Vacancies at HIOWAA

Communications and Marketing Apprentice

Communications and Marketing Apprentice

We are looking for an apprentice to assist with day to day duties in the Communications and Marketing department at Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance at their HQ in Southampton.

The role will involve some general administrative duties as well as duties specifically related to the marketing and communications function ie: writing and proof reading copy, assisting with press junkets, compiling press cuttings.  The candidate should have a high standard of written English, a good telephone manner and feel confident about taking on individual projects.

The Communications and Marketing department is a small team carrying out an important role within the Charity.  The candidate will report to the Communications and PR lead on a daily basis.  Key duties will include:

  • Assist with developing PR and media campaigns.
  • Assist with writing, distributing and following up press releases to secure media coverage.
  • Assist with setting up interviews.
  • Assist with creation of marketing materials, including writing copy, proof reading, liaising with printers and designers when necessary.
  • Assist with writing copy for charity magazine.
  • Ensure that marketing materials are kept in stock.
  • Compile press cuttings and write monthly reports on media activity.
  • Perform general admin duties ie write purchase orders, and handle general media enquiries.
  • Assist with PR events ie Press launches and Media Days.
  • Help to keep an up to date database of media contacts.
  • Post social media and website updates.
  • Assist with compiling newsletters


You will need to be:

  • Flexible and work effectively as a member of a team
  • Creative
  • Self-confident, ambitious and motivated

Skills required:

  • Good team player
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent literacy and numeracy skills
  • Willingness to learn and to be trained
  • Be able to work independently or under supervision

Personal Qualities:

  • Punctual and hard working
  • Reliable
  • A good team member with a great personality and a passion for Marketing


Intermediate Apprenticeship in Business Administration.

Functional Skills in Maths and English and IT.

Qualifications required:

  • A C or above in Maths and English or equivalent is essential.

You will be working 37.5 hours per week over 5 days (Monday to Friday – 9-5:30)


£225 per week

Once qualified, there may be an opportunity to progress to full time employment, depending on suitability / need.

So, if this sounds like the next step you want to take with your career, then please apply below;


Events Assistant – Volunteer

Are you looking to get involved with a Charity where you can really make a difference?

Hampshire and Isle of Wight Air Ambulance began operations in 2007 and every day the crew provide an efficient, prompt response to road traffic collisions, sporting accidents, collapses, and many other incidents throughout Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

We are lucky enough to be invited to lots of events, especially during the summer. To be able to attend, the Charity needs to rely on the on-going support of our volunteers. This is where you could help.

The Events Assistant role will include:

  • Manning the merchandise stand
  • Acting as an information source to the members of the public
  • Collecting donations in collection buckets
  • Assisting with the event set up and close-down

Why join us:

  • To work with a fantastic Charity that saves lives
  • To receive training and to learn new skills
  • To open up new career opportunities and enhance your CV
  • To attend interesting and fun events
  • To meet new people and make new friends

To apply:

If you are interested in this role, please contact Sandy Sheppard on tel: 02380 333377 or by email:

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