Student Placement – Digital Communications Assistant x2 – 2021 – 2022 in London

Student Placement – Digital Communications Assistant x2 – 2021 – 2022

Job description

Salary: £20,145

Location: Pan London

Duration: 12 months

Number of students we are looking to recruit: 2



Counter Terrorism Policing is a collaboration of UK police forces working with the UK intelligence community to help protect the public and our national security by preventing, deterring and investigating terrorist activity.

We do this by working in local to global partnerships, from policing teams on the beat and on the streets; supported by a national network of specialist officers and staff across the UK, to our investigators and expert advisors in every corner of the world.

Sadly, as we have seen terrorist attacks can happen at any time or place without warning. And as the threat continues to evolve, then so must we. The challenges we face are not only in person, they are also online and in the shadows. We are dedicated to making the best of our resources, and often unique skills, working with technical experts, digital innovators and world renowned investigators.

Most of what we achieve may never see the light of day but be assured that we have the very best and brightest working around the clock in an effort to keep us all safe. These ordinary men and women do extraordinary things in an effort to thwart terrorist planning; to safeguard those who are at risk of radicalisation; to protect our critical national infrastructure, institutions and crowded places, and to pursue and bring terrorists to justice.

The Role

Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP) is one of the Met’s most complex and shifting environments. To keep us one step ahead, we want to recruit an aspiring digital communications assistant who will assist us and help lead the way in developing our digital and social media channels to reach target audiences.

Joining our wider communications team, you’ll be working as part of a small team of digital media specialists creating content for social networking and digital platforms, including our newly launched website, as well as researching and writing feature articles. You will to help shape and deliver the digital strategies and campaigns across the whole of the CTP Network, make sure our digital channels consistently spark interest and reach a range of audiences. You will bring innovative and creative ideas to life, helping us to successfully tell the CTP story. With an eye to the future, you’ll help hone and shape our digital communications through analytics, monitoring and exploring new technologies

The ideal candidate will be able to turn complex language and national social issues into understandable, visual and engaging content, encouraging the reader to explore topics and learn more. Knowing that your content will be viewed by millions, we’re looking for someone with a keen eye for detail and excellent verbal and written skills: copywriting experience, a background in web publishing, development and analysis of insight / evaluation and comms channel development are also desirable skills which will highlight your suitability for the role.

Like us, we are looking for someone who is passionate about the power of positive communications. You should be innovative, well-organised and self-motivated. The reaction to our work is always high-profile, and so reputation and impact will be at the forefront of all you do. You should be able to demonstrate how you’ve engaged with various communication specialisms to make a big difference and deliver real change. You’ll also be able to evidence to us that you’re keen to develop both within the team and the critical role we play in Counter Terrorism Policing.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment: Ultimately, your work will help to protect the public and save lives.


  • The ability to source and process complex or ambiguous information, address any gaps, and write and edit compelling digital content, in a way that is clear, concise, grammatically correct and in line with editorial guidelines for digital content
  • Planning and problem solving skills:

  • Highly motivated and proactive approach to working including a strong desire to meet deadlines and deliver quality work.
  • Highly organised and methodical
  • IT Literacy

  • Excellent knowledge of the social media landscape and the ability to creatively and proactively utilise it to best effect.
  • Confident using a range of content management systems, social media platforms and analytics tools
  • Strong knowledge and application of photo and video editing, infographics and the ability to quickly pick up new tools and techniques.
  • Ability to upload information and content to digital platforms, tailoring content to different channels and platforms in order to maximise impact.
  • Knowledge of web platforms and the technical infrastructure that underpin them.
  • Communication and relationship skills:

  • Experience of creating and publishing digital and social media content
  • Abreast of the latest digital communication developments, you’ll put forward and support new ideas to increase our presence on social platforms
  • Innovative and with creative flair, with accurate and compelling written and editorial skills
  • Experience in designing digital content for different audience groups, purpose and formats
  • Good photography skills with experience producing live social media content, and video production skills.
  • Excellent planning skills, and ability to quickly respond to changing priorities
  • A practical understanding of reactive and proactive digital media content including the requirements to prepare and plan compelling and creative content.
  • A proficient understanding of different communication disciplines – internal, marketing, branding – and how they operate together.
  • A strong understanding and practical application of evaluation approaches and statistical analysis skills to interpret, present and the ability to make compelling recommendations on data.
  • About You

    Must be an undergraduate student in a sandwich year course returning to study in Autumn 2022

  • Working towards degree level within communications and / or digital media
  • Experience of creating and publishing digital and social media content
  • Confident using a range of content management systems, social media platforms and analytics tools
  • Abreast of the latest digital communication developments, you’ll put forward and support new ideas to increase our presence on social platforms
  • Innovative and with creative flair, you’ll also have accurate and compelling written and editorial skills, with expertise in designing digital content for different audience groups, purpose and formats
  • Good photography skills with experience producing live social media content, and video production skills would also be highly desirable.
  • Your excellent planning skills, and ability to quickly respond to changing priorities, mean that you’re able to deliver in a fast-paced and deadline driven environment
  • Candidates must also demonstrate the following skills:

    Communication Skills

  • An excellent level of both written and verbal communication skills, and ability to present information appropriately to a wide variety of clients in a clear, concise and non-technical manner. Written communications will need to be well prepared and logically structured.
  • Planning and Organisational skills

  • Plans and organises their own work, liaising with their manager as to how the work fits in with the project.
  • Time Management

  • Prioritises tasks and keeps to deadlines. Has a flexible and self-motivated approach to work, being able to work unsupervised if required.
  • Problem Solving Skills

  • Can define and solve problems in a logical manner, being aware of the variety of solutions possible. Shows evidence of being able to balance theory with reality to produce a pragmatic solution.
  • Technical Skills

  • IT skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and an aptitude and willingness to learn new software packages. Good numerical and statistical analysis skills and being able to make sense of and interpret qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Team Working

  • Can work with a diverse group of colleagues and clients at all levels. Being an active team player and show willingness to help other people.
  • Personal Responsibility

  • Have a proactive approach, being able to critically appraise their actions and accept responsibility given to them.
  • Respect for Diversity

  • Demonstrates a respect for diversity through all aspects of work. Shows consideration and respect for the opinions and feelings of others, regardless of their status or background.
  • Extra information

    Education Level
    Working hours per week
    4 - 40
    Type of Contract
    Casual / Part Time Jobs
    Published at
    Profession Sub-category
    Customer Service
    Full UK/EU driving license preferred
    Car Preferred
    Must be eligible to work in the EU
    Cover Letter Required

    London | Customer Service Jobs | Casual / Part Time Jobs | Other

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