COMMS ASS - Communications Assistant

Posted: 12/01/2022 12:03
Start Date: Not Available
Salary: £20,816.67
Location: Loughborough
Level: Assistant
Deadline: 09/02/2022 23:59
Hours: 37.5
Benefits: Profit share, Private Healthcare and Cash Back Scheme, Life Assurance Cover, 24 days' holiday + Bank Holidays, Income Protection, excellent opportunities for growth and progression
Job Type: Full Time / Permanent

Communications Assistant

£20,816.67 per annum| Loughborough | Permanent

Monday - Friday: 9.00am-5.00pm 

(You could start between 8:00am – 10:00am, so long as you work 7.5 hours a day)

Are you looking to work for an award winning top 100 company in the Leicestershire area?

Would you like to make a difference and work for a company which helps millions of people worldwide to gain access to quality and affordable healthcare?

If so, you could be working for Morningside Pharmaceuticals, a leading manufacturer, wholesaler and exporter of branded and generic medicines and healthcare products worldwide.  We are proud to be a key manufacturer of medicines, supplying to the NHS, retail pharmacy sector and international markets, as well as being the UK’s trusted supplier to Aid Agencies and NGOs. 

The Communications Assistant Role

Are you a collaborative, creative, enthusiastic and hard-working person looking for an opportunity to build a career in public relations and communications? Then we really want to hear from you!

This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to develop the career they have been working towards, by gaining valuable workplace skills, at a fast-paced family friendly organisation.

This is a new role at Morningside supporting the business’s Communications Manager in delivering all internal and external communications for the company. This includes PR, social media, digital communications, corporate-social-responsibility and sponsorship activities, as well as colleagues’ newsletters and other support for internal teams. The role will also assist with all communications for the Chairman’s charitable foundation.

We want to hear from candidates who have a versatile flare for writing, both in terms of creating interesting story content, as well as succinct social media posts. You will also be passionate about the content you create, have a keen eye for detail and the desire to complete all projects and tasks to the highest standards.

The successful candidate will be able to evidence some experience, which can be through work experience, or working in a related communications, PR, marketing or journalism industry. You will also have a qualification related to the role. 

What will you be doing?

  • Support the Communications Manager in drafting and creating appropriate written communications for the organisation’s internal and external audiences and different communications platforms.
  • Be responsible for planning, coordinating with colleagues, writing and editing content for the organisation’s internal newsletter.
  • Assist the Communications Manager with writing and uploading digital content to the corporate external website.
  • Assisting the Communications Manager with public relations activities, such as gathering content and supporting the writing of press releases and opinion pieces.
  • Be responsible for creating engaging and interactive content on a range of social media channels, focussed on growing followers.
  • Supporting all of the business’ departments with communications related requests.
  • Organising photo calls and taking photos at corporate events, as well as looking for opportunities to weave them into the organisation’s channels.
  • Plan, film and edit a variety of videos to support key initiatives and deliver messages. This will include using software to cut the videos. Training will be provided.
  • Help to pull together regular information, briefing notes, research and other support for the organisation’s senior managers.  
  • Arrange meetings with internal and external stakeholders and be pro-active in building positive relationships.  
  • Support with the organisation, planning and communications for key events throughout the year.
  • Use Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and other design applications to create adverts, posters and other branded creatives. Training will be given.
  • Conducting staff surveys.
  • General administration activities to support the work of the Communications, Executive and other areas of the business. The role will also be required to assist with Randal Charitable Foundation administration. 

Will you be able to demonstrate these skills?

  • An Interest in a global business and charitable work.
  • A keen interest in current affairs, the news and achieving media coverage. 
  • A passion and flare for writing for a variety of online and offline channels.
  • A keen interest in communicating through social media.
  • Experience and knowledge of a wide-range of social media channels, their target audiences and what content would appeal. 
  • Monitoring and engaging with social audiences on a daily basis.
  • Ability to strive for 100% accuracy in spelling and grammar with an eye for detail. 
  • Ability to prioritise, organise and coordinate own work, with support from the Communications Manager.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a busy collaborative organisation and be a team player.
  • Proactive problem-solving and a positive can-do attitude.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills (phone, video conferencing) and the ability to work with others and manage expectations.
  • Fast learner and eager to learn new skills and develop on the job.
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Word, and some knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (not essential).
  • Some experience of working on digital platforms, such as websites and e-newsletters.
  • Ability to be completely confidential with sensitive information.

Some of the benefits of working for Morningside

  • 24 days’ holiday plus Bank Holidays and ‘Birthday’ Holiday ;
  • Access to our generous matching Pension scheme;
  • Participation in an excellent Profit Share scheme;
  • Award-winning Private Healthcare and/or Medical Cash Back scheme;
  • GP Online service which provides 24 -hour GP consultation and access to an independent and confidential Employee Assistance Program;
  • Life Assurance cover of 4 x annual salary;
  • Income protection cover;
  • Excellent opportunities for progression; 
  • Learning and Development opportunities – “over 60 internal training courses and support our people with external qualifications”
  • Fantastic Company events and celebrations throughout the year;
  • Free parking, tea and coffee.


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