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Marketing Assistant

Closing date
27 Feb 2023

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Job Title: Marketing Assistant

Location: Reading

Salary: Competitive

Job type: Permanent, Full time

Guardian has a single ambition, for every family to have protection that they truly believe in. We aim to achieve that by challenging the market and offering a 'better' way for Financial Advisers and their clients. In line with our brand promise Life. Made Better., we plan to make life better for everyone.

You'll be joining us at a time of rapid growth, with lots of opportunities to increase your knowledge and further your career. You'll be part of an innovative business, with a team of people dedicated to doing the right thing for our customers. A team where you can make a real difference and be part of a culture that encourages you to constantly challenge the norm and put our customers at the heart of every decision.

What you'll be doing:

This role will be responsible for assisting the marketing department with planning, campaigns, events (internal and external) and a wide range of activities to drive awareness and interest in the brand and boost sales from the Financial Adviser community.

This role requires a candidate who is organised, can manage their own time, keen to work under pressure, and they must be flexible and adaptable to change. The role will be extremely varied, from managing literature requests from our sales team, to assisting with the running of internal and external events and helping with the development of all marketing collateral and campaigns.

Key Responsibilities:

* Assist the marketing team, and the wider proposition team, with the daily running of the team.
* Providing administrative and project support for a variety of marketing programmes
* Event logistics support for Strategic Partner and industry events
* Manage the team invoice process - tracking, logging and managing all invoices
* Ensure all marketing collateral remains compliant - running regular reports and arranging approvals using our 'Guardian approval system'
* Supporting internal events and managing the internal communications calendar
* Manage the daily running of marketing email inbox, covering both internal and external requests
* Assist with ad hoc marketing requests from all areas of the business. Being agile to the changing and demanding needs of a growing business
* Support all day-to-day tasks of the Marketing Department, including but not limited to, creating/proof reading content, social media posts, blog articles, emails, brochures, press releases, updating both online and offline marketing literature.

Accountabilities (the detail):


* Work with and support the marketing team, and wider Guardian team, on a daily basis
* Manage relationships with internal and external stakeholders
* Work with internal stakeholders and marketing agency to ensure all communications meet with our strategy, company objectives, the marketing brief and brand guidelines

Brand and Marketing

* The Guardian Brand - making sure all communications are approved and follow brand and language guidelines
* Briefing and assisting and creation of marketing collateral for sales team and advisers


* Working with sales team to understand and prioritise requests
* Sharing regular marketing updates with our sales team


* Support the team to manage the marketing plan
* Produce reports to show success and learns from marketing activities
* Feed into general marketing campaign plans

Who we need:

No marketing experience or financial service experience is needed. Although would be beneficial.

We're looking for someone who wants to join a busy team and grow their career in marketing.

You'll have the following special skills:

* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* A strong team player
* Demonstrable ability to multi-task and work to tight deadlines
* Excellent attention to detail
* Good organisation and planning skills
* Self-motivation and enthusiasm
* Competent using Microsoft Office.

Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.

Candidates with the relevant experience or job titles of; Marketing Executive, Marketing Associate, Marketing Officer, Social Media Executive, Marketing Analyst, Marketing Specialist, Digital Marketing Executive, Social Media Officer, Comms Officer, Marketing Manager, Financial Service Assistant, Financial Services may also be considered for this role.


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