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Digital Content Industrial Placement


Reports to:  Marketing & Communications Lead   
Location: cinch stadium at Franklin’s Gardens  
Contract type: Industrial Placement  
Hours: Part-time; 10-12 hours per week 
Annual salary: from £15,652 (FTE) 
Benefits: paid enhanced DBS, free onsite parking,  


Northampton Saints Rugby Football Club was formed in 1880, when Reverend Samuel Wathen Wigg identified rugby as a way to channel the energies of some of the county’s more troubled youngsters. More than 140 years on, Northampton Saints Foundation continues his legacy, using the power of sport and the values of rugby to INSPIRE, SUPPORT and EDUCATE thousands of people each year. Our education and social inclusion programmes inspire the current generation to learn, develop new skills, increase confidence and where appropriate return to education, training or employment.   

Northampton Saints Foundation are delighted to be offering the opportunity for a talented digital content individual to join our Marketing & Communications Team on a one-year Industrial Placement as part of their University studies.  

This is an exciting position for a creative individual to help elevate the Foundation’s digital content output across all online platforms, engaging both new and existing followers. 

The ideal candidate will have exceptional technical knowledge and execution, as well as a keen eye for features that will inspire clients and sponsors to support the work of the Foundation.  


  • Writing and designing copy for website / social media posts and emails  
  • Moderating social media channels 
  • Responding to customer feedback and maintaining communications online 
  • Creating social media campaigns to increase engagement and target new audiences 
  • Creating graphic and visual content for dissemination on social media pages 
  • Carrying out research for team projects, trends and news stories 
  • Sharing related content from partners and organisations with their social media audience 
  • Analysing social media numbers regularly 
  • Preparing periodic reports for review by a supervisor  


  • Currently be undertaking a degree in Digital Marketing or other relevant subject 
  • Have experience creating high quality digital content 
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Have good interpersonal skills 
  • Be comfortable asking questions and directing subjects 
  • Have an in-depth understanding of social media platforms and scheduling tools  
  • Have an understanding of how to tailor content to individual platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, TikTok, YouTube) 
  • Have the ability to self-organise and work to tight deadlines 
  • Have a full driving license and ability to travel is desirable 


To apply, please submit your CV with a covering letter to [email protected] Please put “Digital Content Placement” as the subject of the email.  

Closing date: Friday 30th May 2024 – the role may close sooner if there is a high volume of applications.

Northampton Saints Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and would welcome applications from a fully diverse range of candidates, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, faith or disability.    

The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring service check and a Section 128 Check. 


Any CV’s, contact details or other personal data shared with Northampton Saints Foundation in relation to this position will be processed for recruitment purposes only. We are storing this data in line with our privacy policy, and any information will only be shared internally as required to undertake shortlisting and interviews with those directly connected to the recruitment process. We would like to keep this data until this position is filled. When that period is over, we will delete your data unless we specifically inform you that we will keep it on file for future roles. 

To see a copy of our privacy policy or if you have any queries relating to how we manage personal data, please contact [email protected]