Metropolitan Thames Valley (MTVH) was built on a simple mission – to give people a safe, secure and affordable home, and the chance to live well.
That is as true today as it was in the 1950s, when founder Molly Huggins established Metropolitan to provide decent homes for Windrush migrants in London, and as it was in the 1980s as Thames Valley housing pioneered a new innovative Share Ownership product, to make home ownership more affordable.
Today, MTVH owns or manages more than 57,000 homes. It also provides a range of care and support services, with specialist areas including older people, mental health and transitional services which provides intensive support to marginalised or vulnerable people.
MTVH is championing a better cared for, fairer, and more prosperous society. Like its founders before it, the team of today aims to leave a lasting legacy for future generations.
The pandemic has shown how crucial good homes and strong communities are, and this year MTVH has launched a new five year strategy - Serving People Better Every Day - setting out the role the organisation will play in the economic and societal recovery.
An exceptional individual is sought who can use communication to support the implementation of this strategy, and help make the case for MTVH, and its residents, across a wide range of issues. From housing affordability to climate change to migrant destitution and racial equality, this is an opportunity to engage audiences and build an understanding of the organisation.
This role will play a central role in supporting MTVH in its two-year Chair of the G15 which begins this summer. The G15 is the collective voice of London’s largest housing associations, who together provide homes for one in ten Londoners, and build a quarter of the capital’s new homes.
A member of the Corporate Affairs Senior Leadership Team, the role holder will have the opportunity to help determine strategy and direction, and create an environment which will support the team to thrive.
MTVH’s success stands on its colleagues, and it is fully committed to giving all members of the team the opportunity to develop, while providing a working environment that brings out the best in people.
What you'll need to succeed
The ability to relate activity to wider organisation priorities, set and communicate a clear direction, engage and achieve buy-in from your team, peers and senior leaders, and effectively deliver through others.
A familiarity with good practice in communications planning, and understanding of basic behaviour change theory. A talent for simplifying and explaining technical messages, and forming a compelling narrative.
An analytical and inquiring mind, combined with the aptitude to build successful relationships at all levels, and work in partnership.
Energy and creativity, a commitment to continuous improvement, and a confident, empowering and inspiring approach to leadership.