To support the Sunderland Care and Support Communications Team to build digital communications and marketing strategies which best support the vital services SCAS provides to customers. To support the development and delivery of communications strategies and campaigns which showcase work across the company.

Desired skills

Fun, creative and inspiring outlook with the ability to engage on a variety of topics.
Clear understanding and interest in digital media and social media platforms and how to utilise them effectively.
Ability to creatively and proactively identify new ideas and opportunities for engaging content.
Willingness and determination to learn.
Excellent computer literacy.
Ability to communicate and to present information clearly and concisely both verbal and written, with good attention to detail.
Positive attitude towards teamwork and able to work as part of a team.
Commitment to completing the apprenticeship within the specified timescales and obtaining a qualification.
Understanding of all the major digital and social media platforms.
Understanding of the main components of digital and social media strategies.
Understanding of basic marketing principles.
Knowledge and understanding of Data Protection and Confidentiality
Knowledge and understanding of Health and Safety at work
Knowledge and understanding of Equality and Diversity in the workplace

Personal qualities

A positive can-do attitude, and ability to work using your own initiative and to tight deadlines.
Ability to deal professionally with staff and students in person, by phone or by correspondence.

Desired qualifications

GCSE Maths, English & ICT at 9-4 or A* - C or equivalent

Future prospects

You will then be eligible to apply for vacant positions with Sunderland Care and Support.

Important Other Information

You may occasionally be required to work outside of normal hours but will be given the equivalent time off in lieu.
You will occasionally have to travel to other college sites throughout the North East area.

97.6% of our apprentices progressed to employment or further study*.

(*Destination data, based on apprentices completing in academic year 2016/17).

Why choose Sunderland College?

96% of our apprentices agree that they have the chance to develop new skills at their workplace*.

(*On-programme Survey 2018, apprentices)

97% of our apprentices agree that their course is helping their skills to get better.*

(*On-programme Survey 2018, apprentices)

96% of our apprentices agree that they are happy with their course.*

(*On-programme Survey 2018, apprentices)

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