Communications Apprentice (a Creative Pioneers apprenticeship)

£250.00 - £280.00 per week
08 Mar 2017
22 Apr 2017
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Keen to launch a career in communications? Help raise the profile of this leading youth charity and gain the skills to get ahead as you get stuck into everything from drafting press releases, blogs and news updates to helping manage our website, promoting programmes, events and training to supporting us in delivering top-class communications.

Joining a friendly, supportive team, you'll play a key role in helping us raise our profile and strengthen our brand across a wide range of stakeholders - from young people to regional youth organisations and Government departments. Based at our head office in Vauxhall, you'll get stuck into a variety of tasks - from drafting press releases, blogs and news updates for web and social/digital platforms to helping promote our programmes, events and training, supporting management of our website to helping organise our national annual conference.

Keen to launch a career in communications, you'll have strong interpersonal skills, excellent writing skills and a methodical approach to handling tasks and meeting deadlines. Computer literate with knowledge of Microsoft Office, HTML and content management systems, you'll show a demonstrable interest in digital media, a passion for improving the lives of young people, a positive and open attitude and an enthusiasm for social media.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Helping us to proactively raise and monitor our profile, and the impact of our work, internally and externally
  • Supporting promotion of our programmes, events and training to our membership and wider network
  • Drafting press releases, blogs and news updates for our website and social/digital platforms
  • Supporting the management of our website
  • Supporting delivery of our current key messages in line with communications plan and assisting in increasing awareness of Ambition's brand, in line with our brand guidelines
  • Helping to organise our national annual conference and providing general administrative support, e.g. opening post, answering phone, filing, etc
Requirements and prospects Desired skills
  • Excellent writing skills - able to write in concise, error-free English
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills - able to articulate clearly verbally and in writing to a variety of people at all levels
  • Able to use Microsoft Office programmes, in particular Word and Excel, to an excellent standard
  • Strong administrative skills and a methodical approach to handling tasks and meeting deadlines
  • Knowledge of HTML and experience using content management systems
  • Experience of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign a bonus, but we're happy to overlook these for the right person
Personal qualities
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Conversant in, and enthusiastic about, using social media platforms
  • Demonstrable interest in digital media
  • Able to work well in a team and independently
  • Motivated, pro-active, self-disciplined, well-organised, reliable and willing to work flexibly
  • Discretion and common sense when dealing with our diverse network of contacts
  • Passionate about improving the lives of young people
  • Positive and open attitude essential - you'll be part of a friendly, four-person team and small organisation
Qualifications required
  • At least 5 grade A*- C GCSEs or equivalent including English and Maths
  • A levels or equivalent
Future prospects Ongoing employment at this or another agency or progress onto a higher level qualification.

Things to consider Please list ALL qualifications you currently hold (or are awaiting results for) accurately and comprehensively, including subject name and level as appears on certification. If - after being offered a position - you are found to have deliberately omitted or inaccurately listed qualifications that make you ineligible for the apprenticeship (e.g. previous training in the same modules) you will be in breach of your contract with Creative Pioneers London and we reserve the right to either readvertise the role or offer to an alternative candidate. If you hold a degree level qualification in most cases this will make you ineligible for apprenticeship funding and your application may not be successful. If you are unclear on your eligibility please call the office for guidance 0208 691 6729.