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Public Relations Associate

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Public Relations Associate 

Salary: £25,580 to £31,265 per annum 
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent 
Hours: 35 hours per week 
Location: South Manchester 
Benefits: Competitive pension, 26 days holiday plus bank holidays, increasing with service, cycle to work scheme, season ticket loans for public transport plus much more. 

About the role: 

Reporting to the PR and Corporate Relationship Manager, you will assist in the delivery of the group’s communications strategy, by providing public relations for its subsidiary, Plumlife. You will carry out a range of public relations initiatives to help build the Plumlife brand and help develop commercial opportunities for the business. 

About You: 

To be successful in this position you will have a relevant professional qualification (CIPR, NCTJ), excellent copywriting skills with experience of writing in a variety of styles for a variety of formats (brochures, press releases, award entries) in a way that is engaging, grammatically correct and appropriate, and experience of working in a public relations / press office environment developing PR strategies and action plans. 

You will have experience working with people at all levels across an organisation, including customers and be confident in developing and building relationships with key stakeholders, keeping them informed about progress and maintaining their confidence. 

The ability to travel between sites and to meet external commitments, including working when needed outside normal working hours, is essential. 


- Previous experience or an understanding of the commercial housing market sector 
- Dealing with negative media stories 
- Established network of relevant media contacts 
- Marketing experience 

You may have experience of the following: PR Executive, Social Media PR Executive, Public Relations, Social Media Executive, Media Relations, PR Officer, SEO, Social Media & PR Executive, Press Relations, Corporate Communications, Copy Writing, Social Media, Blog, Blogger, Social Networks, Online Marketing, Housing Association, Commercial Housing etc. 

About our company: 

Great Places Housing Group is not your average housing association. We are a forward-thinking, profit-for-purpose business that works hard to improve the lives of residents in our 19,000 homes across the North West and Yorkshire. 

Our work doesn’t stop at our customers’ front door. The surplus we make is invested back into the business to fund building new homes and to provide a full range of support services for some of the most vulnerable members of society including the homeless, young parents, older people and those with mental health needs. 

We are extremely proud of our dedicated, passionate and friendly colleagues who live our values and work hard to make a difference every day. Working for us you will be part of something special and in return, we offer a competitive package with a range of enhanced benefits and learning and development opportunities to help you achieve and exceed your potential. 

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.