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Marketing Graduate

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18,000.00 - 18,000.00  per year



Galashiels UK


Full time

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Jul 25, 2017

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Placement summaryBookdonors, established in 2005, is a social enterprise trading in used books to help people, charities and the environment. We are based in Tweedbank, near Galashiels in the Scottish Borders and we are now looking to hire a talented, committed and creative graduate to assist us with an exciting marketing project. This is a 12 month placement which comes with flexible working opportunities.Job descriptionProject DescriptionRegularly sourcing product from charities around Scotland, Bookdonors buys unwanted/unsold books from charity shops paying for the stock by weight. Historically Bookdonors primary sales outlet has been In 2015 they started selling their books via other digital platform such as eBay, and ABEBooks.In March of 2016 Bookdonors launched a new independant ecommerce platform using Magento.  This project is aimed at developing the profile and income from this new sales channel.Placement ObjectivesTogether we will seek to build the awareness of will be agreed for each of the supporting social media channels and the financial targets for income growth.Develop strong content (writing text, capturing and editing images & video) for distribution through digital channelsTake a leading role in social media activity, and assist in updating the websiteRole DescriptionMain Tasks:Under the direction of the Managing Director, Tom Kenny to undertake a year-long project to establish effective digital marketing practices and achieve designated outcomesTo work closely with Bookdonors staff to support them in delivering essential marketing activityIntegrate easily with the Bookdonors team supporting others in their roles as requiredQualifications A degree or marketing diploma or similar relevant qualification.Skills / ExperienceEssential SkillsExceptional writing skills are essential along with ability in using image and video creation software.Good planning and organising skills, including ability to deliver to multiple priorities and to deadlinesStrong written communication skills, including ability to draft and copy edit press releases, bulletins and promotional materials that combine flair with attention to detailExcellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to build relationships and engage with the general public and with PR and media related contactsHighly confident IT user, including image and video editing, website content management software packages, Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), online research, databasesA genuine passion for putting the customer first, with a deep understanding of the impact of social media on a company?s public imageInterest in and commitment to Bookdonors CIC?s mission, vision and valuesCommitment to Equality and Diversity policy and practice and understanding of how these may relate to own area of workDesirable SkillsFirst class team working approach and ability to work supportively and collaboratively with a range of colleaguesAnalytical and creative skills and ability to undertake basic research and development supportExcellent levels of literacy and numeracyBenefitsCompany benefitsWe can offer flexible working hours, and some homeworking after the probationary period, for candidates to take account of resident location.Placement benefitsAs part of your ScotGrad placement, you will be able to participate in two courses, one online and the other is classroom based. The courses are themed around digital marketing and sales and will provide you with knowledge and skills which will enhance your current and future employability prospects. ScotGrad placements also offer a unique opportunity to connect with a vast network of graduates and ScotGrad alumni. All graduates appointed through the programme are encouraged to make use of the ScotGrad LinkedIn group to communicate with other ScotGrad participants, learn about any professional development opportunities and build up a professional network.Additional informationLocation: Tweedbank, GALASHIELS Planned interview date: 30th August 2017 This placement may result in a permanent employment afterwardsPreferred start date: 4th September 2017 Company informationAs a social enterprise, Bookdonors? aim is to provide flexible employment opportunities to people who find work generally difficult to obtain and help protect our precious environment by re-using and recycling unwanted books which would have gone to landfill.Company sector: Other Company website:

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