Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust

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Job Description

Hours of work: Full time, 35 hours per week
Salary: 27,120 per annum
Location: The Homestead, York

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is seeking a Senior Events and Partnerships Officer who will be responsible for the scoping, designing and delivering targeted and effective events and partnerships that engage stakeholders with our organisational strategy.

At JRF and JRHT we work to identify and address the root causes of poverty and injustice, whilst building resilient communities where people can really thrive. We have an ambitious agenda for inspiring positive social change in the UK through communicating and influencing effectively in the external environment.

As part of the Communications and External Affairs team this role will be key to supporting the positioning of JRF and JRHT as a leader in social policy through the targeting of relevant external conferences/exhibitions by designing relevant content/programmes. In addition, the role will be responsible for ensuring that the reach and strategy objectives of JRF and JRHT events and partnerships are maximised through the targeted use of multichannel communications.

In order to apply for this role you must have proven experience of managing events in a high profile communications environment and the ability to develop and deliver events as part of a communications and public affairs strategy. The role engages with a wide range of stakeholders including influencers and local communities, therefore, experience of this is essential. Additionally, the successful applicant must have an understanding of and an interest in JRFs operating environment, including a high degree of political awareness. You will be a skilled team player with strong interpersonal skills including a positive and proactive approach with a focus on collaboration and finding solutions.

You will need the ability to use your initiative and prioritise your workload; high standards of presentation and accuracy; excellent communication skills and a flexible approach. Sound Microsoft office and IT skills are essential. Some overnight/travel will be required particularly to our London office. In return we offer a supportive working environment where variety is guaranteed.

Download an application pack and further information from our website at: or our 24-hour recruitment answerphone: 01904 615 943.

Closing deadline: 1pm on Tuesday 26 May 2015.
Interviews will be held in York on Thursday 11 June 2015.

No CVs or agency applications please.

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