Communications Manager

  • Job Reference: 165487_IS
  • Date Posted: 10 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Islington & Shoreditch Housing Association (ISHA)
  • Location: Finsbury Park, London
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £47,162
  • Sector: I.T. & Communications, Real Estate & Property
  • Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

Job Description

We are looking for a communications manager, you will be a senior member of our Culture, Communications, and Involvement directorate, leading our communications team to tell our story, build trust and create excitement about ISHA and everything we do for our residents and communities.

Communications Manager
Hours: 35 hours (full time)
Location: ISHA, 102 Blackstock Road, Finsbury Park, N4 2DR
Salary: £47,162
Contract: Permanent

You will work with the Director of Culture, Communication & Involvement to develop the new communication strategy and lead on the implementation, ensuring that two-way communication with colleagues, residents, stakeholders, and the wider community whilst consistently promoting ISHA’s objectives and values.


If you are looking for your next dynamic role, where you can say you are truly making a difference, come and help us ‘level up’ our communications and resident focus approach. We are looking for someone who is values-driven and brings communications best-practice, creativity and the ‘get-up-and-go' to help us write the next successful chapter. We need a communications all-rounder with great content instincts to tell our story well to a range of audiences, most importantly our residents and staff. Someone who can develop and implement strategies for high-impact internal and external communication, as well as ensuring delivery of our regular events and communication and marketing materials, such as leaflets, newsletters, annual reports and press releases.

We are also looking for someone with website redevelopment (or project management) experience to ensure that our website is given a much-needed refresh and then maintained to support a strong, positive resident experience.

Ideally, you will have some team management experience and be well-versed in getting the most out of your team members. You need to be flexible, proactive, and enthusiastic, and have excellent communication and influencing skills. A great sense of humour will serve you in good stead working in our busy, fast paced office.

Don’t feel you meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that some candidates are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single requirement. At ISHA, we are dedicated to building an inclusive workforce, so if you are excited by this role but your experience does not quite align perfectly, we encourage you to apply anyway. You just might be the right candidate for this, or other roles, because of your transferable skills.

Other information

About ISHA

We are a small but ambitious housing association at a critical juncture. Our ambition is for the communities we are anchored in and exist to serve, and we have done and achieved much over the past few years. But in these challenging times we know we’ll achieve nothing unless we are equally ambitious for own our people.

Our values are at the heart of who we are and everything we do, inspiring our thinking and guiding our actions. We strive to build a more diverse organisation, where everyone feels empowered to bring, and be, their best self to work.

We can’t be a brilliant landlord if we don’t partner with brilliant colleagues. Could you be one of them and be trusted to make the difference?

If this sounds exciting, we want you on our team. Please do apply.

This role is based at our Head Office but there is some flexibility to work in a hybrid way if preferred.

Staff Benefits

We’ll offer you a generous pension scheme (up to 10% employer matched contributions and a death in service benefit), 29 days annual leave (increasing after five years’ service), eye care vouchers, a cycle to work scheme and other great benefits (see attached). We have an evolving wellbeing offer, that is being developed following employee feedback, and we will invest in your professional development with on-going training and career development opportunities.

Deadline: 09:00am on Monday 3 June 2024
Interview: Monday 10 June 2024 in person at 102 Blackstock Road.


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Inclusion and Diversity

 We want ISHA to be a great place to work and to ensure that our communities are represented across our workforce. A vital part of this is ensuring we are a truly inclusive organisation that encourages diversity in all respects, including diversity of thinking. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and those of Other Ethnicities, LGBTQ+, disabled and neurodiverse communities to make a real difference to our residents so that passionate commitment to customers, respect for everyone, pride in Team ISHA and trusted to make the difference remains at the heart of everything we do.

Asking for adjustments

ISHA is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people, neurodiverse people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the application, interview, or assessment process, including providing information in an alternative format, please contact us.

Please note: We can only accept applications from candidates with eligibility to currently work in the UK.

No agencies please.