.

Website: https://www.inclusionbarnet.org.uk/

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