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Civic Centre, Windmillhill Street, Motherwell, ML1 1AB
£22,808 - £24,234 per year per annum
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35 hours per week
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Strategic Communication and Engagement

Digital Media Assistant (Corporate Communications)

Temporary to cover a period of maternity leave

NLC5 £22,808 - £24,234

At North Lanarkshire Council we’re full of energy and ideas to transform our towns and communities into vibrant places to live, work and visit. As Scotland’s fourth largest local authority, we’ve got lofty ambitions, bags of determination and we’re moving at a pace to generate real change in our communities and how we deliver services.

The Strategic Communication and Engagement service helps to engage with residents and businesses through work carried out by Corporate Communications, in conjunction with the Customer Service Hub and Community Partnership team. A range of information relating to council services, support and activities for people and communities is conveyed, helping to make North Lanarkshire a great place to live, learn, work, invest and visit.

The Corporate Communications team uses a range of platforms to engage with people who live and work here. Communicating engaging information in a variety of formats through digital channels is central to this. The role of Digital Media Assistant assists with providing service information updates, creating and posting compelling campaign content aimed at residents and providing assistance to customers on a range of council services through the council’s social media channels and websites.

This role reports to the Communications and Marketing Manager and works in collaboration with the wider digital, campaigns and media teams to assist in promoting targeted communication campaigns to drive traffic to the website, encourage participation in services, deal with customer enquiries, make customer announcements and to improve interaction and engagement on social media channels.

You should have excellent verbal, written and IT skills, and have a basic understanding of publishing on websites and social media channels, although training can be provided. Strong creative skills, good at writing snappy content for social media posts and website content and be able to adapt quickly to service changes will be needed to work as part of a busy team at the heart of the council’s services.

A SVQ2/Higher/National5 education is essential and a relevant qualification in communications/media is desirable.

You will be joining a vibrant team that work a hybrid model of office/site based at the Civic Centre, Motherwell and homeworking. 

For more information, please contact Rory Brechin, Communications and Marketing Manager by email on

Working here at North Lanarkshire Council

If you’re considering a career with us, you’ll be keen to know what’s in it for you. We have a great package of benefits available, from health and wellbeing to finances and family. This includes 27 days annual leave and 6 public holidays*, and a wide range of offers available to you through our NLLife reward site. We also have a full package of learning and development through our learning academy LearnNL to help you reach your full potential and further your career.

For more information on local authority careers visit the myjobscotland career hub

North Lanarkshire Council are Happy to Talk Flexible Working, we operate a Smarter Working Policy.

Click here to see our Recruitment Charter.

*For all casual/sessional roles, you will receive 12.1% of your hourly rate for every hour worked in total recompense for annual leave, including public holidays. These rates will be indicated separately on your payslip. You will only be paid for the hours that you work.

We are a Disability Confident Leader and offer a guaranteed interview to applicants who consider themselves to be disabled, as long as they meet the essential criteria of the person specification/job description.

We have also adopted the Armed Forces Community Covenant to show our support for service personnel, veterans and their families. We offer a guaranteed interview for service leavers, spouses, reservists and veterans, as long as they meet the essential criteria of the person specification/job description.

North Lanarkshire Council is committed to #KeepingThePromise. This means that if you have ever been in care (looked after at home with a social worker, lived with a relative other than your parents, experienced foster, residential or secure care) you are entitled to a guaranteed interview for this post, as long as you meet the essential criteria of the person specification/job description. This is one way North Lanarkshire is demonstrating our commitment to supporting Care-Experienced People.

The Plan for North Lanarkshire is to be the place to live, learn, work, invest and visit. The Council recognises that work is an important part of adult life and is critical to our wellbeing and shaping how we live. The Fair Work Convention’s Framework defines Fair Work as work that offers effective voice, fulfilment, opportunity, respect and security. We believe Fair Work can boost creativity, realise untapped potential and increase productivity. To find out more click on the link.

Alternative Application Packs can be requested in other formats for example, Large Print, Braille, and Audio. To request an alternative Application Pack please phone 01698 403151.

The following link contains our Easy Read documents which will help explain the process and what happens during the selection process: Easy Read – My NL


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