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Communications Co-ordinator

We are looking for a dynamic and innovative individual with experience working within communications to help us tell the story of our life changing work and drive us towards achieving our aim of making people’s experience of temporary accommodation be as short, safe and healthy as possible. Do you have commitment and creativity along with brilliant communications knowledge and wish to work for an ambitious charity?  This could be the role for you.

Overview – Justlife

Justlife work with people who are hidden homeless and living in Temporary Accommodation, with the aim of ensuring their experience is as short, safe and healthy as possible. The work begun in 2008 in Manchester which continues today, along with a project in Brighton and a Research & Policy team focussed nationally. Job Summary

Research, Policy and Communications Team

The aim of the Research, Policy and Communications Team is to influence the housing and homelessness sector to ensure stays in unsupported temporary accommodation (UTA) are as short, safe and healthy as possible. Since 2013 Justlife has carried out research and produced reports ranging from a review of the effects on the health and wellbeing of people placed in UTA, recommendations of solutions to the challenges faced by local authorities, landlords and support services, and mapping the provision of UTA across England.

The research, policy and communications work build on local frontline services in Brighton and Manchester that support adults experiencing housing vulnerability, many of whom face complex and multiple disadvantage. It uses learning from the services and from the wider research that it carries out to influence policy and systems change for residents of UTA on a local and national level, as well as within the Justlife services.

The role will build on our communications strategy and drive improvement in our ability to tell our story through promoting the work of Justlife, with the aim of building brand awareness and increasing fundraising, as well as highlighting the issues and solutions we develop locally and nationally. The role will include some travel between Justlife’s two projects based in Brighton & Manchester.

Employment Terms and Conditions

Job Title: Communications Coordinator

Hours: 22.5 hrs per week. (Full Time (37.5 hours) will also be considered)

Contract: Permanent

Normal hrs to be worked: Flexible

Location: Brighton or Manchester          

Salary: £26,851

Annual leave entitlement is 27 days plus bank holidays (pro-rata)

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Volunteer opportunities

Justlife has volunteering opportunities across a number of areas, including: hospitality, activity organising, administration/office duties and supporting service users. If you are interested in any of these areas or would like to discuss volunteering in a different capacity, please contact us.


Student Placements

Justlife welcomes applications from students looking for a placement as part of a course requirement. Please contact us for more information.

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