Communications Assistant

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St Nics Church, Market Place, Durham
Fixed Term Part Time
£11,700 (£18,700 FTE)

We are seeking a faithful, enthusiastic and motivated Media and Communications Admin with a passion for storytelling and using communications to help build Christ-centred community and get people involved.

A confident self-starter, proactive, with good administration skills and able to set priorities. The post-holder will design and produce communications in a range of media, so someone with creative flair, attention to detail and excellent design skills is ideal.

  • Overall responsibility for all written publications produced by St Nics, including weekly newsletters and notice sheets, termly brochures, website material, notices for Sundays, and all leaflets required for ministry events ensuring that they are produced to a consistently high standard and to time.
  • Responsibility for ensuring all notices boards, including the public display boards outside the church, are visually pleasing, up to date and relevant to events and the vision of St Nics.
  • Managing the hosting, style and content management of our website
  • Responsibility for editing and uploading all service sermons and other audio and video files to the website
  • Train and recruit volunteers to help with AV and PA for services
  • Monitoring and maintaining St Nics presence on social media, including Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with analytic tools and understanding SEO
  • Responsibility for ensuring that the church Entrance Area, including the Welcome Desk is maintained to a high standard
  • Help establish a style guide and maintain it throughout all written and electronic publications
  • Take the lead in keeping our communications fresh and up-to-date in content and delivery platforms
  • Create and edit short videos when needed

Personal Attributes:

  • A personal faith in Jesus Christ.
  • A heart for serving God’s church through your talents and skills
  • A team player – someone who is able to enthuse and inspire volunteers in their ministries at St Nics
  • An eagerness to learn and develop, to try new things and work with flexibility and enthusiasm.
  • Vision, initiative, and self-motivation.

Qualifications

Essential

  • Higher level qualification in relevant disciplines

Desirable

  • Evidence of communications and/or graphic design studies

Experience

Essential

  • Experience in communicating across various platforms
  • Experience in design
  • Experience of working well in a team setting
  • Experience of editing and updating websites

Desirable

  • Experience of producing and editing video

Skills & Abilities

Essential

  • Good organiser, able to take responsibility and to see creative solutions to problems which you are asked to solve
  • Good, detailed technical knowledge of video and audio production and editing

Desirable

  • Familiar with Pro Presenter 6
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite

Personal Qualities

Essential

  • A personal faith in Jesus Christ
  • A heart for serving God’s church through your talents and skills
  • A team player – someone who is able to enthuse and inspire volunteers in their ministries at St Nics
  • An eagerness to learn and develop, to try new things and work with flexibility and enthusiasm
  • Vision, initiative, and self-motivation

There is a genuine occupational requirement that the post holder is a Christian.

The post is subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure.

St Nic’s has a home in the centre ground of evangelical Anglicanism in the heart of the City of Durham. As part of the Church of England we have a diverse community of 300 regular Sunday attenders across all age.

Having recently been designated a resource church by the Diocese of Durham, St Nics is in an exciting time of both transition and growth.

With this growth, a strong communications strategy and online presence to reach the Durham community is vital.