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We’re really excited to be starting 2021 with a fantastic opportunity for someone to join our team through the Government’s KickStart Scheme. The Research and Communications Officer post is a paid six-month placement for someone currently registered with the Job Centre, who is actively looking for work, aged between 18 and 24.
This exciting role will provide the opportunity to explore:
· The not-for-profit and Charity sector; how it functions and differs to the Commercial and Public sectors.
· Marketing strategy and management
· Social media and web design
· Using Canva and basic graphic design
· Research and generating reports for a variety of audiences
For 25 hours a week, the successful candidate with work with the small Junction Point team remotely from home. A laptop will be provided for use during the placement. Whilst we are a small team, everyone at Junction Point is committed to providing a positive experience with the hope that this experience might result in continuous employment with us or provide the platform for continuous career progression.
This is equally a hugely exciting opportunity for Junction Point as it will allow us to develop our reach further by having a dedicated person working on research and communication. Without the KickStart programme, we would be waiting a further year before creating this role. The new team member will join in the pursuit of Junction Point’s vision: ‘a thriving community of sustainable Organisations making a positive difference in the world’.
If this sounds like an opportunity you’d like to explore further, please speak with your Job Centre work coach and ask them about this vacancy. We are accessing this programme through the Reviving the Heart of the West End gateway which means full career support will be available to you to plan beyond this placement to get you to where you want to be. If you’re passionate, proactive and have a positive attitude to learning, we really want to hear from you. We have suggested candidates should have a degree or equivalent. If you don’t have a degree but feel you make up for it in other ways-we still want to hear from you.
More details on the post can be found below…
Application deadline: Wed 10th Feb.
Start date: 1st March Minimum wage. 25 hours p/w. Flexible working hours between Mon-Fri 9-5. Working from home or Elswick. Application process: CV & supporting statement and Online interview.
Person Specification:
· A ‘can do’, proactive and creative individual
· Honest, reliable, and hardworking
· A degree or equivalent, if no degree; tell us how you make up for it in other ways
· Experienced with Microsoft programmes (excel, word and power-point)
· Ideally able to make short films using free software (mobile phones etc)
· Ideally experience in designing/developing websites or equivalent experience
· Experience in writing reports/essays/blogs
· Experience in undertaking desk-based research
· Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
· Ability to present arguments and evidence in a clear and concise written format to cater for a range of different audiences
· Ability to think creatively in how information can be presented
Key Responsibilities:
· To conduct grant and business capacity building research
· To conduct research into tendering opportunities for not-for-profit clients
· To provide basic administration support to the Junction Point team
· To generate reports and creative ways of sharing ideas, research and best practice.
· To work with the Director to develop marketing strategies to increase client numbers.
· To lead on the delivery of online marketing campaigns

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