Apprentice Communications Assistant

Apprentice Communications Assistant

Salary: Apprenticeship Rate £11,544.00

Terms: 18 Months Apprenticeship

Hours: 37 Hours per week including one day release to The Sheffield College, City Campus, Granville Road, Sheffield, S2 2RL

About the role
We have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Communications Assistant.

This post will provide support to the Communications and Business Development Team to help ensure that Sheffield Futures maintains high profile, engaging externally focused communications. This will include drafting and posting social media content using the charities social media channels within the framework of an agreed plan; maintaining website content; designing collateral on a need’s basis (e.g. project leaflets; event posters); helping to produce report, publications (e.g. the annual “options” booklet for schools; corporate report) and applications for business awards; and assist with the planning and delivery of meetings and events.

About the Apprenticeship

Apprenticeships combine practical training in a job with study. As an apprentice you will be:
• An employee earning a wage and getting holiday pay
• Work alongside experienced staff
• Gain job-specific skills
• Get time for training and study related to your role (at least 20% of your normal working hours)

About You

You’ll have a keen interest in comms & marketing and be looking to take this to the next level. You will bring excellent communication and interpersonal skills along with an understanding of youth participation and youth voice.

As you’d expect you will need a commitment to personal development and willingness to participate in training.

About Us

Sheffield Futures is a dynamic, independent charity, supporting communities and helping young people, particularly the vulnerable, to achieve their full potential in learning, employment and life and we are seeking an Apprentice Communications Assistant to join our team.
As well as an attractive salary and a great team, we offer the following benefits:
• Employers Pension Contribution
• Life Assurance
• Employee Assistance Programme
• Financial benefits, including local Sheffield discounts.
• Free membership of Westfield Health and Westfield Reward for you and any dependants
• Wellbeing benefits: Cycle to Work Scheme; Gym Membership Discount Scheme; free eye test and flu vaccination vouchers.
• Regular social activities organised by Employee Voice for all employees.
This role requires an enhanced DBS check.

Under the Disability Confident standard, disabled applicants, who meet the essential criteria for this job, will be given the opportunity to demonstrate their skills, talent, and abilities at an interview.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if required.

Closing Date: 11th February 2024 Interviews: TBC

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