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Knowledge Exchange & Enterprise Network (KEEN) - Digital Communications Officer

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Job title: Digital Communications Officer
Black Country Chamber working in partnership with the University of Wolverhampton (KEEN)
Duration: 12-months fixed term contract
Responsible to: The Head of Marketing and Communications
Salary range: Up to £19,000 depending on experience

This position is part funded by European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

The Black Country Chamber of Commerce is a not-for-profit organisation based in the heart of the Black Country. Established in 2001, the Chamber provides an all-encompassing package of support to companies from across the region. It works with a diverse portfolio of organisations, from sole-traders to large multinationals, in a range of industrial sectors, including manufacturing, construction, education and business services. Based on a market needs analysis, the Chamber now wants to extend its membership offer and is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated Digital Communications Officer to help them realise their objectives.

With a proven ability to design and develop effective digital communication strategies, you will have a good understanding of the digital marketing tree, particularly SEO, social media and email marketing. You will have experience in digital copywriting and editing and be able to use established business tools to analyse, design and develop client-focused digital communications and online strategies. With a good understanding of content management and customer relationship management, you will be able to combine your technical knowledge with your creativity and innovation to build and maintain sustainable B2B relationships. You will also have the skills to use offline mediums to launch and promote the Chamber’s products and services.

Being a confident communicator with excellent interpersonal skills and a strong commitment to customer service, you will be able to liaise with a diverse client group in order to understand their needs and to use the information to shape future products and services. You will be able to monitor and manage online platforms using established analytical tools. You will also be able to use your organisational and time management skills to manage multiple deadlines and to ensure the project is completed in line with the Chamber’s objectives.

Qualified to degree level in Marketing, Digital Marketing or other related disciplines, along with a good understanding of Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative applications, you will have a portfolio of knowledge and skills that can be used to add value to this exciting project.

In return for your expertise, you will have the opportunity to join an ambitious organisation and lead a business critical project. You will be mentored, throughout the duration of the project, by an experienced academic from the University of Wolverhampton and by the Head of Marketing and Communications at the Chamber.

To apply for this exciting position, please click the button below to submit your CV, quoting KS/Chamber/June2017, no later than midday on Friday 30th June 2017. Please note that if you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, you can assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.

All enquiries are to be directed to the University via, please do not contact the company.

Knowledge Exchange & Enterprise Network (KEEN)

Are you a graduate who is:

  • KEEN to kick start your career?
  • Looking for a hands-on role?
  • Open to a 6 - 18 month job?

Yes? Then KEEN is just for you!

The Knowledge Exchange & Enterprise Network (KEEN) is a graduate recruitment programme designed to give bright and talented graduates a platform to launch their careers, while gaining valuable business skills along the way.

Lead by the University of Wolverhampton, KEEN is delivered in partnership with Aston University, Birmingham City University, Coventry University and Harper Adams University and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

It’s a three-way relationship between a graduate (or Affiliate – that’s you!), a company and a regional university; and can last between 6 to 18 months.

What’s in it for you?

  • Gain credible work experience to boost your CV
  • Receive ongoing support from start to finish
  • Play a pivotal role in the growth of a company

So, if you want the chance to use your degree, have ownership of your work from day one, while earning a regular competitive salary, then KEEN offers the ideal opportunity.

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