Shoreditch Trust is a charity which supports and empowers communities to tackle inequality and exclusion across deprived and disadvantaged neighbourhoods in the London Borough of Hackney.

Adopting a person-centred approach, our initiatives empower people to make choices about their health and wellbeing by providing people with practical experience, a fresh perspective, skills, knowledge and motivational support towards healthy living.

Person specification

The successful candidate will have experience as a communications manager, preferably in the field of public health, and will have a good understanding of the public health agenda and the needs and complexities of a diverse, inner-city borough with high levels of deprivation and inequality.

They will have strong networking, influencing and negotiation skills, with the ability to implement strategic communications approaches both to engage with external stakeholders and to strengthen organisational delivery.

About the role

The role of the Communications Manager is to manage and be responsible for the internal and external communications and outreach for Shoreditch Trust. It is a strategic role that requires a thorough and detailed understanding of the organisation, from its charitable aims and objectives through to the profile of the people it seeks to support.

The Communications Manager is expected to work closely with the Senior Leadership Team and the Project Managers to help shape the messages that the charity communicates, to ensure that they are consistent, effective and of high quality.

They will oversee the communications strategy and its implementation to enable the organisation to communicate effectively with a wide range of stakeholders through varied tools and mediums; communications-based strategic project support and development to enhance the organisation’s reach out to the people it seeks to support; community engagement, outreach and events to raise the profile of the organisation and its activities; and public relations and press.

This is a full time, permanent role.

How to apply

Visit to download the full job application pack that includes the job description and person specification, the Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form and the Shoreditch Trust Recruitment Privacy Notice.

You can also request a copy of the job application by contacting or 020 7033 8545, quoting the job reference CM02.

To apply, send your CV and a covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the person specification, alongside a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, to, quoting the reference CM02, no later than 10am on Monday 25 March 2019.

Safer Recruitment statement

In line with our Safer Recruitment Policy and to ensure the wellbeing of our programme participants and staff, all candidates invited to interview will be required to confirm their identity and their right to work in the UK, as well as explain any gaps in their CV. The position will be fully confirmed after receipt of two satisfactory references.