Job Title: Senior Internal Communications Manager
Employer: Metropolitan Thames Valley
Location: Devon, United Kingdom
Employment Type: Contract
Reference Number: 221064460
MTVH (Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing) is one of the UK?s leading providers of affordable housing and care and support services. We are an affordable landlord to 125,000 residents living in 57,000 homes in London, the South East, East Midlands and East of England.
We maintain 5 billion of assets and have a 10,000-home development pipeline. We employ 2,000 colleagues and have an employee engagement score of 82%
MTVH was built on a simple mission – to give people a safe, secure and affordable home, and the chance to live well. That is as true today as it was in the 1950s when founder Molly Huggins established Metropolitan to provide decent homes for Windrush migrants in London, and as it was in the 1980s as Thames Valley Housing pioneered a new innovative Share Ownership product, to make homeownership more affordable.
MTVH is championing a better cared for, fairer, and more prosperous society. Like its founders before it, the team of today aims to leave a lasting legacy for future generations.
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Join Us: Senior Corporate Affairs Manager, Internal Communications
Lead the internal communications function helping MTVH transition to a new Chief Executive who will join in Autumn 2024.
After 16 years in the role, MTVH Chief Executive Geeta Nanda OBE has informed the Board of her intention to step down from her role in the Autumn of 2024 and once a replacement is in post.
We are seeking an exceptional individual on a 12-month fixed term contract maternity cover to communicate with colleagues through this change and work with the Corporate Affairs Director alongside a new Chief Executive to establish their internal narrative and strategy and implement it with 2000 colleagues.
The role of Senior Corporate Affairs Manager, internal communications, lies at the heart of organisational performance and the next 12 months are set to be a brilliant communications challenge for the right candidate.
From housing affordability to climate change to migrant destitution, MTVH works on a range of important and cutting-edge issues. This is an opportunity to work with our senior leaders to engage colleagues and build an understanding of, and commitment to, the organisation.
As a member of the Corporate Affairs Senior Leadership Team, the role holder will also help determine the overall strategy and direction for the Corporate Affairs function, and create an environment that will support the team to thrive.
An inquiring mind, and willingness to form a thorough understanding of MTVH, its data, and examples.
Familiarity with the news agenda and what makes a good story.
A high level of organisation and efficiency and bias towards delivery.
Creative flair to engage hearts as well as minds.
Confident, visible, and empowering leadership.
Please note :- we do not currently offer visa sponsorship.
What?s in it for you?
Our benefits include:-
- 28 days annual leave plus 8 bank holidays (pro rata for part time) per year
- 2 volunteering days per year for things like helping out in local communities
- An additional ?Beliefs day? once a year to have an extra a day off
- Enhanced pension with matched contributions of up to 9%
- Life assurance cover 3 x your salary
- Health cash plan scheme for your everyday healthcare needs which you can add your family members too
- Tenancy deposit ? interest free loan to help with rental deposits
- Access to extensive learning and training opportunities with Wisebox platform
- Colleague virtual social platform with our workplace pages where you can keep up to date with the organisational activity and link in with colleagues
- Career progression across the organisation with our mentoring programme and apprenticeships
- We are committed to the wellbeing of our colleagues and support this as an organisation
Learn more about our benefits and organisation by viewing our attached document
Here at Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing (MTVH) we want to capture the value that difference brings and are committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion. We work collaboratively ?Serving people better every day? to educate, support and develop all of our diverse employees and the communities that we serve.
We want every employee and every customer to feel comfortable enough to be their true self and are working tirelessly in the background to create an environment that encourages our employees to challenge non-inclusive behaviours and to be mindful of their own and other?s wellbeing.
Our core values of Dare, Care and Collaborate demonstrate that we are a people focused business, solving social issues by working together!
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a suitable candidate is found so we do encourage you to complete the application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.</p
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