Job Description

Job title: Communications Assistant

Responsible to: Head of Communications

Hours: Full-time

Salary: Circa £25k

Location: Combination remote/office

Role overview: Supporting the communications team in delivering on all its strategic aims

Application deadline: 4pm on Tuesday 1st February 2022

Job purpose

The candidate will play a key role in supporting the engagement and growth of our audiences, raising the profile of our work and maintaining brand integrity and consistency. This role will be supervised by the Head of Communications and will largely involve working in digital and social media.

Key responsibilities overview

  • Social media monitoring and scheduling using Hootsuite
  • Manage online presence through maintenance of web content and social media channels
  • Drafting and editing internal copy
  • Project tracking, analysis and reporting
  • Collate information on outcomes to use in future projects
  • SEO maintenance on the website
  • Design and produce graphics such as banners and infographics for social media, website and publications
  • Assisting the Marketing Manager with email marketing, including uploading data for mailing lists and welcome emails
  • Managing the charity’s online store
  • Contributing new ideas
  • Maintaining brand consistency throughout all work
  • Ad hoc administrative support to the communications team

Person specification

Essential

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent
  • Excellent attention to detail, organisational skills and ability to multitask
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Creative and innovative
  • Great interpersonal skills
  • Good knowledge of social media platforms, including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office

Desirable

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing or related field
  • Familiarity with design software including Photoshop and InDesign
  • An understanding of social media strategies and media relations
  • Experience working with WordPress, Hootsuite, Mailchimp and all popular social media channels
  • Experience with content management systems

To apply, please send a cover letter outlining your interest in and suitability for the role, along with an up to date CV to james.matejka@eruk.org.uk.

If you have any questions, please contact Head of Digital Engagement, James Matejka.

About Us

Epilepsy Research UK is the only UK based charity exclusively dedicated to driving and enabling life changing, life saving research into epilepsy. Our vision is ‘a life free from epilepsy’. Our research programmes include clinical, fundamental basic science and data science focused on the causes, diagnosis and treatments of epilepsy and associated conditions. We are currently funding over 40 research projects, involving over 140 researchers and collaborators located at 55 institutions and hospitals throughout the UK. We have a reputation for investing in high-quality, impactful research and our Scientific Advisory Committee comprises some of the UK’s leading clinicians, basic scientists and data scientists.