- Shrewsbury, GB
- £12 /hr
- Available now
’· Excellent interpersonal skills, a good communicator, high integrity
’· Advanced understanding of various computer software packages, wide range of experience withmore...’· Excellent interpersonal skills, a good communicator, high integrity
’· Advanced understanding of various computer software packages, wide range of experience with Design Packages
’· Seeks new responsibilities and uses initiative
’· Strong planning, organising and monitoring abilities - an efficient time-manager
’· Reliable - high personal standards and attention to detail
’· Good listener - caring and compassionate
’· Calm, dependable in meeting objectives - logical and numerate
Writing and producing a Bi-monthly internal and external Newspaper called PDSA News
Writing and producing the What’s on and Round up Magazine, Monthly
Attending weekly PR and Media Meetings
Sourcing and booking photographers
Providing effective administration and support for the Head of Communications
Diary management for the Head of Communications and the Communications team
Liaising with designers, PR, Media and agencies
Managing press cuttings and printed stories
Maintaining high levels of communication internally and externally
Creating and implementing projects whilst adhering to monthly/yearly departmental budgets
Re-writing copy, leaflets, media releases for other departments within the Charity
Responsible for creating new information leaflets and booklets
Writing national and local press releases and work on marketing campaigns
Working on the national PetPawtraits’ calendar
First point of contact for outside media and public enquiries regarding Communications
Organising and orchestrating events and projects across the PR, Communications and Fundraising departments. This includes providing event support, administration and delegation.
Writing, producing and editing a new project called PDSA TV which will be rolled out to all PDSA veterinary surgeries and shops throughout the country.
Producing the 90th Anniversary material for PDSA
In this position I provide marketing and journalistic assistance to support the work of the portfolio and aid the development of operational marketing activities to promote the work of its service, i.e. example within libraries and leisure services, etc.
I also raise awareness of the Portfolio services both internally and externally within the community and work closely with the corporate communications unit in the co-ordination of portfolio promotional activity.
On a daily basis I assist service managers to develop products and services in order to effectively meet current and future customer needs and support employee initiatives, which include Portfolio Employee Events, Intranet Copy and the staff Newsletter, Team Talk which I research, write, proof read and produce with the aid of design programs - this helps to raise the profile of services, through the effective promotion of a programme of events and facilities.
I am responsible for making large corporate events exciting, interesting and accessible by as many employees as possible. All event organisation is down to me - from managing the budget to ordering the sandwiches!
I also organise direct marketing and advertising campaigns, overseeing distribution plans and sales promotion activity and evaluate the effectiveness of marketing and publicity on a regular basis.
I am also responsible for co-ordinating all research, reports and pre/post event work for all events and marketing campaigns within the department. I am also currently working with a team on a re-branding exercise for the council.
I have over 6 years experience working in a variety of roles, including that of Event Manager, Advertising Copywriter, Online Copywriter, Deputy Editor and Principal Copywriter within a Communications team and in a team of in-paper and online designers.
Within these roles I have had experience in the following area: Researching and writing articles for publications, features, articles and leaflets released through the paper, researching maintaining and editing a bespoke piece of software and administering the database that ran along side it. I have published and written a paper that I was asked to create for the launch of the design studio that I was working in.
I have also worked on a publication which is distributed throughout offices and shops across the country, information leaflets and a bi monthly children’s magazine called Animal Antics. I have worked extensively with desktop publishing, liaising with designers, editors, reporters and publishers and also external representatives and agencies. Also, I have written and edited letters and reports, proof read copy and created draft articles and publications.
On a day-to-day basis I am asked to complete face-to-face work with sales representatives, other companies and handle phone calls from customers, publishers and trouble shoot issues with the software developers. I have also had experience in training staff to use a bespoke system and general internal staff training. I have co-ordinated correspondence and input for articles, adverts and advertorial work. In addition I have written high quality articles both in and outside the newspaper • I feel that I am articulate and accurate in everything that I write, publish and say.
In other areas, I have worked closely with Dr’s, Nurses and Clinic Staff in Mental Health, helping to run clinics, write reports, coordinate appointments and liaise with Mental Health Service Users.
I have also worked in Schools as a Teaching support assistant, Teaching appeals to me because of its varied nature; there are few other professions that give such a range of different interactions with people. Working with young people means that two lessons are never the same and can be a very challenging experience! However these difficulties can make teaching extremely interesting! I also enjoy the performance aspect of teaching • presenting a lesson in such a way to achieve the best learning experience for the students.
At University, I was fortunate to be able to study my two great passions side by side. English and Education, and the provision of English within Education are very important to me. The modules within the Educational Studies area of my degree were incredibly beneficial to enable me to understand the methods and theory behind education • including looking at the cognitive and psychological development of children in learning, which I found particularly interesting.
My first opportunity to teach was provided by Barley Lane School in Exeter where I worked as a teaching assistant for 2 months. Barley Lane is a small school situated on the outskirts of Exeter which provides education and support for up to 46 boys with emotional and behavioural difficulties from around Devon. The school follows the National Curriculum and provides education that is broadly similar to that which a pupil would receive in a mainstream school. However, the small classes mean that individual help can be given to pupils who have particular difficulties. I was assigned to work with groups of 2 -4 boys, sometimes on my own to help with classroom studies, English and general difficulties during the school day. I was also asked at times to work as a mentor on English and Maths.
Area Covered: Shrewsbury, Telford, Shropshire, West Midlands