Communications Officer Salary Scale: £24,500 pro rata (£14,700 per annum) Accountable to: Communications Manager Hours: 22 hours a week Contract: 10 month fixed-term contract - secondments considered Location: Ideally in Liverpool where the rest of the team is in our UK office, but flexible across the UK as the role can be home based if needed Closing date: Monday 11th January, 9am About us Shared Lives Plus is the UK membership charity for more than 6,000 Shared Lives carers, 150 Shared Lives schemes and a growing network of over 25 local Homeshare organisations. Our vision is a kinder, stronger society built on sharing our lives and our homes. We help build communities where everyone lives a full life, regardless of the support they need. We do this by turning Shared Lives and Homeshare into thriving, mainstream options, with all the right structures in place to support and guide those who want to share their lives and homes. About the role We are looking for a Communications Officer who is up for this epic challenge! Can you write copy that engages and inspires? Can your words change attitudes and actions? If you come alive working in a fast-paced environment, aren't afraid of a challenge and are skilled in navigating complex relationships, we would love to receive your application. You will be responsible for delivering tactical communications, media and marketing to promote Shared Lives and Homeshare at a national, regional and local level. This is a role where understanding across disciplines is essential to co-ordinate and deliver full communications for the organisation. You will have excellent written and verbal communications skills, with the ability to produce high-quality, creative, effective and accurate press and marketing materials. You will be working with a diverse range of internal clients - an understanding of health and social care would be an advantage. This is a maternity secondment cover role, and we are offering a ten month contract until the end of October 2021. To apply, please submit your application by selecting the apply button shown. Shared Lives Plus is an Equal Opportunities Employer and we are committed to ensuring that all staff are motivated, skilled and rewarded by their work. We welcome applicants regardless of race, religion or belief, colour, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age and other protected status as required by law. We promote and protect human rights; they are the foundation of what we do. We want to be an inclusive place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come and contribute their unique strengths and perspectives. We are focused on equality and believe that the diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin and all the other fascinating characteristics that make us different, make us more able to deliver our life-changing work with passion and creativity. No agencies please. Other organisations may call this role Communications Executive, Content Executive, Content Officer, Marketing Communications Officer, Communications and Media Officer, or Marketing Executive. To apply for the role of Communications Officer, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.