Digital Marketer Apprentice Brighton & Hove City Council

This is an exciting opportunity to develop as a communications officer across a large, dynamic and varied council service.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, full time (37 hours per week), flexible working hours. Whilst this apprenticeship position is advertised as full time, we also welcome applications from those who are looking for part time opportunities.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    14 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Do you see the power in using video production, social media and other communication tools to find new ways of communicating with staff, service users and partners?

We need an enthusiastic self-starting individual to join a small team at the heart of the Families, Children & Learning directorate in Brighton & Hove City Council.

This role is crucial in developing our communications approach.

We are looking for someone with excellent people and communication skills, who is happy to work independently.

A significant part of the role will be spending time with different teams across the city and supporting them with their communication needs.

This will range from:

  •  Video production
  • Social media
  • Internal newsletters
  • Reconsidering how we share key messages across the city

The role requires you to be pro-active, able to work to deadlines and strong commitment to customer service.

We are looking for someone with a passion for equalities and our communications need to reflect the diversity of our staff and service users.

You will also spend time working closely with the council’s communication team to ensure you have specialist support throughout your apprenticeship and gain a wider experience of working in communications in a large organisation.

You will be based in a modern office in Hove Town Hall.

Flexible working is supported where possible, local government salary-related pension offered, a child care voucher scheme as well the benefits of gaining staff discounts around the City.

As an Apprentice you are also eligible to gain an NUS card.

Your training will be delivered by Creative Process a leading UK provider of digital apprenticeships to achieve a Level 3 Digital Marketer qualification.

Completion of the apprenticeship would also allow access to join as an Affiliate (Professional) member of the CIM (Chartered Institute of Marketing) and/or Associate membership of BCS.

As you go through the application, it will explain what information you need to provide and why.

We've written some guidance notes to help you put across your experience, skills and abilities in the main section.

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Whilst this apprenticeship position is advertised as full time, we also welcome applications from those who are looking for part time opportunities.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Logical and creative thinking skills.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and to take responsibility.
  • A thorough and organised approach.
  • Ability to work with a range of internal and external people.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations.
  • Maintain a productive, professional and secure working environment

Personal qualities

  • Understands and can apply basic marketing principles.
  • Understands how teams work effectively to deliver digital marketing campaigns and can deliver accordingly
  • Understands the main components of Digital and Social Media Strategies
  • Understands and follows digital etiquette

Qualifications required

Minimum of five GCSEs A*-C (or equivalent grades) including maths and English, or a Level 2 apprenticeship.

Future prospects

On completion the apprentice will be fully competent in the role and can continue to develop their career through a range of different pathways.

Things to consider

May be required to work outside of normal office hours – this will be arranged and agreed as far in advance as possible. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Brighton and Hove City Council is one of the largest employers in Sussex with over 8,000 employees. There are dozens of reasons why so many of our 8,000 council staff love working in this vibrant city by the sea and for a local authority that is forward thinking, innovative, flexible and family friendly. Our workforce is our greatest asset and we strive to make the best use of the skills, talents and abilities of every employee.


Brighton & Hove City Council


Kings House

Grand Avenue



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Training provider

Training will be provided by Creative Process.

Training will cover:

  • Principles of coding
  • Digital marketing business principles
  • Marketing principles

Apprenticeship standard

Digital Industries > Digital Marketer

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Brighton & Hove City Council


Carolyn Bristow (01273) 293736

Employer's Application Instructions

Please see job description and specification on the employer’s website.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Oct 2017