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Communications and Social Media Assistant

Listed by Cambridge SU

Applying

We seek to appoint immediately and will therefore review applications as and when they are received. We may close the position early if the right candidate applies. Please review the job description and person specification and submit the following: - CV - Example of work or portfolio (e.g. a submission or link to online content) - A short supporting statement outlining what you’d bring to the role and what you are currently looking for (maximum one page A4). Please use the person specification as a guide when writing this. vacancies@cambridgesu.co.uk We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from those from Black, Asian and other ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are under-represented within Cambridge SU in some areas. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, on commencement, or once in post.

Rate

£10.00

Hours

14.00 Part-time; Flexible working available Mon-to-Fri.

Details

Responsible to:

Senior Communications and Marketing Lead

Place of work:

Remote & Cambridge SU Building, 17 Mill Lane, CB2 1RX

Functional Relationships:

SU Staff and  Student Officers,  in particular the Senior Communications and Marketing Lead and colleagues in the Membership Team.

Hours of work: 

Part-time; Flexible working available Mon-to-Fri (14 hours per week).

Salary: 

£10 per hour

 

We welcome applications from current students; hours can be flexible around study.

 

Purpose of the Role

We are looking for an individual to join the Cambridge SU Communications & Marketing Team as our brand new Communications and Social Media Assistant. The role’s purpose is to support the communication outputs of Cambridge SU. Following existing styles and protocols of the students’ union, the role will support key communications processes including writing copy, supporting with social media posting, and reporting on posts’ performance.

We’re looking for a positive and enthusiastic individual who wants to be a part of a busy team. The ideal candidate will have some experience of managing social media channels and content creation.

An understanding and knowledge of the student experience and Students’ Unions is desirable. 

 

Overview of work schedule:

  • Schedule social media posts across multiple platforms (Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter)

  • Write copy, edit and proofread a wide range of communications

  • Coordinate and collect content from various departments in the SU

  • Stay up to date on social media trends, ideate original and innovative concepts for social media channels

  • Broadcasting live social content

  • Contribute your skills and ideas as part of a team producing engaging and creative promotional campaigns.

  • Support staff training on using different social media platforms

  • Collaborate with volunteers and members of staff across the organisation, attending meetings as necessary

  • Additional work may be required as necessary.

This role would suit a current student or someone looking for flexible work to fit around other work commitments. We are happy to hire someone who is looking to find an experience to grow their confidence and further develop their skills. 

 

To Apply:

We seek to appoint immediately and will therefore review applications as and when they are received. We may close the position early if the right candidate applies.

Please review the job description and person specification and submit the following:

  1. CV

  2. Example of work or portfolio (e.g. a submission or link to online content)

  3. A short supporting statement outlining what you’d bring to the role and what you are currently looking for (maximum one page A4).

    • Please use the person specification as a guide when writing this.

Vacancies@cambridgesu.co.uk

We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from those from Black, Asian and other ethnic minority backgrounds, as they are under-represented within Cambridge SU in some areas. We are happy to discuss any reasonable adjustments individuals may require in the recruitment process, on commencement, or once in post.

 

Details & Benefits:

  • Flexible working hours

  • Job Type: Part-time, 14 hours a week 

(this can be completed as two 7 hours days or a couple of hours each day across the week; you are expected to complete the majority of your work during the SU core hours of 8:00-18:00). If you would like to discuss this further please don’t hesitate to get in contact.

  • Salary: £10.00 per hour

 

Communication & Social Media Assistant: Person Specification

Experience

Essential

Desirable

Experience in content scheduling.

X

 

Experience in social media content creation and management.

X

 

Experience in writing, editing and proofreading.

 

X

 

Skills and knowledge or abilities

Essential

Desirable

Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills

X

 

Good organisation skills

X

 

Strong level of oral, written and typed communication skills

X

 

Familiarity with using basic computer software packages, such as Microsoft Officeand Google Calendar.

X

 

High level of attention to detail

X

 

Ability to manage own time efficiently and meet deadlines

X

 

Knowledge of Facebook Ads and Business Manager

 

X

Understanding of GDPR and its impact on data handling

 

X

 

Values & Attitudes

Essential

Desirable

Conscientious with a positive work ethic.

X

 

Able to work independently, without supervision and/or as part of a team.

X

 

Trustworthy and honest.

X

 

Commitment to equality and diversity and to equality of opportunity.

X