Communications Assistant

Blue Octopus Recruitment Limited
Openshaw, Manchester
16 Jun 2017
16 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Part Time
Our client is currently recruiting for a part time Communications Assistant. Bridge is our client’s specialist education college for students aged 16 to 25 years with disabilities, complex needs and autism. They promote a multidisciplinary approach to learning and has expertise in supporting students with a wide range of needs.

Role purpose: The Communications Assistant has a key role to play in supporting the team at Bridge and the Communications Team based in the central office - planning and delivering communications (external and internal) to key groups, such as supporters, volunteers and staff.

The post holder will write, edit and co-ordinate content, videos and images with approval from the comms team across various channels, including the website, social media, and print and online marketing materials.

Key responsibilities:

Administrative Support:

• Cover reception duties, as required.
• Undertake all administrative work generated by the college, managing deadlines and communicating these across other departments.
• Manage and process invoices.
• Managing all information on third party websites, and keeping this information updated.


• Regular meetings with central communications team to agree upcoming communications projects and job roles
• Sourcing regular stories from across the services and writing up to share across their channels.
• Managing and regular updating all media permission forms
• Managing the photo library
• Managing the events calendar and keeping the central comms team updated with upcoming events work
• Maintain communications and marketing records – and databases
• Regular literature reviews and edits
• Maintain a CRM database to keep contact information up to date, ensuring use of the database is developed to maximise efficiency and effectiveness in the college
• Produce reports as required
• Work to agreed targets and KPIs.
• Help to implement the internal and external communications strategies to provide effective communication of relevant corporate information to staff, volunteers and stakeholders
• Writing and editing copy for all departments as required, in accordance with brand guidelines
• Record videos and organise photoshoots.


• Coordinate the process of preparing materials, equipment and resources for internal and external events
• Liaise with service staff about attendance at events and the comms support needed
• Assist to represent the Trust at events when necessary
• Undertake such other duties as shall be deemed appropriate by the Manager.

Case studies:

• Promote and recruit young people and families to get involved in campaigns
• Sourcing and writing up case studies


• Ensure consistent Bridge branding is used across the organisation and externally
• Help maintain and build reputation
• Act as a brand champion
• Assist to plan/create multi-media communications materials.

This is a 16 hour post over 2/3 days per week and is ideal for a Student studying marketing, communications, media, English, journalism.

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email