PR and Communications Assistant

Social Streets C.I.C

Social Streets is looking for a PR & Communications Assistant to work alongside the founder and director of Social Streets C.I.C Tabitha Stapely.  

The initial contract is for three months to assist in the promotion of our print publications, our online membership and our work to lobby the government for policy that supports sustainable local journalism. Starting immediately.

About Social Streets C.I.C

This is an opportunity to use your skills to achieve a positive social and economic impact on local community life.

Social Streets C.I.C is a not-for-profit local news and media outlet pioneering a model of community journalism that is financially viable in areas of low socio-economic wealth. We publish local magazines in print and online that celebrate the diversity of our communities and encourage people to participate more in the local community. We believe stronger networks within the local communities help people thrive. Our motto is Unite Not Divide.

We are powered by our members who support our work by donating on a monthly business.

You will work alongside founder and director Tabitha Stapely. Stapely has extensive experience and networks in the world of magazine publishing, digital content strategy, social enterprise, and local authority. She was previously Digital Director at Elle magazine; is an alumna of Cambridge Social Ventures; is an RSA Fellow, and has been invited to be a Fellow of Social Innovation at Cambridge University.

Job role and responsibilities

The purpose of this role is to devise and deliver a short campaign to promote our work to a range of stakeholders – not just our members and local organisations, institutions and businesses, but also the wider press and media industry.

  • Help develop a short pr campaign to promote our work.
  • Identify the impact of our work, gathering data, stories and examples of where our work has made a difference to share with others
  • Produce occasional member’s newsletter
  • Promote and manage membership engagement on our social media platforms
  • Raise awareness of Social Streets C.I.C within the social enterprise and media sectors
  • Help apply to awards, grants and projects

Personal qualities and experience

This role would particularly suit those with the following qualities and experience:

  • An interest in social enterprise or a passion to make a difference in society
  • A warm and outgoing personality – this is a people person’s job
  • Experience in copywriting, writing, communications, PR, administration or project management

What we can offer

When you join Social Streets C.I.C, you’re getting a lifestyle as well as a career.

We put the person first and work flexibly with individual needs. We tailor the job so that it offers personal and professional development opportunities as desired by each employee.

You’ll be part of a ready-made community. As soon as you start here, you’ll feel part of something that you didn’t think existed in London – a connected, well-intentioned, friendly community with a huge network of stakeholders working together on a shared vision.

As a team, we share values and we keep in touch with each other providing an extended Alum of past and present employees that meet regularly for drinks.

We offer the London Living Wage.

We have an office dog.

Experience, salary and working arrangements

Office hours are 9 am to 6 pm, Tuesday to Friday  (we have a four day week)

The work is office based in Roman Road, Bow. We would prefer someone who lives in Tower Hamlets or nearby.

Ideally, you would have at least a year’s experience in a customer-facing role or in writing. However, we will consider graduate applications.

Salary is £85 per day (the equivalent of £21,500 pro-rata). If this turn into a more permanent role, the salary would move onto PAYE.

Application process

Email with your CV and a covering letter explaining why you would like to work for a social enterprise and any experience you have of writing or customer-facing roles.

Deadline: apply immediately for immediate start (published 6 May 2022)