Communications and Engagement Officer

Communications and Engagement Officer

Populo Living
London | Hybrid
£30-35k pa

Job Details

We’ve got a great story to tell.

Populo Living is Newham’s dedicated property company, focused on creating affordable, sustainable communities. We believe in the power of home to shape lives and futures we strive to provide residents with safe, comfortable living environments while fostering a sense of community and belonging. We build great homes for the people of Newham, while both keeping land under council ownership and adding genuine social value.

100% owned by Newham Council, we are an innovative property and housing company that is building homes to help solve the housing crisis. Our new developments include 50% affordable housing, a ratio we are able to achieve through strong in-house development expertise and an unrelenting focus on commerciality. We have built 800 homes to date, and have 700 with planning permission to be delivered in next 2 years. Our current portfolio includes a mix of c.250 affordable homes, both rented and leasehold, managed by our RP subsidiary Populo Homes, as well as direct to market rental properties.

We are excited to be seeking a new Communications and Engagement Officer to join our small team. This is a role at the heart of our organisation, writing internal and external communications to ensure that staff, customers and stakeholders are kept engaged and informed in a manner that is appropriate for the audience. Reporting to the Communication and marketing Manager, you will enjoy building relationships with customers and local residents and working closely with colleagues across the business.

You will bring excellent digital and social media experience in a comms, marketing/PR or engagement function, ideally but not necessarily gained within the residential development sector. Your interest in helping us solve the housing crisis and in the role of public bodies to deliver social value will be a motivator and if this sounds like the kind of challenge that excites, we’d love to hear from you.

Key Dates

  • Closing Date:Mon 22 Apr 2024 at 10am
  • Interviews:Wed 1 or Thurs 2 May 2024

Key Contact

If this sounds like the kind of challenge you’d like to learn more about, then please contact Isabella Ajilore at Campbell Tickell to arrange a conversation in more detail at or on 020 3696 9561.

Please download and review the recruitment pack and associated documents.

Send an up to date CV and supporting statement, detailing how you meet the criteria for this role using the person specification, along with your completed declaration form. We advise that your supporting statement is no longer than 3 pages and your CV no more than 3 pages. Your CV must contain dates worked and a brief description of your key responsibilities for each role including consultancy/project work.

Please ensure we receive your application in good time. If you do not see a confirmation message after submitting your application using the online form, please call us on 020 3434 0990.

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