Communications Officer

Ocean Housing Group Ltd
Marketing, PR, Media & Communications
St Austell, Cornwall
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Are you passionate about delivering a first class communications service?

Job Description

Would you like to work for an organisation who puts their residents at the heart of what they do and is an employer of choice, which creates local jobs and training opportunities? Look no further and look below to find out more.

About the role

We are looking for an experienced Communications Officer who will deliver a first class communications and digital service to our customers and company stakeholders using the full range of communication channels.

Key responsibilities:

  • Working with all departments and external partners to identify and plan stories, driving the news agenda for Ocean and maximising positive media coverage
  • Ensure a consistent flow of new stories and planned media coverage using print and digital channels which supports Ocean’s communications and PR strategy
  • Manage Ocean Housing and Ocean Group websites, continually working with consultants, customers and staff to update information
  • Manage Ocean’s social media accounts in line with the company’s usage policy and communications plan, providing maximum positive exposure for Ocean Housing and Ocean Housing Group
  • Champion the use of brand and communication guidelines, liaising with teams to create content for the promotion of Ocean Housing and Ocean Housing Group

About you

It is essential that you have knowledge and experience of working in journalism, marketing or public relations and in addition experience of communications and media management in pressured situations. You will have experience of researching, producing content and editing for print and digital media and have worked in a customer service role.

The role requires experience of planning, implementing and evaluating campaigns and for someone who can communicate clearly and professionally with businesses, customers and colleagues across all platforms.  

You will be educated to A-Level or equivalent Level 3 qualification and in addition it is desirable that the post-holder hold a degree level 6 qualification in Marketing and Communications, but this is not essential.

For more information regarding the knowledge and experience and specific responsibilities please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification on the Ocean Housing Group recruitment website.

Company Description

Who we are?

Ocean Group is a local housing provider based in St Austell, Cornwall, who is the parent company for Ocean Housing and Gilbert & Goode. We manage over 4,500 homes and have ambitious plans to build 3,000 homes by 2030. We are a large, successful and expanding business in Cornwall, committed to social housing and local communities, offering a diverse range of activities within the three companies that make up the Ocean Group.

Ocean has a clear vision for its future, and we will gear all our activities towards achieving this vision

“To be an innovative provider of quality homes and services, with residents and staff at the heart of Ocean, and Ocean at the heart of the community”

As a Group we have five clear Golden Threads:

  • Have residents at the heart of everything we do
  • Maintain strong and effective Governance.
  • Provide good quality services, right first time
  • Provide innovative, energy efficient, good quality homes
  • Be an employer of choice, creating local job and training opportunities, recruiting and retaining the best people.

Ocean is committed to supporting the local community and education, through its commitment to the ‘Apprentice’ programme and we provide our local communities which careers from a wide range of industries including construction, trades, development, housing management, administration, finance and customer services.

Other Application Details


  • Competitive salary
  • Company Pension scheme
  • Entitlement to 27 days paid holiday per annum plus statutory bank holidays
  • Family Friendly Policies
  • Work within an organisation with a comprehensive Health & Wellbeing strategy which includes FREE yearly Flu Jabs

Ocean is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.  

Interviews to be held: Monday 8th July 2019

Please click apply to be redirected to the Ocean Housing Group recruitment site. 

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