Digital Content Creative Assistant, OfS Student Mental Health and Wellbeing Project

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
From £17,364 per annum
11 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Lincoln Academy of Learning and Teaching

Location:  Lincoln 
Salary:   From £17,364 per annum
Please note one post will run until 31/12/2021 and the second post will run for 12 months. Both posts are full-time.
Closing Date:   Wednesday 17 July 2019
Interview Date:   Thursday 01 August 2019 

The University of Lincoln is seeking to appoint two Digital Content Creatives to enhance student mental health and well-being by helping to develop digital tools and content. 

These new posts will support the delivery of a significant new project, funded by the Office for Students, entitled “Transitioning Students Effectively: a student-led approach to mental health support”. The aim of this project is to develop and enable a peer-to-peer approach to enhancing and supporting student mental health and well-being particularly in relation to transition from school to university. 

Taking a city-wide approach, the project will involve collaborative partnerships with other local educational institutions and support organisations and with Students Unions and student representatives. A cross-disciplinary project team will be formed with the aim of developing processes, procedures and tools to enable students to support each other and themselves. Students and recent graduates will be central to the project, helping to steer and deliver it, alongside experienced professionals and academic experts. Working with external partners, the project will also involve the development of a set of digital tools and content to underpin this self-sufficient approach, which will also be integrated into a school outreach programme and embedded in the curriculum.

The Digital Content Creatives will be responsible for creating, editing and publishing digital case studies capturing the impact of different aspects of the project in the form of short videos, photography and/or blog-style updates. The role-holders will also work in partnership with students to create digital resources and/or develop tools to enable students to support each other’s mental health and well-being. These resources and tools are likely to include video content, blogs, content for social media, online educational and/or training resources and apps. Some of this work will also be in partnership with external digital tool and app development companies working collaboratively with the University.

The role-holders will need skills in at least one aspect of digital asset creation (e.g. video or blog/website editing, social media management, etc), excellent communication and inter-personal skills and the ability to work independently and also within a team environment. Some experience of project management would also be beneficial, alongside experience of editing a website or blog, although, as this is a graduate-level role, training and support will be available for the role-holder if required.

Please note for those roles with a duration longer than 12 months, there will be a salary increase for the second year of the role.

This position does not fulfil the UK Visas & Immigration sponsorship criteria for Tier 2.