internal communications and employer branding specialist | believe housing

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internal communications and employer branding specialist

  • Closing:  Wednesday, 6 July 2022
  • Salary:  £34,398 - £35,507 per annum
  • Location:  Seaham or Bishop Auckland, and hybrid

We’re looking for an Internal Communications and Employer Branding Specialist to join the believe housing team on a fixed-term basis, maternity cover for 15 months.


This role is hybrid, which means you can work in the best place to get the job done; whether that’s at one of our County Durham offices, at home or out and about.

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about informing and engaging employees across believe housing, building relationships between employees and the organisation, and helping maintain and build on our ‘one team culture’. You will be a keen copywriter, multitasker and really care about employee communications and employer branding.

This specialist will need to demonstrate our values: doing the right thing for our people, for our customers and for our business. If you have a drive to make a difference in a people-centric organisation, we would welcome your application.

about the role

The Internal Communications and Employer Branding Specialist will be responsible for several areas including, but not limited to:

  • Leading on internal communications campaigns to cover initiatives linked to our corporate plan, vision, values, and behaviours. Working alongside many directorates and colleagues to help communicate their projects and initiatives and keeping an up-to-date internal communications plan.
  • Helping to keep information flowing between the Executive Management Team (EMT), Senior Leadership Team (SLT), managers, and all employees across job roles and location, ensuring two-way communication.
  • Leading on promoting our employer brand through channels such as LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and Indeed. Posting new updates, engaging with current and prospective employees to tell the story of believe housing as a great employer.
  • Taking responsibility for internal communications, in both online and offline formats, including copywriting, editing, and proofreading. Primarily using Workplace, SharePoint, and email.
  • Promoting believe housing as a great employer, writing copy for job adverts, descriptions, social postings, and promotions, and working alongside the HR Team.
  • Seeking new and relevant employee reviews for Indeed and Glassdoor to coincide with live job vacancies.
  • Building believe housing’s reputation with employees, prospective employees, and within the wider north-east employer and housing network. Leveraging videos, photo opportunities, events and PR to tell our story internally and externally.
  • A passion and commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Collaborating with the wider Marketing and Communications Team, and the Transformation and Culture Directorate, on campaigns. Being a team player and ambassador for internal communications and employer brand across the organisation.
  • Monitoring and reporting on employee engagement and delivery of business messages across our internal communications channels.
  • Helping to plan and promote employee events and look for opportunities to share and engage current, and prospective employees.

For more information, please read the full job description.

what’s on offer?

Our people are our greatest asset, which is why we value you, encourage you, look after you, and empower you.
As well as a competitive salary of £34,398 – £35,507 per annum, some of our top benefits and rewards include:

  • 31-33 days of annual leave
  • working the believe way allows us to be more agile in the ways we work and creates a great work-life balance
  • an excellent pension scheme with 21.6% employer contribution. Visit the LGPS member site for more details
  • up to four days paid volunteering leave each year.

Take a look to see what else is on offer, from wellbeing support, discounts, family-friendly policies, learning and development, and more.

we’re an award-winning organisation 

We’ve been delighted to see our efforts recognised, here are some of our most recent award highlights:

  • Best Companies: ‘2-star outstanding to work for’ organisation 2022 and 2021
    • Best Companies: #12 in the UK’s 25 Best Housing Associations to Work For 2021 (the only North East housing association to make the list) and the #25 spot in the North East’s 30 Best Companies to Work For list 2021
  • Best Repairs and Maintenance Team – Northern Housing Awards 2022
  • Business of the Year – North East England Chamber Business Award 2021
  • Housing Organisation of the Year – Chartered Institute of Housing Northern Awards 2021
  • COVID resilience winner – Northern Housing Awards 2021
  • Homebuilder of the Year – UK Housing Awards 2020

apply now

If you believe that you demonstrate our values and can bring something special to this role, then apply now. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

  • Closing date for applications is 11.59pm on Wednesday, 6 July 2022.
  • Please note that we are unable to accept CVs and all applicants must go through our website.
  • Please include a written statement in the person specification section of the application to demonstrate that you have the essential and, where possible, desirable experience, skills and knowledge as stated on the person specification of the post for which you are applying.
  • Interview date to be confirmed.

Apply now  

a bit about believe housing

believe housing is one of the North East’s largest housing associations and we pride ourselves on putting our tenants and our people at the heart of everything we do and making them part of our journey in providing better housing services, homes, and communities.

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce to deliver our vision and values of life without barriers and to do the right thing: for our people, for our customers, for our business.

we believe in life without barriers.


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