Creative Apprentice with Writing East Midlands based in Nottingham City Centre
Posted on 8th May 2012
Writing East Midlands (WEM) is working with The Mighty Creatives and New College Nottingham to offer a year long Level 2 Certificate in Community Arts Administration apprenticeship with WEM.
Writing East Midlands works with a wide range of talented writers, including novelists, poets and spoken word artists, to create exciting literature projects and events around the East Midlands. We work with local and national literature partners, regional newspapers, county and city councils, as well as universities, colleges and schools to promote writing and engage new audiences. We are looking to recruit an apprentice to provide administrative support to project activity and to assist in the general running of the organisation.
• Professionally handle incoming calls and emails
• Provide administrative support for projects as directed by the line manager. This may include helping to organise programmes, projects and events, as well as attendance at activities.
• Coordinate the practical and domestic arrangements for events, meetings, conferences etc and to occasionally minute meetings.
• Assist in the smooth running of Writing East Midlands office. This will include managing stationery and domestic supplies.
• Support the marketing and communication of projects. This will include sending out newsletters, updating websites, and use of social media tools such as Facebook, Twitter and Flickr.
• Archive press coverage and assist with the maintenance of contact and communication lists.
• Assist with collating data for evaluative purposes.
• Assist with finance/bookkeeping
• Attend meetings as required
• Research tasks as required
• Undertake other duties that fall within the spirit and purpose of the job, as agreed with the line manager.
Working Week 30 hours per week over 4 days (to be agreed)
Weekly Wage £ 151.78
Expected Duration 12 months
• Computer literate with good working knowledge of IT packages including word, Excel and Outlook
• Competence using social networking sites and the internet in general
• Strong organisational skills
• Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills appropriate for communicating effectively with a wide range of people
• Works accurately with attention to detail
• Ability to prioritise workload and manage time
• Five GCSE’s grade A* – C including Maths and English
• Interest in creative writing and / or literature
• Ability to work supportively and cooperatively within a small team
• A self motivator with a proactive, methodical and organised approach to work
• Ability to use initiative, anticipate and resolve problems
• Flexibility in order to attend occasional evening and weekend meetings and events
• Positive ‘can do’ attitude and sense of humour and perspective
Important Other Information
Over the course of your apprenticeship, you will build a portfolio of work to be assessed by New College Nottingham. You will spend time at the college, but most of your apprenticeship will be undertaken at our offices, where you will gain the skills and knowledge required to support community arts projects.
There will be the need to attend the occasional evening and weekend event.
The Apprenticeship Framework is made up of: – EDI Level 2 Certificate in Community Arts Administration – EDI Level 2 Award in the Principles of the Creative and Cultural Sector – Level 1 Functional Skills in English & Maths – Level 1 Functional Skills in ICT
Closing Date For Applications 19/05/2012
Interview Begin From 21/05/2012
Possible Start Date 04/06/2012
Please note, to apply for the vacancy, you will need to register with the National Apprenticeship Service at http://www.apprenticeships.org.uk/ and you will then be able to submit your application for vacancy reference number: 161066. You can also search for the vacancy by provider, which is New College Nottingham.
Enquiries: Suzanne Quarton Employer Engagement Officer
Telephone number: 07974 400 357 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org