PR Apprentice (Level 4)

Ashford Borough Council
£147.00 - £267.75 per week
06 Apr 2017
25 Apr 2017
Role Type
Start Date
We have an exciting higher level apprentice opportunity to assist the busy communications team in protecting and enhancing the reputation of the council and promoting the excellent range of services we provide for our local community.

Do you have…
  • Excellent written and verbal skills?
  • Experience of writing copy for the media, internal magazines or online?
  • The ability to make complex information meaningful to a range of audiences?
Can you…
  • Spot opportunities for good stories and help the council celebrate its success?
  • Share important information on council services to a range of stakeholders?
  • Write a story quickly, accurately and in a way that people want to read it?
  • Produce communications across a range of different formats (print, online etc)?
  • Organise engaging communications activities to motivate and inspire staff?
  • Work under pressure and to tight media deadlines?
If so, we want to hear from you! The role involves:
  • Leading the council's online and digital activities
  • Organising staff engagement events
  • Internal communications activities
  • Dealing with media enquiries and external promotional campaigns.
Requirements and prospects Desired skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Workload management
  • Organised and able to manage own time
Personal qualities
  • Hardworking
  • Committed to personal development
  • Ability to translate complex information to suit audiences
Qualifications required
  • Minimum of 3 A Levels or equivalent
  • GCSE A*- C or equivalent in Maths & English
Future prospects Permanent roles may be available depending on performance.

Things to consider The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).