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Kickstart - Assistant Digital Skills Coordinator

Job details
Posting date: 20 September 2021
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 24 November 2021
Location: Exeter, EX24QD
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000322530

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To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.

EMPLOYER
Devon County Council

JOB SUMMARY
The Digital Skills coordinator will support the Digital Skills Partnership manager to increase the use of digital skills within education, communities and the work place across Devon, Somerset, Plymouth and Torbay. The trainee coordinator will be supported to develop their digital marketing and events organisational skills and as part of their role will work with multiple stakeholders including local government, central government, education providers, third sector organisations and businesses. The trainee will be supported to build these connections and their knowledge of the wider skills landscape by the Partnership Manager and the regional Skills team.

This is an exciting role that will use creative digital messaging and digital tools to raise the use of digital skills. On a day-to day basis the role will use social media, email, and the Digital Skills Partnership landing page to raise awareness of digital skills, events and opportunities. Training in Wordpress, Mailchimp and Social Media will be given if needed in order to use these channels effectively.

The activities may require planning and coordination and the role will work through email, phone, virtual meetings and potentially in future face-to-face to lead on arranging these digital skills events. The successful candidate will be personable, have good written and oral command of the English language, demonstrate an interest in digital marketing and have a flair for creating visual, digital assets.

The Trainee will also be required to assist with the day-to-day management of the Digital Skills Partnership through the Microsoft Teams platform. This involves keeping partners informed and carrying out administration type tasks.

The role is 25 hours, Monday to Thursday, hours can be arranged flexibly between 8am and 6pm.The role will initially be home-based with the opportunity to work from an Exeter based location should work from home restrictions lift. A laptop, screen and headset will be provided. There could be some travel within the region, to attend events if restrictions lift but this role does not require the candidate to drive/ have access to a car.

SKILLS NEEDED
Excellent command of English, written and oral. Grade B or Level 6+ GCSE English both for professional correspondence and developing clear marketing messages.

Experience posting to social media accounts to increase influence, engagement or following.

Competent and confident working digitally, using email and video conferencing platforms.

Digital Marketing requires an eye for visual design in order to create compelling messages, the successful candidate will either hold a design qualification or be able to demonstrate their creativity ability outside of formal education.

It would be advantageous if the candidate had knowledge of using and maintaining web content management systems, social media tools, and HTML email packages such as Mailchimp. If no prior experience is held the trainee will need to demonstrate an ability to learn new applications and systems.

Experience administering a collaborative working space such as Microsoft Teams, Basecamp or Discord would be advantageous.

WORKING HOURS
Monday to Thursday, within the usual Service working hours of 9am-5pm

HOURLY RATE
£17,842.00 PA pro rata

ADDITIONAL EMPLOYABILITY SUPPORT
Participants will receive on the job support and training in all aspects of the role and in developing employability skills via our in-house Learning and Development team and Learn Devon. They will also be able to access training offered on our E-learning platform including Diversity, Equality & Inclusion, First Aid and Health & Safety.
Devon County Council has an extensive online learning system where you can learn new skills for example project management, time management, interviews and applying for jobs.
We will work with you to set personal goals and help you to plan how to achieve them. Your line manager will organise regular 121s with you to review progress against you goals and discuss other development opportunities. There will be support in developing work competencies and skills from colleagues and managers.
Towards the end of your placement your line manager (or other colleagues as appropriate) will offer advice and help in setting down the skills learned, and competencies developed to prepare for undertaking job applications and interviews.

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