Bristol, Bristol City
£18,525 per year
Temporary, 6-month contract with the option of becoming permanent if performance and charity finances allow., Full-time
Job description

This job opportunity is offered under the Kickstart scheme, meaning applicants must be aged between 16 - 24 and in receipt of Universal Credit. You must apply via your Job Coach.

We seek a motivated and ambitious digital native to help us better engage with current service users, reach out to new, diverse audiences and more effectively communicate our charitable impact. 

You’ll be bursting with ideas - and excited to work with your colleagues to realise theirs. You’ll be committed to understanding and communicating effectively with our audiences. You’ll be proud to shout about the work we do and act as a brand ambassador for Life Cycle UK. You’ll be confident to support your colleagues to do the same.

At ease with working accurately and at speed, you’ll be happy to roll up your sleeves and get stuck into multiple projects with short timescales. You’ll know how to prioritise your work efficiently as you field requests from different teams. You’ll take pride in the high-quality content you create.

Supported by a small but perfectly formed team, you’ll have the opportunity to take on more responsibilities over time – including managing your own campaigns. We’re committed to staff development: as we grow, we want you to grow too. 

If this sounds like you, we’d be delighted to hear from you!

Key responsibilities

  • Supporting the Marketing Manager to produce a wide range of digital and printed content, in line with Life Cycle UK’s brand guidelines.  This will include:
    • Creating engaging social media content
    • Creating content for our website and e-commerce platforms (currently eBay).
    • Writing news articles, press releases, case studies and blog posts.
    • Assisting in the creation of our newsletter and email marketing campaigns.
    • Assisting with the organisation and delivery of photo and video shoots.
  • Day-to-day monitoring of our social media presence, providing regular interactions on behalf of the organisation.
  • Providing marketing support to our different teams, including the Inclusive Cycling, Training and Bike Workshop (Hub) teams.
  • Working with colleagues to deliver an excellent customer journey and user experience.
  • Assisting with the creation and ongoing management of Pay Per Click (PPC) campaigns.
  • Contributing to the management and upkeep of marketing literature and content. 
  • Assisting at public events.
  • General administration tasks for the Marketing Team.

Person specification


  • Good command of social media platforms, e.g. Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
  • Experience of working on marketing campaigns.
  • Experience of assisting with website management.
  • Experience of using basic graphic design software such as Canva.
  • Enthusiasm and affinity for Life Cycle UK’s mission and values.


  • Experience of using CRM systems.
  • Experience of using mailing software such as Mailchimp.
  • Knowledge and experience of using Google marketing tools including Analytics and Ads.
  • Experience of using more advanced graphic design software such as Adobe Suite.
  • Design, videography and/or photography skills.
  • A marketing-related qualification.
  • Experience of working in the voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector.

Skills and attributes

  • Excellent written, verbal and visual communication skills.
  • Creative thinker, with a flair for creating engaging content.
  • Dedicated to a first-class customer experience.
  • Ability to work without constant supervision, proactive and ready to take the initiative.
  • Highly organised with excellent attention to detail.
  • Personable, able to work alongside people from all walks of life.
  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office - and can quickly adapt to using new software.
  • Keen to learn and improve on an ongoing basis

Note: This job description is for guidance only. You will be expected to undertake activities as required in order to help the charity develop and increase its social impact.

More about Life Cycle UK
Life Cycle UK

Life Cycle UK is a registered charity (1077575) that was founded in 1999 and now works with 9,000+ people a year.

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Posted on: 06 September 2021
Closed date: 06 October 2021
Job ref: Marketing Assistant - Kickstarter role
Tags: Communications, PR, Marketing

The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.