Wycombe Homeless Connection (WHC) is an award-winning registered charity serving around 500 homeless or vulnerably housed adults each year. It is a community project of Wycombe churches, but serves anyone who comes for help, and does not promote religion. We believe that every individual has worth and should have the chance of a fresh start, no matter what their situation.

Communications Officer

High Wycombe

Starting salary: £23,000-26,000 pa depending on experience

  • 37.5 hours per week
  • Flexible hours (very occasionally including evening and weekend working)
  • Office-based but with the possibility of some home working

Got communications skills? – join our friendly team and help us fight homelessness

We are looking for an excellent communicator to help us tell the story of WHC and grow community support by

  • Creating and delivering powerful content via online and offline channels and in person
  • Maintaining and expanding WHC’s individual donor base
  • Leading the organization of fundraising events and WHC meetings

The successful candidate will be able to communicate creatively, clearly and effectively to different audiences across varied platforms, with well-developed writing and graphics skills to support the role. He or she will be able to balance tasks of differing size and priority and work proactively and effectively in a team environment. At least two years’ experience in a similar role are required, ideally in the voluntary sector. The ability to travel around the High Wycombe area, sometimes in the evening, is essential.

WHC is committed to the training and professional development of its staff. WHC is a Christian charity and due to the nature of the role and organisation there is an Occupational Requirement in line with Equality Act 2010 for the post holder to be a Christian. WHC has a welcoming team made up of people with different Christian backgrounds.

Please check the full details of the job content and job-holder requirements in the job description, which can be downloaded below, along with application forms. Informal inquiries can be made to Heather Morley (Marketing Lead) on [email protected]. Applications must be received by 5pm on 22/10/18. Interviews will be held on 31/10/18.

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Download the job description and person specification here (pdf).

Download the selection procedure here (pdf). This describes what information will be needed at different stages in the recruitment process.

Items to be returned:

1. WHC is committed to safe operation. Nevertheless, suitable applicants will not be refused posts because of past irrelevant offences. To allow each case to considered on its merits, a criminal record declaration form must be completed by all applicants. The information disclosed on this form will not be kept with your application form during the application process. This form should be either completed electronically and emailed to the separate email address indicated in the form or printed, completed and posted to the separate postal address indicated in the form. Download it here (editable pdf).

2. The application form is provided below in two file formats.

Download an application form here (Microsoft doc file for use where possible). Please edit and return this form by email to Mr James Boultbee, Operations Manager, at [email protected].

Alternatively, download an application form here (pdf, for use where a doc file cannot be read).  Please print, complete and mail this form to the address below to arrive by the closing date.

Mr James Boultbee
Wycombe Homeless Connection
8 Castle Street
High Wycombe
HP13 6RF