Digital Communications and Marketing Officer

 

An opportunity has arisen for a Digital Communications and Marketing Officer to join our fantastic team at Bradford Birth to 19. 

 

Start Date

March 1st 2024. We would consider appointing a graduate who would be able to start in Summer 2024.

Location

Our roles involve a mixture of office and home-based working (hybrid). 

St Edmund’s Nursery School, 
Washington Street, 
Bradford, 
BD8 9QW

Short Description

Working within our Marketing and Communications Team, you will support the delivery of strategic marketing and communications campaigns. You will work across our work streams, and through all marketing channels, including digital, print, TV and others. You will also provide administration and event management support.  

Annual Salary

£23,000 – £25,000, depending on experience 

 

 

As part of the team which leads on marketing and communications across our full range of work, your main duties will include: 

  • Contribution to the overall development of BB19s marketing strategy including planning and implementing a comprehensive plan of marketing and communications activities  

  • Collaborating across all projects and activities to identify opportunities to tell stories and create engaging content that is in line with our brand 

  • Supporting the creation of content for the varied work-streams on Bradford Birth to 19 

  • Preparing and editing organisational publications, including newsletters and reports, for both internal and external audiences 

  • Prepare and supervise the production of publicity brochures, handouts, direct mail leaflets, promotional videos, photographs, films and multimedia programmes 

  • Assisting with the development of marketing and communications campaigns and collateral  

  • Assisting with the production of long and short form video content production where needed 

  • Maintaining the BB19, Stronger Practice Hub and 50 Things presence on third-party websites, ensuring programme and activity listings are up to date and competitive.  

  • Monitoring all social media channels, reporting on trends, key followers, sharing relevant third-party content, social listening and general account administration 

  • Working in partnership with Business Development Lead, to conduct data analysis of the performance of digital content across multiple channels in order to apply learnings to ensure engagement is maximised 

  • Monitoring and responding to online reviews on key forums, e.g. Facebook, Google, and play an active role in reporting key themes to members of the SLT 

  • As a part of a relatively small but growing core team, being able to turn your hand to many things – we support each other. Each of us has the opportunity to take on roles and lead work that interests us or makes good use of our particular talents.

Benefits and Outcomes 

Working with us is unique! We are a supportive, values-driven organisation. We are small enough to be able to innovate quickly, and to ensure all who work with us are valued and nurtured; and large and successful enough to have influence with and be supported by local and national decision-makers. 

The posts we are advertising are as a result of sustained growth, and will be new additions to a growing team. 

We are a values-led organisation, supporting the local economy, and we expect all our staff to support our belief that children and young people should be at the centre of everything we do. This means a commitment to community cohesion and social mobility for all. 

We are looking for a highly flexible, hard-working team player who is ready to learn with us, in a supportive, friendly and optimistic team. This post would suit someone who would be interested in developing a career within the charitable sector or within the public sector. You are likely to have had some experience of working with, or for, a charity, or in a community, school, health, or training setting and want a job which will combine the dynamism of partnership development, with the social value of working in the education, health and care sector. 

A willingness to attend occasional conferences and meetings away from the area (with full expenses provided) is required, as is the ability to work occasional evenings and single weekend days, when time off in lieu will be given. 


 

Person Specifications

 

You should be comfortable working in an evolving and rapidly changing environment, therefore if you’re innovative, curious, and not afraid of a challenge, we’d love to hear from you.

 

Qualifications 

     ‚óŹ Graduate, ideally 2:1 or higher or equivalent professional learning and experience 
 

Skills 

  • Very good written and verbal communication skills 

  • Very good administrative skills 

  • Good IT skills 

  • Ability to work well in a team 

  • Demonstrable ability to complete work to a high standard, delivered on time 

  • An eye for detail, including in publicity materials, and written text 

  • Assured and personable character and phone manner

  • Sound numerate skills, with the ability to manage small budgets

  • For the digital officer role, we would expect good understanding of and experience of using a range of design and communication tools. Preferred tools within the company include: Google Workspace, Adobe Suite, Canva, Hootsuite, ConcreteCMS and Hubspot. 
     

Experience 

  • Some experience of working with or for a community setting, school or care setting, or within or for a charity or the voluntary sector. This may be in a voluntary capacity.

  • Experience of project or task leadership.

  • For the digital officer role, we would expect some experience of working in marketing & communications, content creation or another relevant sector organisation. This may be in a voluntary capacity.
     

Knowledge, understanding and disposition 

  • A passion for making a difference to the lives of all children and families, but particularly those facing social and economic disadvantage 

  • For the digital officer, an understanding of the core principles of successful social media campaigns, website development, including content creation 

  • A basic understanding of the structures and working practices within Local Authority, health or education sectors is desirable  

 

Satisfactory Enhanced DBS clearance 

 

Duration

6 months in the first instance, but with the expectation of extending into a permanent contract for the right person, and continuing funding.

 

Application Instructions 

 

Please download the 'Application Form' above, and send the completed version to Abigail Traynor, abigail.traynor@bradfordbirthto19.orgalongside a professionally laid out covering letter, and if you wish, a CV. When uploading your documents, please make sure you title each one with your name. 

Please ensure you demonstrate in your application how you match every area of the person specification, and tell us how your experience, knowledge and skills will help us grow and succeed.  

Closing Date: 11am Friday 23rd February 2024

Interview Dates: Thursday 29th February and Friday 1st March 2024

 

Eligibility 

You must be eligible to work in the UK for the duration of your employment.  Information is available at http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/ 

 

Support for applicants with disabilities, impairments or health conditions: 

We want to make sure that all candidates have equal access to our recruitment and selection procedures. If you have a disability, impairment or long-term health condition that may affect your ability to submit an application, or if you need any adjustments to be able to attend an interview, take part in the selection process or to carry out the job you are applying for, please contact christian.bunting@stedmundsbradford.org.uk. This will enable us to make any reasonable adjustments. Any information provided will not inform any part of the recruitment and selection process.

Job Pack

 

Download the Bradford Birth to 19 Job Pack for more information.