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Communications Assistant, HEAT (Internship)

HEAT Project

Location:  Canterbury
Salary:  £18,852 to £20,092 per annum
Grade:  Grade 3
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed Term - Ends 31/08/2023
Release Date:  Wednesday 08 June 2022
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Sunday 26 June 2022  (unless otherwise stated)
Interview Date:  Wednesday 13 July 2022
Reference:  CSF-520-22

Do you have an understanding of communications for business and using web media to reach an audience?

Are you solutions-focused and able to work independently while building positive relationships with people at all levels that may be based remotely?

Our small HEAT service team is looking for a Communications Assistant for this internship role, to support and enhance communications to and engagement of our service members. The role is likely to suit you if you are a recent graduate, or an undergraduate seeking a placement, if your course and experience fits with the requirements of the post. 

This is a great opportunity to develop your communications, interpersonal and problem-solving skills in a dynamic and supportive environment working with our diverse membership of universities and other organisations.

The role is full-time for a fixed period to 31 August 2023 and will be based at our Canterbury campus, however, we are a nationwide service so part or full remote working is an option; this will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate.

As Communications Assistant you can expect to get involved in:

  • assisting with the development of outward facing member communications and activities using a range of channels including email and web media, to raise awareness and inform.
  • assisting in monitoring member engagement to proactively manage and optimise member service usage
  • conducting a desk research and review of communications activity and initiatives across the sector to inform the Service communications strategy going forward

What we are looking for in the right candidate:

  • A level education or equivalent
  • knowledge of business communications and using web sites to reach an audience
  • good verbal and written communications skills
  • excellent IT skills particularly MS Office packages

What we can offer you:

  • a friendly, open and collaborative working environment
  • support in your development and wellbeing 
  • if campus-based, hybrid working options allowing a flexible blend of office and home working (to be agreed in line with business needs)
  • 43 days' leave per year (personal leave, bank holidays and additional days allocated for the Christmas period, pro rata for part-time staff)
  • an excellent pension scheme with generous employer contributions
  • on-campus cinema/theatre, sports facilities, library, nursery and food outlets, set among green, open space overlooking the Cathedral
  • study while you work discounts, cycle to work scheme, local business discounts
  • on site parking

The University of Kent hosts the Higher Education Access Tracker Service (HEAT), which provides a member-based service supporting the targeting, monitoring and evaluation of activities delivered by more than 100 providers of higher education (HE) across the country.

Please see the links below to view the job description and to apply for this post. For questions about the application process, please contact quoting ref CSF-520-22

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Please note that we prioritise applications from current University of Kent redeployees. We will let you know if this post is to be filled by a redeployee as, in this instance, your application will unfortunately not be taken forward.

Applications must be made via the University’s online application system; CVs or details sent directly to the department or via email cannot be considered.

The University of Kent values diversity and promotes equality at all levels.

Due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, interviews may take place remotely.