Marketing & Communications Apprentice

Posted on 06 October 22 by Liam Parmenter

  • Remote
  • 14000 - 15000 per Annum

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Job Description

level= are proud to be supporting UK Deaf Sport in their search for a Marketing and Communications Officer (Level 4 Apprenticeship).

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UK Deaf Sport is the leading organisation for deaf sport in the UK. Their vision is Every Deaf Person Active and Inspired by Sports and Physical Activity. They provide support, raise awareness for fairness and campaign for deaf people, ensuring equal opportunities in sport and physical activity. Its mission is for more deaf people to participate in sports throughout their lives and more deaf athletes to perform on the world stage.

The Marketing and Communications Officer (Apprenticeship) will be working alongside the Partnerships Manager to strengthen existing, and build new, ways for UK Deaf Sport to engage and communicate with their Members, sport and non-sports partners and the wider deaf community to deliver UK Deaf Sport’s Marketing and Communications plans. 

As part of this role, you will complete a Level 4 Marketing Executive apprenticeship over 15 months which will dive into topics ranging from marketing principles and SEO to analytics and social media management. As part of the apprenticeship, you will undertake at least 6 hours a week off the job training and will be given the support of industry expert coaches. This course is fully funded by the UK Government and UKDS.

Marketing and Communications Officer Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that UK Deaf Sport communicates its activities in a way that is engaging and effective for their Members, sport and non-sport partners and the deaf community.
  • Researching, producing, promoting and distributing marketing and communications activities through effective channels to engage with a range of UK Deaf Sport target audiences.
  • Managing, updating and maintaining UK Deaf Sport communications channels, including the online, website and social media platforms.
  • Engaging and networking with a range of people, including colleagues, sport and non-sport partners, UK Deaf Sport Members organisations and the deaf community.   
  • Collecting and researching online activity information to measure the success of communication activities, providing recommendations and insights.
  • Organising and attending events such as conferences, seminars, receptions and exhibitions.

Marketing and Communications Officer Person Specification:

  • Maths and English GCSE Grade 4 or equivalent and British Sign Language qualifications are an alternative to English qualifications for those for whom this is their primary language. 
  • BSL Qualified or in the process of Completing BSL Qualifications
  • Strong and effective communication skills (written, verbal and listening).
  • Knowledge of creating content for and using online and social media platforms and its applications, e.g., LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Tik Tok and Instagram.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Creative thinking.

The Package:

  • Basic salary:  £15,000 per annum.
  • Home-based working.
  • Full training and support.

To apply for this role, you will need to first register your interest by submitting your CV. Your CV will only be used for information purposes and will not be relevant in the application process. You will then be emailed a response containing a link needed to answer some work-related questions. Our goal is to assess your approach to a problem and better understand what knowledge and skills you have. Your answers will be anonymised, randomised and reviewed by a diverse panel.

We also think giving feedback is incredibly valuable for candidates, so at the end of the process, you'll see how well you performed during the application process.

The closing date for applications is Monday 31st October 2022 at 5pmand the deadline for submission of the work-related questions is Wednesday 2nd November 2022 at 5pm.

UK Deaf Sport encourages applicants who are from underrepresented groups, across protected characteristics, as they value the benefits of a diverse pool of applicants to find the best candidate. Lived experience of deafness would be highly beneficial. If you require a BSL interpreter or have other accessibility needs, please advise, and we will make the necessary arrangements.

UK Deaf Sport uses the term ‘deaf’ in this job description to cover a range of potential definitions of deafness, including those who are profoundly deaf, have significant hearing loss or are hard of hearing. It is acknowledged that definitions and understanding of Deaf and deafness can be complex. Within the deaf community there are perceptions around the level of deafness where some who are completely deaf consider themselves to be different compared to those with hearing loss. This also includes the use of the terms Deaf and deaf, whereby the use of a capital D in Deaf can denote those who identify as having a cultural and shared experience of being Deaf, usually with profound or little hearing and may use sign language, whereas the use of lowercase d in deaf can refer to those who have both a significant hearing loss or are hard of hearing.


Job Information

Rate / Salary

14000 - 15000


Leisure and Sport


Not Specified

Skills / Experience

Strong and effective communication skills; Knowledge of creating online content; Creative thinking


Flexible home-based working; Support of industry expert coaches

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