Kirklees Council Apprenticeships – building a future workforce.
Our vision for Kirklees is to have a strong economy with a great quality of life – thriving communities, growing businesses, high prosperity and low inequality where people enjoy better health throughout their lives.
To achieve this, we need a diverse and talented workforce.
Our highly rated apprenticeship programmes will allow you to earn, learn and build a successful career.
You will learn from experienced staff in the workplace, sponsored to undertake an industry recognised qualification and benefit from our extensive wraparound support.
Each year we offer wide ranging opportunities from trades, office based and outdoor work to technical and specialised roles within the council.
Our roles are suitable for all ages, from school and college leavers to those looking to re-train into a different career. We also offer opportunities for graduates through our higher-level apprenticeship programme.
As a Content Creator Apprentice in our Museums and Galleries Team you will be working with our Audience Development Team to communicate and engage our audiences across our sites. These include Bagshaw Museum, Oakwell Hall and Country Park, Tolson Museum, and Huddersfield Art Gallery.
You will work collaboratively on project briefs to research, prepare and develop our messaging across multiple formats from our website and social media, and our regular What’s On Guides, to support for a new digital engagement offer that is in development as part of our National Portfolio Organisation status, funded by Arts Council England.
Whilst developing your own skills and knowledge through the Apprenticeship, you will have an opportunity to help craft branding guidelines, advertise our developing engagement offer, and work on a variety of marketing campaigns alongside our team during your Apprenticeship.
Working closely with Kirklees Council Communications Team you will also interact with a variety of partners and end users to inform and develop your understanding of the technology and trends as it relates to the cultural sector.
Key areas of Responsibility
Plan, research and develop creative content in collaboration with Kirklees Museums and Galleries Team to engage their audiences.
Interpret creative development briefs for specific projects and align the content produced to the objectives and needs of the user.
Create written, visual and audio content to be used and scheduled across a variety of media in line with the Service brand and policies.
Evaluate the effectiveness of content produced against the brief and budget available and recommend improvements.
You will be required to complete a 15 month training programme that will cover all aspects of the role and will be delivered through attendance at college or other distance learning methods delivered by Kirklees College.
You will complete a Content Creator Apprenticeship and you will gain a Level 3 qualification (equivalent to A-Level). College attendance and successful completion of these studies is an essential requirement of this Apprenticeship and is monitored and reviewed as part of the Apprentice role.
The role will be based across the Service so some travel across Kirklees may be required at times, however, please note that this role may also involve home working and attendance at evening and weekend events as required.
Knowledge, qualifications, skills, and experience
- Ability to work effectively as part of a team
- Excellent communication skills with a good standard of written English
- Interest in Museums and Galleries/Culture
- Ability to apply creative and critical thinking
- Knowledge of media platforms and their uses e.g. Canva, YouTube
- Experience developing and scheduling social media content
What can we offer?
- Supportive employee networks
- Generous annual leave entitlement
- Friendly and supportive team environment
- Ongoing training and career development
- Excellent pension scheme
- A range of family friendly policies, including flexible working
- We offer a wide range of well-being initiatives including a cycle to work scheme and discounted KAL membership
If you require further information about the role please contact Cat Lumb (Cultural Engagement Officer) on 01484 221000 or email Cat.Lumb@kirklees.gov.uk
Closing date: 07 June 2023 11:55 pm – Interview date: 19th/20th June 2023.
Please note you are only eligible to apply for this role if:
You have been resident in the UK for at least 3 years (there are some exceptions to this, so applicants will need to be considered on a case-by-case basis as required).
You are not in full time compulsory education and are 16 or over by the time
you start the Apprenticeship.
You are able to meet the entry requirements of the qualification and to undertake the studying and coursework required to complete the course.
Should you experience any difficulties using the online application system, please email: Council.Apprenticeships@kirklees.gov.uk