The Let’s Do Business Group is one of the leading providers of business support across the South East providing business advice, training, finance and networking opportunities.

Let’s Do Business Group delivers the South East Business Boost project under contract to East Sussex County Council. The project is part funded by the 2014 to 2020 European Regional Development Fund Programme.

The project is managed through the Business East Sussex Growth Hub and is aimed at supporting both new and established businesses to develop and grow.

Our team brings specialist support and experience providing a single point of contact for all business support needs.

We are strengthening and expanding our team in support of the business economy of East Sussex.

 

JOB TITLE: Marketing Assistant

TEAM: Marketing

LOCATION: Hastings/East Sussex

REPORTING TO: Marketing Manager

SALARY: £15,500 – £17,500

Closing date: Friday 10th August 2018

Please email a copy of CV to info@ldbgroup.co.uk to request an application form.

 

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE ROLE

To support the Marketing Manager and LDBG in promotion of South East Business Boost (SEBB) and inter-related services available through the group externally.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • To utilise online, offline and social media to promote the group to a range of external target markets and key stakeholders.
  • Creating and disseminating off line marketing content
  • Creating and updating online content for SEBB/BES and other group websites and social media
  • Assisting with the creation of case studies/ good news stories and ensuring they are disseminated internally and through social media
  • Maintaining newsletter and email marketing database
  • Support Marketing Manager with researching appropriate datasets, including but not limited to: competitors, sectorial breakdowns, media, employment statistics
  • Promoting SEBB/BES and Group events (inc Peer Networking, chamber, exhibitions and training)
  • Contribute towards the ongoing development of the LDBG Marketing Strategy and ensure its delivery
  • Support the assessment of marketing campaigns, analysing data and producing reports
  • To support the delivery of projects following quality controlled processes that will include liaising with colleagues, clients and partners
  • To monitor and evaluate services and provide supporting evidence
  • To undertake such other tasks as considered appropriate by the Chief Executive or Deputy Chief Executive

 

Contact and Communication

  • With businesses and individuals who may require services or already be clients of the group
  • With external partners and stakeholders, particularly Local Authorities
  • With suppliers (ie designers and printers)
  • With colleagues internally

 

KEY PERFORMANCE MEASURES

  • Increased client flows into SEBB/BES projects
  • Increased interaction with Group social media platforms
  • Meeting prescribed targets relating to our quality and contractual standards
  • Colleagues satisfaction with support for specific projects
  • Adherence to all Data Protection, Confidentiality and Compliance protocols
  • Adherence to relevant ERDF evidence requirements

 

Financial Accountability: None

Employees responsible for: None

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

Education, training and qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to Level 3 standard or equivalent

 

Desirable

  • Recognised marketing qualification

 

Skills, knowledge and abilities

Essential

  • Practical understanding of the principals of marketing
  • Good working knowledge of various social media outlets and platforms
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with an ability to work with a diverse range of clients, suppliers and colleagues both face-to-face and by telephone.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail, work accurately and to tight deadlines
  • Flexibility – the role will require significant flexibility in being able to work across a range of stakeholders.
  • Organisational (including time management)
  • High standard of written English
  • Numeracy, computer skills, including the use of spreadsheets, word processing and other relevant software packages

 

Desirable

  • Project Management
  • Preparation and delivery of presentations
  • An understanding of the range of business support, training and finance offered
  • An understanding of the projects being delivered and target beneficiaries

 

Experience

Essential

  • Experienced user of Microsoft software, specifically Excel spreadsheets, Word, PowerPoint, CRMs and Content Management Systems
  • Customer Service

 

Desirable

  • Marketing to SME’s
  • Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator would be beneficial
  • Working with the media is desirable
  • Business support/enquiry handling background

 

Personal attributes

Essential

  • The ability to work as part of a team, within an office environment, but also the enthusiasm and self-motivation to work alone
  • Ability to work with a range of people including the general public, partners and public sector colleagues.
  • The ability to work to deadlines, with good time management and efficient work patterns.
  • Ability to assimilate new information readily and to apply it practically

 

Desirable

  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Ability to establish and build relationships with external parties, other business partners and key influencers

 

Role Specific Requirements

  • To write and devise suitable content for both online and offline marketing purposes
  • Creative – ability to spot marketing opportunities, develop appropriate content/responses

 

Closing date: Friday 10th August 2018

Please email a copy of CV to info@ldbgroup.co.uk to request an application form.