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April 13, 2015 / Apley Estate - Hamiltons

Apley Farm Shop – marketing assistant vacancy

An opportunity has arisen today for a new marketing assistant at Apley Farm Shop. It’s a challenging role, so if you or someone you know is up to it, get in touch ! I was going to write about the Apley Walled Garden 3-seasons gardening course which starts on Wednesday, but that’ll have to wait until tomorrow. Here’s the Marketing Assistant job specification below.

Marketing is generating an interest to make a physical difference, so that’s the aim of the role !

Working on a broad remit, tasks include in-shop & event promotions, on-site signage, website updates, social media, e-mail marketing, design & production of printed publications, data entry, collating & monitoring feedback, copywriting (press releases & articles), handling our advertisements, event management, liaison with media & the press, research & general marketing administrative tasks.

The Marketing Assistant will also be involved in the ongoing development of our loyalty card scheme & the opportunity to help to shape marketing campaigns.

The role requires someone who is speedy, efficient, flexible & fun, with a good telephone manner. Applicants also need to be quick to adapt, personable & demonstrate a positive & willing attitude. We’re seeking a positive team player with the ability to work on their own initiative, creative & innovative, proactive & dynamic. They must be able to work under pressure, working to deadlines in a fast-paced environment & be comfortable interacting with customers face to face.

Excellent IT skills must include specific experience of working with Photo Shop, Publisher, MS Word, Excel, Outlook, Access & other databases, updating websites in Wix & Word Press, enewsletters, Facebook & Twitter, e-mail marketing methods, Google Analytics as well as other related software. Fast touch typing is essential.

Other skills required include a high level of accuracy, attention to detail & excellent proof reading skills. Highly organised, excellent time management, strong project management skills, the ability to work on several projects at once & prioritise tasks. A clean driving licence & & access to a car. Excellent communication skills are required, including written English.

The candidate should ideally possess a degree in Marketing or an IT-related subject. They must have relevant experience, ideally from a visitor attraction or retail business. It’s a full time, long term position for someone who wishes to grow with us. For a full job description, please email General.Manager@ApleyFarmShop.co.uk or call 01952 730 345 (6 for the office).  Start date – anytime from 1 May.

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