Communications Apprentice

Dorking, Surrey
£16,8129 (£8.36 per hour)
27 May 2021
20 Jun 2021
Role Type
Start Date
12-18 months

"Happy to talk flexible working"

About the Communications Apprentice Role
This is an exciting and varied role working with the Communications Team at Mole Valley District Council.

Whilst work will initially involve basic administration tasks, for the right, motivated and energetic candidate it will evolve into taking on projects across the organisation, whilst receiving excellent guidance, training, mentoring and support.

There are opportunities for running a selection of our social media channels, working on content for our intranet and main website, creating engaging videos, alongside a variety of new projects with varied content, budgets and target audiences.

In the Communications Team we pride ourselves on our innovative approaches and creative use of traditional and social media to run proactive campaigns to promote the work of Mole Valley District Council.

We run consultations and events across the district and are involved with extensive partnership work. We work with every service within Mole Valley, run multiple websites and social media sites, work with our Councillors, with residents and manage the communications and marketing for Dorking Halls.

This is an rare opportunity for an apprentice to join us, gaining experience in communications and marketing campaigns, extensive social media work, creating content for our digital platforms, website writing and forward planning.

This role involves provides support for all of our activities and gives a useful insight into the role local government. The right candidate will seize this opportunity to study a NVQ level 3 in Business Administration (with a focus on Social Media / Communications) whilst gaining invaluable work experience and use it as a platform to develop and learn new skills, ready to take the next step in their career.

About You

We need someone who has the energy and enthusiasm to get to grips with the varied needs of the team and can cope with busy days and meeting deadlines.
Adaptable and flexible, we seek someone friendly, with good social skills who is happy to go out and about, take photos and video in the local area and get involved in every aspect of what we do.

You will have;

  • Skills in using computers, you will bring a mature outlook and a desire to do well.
  • Have a genuine interest in social media and enthusiastic about driving ideas forward that increase Mole Valley District Council’s presence online.
  • Possess a creative flair and have good attention to detail.
  • You will gain solid corporate communication and engagement experience and develop the ability to communicate at all levels.
  • A Level 2 competency or functional skills qualification in both Maths and English (e.g. GCSE grade 4-9 / A-C), or other suitable qualification must be achieved or have been achieved to apply

For you

Further Info
About us
For an informal chat about the role, please contact Charlotte Allen on 01306 879620. Alternatively, you can contact HR 
Closing date for applicants: 9am on 20 June 2021
Interview dates: 23 June 2021 (virtually)
Interviews will take place on the morning of 23 June 2021 and require a short computer/writing test in addition to interview and a written test.
Politically restricted role: Yes

How to apply
Click Apply or email our careers inbox submit your CV along with a supporting statement, to let us know how you meet the required skills and experience of the job description and person specification. 

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