We are now looking for an eager candidate to join us as an apprentice.

You will have the opportunity to gain valuable skills, knowledge and experience as you complete a Digital Marketing – Level 3 Apprenticeship.


Marketing & Communications Officer


£12,000 – £16,000 per annum.


To contribute to and support the marketing and communications function for both the Hospice and the associated Trading Company.

Principal Tasks:

  • Assist with the design and production of a wide range of publicity material for both on-line and off-line use including letters; photographs, videos, leaflets; posters; brochures; programmes and social media content using online platforms including Canva.
  • Provide support, both physical and administrative, for any hospice promotions and ensure that digital technology is integrated throughout the charity.
  • Maintain and develop up-to-date information and activity on the Blythe House website, other relevant websites and via social media.
  • Review digital content, provide ideas and manage and develop the website.
  • Maintain the hospice’s social media content including for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Tik Tok.
  • Research and launch other platforms that may be beneficial for the hospice to utilise.
  • Co-ordinate the compilation and support the distribution of the hospice’s online supporter, staff and volunteer newsletter.
  • Identify methods to boost the website SEO performance.
  • In conjunction with the Marketing & Communications Officer, liaise with local media to share press releases about news, events and information relating to the hospice.
  • On behalf of Blythe House Hospicecare & Helen’s Trust, maintain external publicity requests for fundraising events and activities that are being undertaken.
  • Monitor the marketplace to ensure that all viable new channels of direct marketing are explored and tested, whilst working cross-departmentally to maximize the effect of integrating campaigns.
  • Keep abreast of marketing innovations within the charity sector and develop new publicity activities and streams.
  • Work alongside and in co-operation with the Marketing & Communications Officer and other fundraising, administrative and clinical staff.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with regional colleagues.

What we are looking for:

Skills and Knowledge:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Excellent planning and administration skills
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills with a caring, empathic approach and ability/experience of dealing with a wide spectrum of people


  • Motivated and enthusiastic
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to remain calm in a busy developing environment and to meet tight deadlines
  • Appreciate diversity; non-judgmental approach
  • Good sense of humour, enjoy working within a team


  • Commitment to the work and values of Blythe House Hospicecare


  • Experience of working in the charity sector
  • Confident in the use of MS Office suite programmes
  • Knowledge of using Buffer and Canva platforms
  • Full current driving licence with ability and willingness to use own vehicle [as travelling is key to the role]

Entry requirements:

The entry requirements for this programme are as follows:

  • 3 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grades 4+ (A-C) in any subject
  • GCSE Maths and English (or equivalents) at grades 3+ (D or above)

The learner must not hold an existing qualification at the same or higher level than this apprenticeship in a similar subject.
You may also have a combination of qualifications and experience which demonstrate the minimum foundation needed for the programme. In this instance you could still be considered for the programme.

If you hold international equivalents of the above qualifications, at the time of your application you must be able to provide an official document that states how your international qualifications compare to the UK qualifications.

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  • Child Protection and Vulnerable People:

It is the responsibility of all staff to:

Safeguard children and/or vulnerable adults; to access training to ensure they know what constitutes abuse, and what support is available to them, at a level appropriate to their role and responsibilities:

  • To report any concerns, without delay, to the identified person within their department/division or area of responsibility as per the relevant policies
  • Keeping clear records
  • Following up as required to ensure necessary actions have been taken

Equality and Diversity:

All employees have a positive duty to comply with our Equality and Diversity Policy and to ensure that their colleagues are treated with respect and dignity. It is important to both communicate and promote the equal opportunities policy as part of a collective effort on a regular and ongoing basis.

This job description describes the main duties of the post holder and is not exhaustive. It will be reviewed with the post holder as part of the regular performance review and staff development procedure. This job description does not form part of the Contract of Employment.

Accountable to:     

Marketing & Communications Officer.

Responsible to:      

  • Hospice CEO

Working week:       

37.5 hours a week, over 5 days (9.00am to 5.00pm with a 30-minute lunch break)

Full flexibility required at all times.

Important Information:

QA’s apprenticeships are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), an executive agency of the Department for Education.

To be eligible for a Government funded apprenticeship you must have lived in the UK or European Economic Area (EEA) for the last 3 consecutive years.

About Blythe House Hospicecare

Blythe House Hospicecare, in partnership with Helen’s Trust, offers a wide range of free services to care for, and support, anyone in the High-Peak, Hope Valley, Derbyshire, Dales and North-East Derbyshire who is affected by life-limiting illnesses.