3 months ago
Central Services - Marketing
Marketing Executive (Fixed Term Contract)
Want to join a high-performing marketing team where you can hit the ground running?
Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment?
Are you full of creativity with a keen eye for detail?
As Marketing Executive you will work closely and pro-actively with the Marketing Advancement & Services Manager to deliver all marketing support targeted at UK and EU higher education students. Your hands-on involvement will include delivering a suite of marketing collateral, both printed and online, managing stock-levels, developing engaging marketing messaging for key markets, social media content, organisation of photoshoots and filming days and much more.
What skills/experience are we looking for?
* Educated to degree-level in Marketing (or a related subject)
* Understanding of marketing principles
* Experience in delivery of marketing resources
* Demonstrable experience of producing print and online communications
* Experience of working with Adobe Suite would be advantageous (particular emphasis on InDesign and Illustrator)
* Experience of a CMS or Email platform (WordPress and Dotmailer ideally) would also be advantageous
* Experience of working in the education industry highly advantageous
* Experience working with and adhering to brand guidelines
* General knowledge of Microsoft Office essential
* Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment
* A detail oriented approach with a thorough track record of proofreading and attention to detail
* Good written and verbal communication skills
* Deadline focused
* Flexible to support on any other projects to meet business demands
The team and support
Joining a team of nine, you will have a range of experience and knowledge to help you with your development/campaigns, from Apprentices to Senior Marketers, who are all friendly and sociable, and always on-hand to assist.
Financial package and benefits
We are offering a competitive financial package (dependent on experience), private pension as well as 25 days holiday, 2 days paid Charity work each year for a charity of your choice (which we actively encourage), 1 day of additional training which does not need to be relevant to your role from our very own course selection (1,200 to be precise), and cycle to work scheme.
Who are we?
QA Higher Education is part of the QA Group, and is a UK higher education provider working in partnership with universities, colleges and education specialists in the UK to recruit, market and deliver a range of programmes from foundation level, to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees.
QA is one of the largest learning services organisations in the UK, developing skills and capabilities for everyone from apprentices to business leaders. Headquartered in London, but with a nationwide network of state-of-the-art training centres, QA Group is comprised of four fast-growing divisions - QA Learning, QA Apprenticeships, QA Consulting and QA Higher Education - all of which deliver innovative and cutting edge skills solutions to UK organisations and individuals.
How to apply
When you’ve found the role you want, click the ‘Apply’ button to open the application form. We’ll ask you to upload your CV, and to enter some personal information and provide additional supporting information depending on the role. Remember, this is your time to shine, so please ensure that anything you would like us to be aware of is included in your application. Once you’ve applied, you will be sent a password to your own private account area where you’re able to keep track of the current status of your application(s), as well as read all of the previous email communications, and action requests that have been sent to you.
Once we’ve reviewed your application, a member of the Talent Acquisition team will be in contact with an update on your application. If your application is being progressed, a telephone interview will be scheduled with the Talent Acquisition team to discuss the opportunity, your skills and experience – this is also a great time for you to ask any questions that are important to you. The next stage of the process will then vary depending on the role, division or level you’re applying for, however this may involve 2-3 stages, including technical, HR or competency questions, or might ask you to complete an online work-style assessment as part of your application. Our Talent Acquisition team will explain exactly what the interview and assessment process will be.
If you’re successful and an offer is made to you, we will make the verbal offer and work with you to agree a provisional start date. Your Talent Acquisition Consultant will keep in touch with you, and answer any questions you have. They’ll also support you with any steps involved to confirm your offer. The formal offer paperwork will be sent to you by our People Team, along with any requests for any additional information required.
We take professional and/or educational reference checks on all of our employees so you will be asked to provide this information when returning your contract. For these checks, we do allow people to start with us whilst the checks are in process, however please do note that employment with QA is based on satisfactory references.
For some roles within the business, we also carry out additional checks such as DBS or DV Clearance, depending on the role or division you will be working in (it will be made clear at the beginning of the recruitment process if additional checks will be part of the offer for the role you’re applying for) – for some of these additional checks, it is important that these are completed prior to you joining QA.
Welcome to QA! Prior to joining you should have all the information you need to get started on day one and are likely to have a 'Buddy' assigned to you who will help and guide you during your first few weeks here. Your line manager will develop a personal induction plan for you, as well as ensuring that you also go through the company induction so you have a full understanding not just of your role but also of QA as a whole.