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Digital Media and Communications Assistant

Kings Langley, Herts

Salary:c.£25,000pa + pension + benefits

About the role:

The ECITB is seeking a dynamic and enthusiastic Digital Media and Communications Assistant to join its growing Policy and Corporate Affairs team. This is an exciting time to join the organisation, as we embark on a number of major projects to grow the UK’s engineering skills base and enhance our public profile.

The post-holder will support the delivery of the ECITB’s digital communications activities, primarily by developing and maintaining our new website and creating engaging content for the ECITB’s social media channels.

You will write, edit and design content for ECITB’s new website and manage our presence across social media platforms. You will also monitor and evaluate our digital communications and assist with tasks to support the wider communications team, including: working on media and communications campaigns, designing visually-appealing digital marketing materials and assisting with press enquiries, PR activities and industry events.

About you:

This will be a varied and demanding role with plenty of opportunity to develop your professional and personal skills and knowledge and grow as a communications professional.

You will primarily be responsible for maintaining our website and for the day-to-day management of our social media channels. You will possess graphic design skills to bring creative flair to the work of the team. You will generate engaging new content and also help measure and report on the impact of communications campaigns, making use of web and social media analytics.

Ideally you will have some background in PR, Marketing, Communications, or journalism, either professionally or through community/voluntary experience or extended work experience. You will be a confident people person and proven team player, who can work to meet deadlines and be willing to learn new skills. Above all, you will be motivated, adaptable and have outstanding written and verbal communication skills with a keen eye for detail. 

We’ll expect you to work hard to support the team, but we also see this as a developmental role: we want you to contribute ideas and to give you a varied role that will allow you to develop your skills.

•Help create and maintain web pages
•Manage our social media platforms both creatively and strategically
•Write web content, news articles, and social media posts
•Support the delivery of key communications projects and campaigns.
•Create visually appealing, engaging content for digital channels and print – including corporate and marketing materials.
•Monitor projects and media exposure and maintain contact databases, calendars and appointments
•Attend ECITB national and regional events and capture insights through social media and digital activities
•Support other members of the team in the delivery of day to day work tasks.

•Educated to degree level or an equivalent level of competence

•Highly competent with Wordpress CMS and experience of building and maintaining websites
•Proficient with graphic design software such as Photoshop, InDesign)
•Experience in a communications or journalism role
•Excellent communication abilities, in particular clear and succinct writing, editing and proof reading
•Excellent team-working, interpersonal and organisational skills – able to work effectively under pressure and balance multiple work priorities.
•Able to think creatively and identify innovative opportunities to boost the impact of communications strategies.
•Understanding of media relations and digital media strategies
•Understanding or a desire to understand the engineering construction industry.

•Willingness to travel to different UK locations for work activities and occasionally work out of hours.

ECITB Application Form

If you are interested in finding employment opportunities within the engineering construction industry itself, please click on this link - Register Of Leviable Establishments to look at some of the companies listed under Registered Companies. There you will find a list of companies currently in-scope to the ECITB and their locations. You will need to contact those companies of interest to you directly for employment opportunities. 

ECITB is an Investor in People

ECITB is committed to Equal Opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, particularly those that are under represented in the construction industry. ECITB encourages all applicants to complete the Equal Opportunities monitoring questionnaire and send in together with the completed application form.

The Dignity at Work Policy

The ECITB operates a Dignity at Work policy that states that ECITB expects a standard of conduct and behaviour that respects other people for what they bring to our organisation and for who they are as individuals. It means that everyone is expected to behave in a professional manner, and is treated with dignity and respect. The ECITB regards all forms of bullying and harassment as unacceptable behaviour that will not be tolerated.
The ECITB does not expect any of its employees to tolerate offensive behaviour from people working in the Engineering Construction Industry or from others with whom they come into contact, and will respond to incidents. Where such incidents occur, employees will report the matter to their manager who will take appropriate action.