(MDXSU) Communications Officer


Middlesex University
2 Months
4 hours per week
Smart Casual




This job is part of the Middlesex University Students’ Union’s Community Placement Scheme and is only available to current students of Middlesex University. The scheme has been established to ensure students are paid London Living Wage (£10.55) to put your studies or interests to use practically on placements whilst helping the local community. The scheme is designed to boost student employability and increase collaboration within Barnet and beyond.
We would recommend visiting www.mdxsu.com/community-placements before submitting any applications.

Young Barnet Foundation was set up in 2015 to bring solutions to local issues affecting Children and Young People, complementing the existing local support network with a specific focus on under 25s. YBF works strategically to bring charities & organisations together to support & build capacity in the voluntary sector. Our vision is for young people to grow up healthy, safe and happy with the best opportunities of securing brighter futures.
• Review current communications plans, operations and branding
• Identify where changes to strategy are required in order to meet the new updated organisational and fundraising strategies
• Produce a strategic document outlining how YBF can achieve its aims and objectives with a clear communications plan
• Present the plan and findings to existing staff
• Currently studying at Middlesex University
• Ability to work effectively under pressure and to tight deadlines
• Cultural awareness
• Strong organisational skills and the ability to prioritise and plan a workload effectively
• Creative and resourceful
• Proactive and determined
• Interested in communications, marketing and social media

• Experience in a similar role
• Studying a marketing related degree
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How to apply
Please note the deadline for this application is 10th October. Please upload your CV, and answer the following questions in your cover letter (300 words max per question):

1. What interests you about this opportunity?
Demonstrate that you understand the role and talk about your motivations to apply for it; that will help us to get a sense of your personal connection to this placement.

2. Why are you the perfect candidate for this placement?
Demonstrate your skills by giving examples from your previous roles and describe how this experience has allowed you to develop each of the skills listed. Please refer to 'experience and skills' section.

3. Why is this experience important to you?
Tell us about how this role will support your personal development, develop your skills, complement your studies and/or benefit you in the future. Talk about your aspirations for the future and how you think this placement role could benefit the community, as a result why it is important for you to be involved.

4. Are you currently a student at Middlesex University? If so, what course and year of study are you undertaking?
Candidates will be shortlisted based on cover letter and CV.

Further Information
We will be completing the shortlisting process as soon as possible following the closing date, and aim to let you know as soon as possible. Please note however that due to the number of applications that the students’ union receives for placement opportunities, we are unable to offer personal feedback on applications. If you need any additional information or if you would like to speak to someone about your application please contact the Community Partnership Coordinator, Sally Bernard, at s.bernard@mdx.ac.uk or 020 84115009.