A New Direction

Communications Assistant

A New Direction is looking for a Communications Assistant to work with us on the delivery of our Education, Culture and Place programmes.

Working closely with the Communications Manager, the Communications Assistant will be instrumental in helping us engage our core audiences by supporting the delivery of digital and print communications, as well as assisting with a range of administrative and technical duties.

This is a varied role offering a great opportunity to gain experience across a number of different communications areas. In addition to developing new skills, we’ll support you to develop the role based on your own interests and passions.

We’re always keen to hear new ideas, and as part of the communications team, you’ll have the chance to make a real impact on A New Direction’s work.


A New Direction


Remote / London


35 hours per week


£10.85/hr (London Living Wage)

Number of Positions



10.00am Sun 31 Oct 21

A New Direction is an award-winning non-profit organisation working to enhance the capacity and agency of children and young people in London to own their creativity, shape culture, and achieve their creative potential.

Our vision

For a world where all children and young people achieve their creative potential.

Our mission

To enhance the capacity and agency of children and young people in London to own their creativity, shape culture, and achieve their creative potential.

We do this by working with a diverse range of partners, making connections, sharing practice, influencing change, improving the ecology that surrounds children and young people, and by providing real and transformative opportunities - from childhood, through school years and into employment.

Our values

  • Equity
  • Connectivity
  • Trust and Respect
  • Creative culture
  • Kindness


  • Attending planning meetings with the Communications Manager to help maintain a schedule of all communications activity across our Education, Culture and Place programmes

Digital Communications

  • Assisting the Communications Manager with the creation of digital content including videos, social media graphics, and digital resources, while ensuring all content consistently follows A New Direction’s brand guidelines
  • Helping to manage A New Direction’s social media channels – writing and scheduling social media posts via Sprout Social, and identifying opportunities for cross-promotion with other relevant accounts
  • Adding and updating content on A New Direction’s website, such as events and blogs
  • Taking a lead on the management of A New Direction’s LookUp platform – approving submissions to the site, responding to queries, and scheduling social media posts
  • Working with the Communications Manager to develop a new engagement strategy for A New Direction’s Creative Teaching Community – an online network for teachers, hosted on Slack

Administrative Support

  • Compiling download numbers, web stats, and other data for reporting

You must be aged 16-24 years old, and unemployed and claiming Universal Credit.

The role also asks that you have:

Essential skills

  • Social media experience – experience of using Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), with the ability to pick up new programmes and software quickly
  • Good copywriting, proofreading and editing skills

Desirable skills

  • Experience of using social media scheduling software such as Sprout Social or Hootsuite
  • Experience of using design and video editing software such as Adobe Creative Cloud and Canva
  • Experience of working with web CMS
  • Experience of working with analytics, both for web and social media


  • Displays a strong empathy with the values and vision of A New Direction
  • Displays a willingness to learn and a commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
  • Is creative, solutions-focused, and forthcoming with new ideas
  • Is organised with the ability to prioritise tasks and work under your own initiative
  • Has good attention to detail
  • Has an interest in A New Direction’s work, and in particular our Education, Culture and Place programmes

This programme is being delivered as part of the government’s Kickstart Scheme.

To be eligible to apply you must be aged 18 – 24 and claiming universal credit.

  • If interested please enquire about this specific role with your job coach before 10:00 am on 31st of October

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