Media and Public Relations Apprentice

Northampton Partnership Homes Ltd
The Guildhall, St. Giles Square, Northampton, NN1 1DE
£146.25 per week
27 Aug 2019
21 Sep 2019
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
What you'll be doing:

As a member of our supportive and friendly Marketing and Communications team, we'll help you to start your career with the PR Apprenticeship. You'll be using your exceptional writing skills to get involved in a range of activities, including:

  • Writing news articles and press releases
  • Proofreading and editing copy
  • Liaising with external copywriters and PR agency
  • Liaising with editors of industry publications
  • Collating and analysing media coverage
  • Implementation of an internal communications plan
  • Supporting Marketing colleagues to deliver regular e-newsletters
  • Supporting colleagues from all teams with their communications needs

Social media:
  • Content generation for Northampton Partnership Homes social media channels
  • Day-to-day running of their corporate social media accounts, using HootSuite software
  • Responding to online queries and comments
  • Researching and developing social media advertising
  • Collating analytics to inspire future developments
  • Developing campaign ideas
  • Liaising with design colleagues to develop complementary visuals

  • Using our Content Management System to update and add website content
  • Making recommendations for Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • Researching and planning Pay Per Click (PPC) campaigns

As you progress through your Apprenticeship we expect that you'll show the skills and attitude needed to take on more responsibilities and autonomy within the role and make a real impact to our business,establishing yourself as the 'go-to' person for communications support.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

About you:

Although you're at the start of your communications career, we'd like you to play a key part in creatingexciting new content that will engage our audiences.

Ideally, you will:
  • Have great copy writing skills
  • Be able to make your way around a range of social media channels
  • Have customer-facing experience, you'll be engaging with lots of people so the ability tocommunicate - both written and verbal - with a range of people is important
  • Be confident using Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Be able to manage your time effectively to meet work deadlines and complete the study requiredfor your Apprenticeship
  • Be entitled to work in the UK and have held UK residency for at least 3 years

Personal qualities

  • Demonstrates drive and determination
  • Decision-making skills
  • Ability to use initiative
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills, with a collaborative approach
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Willingness to work within the values of the organisation
  • Excellent customer-facing skills
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Ability to write for a range of audiences in plain English
  • Ability to check your own work and that of others
  • Creative writing skills
  • Professional and confident telephone manner
  • Analytical skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Judgement skills
  • Creativity
  • Continuous improvement ethos
  • Proven organisation skills with the ability to manage and prioritise a variety of tasks to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines
  • Detail orientated and focused
  • Willingness to occasionally work unsociable hours

Desired qualifications

Have a GCSE grade 9-4 (A-C) in maths and English or the equivalent.

Future prospects

Northampton Partnership Homes will help you to develop your skills through supervision, support, listening and training to help you give and be your best.