(MDXSU) Marketing Assistant


Middlesex University
2 Months
4 hours per week
Smart Casual




This job is part of the Middlesex University Students’ Union’s Community Placement Scheme and is only available to current students of Middlesex University. The scheme has been established to ensure students are paid London Living Wage (£10.55) to put your studies or interests to use practically on placements whilst helping the local community. The scheme is designed to boost student employability and increase collaboration within Barnet and beyond.
We would recommend visiting www.mdxsu.com/community-placements before submitting any applications.

Voicebox deliver drama-based PSHE workshops for young people across London to explore the question of what it means to be a man today. Currently, Voicebox provide 3 different services, which you can read more about at https://www.voiceboxcic.com.
At Voicebox, our priority is to create a supportive space for young people to discuss, challenge and question the cultural expectations of what it means to be a man. We also want the participants to have power and ownership over the work that we explore with them, with this in mind we have designed workshops that are flexible to the changing needs of each group we work with. We are determined to make a positive difference to the wellbeing of all young people that we connect with through our projects.
You will have a ‘hands-on’ approach in improving current marketing operations at Voicebox. You will analyse and draw insight from analytics to justify new marketing opportunities. Through understanding Voicebox, its ethos, goals and personality you will put forward ideas for creating a brand identity; this will mainly focus on how Voicebox markets itself digitally through the website, social media platforms, and any other digital/online material. You will research and implement unique and innovative marketing strategies that align with the core values of the company.
• Research and utilise data from relevant organisations to justify new marketing opportunities.
• Work with the Director of Marketing and Media to create a coherent brand identity.
• Research new and creative marketing strategies to improve the current marketing operations.
• Gain an understanding of Voicebox customers
• Play an active role in creating and posting on Voicebox social media accounts.
• Assist the planning and delivering of a digital/online marketing campaign
? An understanding of core marketing concepts, theories and principles
? An understanding of consumer behaviour
? Ability to work independently, managing workload effectively and being flexible to meet changing requirements of the company.
? Ability to work successfully as part of a team
? Willingness to put forward own ideas and opinions
? Capable of planning and delivering marketing initiatives
? Able to summarise effectively, you will be able to explain sometimes complex ideas in a simple way.
? Understanding of the needs of small business and using this to create marketing strategies aimed at communities, schools, universities and other youth hubs.
? Familiar with online social media platforms, such as Twitter, Instagram & Facebook.

• Understanding of marketing for charities and community interest companies (as opposed to profit driven businesses)
• Experience in online marketing campaigns
• Studying marketing-related degree
Joseph Levy Foundation, 1 Bell Street, London, NW1 5BY
How to apply
Please note the deadline for this application is 10th October. Please upload your CV, and answer the following questions in your cover letter (300 words max per question):

1. What interests you about this opportunity?
Demonstrate that you understand the role and talk about your motivations to apply for it; that will help us to get a sense of your personal connection to this placement.

2. Why are you the perfect candidate for this placement?
Demonstrate your skills by giving examples from your previous roles and describe how this experience has allowed you to develop each of the skills listed. Please refer to 'experience and skills' section.

3. Why is this experience important to you?
Tell us about how this role will support your personal development, develop your skills, complement your studies and/or benefit you in the future. Talk about your aspirations for the future and how you think this placement role could benefit the community, as a result why it is important for you to be involved.

4. Are you currently a student at Middlesex University? If so, what course and year of study are you undertaking?
Candidates will be shortlisted based on cover letter and CV.

Further Information
We will be completing the shortlisting process as soon as possible following the closing date, and aim to let you know as soon as possible. Please note however that due to the number of applications that the students’ union receives for placement opportunities, we are unable to offer personal feedback on applications. If you need any additional information or if you would like to speak to someone about your application please contact the Community Partnership Coordinator, Sally Bernard, at s.bernard@mdx.ac.uk or 020 84115009.