Marketing Assistant

Marketing Assistant

Job Description

  • Permanent
  • Gloucester, UK
  • £25000 per annum UK / Year

Location: Hybrid working for 2 days per week at home
Contract: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: c.£25,000 per annum dependant on experience
Closing date: 19th February, 2024

Join the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) and help promote excellence in the veterinary profession

Working for a national Association, this is a fantastic opportunity to join our in-house Marketing team based near Gloucester with hybrid working.

This role will support the development of BSAVA’s Public Relations, Communications and Marketing activities. You will provide insight into the strategic development of the PR and Communications strategy which bring the BSAVA brand, reputation, profile, products and services to life. You will be responsible for the day-to-day oversight of BSAVA’s Social Media communication channels helping to review and improve current approaches and driving improvements to member experience and product sales. You will also be responsible for building and nurturing relationships with media outlets and journalists and developing and protecting BSAVA’s profile through the media.

Skills and experience:

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with a track record of delivering impactful marketing campaigns, who can demonstrate excellent understanding of Marketing and Communications. Our members are at the heart of our organisation, and we’re looking for someone who is committed to a member-led approach, who can develop effective engagement strategies and deliver real impact for the association and our members.

The successful candidate will be an excellent communicator, with a good eye for detail and strong visual literacy. They will have significant previous experience of working in a Marketing or Communications role, ideally within a veterinary or a membership setting, and will be able to demonstrate a strong understanding of effective engagement principles. Our annual Congress is a major event in our calendar, and applications from individuals with a background in events marketing would be particularly welcome.

The person:

The ideal candidate will have previous experience of working in a busy office environment and demonstrate excellent communication skills. Other essential skills include:

• Experience of planning and delivering effective Marketing and Communications campaigns
• Ability to work proactively, using own initiative to accomplish a variety of tasks.
• Experience in website development
• Experience in using Photoshop and/or other visual design software
• Up-to-date knowledge of marketing and communications tools, and commitment to staying abreast of trends
• A genuine commitment to engagement practices and being part of a member-led organisation.
• High attention to detail with a flexible approach to work.

Exceptional organisational and time management skills and the ability to work effectively within a team are also essential.

About the BSAVA:

The BSAVA is a professional membership association which exists to advance care for companion animals. With a membership of more than 10,000 veterinary surgeons, vet nurses and students, we work in the UK and internationally to promote excellence in small animal practice through education and science, by facilitating training, conducting research, and developing policy. Each year we deliver numerous education courses, host a large small-animal Congress, and publish books, manuals, apps, and magazines.

This post is a full-time role working 37.5 hours in the Marketing team and reports to the Communications and Marketing Manager.

Our reward package for this role includes a basic salary of c.£25,000 per annum (depending on experience). In addition, we offer generous employer pension contributions starting at 7% and increasing up to 10% with length of service.

We also offer:

• Holiday starting at 25 days (plus bank holidays) rising by 1 day each year up to 28 days, plus a further entitlement of an additional one day every 5 years of service.
• Bupa dental plan.
• Enhanced pay for maternity, paternity, adoption and other family-related leave.
• Life assurance of 3 x annual salary.
• Support for hybrid working for our employees, meaning you can work at home for up to two days a week and we also have a comprehensive Flexible Working Policy.
• Access to a free legal helpline where you can ask our specialist lawyers for legal advice on an array of topics.
• Health and wellbeing support, including an Employee Assistance Programme, available 24/7 365 days and a network of mental health first aiders. Plus, enhanced Company sick pay, access to private medical insurance upon completion of 12 months’ service, occupational health service and annual flu vaccinations.
• Training and development.
• Free onsite parking, and for those who wish to cycle, we offer a cycle to work scheme which provides a discounted purchase of a bicycle and accessories for healthy, low carbon travel.
• Last but by no means least, we have regular social activities and events for those who wish to join!

And we are:

Community friendly – offering paid leave to volunteer for a charity or not for profit organisation.

Committed to supporting sustainability in our work and in the veterinary profession. The Association has completed a certified carbon audit and has been awarded silver accreditation with Investors in the Environment.

So, if you are bold and innovative, strive for excellence whilst taking ownership and accountability of your work, show passion for what you do and work effectively in a team – then you’ll be a great fit for the Association, and we would love to hear from you.

How to apply:

In order to be considered for this role, please submit your CV and a cover letter detailing how you meet the requirements in the role description which is on the BSAVA vacancy page. We will review applications and hold interviews at any time prior to the closing date, which may mean that we fill this vacancy early if we find a suitable candidate.

By applying for this position, you are consenting to the information on your CV being held by the Association for six months.

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) underpins our belief that we can make the Association stronger through the unique contributions we can all bring. We create inclusive teams aligned to our values and encourage applications from a diverse range of suitably qualified candidates.

You may have experience in the following: Marketing Coordinator, Communications Assistant, PR and Marketing Specialist, Social Media Coordinator, Brand Promotion Assistant, Member Engagement Officer, Veterinary Marketing Executive, Events Marketing Coordinator, Digital Marketing Assistant, Membership Marketing Specialist, etc.

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