Kickstart - Marketing and Communications Officer

Job details
Posting date: 13 October 2021
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 02 November 2021
Location: Gateshead, NE119LS
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000307162

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Groundwork North East & Cumbria

Working as a member of the Development and Marketing Teams of our regional charity with a £10 million annual turnover; to develop and implement Groundwork’s marketing and communications strategy including digital marketing, online/ social media/ strategic positioning and though leadership. The post holder will use initiative and creative flair to deal with a variety of marketing and communication tasks in a diverse, busy and exciting internal and external environment, ensuring deadlines are met whilst maintaining quality.

This role will be part of Groundwork’s unique Kickstart staff development modules with training around Community Development, Carbon Literacy as well as anything else applicable to your role.

Groundwork has a mission to mobilise practical community action on poverty and the environment. It is passionate about creating a society made up of vibrant, healthy and sustainable communities that have the resources and resilience to shape their own destiny. This role will be an important part of delivering this aim.

This role will include opportunities for the post holder to develop their skills and experience through training/webinars/coaching in any specific areas of interest within Groundwork’s field of work; from Youth, Employment, Skills, to Community Activism, Health & Wellbeing or Landscape Improvement/ Nature Recovery Projects.

Key Responsibilities
Provide marketing and communications support to staff as requested.
Support the development team in the migration to cloud based system.
Work with the Development and Marketing Teams to implement the marketing and communications plan for the Trust.
Develop and design appropriate internal and external marketing materials
Ensure marketing/communications are in line with the Trust’s objectives
See innovative and creative solutions to marketing challenges

Qualified to Degree/Diploma or equivalent in a relevant subject (Desirable)
Knowledge/ skilled in implementing and monitoring a successful marketing and communications programme
Strong IT/ design package skills.
Knowledge/ skilled in designing/ implementing social media strategies for publicity & awareness
Excellent communication skills; face-to-face/ video call, written and presentations.
Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times
Ability to work with different staff/ disciplines.
Ability to work on own initiative, taking responsibility for task.

Approximately 5 hrs per day, 5 days a week, Monday to Friday. But this is flexible

National Minimum Wage

Induction to Kickstart, the placement role and employer
Support with interview preparation and back ground information of employer prior to interview
Better off in work calculations and information on additional benefits
Assessment of current level of skills and experience to support in developing training package in line with placement and long term job goal
Learning how to tailor CV’s to sector specific roles
Support in the transition of starting the placement e.g. benefits, travel to work plans
Regular 1 to 1 reviews with personal advisor to progress within the work placement and support in sustaining employment
Understanding of H&S at work including Covid-19 awareness and provision of any COVID related PPE
Relevant webinars to suit post holders interest
Coaching/ support on personal development

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