Do you enjoy using your creative skills to produce content? Are you looking to develop your professional portfolio and CV? Are you passionate about making a difference?

Then this paid job opportunity could be for you! We are seeking to recruit talented and innovative students to produce films, media, posters, social media content and resources that can be used as part of the Safe Street project.

About Safer Streets:

Canterbury Christ Church University, along with key strategic partners (Kent Police and Crime Commissioner, Canterbury Police Community Safety Unit, University of Kent, Rising Sun, Canterbury Business Improvement District (BID), EKRCC, Canterbury City Council, Street Pastors and others), have been awarded funding from the Home Office to identify ways to tackle Violence Against Women and Girls and conduct research on how we can make Canterbury safer for its residents, including students.

As part of this work, we aim to develop a diverse set of resources that can be utilised for a variety of purposes including (but not limited to) training, signposting, awareness raising, education and knowledge exchange. The resources will be used by a range of professionals/sectors including policing, education, charities and members of the public and will be held by Canterbury Safer Streets partners and where appropriate made available on the open access Canterbury Safer Streets website and other related projects.

Therefore, we are seeking students to produce films, media, posters, social media content and resources that can be used as part of this project. You will be required to (but not limited to):

  • Contribute to development of resources that can be used for training, signposting, awareness raising and education
  • Produce and edit films (e.g. documentary, animations)
  • Produce engaging content (film, animation, games, posters, blogs)
  • Create content for social media and other media outlets e.g. regional and national news
  • Contribute to the development of other key resources, research and the production of safety packs.

To apply for this post, you must:

  • Be working towards a degree in a relevant subject
  • Have a strong Film production/Marketing/Advertising/branding interest
  • Have film/media production experience
  • Have experience in image and video editing
  • Be able to work independently (under guidance) and in a team to tight deadlines
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Have a creative flair for developing new ideas to fit within the strategic aims of the project and brand guidelines
  • Have a strong portfolio displaying high quality print and online work

You will be proficient with all or some of the following:

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe Acrobat, PDF
  • Adobe Flash (not essential)
  • Adobe Dreamweaver, HTML, CSS
  • Premiere Pro
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Media Composer

Selected candidates must be able to:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to tackling violence against women and girls/gender-based violence, including an understanding and appreciation of such offences in diverse communities.
  • Work collaboratively with academics, strategic partners and the wider community.
  • Have an appreciation and adherence to confidentiality.
  • Work independently under the guidance of the project team, including effective time management.

We're looking for individuals who:

  • Have great communication skills
  • Are friendly and outgoing in nature
  • Are empathetic and understanding to different student and community needs
  • Want to be an active initiator of change
  • Want to learn and develop new skills
  • Are able to work in a team and to tight deadlines
  • Are able to work with a range of partners and sectors to optimise the reach and impact of the project

Submission details and deadline

Deadline: Friday 27th Jan 2023 23:59

To make your submission you must:

  1. Write an expression of interest of 500 words max outlining your skill set and suitability for the role


  1. Submit evidence of the type of content that you would contribute to the project in the form of a short film or poster (see below for more details) and MUST focus on tackling violence against women and girls:
    1. Film content: this can be in any format that you wish e.g. documentary, animation and should be no longer than 1.5 minutes in duration
    2. Poster content: this should be suitable for A3/A4/A5 printing and in an accessible format

Note, that alternative forms media content maybe be considered where appropriate for the project aims, please email Mary Makinde ( to discuss.

You must email (by the deadline) your submission to Mary Makinde (

This will also be an exceptional opportunity to expand your professional portfolio and, as such, we encourage and welcome applications from all communities within our society. Ensuring that vital voices and diversity within our community are captured as part of this work is extremely important if we are to address this critical agenda.

Candidates will be assessed and shortlisted (Stage 1). Following this, any potential candidates will be invited for a short interview (Stage 2). Please note that individual feedback will not be provided to individuals that do not proceed beyond Stage 1.

Pay and Hours:

This is a temporary post until May 2023; however, it may be extended until September 2023. Due to the nature of this project the work hours are flexible depending on your commitments and the project's needs and content requirements.

Salary: £10.90 p/h (plus holiday pay)