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Tuesday, 27 June 2017 15:59

Communications Manager



Accountable to:    Chief Executive Officer

Salary:                  £38,117

Hours:                   37 hours a week

Location:              This job is based in the Shared Lives Plus Liverpool Office.

Shared Lives Plus is the UK network for Shared Lives and Homeshare. Our members are Shared Lives carers and workers, and Homeshare programmes.

Shared Lives is a radical form of care and support that centres on sharing home, family and community life. Its innovative approach sees Shared Lives carers share their own home and family life with an older or disabled person, as an alternative to traditional care services.

We are looking for an experienced communications professional who will contribute to the strategic development of the organisation’s communications team and work; working with colleagues to explore new sources of funding and contribute to fundraising.

The postholder will:

  1. Support a communications assistant, raising awareness through the traditional media, trade press, and social media.

  2. Support a communications assistant to market membership to potential members, including those from under-represented groups.

  3. Ensure delivery of our publications, members’ magazine and regular bulletins.

  4. Promote engagement, participation and communication amongst existing members.

  5. Support the Shared Lives Plus team with effective internal communications.

  6. Contribute to the organisation’s growth and sustainability.

This role line manages two assistants and also involves hands-on delivery of communications support to a busy team, managing external and internal communications for Shared Lives Plus and its members. The postholder will support Shared Lives Plus in its work with both the Homeshare and Shared Lives sectors, working to raise awareness through the traditional media, trade press and social media and marketing membership to potential members including those from under represented groups as well as promoting engagement, participation and communication amongst existing members.

Shared Lives Plus is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

If you think you have what we need download the following application pack. Communications_Manager_advert.doc Communications_Manager_JD_and_PS.doc Application_Form_-_comms_manager.doc

Deadline for completed applications 12.00 noon 19th July 2017

Interviews to be held on 26th July 2017

For further information please contact Alex Fox OBE, Chief Executive at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Reg Charity No (Eng & Wales): 1095562                

Reg Charity No (Scotland)SC042743

Company No: 4511426                www.SharedLivesPlus.org.uk

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