Royal College of Nursing- Media and Public Relations Modern Apprentice (Vacancy Filled)

Job Title:     Media and Public Relations Modern Apprentice

Type:            Modern Apprenticeship

Contract:      Fixed Term – 18 Months

Salary:          £16,500 per annum


Royal College of Nursing. With a membership of over 435,000, the RCN is the largest professional association and union of nursing staff and students in the UK. We’re proud to be a leading player in the development of nursing policy and practice, with an influential voice at home and abroad. Plus, we are accredited with Investors in People Gold Standard.  So join us, and you’ll have the chance to nurture your career and improve standards of care.

Work Environment:

Working in an office-based team.

What might a day in this job look like?

Working within our small team you will have the opportunity to get involved in campaigns and help us get our message out to members and stakeholders through our digital channels including our website and social media. You will also:

  • Assist in answering telephone enquiries, handling sensitive information with absolute discretion.
  • Make travel and accommodation arrangements.
  • Monitor and update RCN Scotland social media accounts and support the delivery of social media plans
  • Regularly update the RCN Scotland website and support the development of creative digital content
  • Provide reception cover at lunch-time and when required, greeting visitors, booking taxis and couriers, managing the in-coming and out-going mail.
  • Provide administrative support for events, internally and externally.
  • Assist with meeting room set up and break down, including clearing of catering.
  • Provide support to the Director’s Executive Assistant
  • The hours of work are Monday 08.30-17.00; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 09.00-17.00; and Friday 09.00-4.30; although the post-holder will be required to work flexibly in accordance with the needs of the role.

What will I Learn?

You will develop a variety of skills including teamwork, communication and customer service skills.

SVQ Level 3  / SCQF Level 6   Digital Marketing

What Qualifications / Qualities are required?

  • We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our team, providing administrative support to staff and RCN members at the RCN Scotland Edinburgh Office.
  • Minimum five Standard Grades (or equivalent) with at least 1 or 2 in English

We are looking for team players who:

  • Are self-reliant whilst seeking advice and support when required
  • Are open to sharing knowledge and learning from others
  • Communicate clearly and concisely
  • Listen carefully, asks questions and record information accurately
  • are helpful, courteous and patient
  • Develop productive relationships within and outside the team
  • Offer support and help to colleagues
  • Respect and utilise the expertise of colleagues
  • Plan work to ensure ability to deliver a quality service
  • Adapt plans or reprioritise to respond to urgent needs
  • Demonstrate the ability to work within tight timescales
  • Contribute ideas for making improvements
  • Respond quickly to request for information
  • Demonstrate initiative
  • Take personal ownership of project

How to Apply: 

Please send your CV to

Closing Date:

1st December,2019.    Interviews Wednesday 11th December 2019