Birmingham, West Midlands
£22,074 - £24,372 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Work with us

The Vegan Society is an anagram of The Nicest Voyage. Quite fitting, we think, as for many people veganism is a journey – and a pretty remarkable one at that. Regardless of where you are on your vegan journey, our staff are on hand to make it easier, healthier and more fun. If you think you’d be great at helping others with this, read on, as this may be right up your street.

The Vegan Society makes veganism more accessible and an easily adopted approach by supporting individuals, policy and decision makers, caterers, manufacturers, health care professionals and the media.


Who we’re looking for

Are you passionate about changing the way we treat animals? Do you want to help reduce damage to our environment? Do you want to encourage people to enjoy healthy vegan food that looks good and tastes great? We’re looking for an enthusiastic Marketing Assistant who can help to support both individual behaviour change and system change.


Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

The Vegan Society as an organisation values equality, diversity, and inclusion. We want to be an organisation that tackles any structural discrimination or prejudice. We are actively trying to increase diversity in our organisation and encourage applications from all sections of the community. We will offer an automatic interview to all candidates who meet our essential criteria and who identify as from an under-represented race or ethnicity or as deaf, neurodiverse, or living with disability.


The role

The Marketing Assistant role will be responsible for supporting B2B & B2C marketing activities for the Vegan Trademark and VEG 1. This includes a mix of online advertising activities, content creation & moderation for our social media channels, attending events, talking with Trademark holders, and general support to driving business growth.

This role requires a candidate with experience in marketing, graphic, and content design. The position is suitable for someone with 1+ year of Marketing or Design experience, as well as other essential criteria listed below.


As Marketing Assistant you will:

  • Develop marketing materials as needed to support the Senior B2B Marketing Officer and B2B Marketing Officer.
  • Create content for a variety of channels.
  • Assist the B2B Marketing Officer with social media platform growth.
  • Support with Vegan Trademark B2B social media channels with moderation.
  • Assist in the collation and design of newsletter-style updates to Trademark holders and VEG1 wholesalers.
  • Support the Senior B2B Marketing Officer with material creation for international development
  • Collaborate with the Senior B2B Marketing Officer to deliver Trademark holder support from a variety of countries.
  • Monitor various inbox’s relating to marketing, responding to requests and enquires efficiently.
  • Maintain awareness days tracker and work alongside the Brand Marketing Officers to deliver engaging content at relevant times.
  • Document the Trademark B2C activity and communications in our CRM.
  • Support the VEG 1 Marketing Officer on projects such as product launches.
  • Work collaboratively with the Events Officer to support with Trademark and VEG1 events or contributions to The Vegan Society events and tradeshows.
  • Attend trade and consumer shows as required


To be considered as our Marketing Assistant you must have:

  • Relevant Business/Marketing qualification or 1-year equivalent work experience in a marketing or design role.
  • Proficiency in the Abode editing suite including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator, to create artwork for print and online
  • Experience of delivering marketing activities for sales teams for UK and international markets.
  • Experience creating content and scheduling for social media.
  • Excellent written, verbal and numerical skills including writing for various audiences and following tone of voice guidelines
  • Good knowledge of the wider vegan movement and issues relating to veganism
  • Understanding of a variety of marketing functions: social media, PR, sales, corporate identity, positioning and branding.
  • Good understanding of the importance of customer service and proven experience of delivering effective customer service.
  • Understanding of B2B & B2C customer needs.


What we offer

  • A fun and supportive team
  • A solution-focused atmosphere and hard-working environment
  • Flexible working hours
  • Employee Assistance Programme and health cash-back scheme
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers scheme
  • Animal companion compassionate leave
  • Ethical pension scheme (5-7% employer contribution)
  • Death in service benefit
  • 28 Days leave + 8 Bank Holidays (25 days annual leave & 3 closure days)


Additional information

This is full time role (37.5 hours per week) role with a salary of £22,074 - £24,372 per annum

This is a predominantly home-based position, but the successful candidate must be willing to travel to our head office in Birmingham when required.

The application deadline is 9am on Friday 10th December 2021.

Interview’s will be held w/c 10th January 2021.

Find out more about what it is like to work for The Vegan Society by reading our recruitment pack.

More about The Vegan Society

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Posted on: 19 November 2021
Closed date: 10 December 2021
Tags: Marketing

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