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Economic Regeneration Apprentice

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Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils
Place of work:
Riverside, Lowestoft
Salary details:
£7,138 pa
Job term:
Full Time
37 per week
Fixed Term One year
Closing Date
29 July 2018
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Fixed term for one year.

Based in Lowestoft.

Apprenticeship start date: 17 September 2018.

Looking to kick-start your career in local government? Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils have an established and successful apprenticeship scheme, which has seen over 70% of its apprentices stay on beyond their apprenticeships to develop promising careers with the councils. If you are looking for an exciting opportunity where you can earn money as well as gaining experience and a recognised qualification, then look no further.

A unique opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic individual to join our Economic Regeneration team to support us with our communications. This apprenticeship opportunity could be your ideal first step on the career ladder in communications or to work within economic development and regeneration.

The Economic Regeneration Team works across Lowestoft to deliver a number of exciting projects which aim to make the town a more attractive place to visit, work, learn and live in. One of our projects, Making Waves Together, is a joint initiative with Great Yarmouth Borough Council, which will see communities and groups in both Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth work together to build cultural partnerships, engage new audiences and put arts, culture and heritage at the heart of the local vision.

Making Waves Together will see both towns deliver a broad range of cultural activity (dance, theatre museums, street art, etc), inspiring and engaging our communities as both participants and audiences. It will also raise the profile of the cultural organisations involved and make their offer more accessible to communities. The project is funded through the Great Place Scheme, delivered by Arts Council England, the Heritage Lottery Fund and Historic England.

During your apprenticeship you will work with the Great Places and Cultural Capacity Co-ordinator to assist with all aspects of communications. This includes:

  • using digital and social media to interest and engage people
  • assisting with organising events 
  • working on campaigns to encourage community participation
  • researching and analysing audiences
  • keeping website information up-to-date
  • helping with the overall project management and, monitoring and communicating successes.

You need to have excellent written and verbal communication skills and IT skills and a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent). You should have an understanding of communications and marketing and be familiar with all forms of social media. You need to be enthusiastic about culture and heritage. However, no previous experience is required, as full training will be provided.

So, what can we offer you in return?

  • A fully funded and supported Business Administration qualification
  • Generous annual leave entitlements and high street discount scheme
  • Valuable work-based skills from day one
  • The opportunity to meet and work alongside other apprentices in the organisation
  • Multiple training courses and development opportunities to add to your CV.

The 2017 apprentices have worked together this year to create a video to tell you a little bit about their experience of being an apprentice at East Suffolk Councils.

We are excited to announce we will be holding recruitment open evenings this year to give you the opportunity to meet the teams, and ask any questions you have about the application process or the apprenticeship qualification. 

The Regeneration open evening will be taking place on the following date:

  • 16 July: 5pm - 6.30pm, Riverside Offices, 4 Canning Road, Lowestoft NR33 0EQ.

If you would like to attend the open evening session, please email: hr@eastsuffolk.gov.uk with your name and the open evening date you would like to attend.

For an informal discussion regarding the position please contact Helen Johnson on (01502) 523398 or Samantha Jones on (01502) 523396.

If you think you could bring enthusiasm, fresh ideas and a different perspective to our councils, we would like to hear from you.

Interview date: 9 August 2018.

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