Creative Digital Content Assistant
Digital Education and Student Life
Salary: From £20,600 pro rata
Please note, this post is part time at 22.5 hours per week, and fixed term until 31 March 2022.
Closing Date: Thursday 28 October 2021
Interview Date: Thursday 11 November 2021
Are you interested in helping students to make a smooth start to their time at University? We're looking for a creative graduate with skills in video production to help develop digital resources and content aimed at enhancing student mental health and well-being during the transition from school to university.
The Creative Digital Content Assistant will work closely with students to create these resources, which are likely to include video content, articles, content for social media and apps and online educational and/or training resources. Some of this work may also be in partnership with external digital tool and app development companies working collaboratively with the University. Alongside this, the successful candidate will also be tasked with 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.
This part-time, short-term role (3 days a week until 31 March 2022) requires skills in video editing and production (preferably with some experience in creating videos for an organisation or in a professional context) and experience of managing a non-personal social media account (i.e. for a society, organisation or company). The successful candidate will also need 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.
The successful candidate will be based within the University's Digital Student Life team but will also work alongside colleagues from the University's Wellbeing team and Lincoln Higher Education Research Institute on the Office for Students funded project 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.