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Marketing Assistant
London, London, United Kingdom

Job Summary

Occupation Mobile Marketing
Specialty Marketing Assistant
Salary £26,000 – £28,000 yearly
Location Northampton, Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Visa Sponsorship No

Job Description

Last Update: 9/15/23
Marketing Assistant

What is it like to work at Pilkington Communications?

We are an office-based employer, but also pride ourselves on being flexible and adaptable.All staff members have a supported learning journey and are encouraged to take two volunteering days each year to give time to the causes that we are passionate about.Award-winning, Northampton-based, and friendly PR and digital marketing agency. Our offices are based inside Delapre Abbey, a historic home on edge of Northampton town centre, set in acres stunning green space – perfect for a lunchtime amble.

Pilkington Communications is a supportive and flexible employer. We specialise in the Third Sector (charities, social enterprises, not for profit organisations) and offer PR and digital marketing services: public relations, media management, award submissions, copywriting, social media strategy, PR and marketing strategy and much more …

Many, although not all, our clients are local, so we have a great mix of face to face and remote customer meetings.

We have won several awards in the last few years for the support we provide to charities and for our approach to training and mentoring and the training arm of our business is known as Turtle Academy.

About the Role

Working closely with the Director, this is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a small, encouraging, and creative team, be part of our ambitious strategy and to develop your skills. Although experience is a bonus, it is not essential. We are seeking someone that ‘fits’ with our team, and organisation - who is organised, has attention to detail, is happy to learn, to pitch in and loves making a difference and supporting our clients as much as we do.If you don’t have all the skills, but think you have the skills we are looking for in the ‘Knowledge/ Experience Required section’ below we can train you.The responsibilities of this role may change as the business grows and new clients come on board.There is the potential for the hours to increase and we can at times be flexible, to fit around personal and home commitments.

Marketing Assistant Responsibilities


• Client reports• Media coverage collation• Some management of Director’s diary• Client correspondence and management• Coordinate remote events.• A little office management• Meet and greet office visitors/ clients.• Coordinate internal and external meetings.• May occasionally be asked to take minutes and to collate action points at meetings.


• Social media scheduling• Basic design work for social media, websites, marketing materials• Enewsletter collation and mail-out• Management of monthly Turtle Talks (free 30-minute online marketing talks run by Pilkington Communications)• Operations• Coordinate remote activities.• Oversee any issues that may interrupt the smooth running of the organisation and seek to resolve them, raising the issues to management if appropriate.• Ensure team have the equipment and access they need to do their jobs effectively.• Maintain log of team training and personal training.• Management of Turtle Academy – bookings, invoicing, remote meetings and more

Marketing Assistant Requirements

• Well-developed organisational, time-management and administrative skills. We value the ability to handle a busy, varied workload and to cope with interruptions and changes.• Great people skills, with an ability to communicate effectively with a range of stakeholders, in a variety of written and verbal formats.• Proficient in IT– Word Processing, Databases, Email, including good Excel skills.• Excellent grammar and attention to detail – you’ll be comfortable with problem-solving and acting on your own initiative.• Willing to learn and take on a variety of tasks.• Ability to work calmly under pressure, meet set deadlines and pay meticulous attention to detail completing tasks fully, accurately and on time, prioritising where appropriate.• A basic understanding of social media and the different platforms• An eye for good design• A self-starter, motivation (there will be times when you are the only person in the office)• Confidence to pitch in and share ideas.• Ability to deal with confidential information or situations in an appropriate and sensitive manner.

A bonus – experience in:

• Social media scheduling• Website management• An understanding of Canva – or other graphic design platforms• Familiar with how WordPress websites work• Familiar with the Eventbrite event booking platform• An understanding of GDPR

Location: Northampton - Office based working with occasional travelContract Type: 12-month fixed term contract – with a view to being permanentHours: Part Time (15 hours per week – potential to increase in future)Salary: £26,000-£28,000/ year pro rata (which equates to £10,400-£13,440/annum)Benefits: 23 days holiday pro rata plus bank holidays, Up to two days paid leave for volunteer days, Some flexible working

Next Steps

Interested? Please apply with:

• Your CV• A covering letter• A one page (no more than 300 words please) telling us why you are the person for this job, what transferable skills you have and how you might use them to benefit Pilkington Communications.

Application deadline: Monday, 25th September

You may also have experience in the following: Marketing Executive, Marketing Assistant, Marketing Officer, Marketing Administrator, Communications Executive, Communications Assistant, Communications Officer, Communications Administrator, Events Management, Digital Marketing, Social Media, Marketing Degree, Graduate, Internship, etc.

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