We are Places for People Group, we build homes and manage communities where everyone is welcome and everyone can thrive, we are placemakers.We want you to join the Places for People Group and the 11,000 other colleagues on our journey; colleagues who have helped to build, manage, maintain places that people are proud to call home and stay active in. How do we do all this? We surround ourselves with strategic people, innovative people and passionate people. Our people live and breathe our SPIRIT values; we are the place for spirited people.More about your roleYou will lead the development, implementation and monitoring of Places for People's external communications and engagement strategy. You'll protect and enhance the reputation of Places for People through the delivery of effective communication, engagement activities and taking a proactive approach to media relations.You will identify our key communication pillars and create communication plans which you will deliver, lead on and manage to support People First, our values and culture aims and objectives. Furthermore you will manage the crisis and customer impact strategy. This includes developing effective media relations and crisis communications, to truly protect and enhance the reputation of the Group through the delivery of effective external communicationsFor more information please download our job profile available on our website.More about youYou will be an experienced communications professional that has previously led at manager level for a large and complex organisation. You will have a track record of being able to translate and effectively communicate key issues which underpin and drive business strategy whilst being about to engage a workforce.You'll be able to demonstrate how you have used a range of communication approaches and strategies to successfully deliver communication campaigns and crisis manage. Due to the nature of the role we would expect you to have strong presentation skills with the ability to explain and articulate concepts effectively and confidently to an audience of varied experience, both verbally and in written communications. You'll possess excellent people skills and enjoy engaging with stakeholders. Overall you'll be a skilled communicator with excellent writing skills – in particular the ability to assimilate and understand complex issues and turn them into clear and engaging copy.Please note that this is an 'agile' role whereby you will be given the tools to effectively do your role from home; however there will still be some requirement to travel to our offices across the UK when required.You will have great planning and project management skills with the ability to manage a diverse and varied workload. The benefitsWe are a large diverse and ambitious business, which will give you job security and all the challenge you could wish for. Here people can flourish, thrive, better themselves and work in fantastic communities with inspirational colleagues and customers.We know that there's always more we can do to make you smile, that's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to help colleagues save money or make their lives a little bit easier which can include:Excellent holiday package and rewardsPension with matched contributionsTrainingExtra perks including huge discounts and offers from shops, cinemas and much more.What's next?If you meet the criteria and are ready to make the next step in your career then click apply. You will be redirected to our careers site where you can discover more about the role, read a full job description and apply directly to us.