Menu Close


Keep up to date with all the latest news and upcoming events at the Children’s Cancer Unit.

Job Opportunity: Digital Marketing Assistant

22 Feb 2024

The Children’s Cancer Unit Charity has an exciting opening for a Part-time Digital Marketing Assistant to join our small but busy team, working closely with the Communications & Policy Manager.

If you’re interested in pursuing a career in Digital Marketing and Communications, then this role could be for you, with lots of hands-on experience and opportunities to get involved in exciting and rewarding projects.

This role is offered through the Job Start Scheme and is open to 16-24 year olds in Northern Ireland. Training will be provided on the job.

Role Overview

We are seeking a creative and detail-oriented Digital Marketing Assistant to join our team. This role is an excellent opportunity for a candidate to gain valuable hands-on experience and a pathway into a career in Digital Media and Communications.

The post-holder will work closely with the Communications & Policy Manager to create and manage compelling visual content, manage social media platforms, develop content plans and calendars and analyse and report on data and performance.

The post-holder must be able to represent, and positively reflect, the values and beliefs of The Children’s Cancer Unit Charity to the public.

Job Responsibilities*
  • Create relevant and engaging content (including photography, video and written posts/videos) for The Children’s Cancer Unit Charity’s social media platforms, in line with the organisation’s goals.
  • Support day-to day activities on social media channels, including content scheduling, monitoring and responding appropriately to enquiries, messages and comments.
  • Collaborate with Charity colleagues and Unit staff, and attend events and activities to gather information for content creation.
  • Create high-quality video content, including editing, adding graphics, and optimising for various social media platforms.
  • Design visually appealing graphics, infographics and other assets in line The Children’s Cancer Unit Charity’s brand guidelines.
  • Assist in the development of communications materials such as newsletters, emailers and promotional materials.
  • Monitor and analyse key performance metrics providing insights and recommendations for optimising effectiveness.
  • Stay up to date with the latest trends and best practices in digital marketing and social media management.
  • Act as an advocate for The Children’s Cancer Unit Charity specifically with funders and supporters, as well as the medical staff, and families we support.
  • Comply with all CCUC policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Perform any other reasonable duties and specific projects as assigned by management to contribute to the overall aims of the Charity.
Essential Skills*
  • Educated to A-level or above (or equivalent) and GCSE English, Maths and ICT (or equivalent).
  • Experience in using social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and LinkedIn, as well as scheduling tools.
  • Experience in using graphic design tools.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with a keen eye for detail.
  • A passion for digital marketing and a commitment to staying updated on industry trends and best practices.
  • Creative thinking and the ability to contribute fresh ideas.
  • Ability to manage and prioritise multiple pieces of work and co-ordinate other resources to meet deadlines.
  • A broad base of administrative and IT skills. Good proficiency in MS Office.
  • Excellent team-working skills and a high degree of personal motivation and a willingness to learn new skills, take on challenges, and undertake relevant training.
  • Ability to work in different environments with a wide range of people and profiles.
  • To be flexible regarding working hours, working to meet the needs and requirements of the organisation.
  • Entitled to work in the UK.
Desirable Skills
  • Proficiency in video editing software.
  • Photography skills preferred but not essential.
  • Experience in using Canva.
  • Knowledge of website content management systems is preferable but not essential as inhouse training can be provided.

Although this is a part-time temporary opportunity, hours may be extended, and it could lead to a permanent position for the right candidate.

You will be provided with the full range of CCUC benefits including annual leave, flexible working opportunities, Time off In Lieu, etc. Alongside our excellent staff benefits, we will support your ongoing development to build your skills, experience and career opportunities.

How to Apply

For further information on the Digital Marketing Assistant role and to apply, please visit the Job Apply NI portal

The closing date for this role is Thursday 21st March.