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PR & Communications Assistant (apprenticeship)

Unique Homestays is seeking a PR & Communications apprentice to work within our passionate, innovative, and creative marketing team. The candidate will provide a crucial support function to our Press & PR Officer (and wider marketing team), helping to deliver exceptional marketing activities to keep us at the forefront of the luxury homestays market.

The Role

This is a fantastic opportunity to go behind the scenes at one of the UK’s leading luxury travel brands. The entry-level role will provide support to the Press & PR Officer (and wider marketing team) with administrative tasks, research projects, and creative exercises.

Within the role, the candidate will follow a Level 4 Public Relations Assistant apprenticeship standard; obtaining a PRCA Qualification after the 19-month training programme. This will involve “on the job” training, support from an internal line manager to provide ongoing guidance, virtual visits from an apprenticeship coach, weekly study days, online learning, and creating a portfolio of evidence.

The Person

We’re seeking a passionate and creative self-starter with brilliant communication and organisation skills, ambitions to pursue a career in PR & Communications, and a keen interest in the travel and/or interior design sectors.

The Specifics

  • This role is a full time, working Monday-Friday 9am to 5pm each week; one of which will be a study day  
  • Free PRCA membership included
  • You will have 25 days paid holiday plus bank holidays, and your birthday off*
  • Access to private medical cover*
  • Working from the Cornwall-based office, with scope to build up to a hybrid working system.

Experience and Skills

  • A genuine interest in, and knowledge of beautiful properties and luxury travel.
  • Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal.
  • Strong organisational and administrative skills, accompanied by a high level of attention to detail.
  • A creative thinker.
  • Good IT skills – proficient in writing emails via Outlook and using Word/PowerPoint.
  • Good awareness of social media platforms.
  • A genuine interest in pursuing a career in PR/marketing, and knowledge of luxury travel and beautiful homes.
  • Effective time management skills, and the ability to multitask under pressure.
  • A good, happy-to-help team player.
  • Required: GCSE Grades 9-4 (A*- C) or equivalent in English Language and/or Literature.
  • Desired: GCSE Grades 9-4 (A*- C) or equivalent in Maths and A Level or equivalent in English, creative subjects, and/or humanities subjects (Grade 4 (C) and above).

The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 5th July 2024, however recruitment will close early should we find the right person. To be considered for this role please send a CV and cover letter to careers@uniquehomestays.com explaining why you would be perfect for the role.

*on successful completion of your probation period.


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