A New Direction: Create Jobs

Communication Assistant

The Communications Assistant is a pivotal and active member of the team, key to the way we speak  with and connect with young creatives across London and beyond.

We’d like someone who is actively engaged in the creative scene across digital channels and has fresh ideas for how we connect with people. This role also demands an organised and methodical approach as key responsibilities involve administrative tasks. As well as this, the role is an opportunity to flex your creativity in an open and supportive culture for new ideas. You should be someone with demonstrable digital marketing experience who is keen to learn and develop your skills in an agile, fast-paced youth-centred team. 


A New Direction: Create Jobs


East London/ Remote


25 hours per week


£10.85 (London Living Wage)


10 am 27th Sep 2021

Powered by A New Direction

Create Jobs is delivered by A New Direction, a not-for-profit organisation that exists to ensure that all children and young people in London can develop their creativity and play an active part in the culture and heritage of the city.

The programme was founded in 2011 by A New Direction and Create London, with the joint ambition of working together to address the disconnect between post-16 education and training, and employment. Create Jobs is now delivered by A New Direction, with Create London continuing its support through the Create Jobs Advisory Group.

Please read more about us here

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


Displays a strong empathy with the values and vision of A New Direction. Is tactful, calm and sensitive, is focused on outcomes and proactive in problem-solving. Has a high degree of integrity – trust, honesty and dependability. Committed to working in an environment which values and celebrates diversity. Has an interest in the arts, creative, digital and cultural sectors with an understanding of youth culture and the latest trends


Working in a busy team and coordinating a number of activities with tight deadlines.

We’d like to see some practical experience in managing a social media account or growing a following . Any experience in content creation and image and/or video cataloguing or admin is desirable 

Your daily task will include:

Communication Admin- Responsible for managing the Create Jobs inbox, build connections with young people 

Social Media- Engage and grow our audience online by collating and developing content for our social media channels. Support our outreach by contributing to influencer engagement to help us promote our work. 

Content management and creation- Working alongside the PR & Marketing Manager you’ll help grow our library of recorded videos from our industry-leading speakers. Help catalogue, upload, and quality control the look and content of our library 

Community Engagement - Working alongside the PR & Marketing Manager and our Create Jobs Champions, you’ll help nurture our online and offline communities of young creatives. Drive engagement of our Slack channels, Alumni events and partnerships with partners aligned with our goals. 

Web management - support the marketing team in making our web platforms, blog writing and web updates. You will learn how to use Google Analytics, CMS management, AWS, copywriting and design. 

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.

Read more about the Kickstart scheme here.

Please inquire about this specific role to your job coach if you are interested in this position before 10 am 27th Sep 2021

Part of Kickstart

This role is offered as part of the government's Kickstart Scheme.

Find out more here