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Kickstart Communications Assistant

Please note that this job vacancy is only open to applicants eligible for the Kickstart Scheme. 

The role

In this role, you will be supporting the staff team with external communications including social media, email newsletters, marketing, website, analytics, and resources. There will also be some additional responsibilities in supporting general office administration.

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You will work with the Student Network Manager to develop a communications strategy, including creating and scheduling social media content on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. Additionally, you will support marketing key online/in-person events, training, and workshops throughout the year via social media, e-newsletters, direct emails etc. You will support the drafting of mailers, including regular e-newsletters to a number of audiences, as part of a fundraising strategy.  

You will work with internal and external stakeholders to draft and copy-edit blogs for our website. You will research and draft content for the website, as well as making sure that our website is up to date and functioning properly, using WordPress. You may also have the opportunity to produce resources for our student leaders, to develop their skills and knowledge.   

This role leads on monitoring and analysing key data from our social media channels, e-newsletters, website, and marketing to learn about what type of content engages our key audiences. You will be required to produce a monthly report of our headline statistics at team meetings.  

General office administration tasks could include research, file management, maintaining calendars, event logistics etc.

Career development support

Employability support will be provided to the Kickstart Scheme participant by the Student Network Manager and the Chief Executive online and in the office. 

An initial career development meeting will take place to ascertain your career aspirations, skills development and training needs. Following this, there will be regular career development meetings every 2-4 weeks with both team members (above) to support you in CV and application writing skills and interview skills. Both team members will support you to look for relevant roles to apply for and opportunities to develop skills and knowledge. You will undertake paid external training, as well as internal ‘on the job’ training from your manager who has a background in communications.

To apply, please email your CV to info@star-network.org.uk or ask your work coach for a referral. 

Volunteering opportunities

We offer volunteering opportunities throughout the year at our office in London. 

Unfortunately, we are currently not recruiting for new office volunteers. Please check back for updates or join our mailing list to keep up to date with our work and opportunities.

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