CB21, Cambridge
Circa £20,000 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We’re looking for a driven individual who is eager to join a hard-working and ambitious direct marketing team. As the fastest growing medical research charity in the UK, we’re proud that the Direct Marketing team is continuing to produce highly successful campaigns, not only driving income, but forging long-lasting and meaningful relationships with supporters and donors. The role of Executive in the Direct Marketing team is a varied one and ideal for someone who is new to marketing or fundraising. Fundraising experience is not essential for this role, but we are looking for someone with the passion to change the future for those affected by dementia.

Working with different teams across the charity, you’ll be supporting and delivering direct marketing campaigns across a range of media including direct mail, e-mail, telemarketing and prize led fundraising. Activities in the retention and development portfolio are diverse, ranging from cash appeals to impact reporting and supporter engagement pieces. Together, these activities drive income and create strong relationships with our supporters.

As well as providing day to day and administrative support, the post holder will be completing sector and competitor analysis, helping to inform a test and innovation plan for the retention and development programme. Alongside this, they will be required to liaise with designers, printers, mailing houses and creative agencies; helping to ensure that work is delivered on time and to budget.

The successful candidate will have a desire to learn and develop, as well as the confidence to whole-heartedly launch themselves into an energetic team with ambitious goals.

You’ll be part of a team that works across a multitude of channels; speaking to range of audiences with one theme in common – compelling people to support our work and bring about the first life-changing dementia treatment.

What we are looking for;

  • Educated to A level or equivalent
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise workload.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills and the confidence to communicate with people at all levels
  • Strong team worker and self-motivator
  • Contribute to team meetings and events
  • Fundraising in an office-based environment
  • Proof reading
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Some experience in Direct Marketing or Experience of using Microsoft packages, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Administrative experience including the processing of invoices
  • Professional and hard-working team player
  • Flexibility to work some unsocial hours and willingness to travel independently

Location: Granta Park, near Cambridge.

Salary: Circa £20,000 per annum, plus benefits

Please download the Vacancy Pack for more details.

Please note that the official job title for the successful candidate will be Direct Marketing Executive – Engagement & Retention. When accessing our online recruitment system, the role will be listed as Direct Marketing Executive – Engagement & Retention.

The closing date for applications is the 5th February 2020, with interviews to be held on the 14th February 2020. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are unable to attend on this date.

We would encourage applicants to submit their application at the earliest opportunity as the closing date may be brought forward at any time. Should we wish to contact you to arrange an earlier interview this will be arranged based on the availability of the candidate and the panel. Please indicate in your cover letter if you are unable to attend on a certain date.

In order to be considered for this vacancy, please create an online account using our Online Recruitment System which can be accessed through our Job Vacancies Page. You will be able to attach a CV and covering letter to your application, track your application and view other vacancies that may be of interest.

To view further details about this role and the benefits of working for us please visit the Alzheimer’s Research UK website.

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Posted on: 15 January 2020
Closed date: 05 February 2020
Job ref: DME/19/81
Tags: Admin, Marketing