Public Relations & Communications Level 4 Apprenticeship

Alpha House NIHR Evaluation Trials, Enterprise Road, Southampton, SO16 7NS
£301.87 per week
17 Feb 2021
06 May 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
Duties will include:
  • Assisting with the production of communications copy and outputs in formats suitable for the medium, e.g. web site and social media content, publications, media outputs (press releases, features, good news stories), events materials, newsletters, case studies, flyers etc.
  • Assisting with website content updates in various formats, using the CMS (Content Management System/Systems) and other tools (e.g. search and analytics) on a regular basis and following best practice
  • To assist with scheduling and publishing social media content using NIHR systems across channels such as Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook
  • Working with other team members to identify, plan and organise NETSCC's presence at exhibitions and conferences
  • Supporting liaison with external suppliers to ensure equipment and materials arrive at events in a timely manner, monitoring value for money and performance of suppliers making recommendations where necessary
  • Attending external events
  • Assisting with the development and production of hard-copy and electronic publications
  • Maintain and develop software systems, e.g. media monitoring database
  • Raising purchase orders and log expenditure in the relevant financial spreadsheets

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Experience in communications, publishing, PR or marketing role (producing news, newsletters, digital content etc) in a research or higher education setting
  • Experience of working with external stakeholders/customers

Personal qualities

  • Planning and organising
  • Problem solving and initiative
  • Management and teamwork
  • Communicating and influencing
  • Capacity to manage time effectively.
  • Demonstrate commitment to work hard towards the goals of NETSCC

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs (or equivalent) in English and maths at grade 4/C or above is desired
  • Skill level equivalent to achievement of HNC, A-Level, NVQ3 in relevant discipline, e.g. communications, media, marketing, journalism, public relations, events management, or with proven work experience acquired in relevant roles and job-related training
  • Fully conversant with Microsoft Office, email, web and databases

Future prospects

  • NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre offers excellent benefits including generous holidays, flexible working arrangements and the opportunity to develop your career in a professional and friendly working environment

Things to consider

  • Southampton, although staff are currently working remotely in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and it is likely that the successful candidate will also be required to
  • Once the threat from COVID-19 lessens and the NIHR Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre returns to its physical workplace, some remote and flexible working may be considered on an individual basis, depending on team roles, locations and logistics.

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