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Job Title
PR Officer
National Housing Federation
Job Description
Salary:                     £35,850-£36,825 (London) or £31,994 (National)
Hours:                     35 hours per week
Contract:                 Fixed term (12 months maternity leave cover)

  • 27 days annual leave + statutory holidays + 3 closures days over the Christmas period;
  • Flexible working for all staff including working from home / hybrid working, and flexi-time/TOIL scheme;
  • Attractive family friendly policies;
  • Private healthcare cover;
  • Season ticket loans;
  • Employee awards, and training and development opportunities.

    For more information about our benefits please visit our website.

    Location:                London/Bristol - employees are able to work from home on an arrangement agreed with their line manager

    An exciting opportunity has arisen at the National Housing Federation (NHF) for a PR Officer.  The NHF is the voice of housing associations in England. We are the trade body to almost 600 housing associations, who have grown from philanthropic roots to provide 2.6 million homes to around 6 million people. You can find further information about the NHF here:

    Everyone in England deserves a safe, secure and affordable home. However, decades of funding cuts and short-term policy decisions by successive governments mean that today we are facing a chronic shortage of social housing. Today, one in every six children is living in an overcrowded home and the number of children homeless and growing up in temporary accommodation is at the highest level ever recorded.

    As we head towards the general election, the NHF PR team will lead a major campaign to shine a light on how the shortage of secure and affordable homes is affecting people across the country. We will call on all political parties to prioritise tackling the housing crisis in their manifestos and commit to a long-term plan for housing that is properly funded and based on measurable outcomes for the millions in housing need.

    We need a conscientious and strategic PR Officer to ensure that truly affordable housing continues to get the national attention it deserves.

    You will be joining a high-performing campaigning media team that regularly briefs senior broadcast and print journalists and develops major stories from scratch that have been covered on everything from R4’s Today programme to The Sun. We’re a proactive and reactive media team, meaning this is a chance to not only build your contacts, but be creative and secure lots of high-profile and meaningful coverage. You will also get to produce diverse and engaging content for social media to support our campaigns.

    Please scroll down to the bottom of the page to download the full job profile and person specification for this role.

    Key elements of the role:
  • You will work closely with colleagues throughout the NHF to search out and identify stories, and develop and implement appropriate media strategies to support our influencing work.
  • You will work with our research team to commission and analyse data to create impactful press stories.
  • You will help to ensure that media is fully integrated with all other communications channels.
  • You will work with your team to deliver a first class press office function, including responding to media requests in a timely fashion, keeping media lines up-to-date, keeping records of journalist engagement and monitoring relevant press activity.
  • You will act as an ambassador for the NHF, and its members, attending meetings and events in the sector and promoting the Federations work.

    The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
  • Experience of developing effective media plans and delivering impactful coverage
  • Experience of building relationships with journalists
  • Experience of drafting copy aimed at a variety of audiences
  • Knowledge and experience of working with the media and the processes required to secure print and broadcast press coverage
  • Understanding of the politics of different print and broadcast channels
  • Ability to identify and develop strong news angles, including using primary research and data
  • Ability to work within project teams to ensure media is integrated into delivery plans

    Equality, diversity and inclusion
    The NHF has published its equality, diversity and inclusion strategy, which was co-created with staff –  We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and we value the contribution each individual makes to our work.

    We are committed to equality, diversity and inclusion and are working to increase the diversity profile of our workforce. We are currently under-represented by ethnic minorities, people with a disability or disabilities and LGBT+, and would particularly welcome applications from people in these groups.

    Disability confident committed employer
    We are a disability confident committed employer and if you are a disabled person who demonstrates you meet the skills and experience we consider essential for the role, we will offer you an interview.

    We are happy to consider reasonable adjustments to our recruitment process if you have a disability or have a condition that you feel may affect your performance during the recruitment process. Please email Stephanie Green, People Manager at with your request or to arrange a time to discuss in more detail.

    Our role profile and job advert can also be requested in large print or in accessible format via this email address.

    Uploading your CV and cover letter
    If you decide to apply for this role, when requested, please upload a version of your CV that does not include any personal details, such as name, gender, age etc.  You should also ensure that you do not add your name at the end of the cover letter. This will help us to shortlist candidates for interview based solely on their knowledge, skills and experience.

    Right to work in the UK / UK VISA Sponsorship
    You must have the right to work in the UK and it is important to note that the NHF does not sponsor individuals to work in the UK.

    Please apply via the following link: Job Information - National Housing Federation | Jobs | Search here for your perfect career (

    Closing date for applications: 21 November 2023

    Interview date: 5th and 6th December 2023
  • Job Summary

    • Location

      London/Bristol - employees are able to work from home on an arrangement agreed with their line manager

    • Organization

      National Housing Federation

    • Job Type

    • Salary

      £35,850-£36,825 (London) or £31,994 (National)

    • Closing Date


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