- East Suffolk Council
- Place of work:
- Riverside, Lowestoft or East Suffolk House, Melton
- Job term:
- Full Time
- 37 hours per week
- Fixed Term
- Closing Date
- 29 June 2021 11:30 PM
- Year 1 - £8,295 per annum; Year 2 – National Minimum wage
- 21-month training contract
- Based in Melton, near Woodbridge, or Lowestoft (depending on candidates’ preference)
Apprenticeship start date: 13 September 2021
East Suffolk Council is an exciting place to work and a great place to make a real difference to people’s lives, delivering vital services to a quarter of a million people across East Suffolk. We have an established and successful apprenticeship scheme, which has seen over 80% of apprentices stay on beyond their apprenticeships to develop promising careers with the Council. If you are looking for an exciting opportunity where you can earn money as well as gaining experience and a recognised qualification, then look no further!
A unique opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic individual to join our Communications and Marketing team. Your role will be to support our small and friendly Communications and Marketing team in delivering engaging content for a variety of audiences across all communication channels, but with a specific focus on social media. You will also learn about the full Communications and marketing ‘mix’ and be expected to fulfil administrative tasks.
Although your role will sit within the Communications & Marketing Team; you will be part of a wider service area (Customer Services, Communications and Marketing), whose focus is on responding to customer enquiries promptly and pro-actively improving the customer experience.
Our ideal candidate will have experience of using social media and a passion for creative technology. You will also have a confident, professional, and friendly approach, being self-motivated and creative. Excellent accuracy and interpersonal skills are essential, as well as a minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grades 4 -9/Grade C and above (or equivalent) including English and Maths. No previous experience is required, as full training will be provided.
So, what can we offer you in return?
- A fully funded and supported Level 3 Junior Content Producer qualification
- Generous holiday entitlements.
- Discounts on mobile phones, computers, holiday and travel, fashion and clothing, health and beauty and many other products and services.
- Valuable work-based skills from day one.
- The opportunity to meet and work alongside other apprentices in the organisation.
- Great training and development opportunities to add to your CV.
Our recently graduated apprentices have worked together to create a video to tell you a little bit about their experience of being an apprentice at East Suffolk Council, which we hope you find insightful.
We are pleased to announce that we will be holding a virtual open evening via Zoom on the 21 June 2021, 6pm – 7.15pm. This will give you the opportunity to find out more about East Suffolk Council’s apprenticeship scheme, learn more about each of our available opportunities direct from the placement managers and ask any questions you have. Please email HR@eastsuffolk.gov.uk to book your place at our virtual open evening.
Due to the current situation with Covid-19, all interviews will be completed virtually. The majority of our teams are working from home and there is strict social distancing measures in place for the limited number of staff working from our offices. If you wish to discuss how that might impact your working arrangements if you were the successful candidate, please contact the recruiting manager listed at the bottom of this advert.
If you think you could bring enthusiasm, fresh ideas and a different perspective to East Suffolk Council, we would like to hear from you!
Please ensure you read the job description, person specification and application advice before applying for this apprenticeship.
For an informal discussion regarding the position please contact Phil Harris on 01502 523637 or 07930154688, or alternatively email HR@eastsuffolk.gov.uk.
Interview date: w/c 12 July 2021 or w/c 19 July 2021