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Digital Media Assistant

Close of applications: 17:00 14th June 2019

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Digital Media Assistant


35 hours per week – Full-time 1 year fixed term contract (occasional working evenings and weekends)

We are looking to recruit someone to join our Marketing and Communications team in the role of Digital Media Assistant.  The role is based at the Students’ Union on the Highfield Campus, at the University of Southampton.

Working alongside our elected student officers and Union staff, the Marketing and Communications team ensures that we engage effectively with our members to deliver services and activities to enhance and enrich their lives. 

We are looking for a talented and flexible recent* graduate to help us communicate and report news stories about the Students’ Union and our members by using a range of digital media channels.

You will have skills and passion in a range of digital media and be keen to develop through on-the-job training. The role involves the creation of copy, for print and online, planning social media activity, and regularly covering our activities and events. 

You will enjoy working as part of a team dedicated to providing a fantastic experience to the students of the University of Southampton and have a passion for good customer service.

If you have the energy and initiative to assist with delivering results that will contribute to our mission and make a real difference to the lives of our members, then we want to hear from you.

The successful applicant will be working 35 hours a week which on occasions may include evenings and weekends to cover events and activities.

Working with the Students’ Union will give you a rare opportunity to engage with a vibrant, innovative and ever developing organisation.

* This post is open to people who have graduated since September 2018 or are due to graduate in summer 2019.

What we will offer:

The University of Southampton Students’ Union has a vision of creating a positive impact with every student during their time at the University.  As a not for profit organisation the Students’ Union provides a comprehensive platform of opportunities, support, representation and places for our members to enhance their overall University experience.

Benefits of Working at the Students’ Union:

On top of developing you to become a Digital Media Assistant, we recognise our people are our greatest assets and offer a number of benefits over and above your monthly pay. 

  • 34 days’ annual leave, including a week at Christmas and Easter
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Staff social activities
  • Staff discounts on entertainment, eating out, retail and travel
  • Comprehensive induction and strong learning and development offer
  • Employee Assistance Programme.

Closing Date and Time:        21 June at 17:00

Interviews week commencing 1 July 2019

The University of Southampton Students’ Union is an equal opportunities employer which values a diverse workforce and we want to reflect the student body that we represent.  We value diversity, promote equality and challenge discrimination and will ensure that our recruitment activities are mindful of equality and diversity matters.

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