Friday Featured Vacancy – Marketing Assistant at Story Contracting

Marketing Assistant

Applications Close 5th October 2016

£18,000 to £20,000pa + bonus + pension + healthcare

Are you enthusiastic, creative and looking for an opportunity to join a busy marketing team in hot demand?

Do you want to transform your experience or education into an exciting marketing career with the opportunity to progress? Due to an exciting period of growth, Story Contracting is looking for a Marketing Assistant. Based from our newly renovated Carlisle office, you will help to protect and increase the awareness of our brand, support the success of our communication channels and help to achieve our future marketing strategy.

We’re a rapidly growing business working across Rail, Plant, Construction and the House Building sector with offices and depots in Carlisle, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Chorley and Leeds. As a Marketing Assistant you’ll work alongside an experienced team, with responsibilities including:

  • Delivering creative content for internal and external communications including social media and web, ensuring our brand standards are met.
  • Briefing and liaising with numerous creatives in our marketing supply chain including print houses and designers.
  • Delivering creative marketing materials in line with divisional marketing plans that’s sets us apart from our competition.
  • Helping to plan events and getting involved in marketing our exciting project portfolio.
  • Carrying out a range of general marketing admin tasks for the Marketing team.

To join us you must have previous administration experience, excellent written and verbal communications skills, a great eye for detail and the ability to pick up new skills quickly. Proactive and passionate, you must be a positive team player who can work on your own initiative.

Ideally, you will be a graduate in Marketing or another relevant discipline and have experience of social media for business, Google Analytics, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop, however full training can be given. A clean UK driving licence is essential as you will be expected to travel to our regional offices and sites when required.

You will receive a starting salary of between £18,000 to £20,000pa with a market leading bonus scheme and health care cover.


Find out more and apply here.

Career interview: how I became a Copywriter?

This week Careers have been talking again to staff at The Entertainer to find out how their career journeys began, and what advice they would give to graduates interested in pursuing a similar path. This is what we found out from Alex Magee, copywriter at The Entertainer.Alex Magee

What did you study at university and what impact did it have on your career path?

I studied English Literature and Journalism. Both subjects rely heavily on writing, punctuation and sticking to deadlines – things that provide a good foundation for a career in copywriting.

What work experience did you undertake per landing a permanent position?

I did placements at various newspapers whilst completing my journalism degree.

Did you take part in any societies while at university, and if so, did you learn any valuable skills from your time?

I used to write for the student newspaper. It’s something I’d definitely recommend if you’re interested in a career that involves a lot of creative writing.

What advice do you have for those who are just starting university right now?

Do a subject you will enjoy. It sounds obvious but you’ll be amazed at the number of people who drop out because they chose something they hated. Also, try not to procrastinate too much. The last thing you want is starting a 15,000 word essay the day before a deadline when you’ve had all term to do it!

How important is a brand’s culture when choosing positions to apply for?

Very important. You spend more time at work than with family and friends so it’s got to be an environment that will get the best out of you.

 What is the most challenging part of your current role?

Juggling all the different projects and making sure everything’s done before the deadlines.

Don’t forget to contact Careers on if you want some help with your career planning and job seeking. Alex mentioned how important it is to get experience, and we can help with this too.

Where’s Gary? Welcome Week Competition – Win £40 worth of vouchers!


Gary is the Careers and Employability  Service’s gorilla mascot, and he’s been on an around the world trip – can you identify which countries he visited this summer?

Follow Gary around the world as he visits famous landmarks for a chance to win a £40 Amazon gift voucher!

How to enter: Gary visited ten countries on his round-the-world trip – all you have to do is identify which country Gary was in each day from the postcards he sent home. Simply complete the form below and click submit to enter the competition. Terms and Conditions apply.

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Friday Featured Vacancy – Content Writer – Part Time

Location: Lancaster
Salary: £22k – 25k per year
Closes: 19 Sep 2016


Content Writer – Part Time

£22,000 – £25,000 a year – Pro Rata

An exciting opportunity for a driven Content Writer to join a successful growing software company based in Lancaster.

Whether it’s a blog on training or an infographic on future technology advancement, we are looking for a digital content writer who has a passion to:-

  • Write for people (not just for clicks)
  • Research and deliver quality and expert information (not just hard-sells)
  • Keep blog subscribers wanting more
  • Understand SEO and produce relevant optimised content

Downloadable content is the key to inbound marketing success, serving as a lead generation tool for all our inbound marketing strategies, including email, social media, search, lead generation, etc.   We are looking for a prolific and talented content creator to write and produce fantastic downloadable and shareable content and blog regularly, to expand our company’s digital footprint, awareness, subscribers, and leads. This role requires a high level of creativity and attention to detail.

The company offer a great friendly working environment in a new purpose built office situated in Lancaster City centre, 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays) and following a probationary period a healthcare cash plan and additional benefits.  


  • Create resources to drive leads, subscribers, awareness (examples include eBooks whitepapers, infographics, guides, case studies etc.).
  • Blog on an ongoing basis to support and promote offers and to attract site visitors through search, social media, and email subscribers.
  • Grow our blog subscriber base by providing them with regular, helpful content that’s aligned with their needs and interests.
  • Research and collaborate with the team, customers and external influences to produce relevant and expert content that meets the needs of our target audience.
  • Be able to tell great stories of what are prospective customers need to know in a generous, informed and editorially approachable way.


  • You’ll be degree educated (ideally in journalism/pr/creative writing) or with equivalent working experience.
  • Have experience producing content for the web specifically, as well as channel-specific knowledge (blog, Slide Share, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Be proficient in SEO/content optimisation
  • Exceptional content creation and writing/copy writing skills
  • Past experience building audiences either online or offline.
  • Be creative and an excellent writer but can also be process-driven using data and research to produce referenced thought leadership content.

Any experience of the following would be a plus but not essential

  • PPC advertising on LinkedIn
  • Experience working on an automated marketing tool such as Hubspot

Company description

Our client are a well-established software house delivering cutting edge solutions to the training industry. We have ambitious growth plans and require driven, motivated employees to help drive the business forward.

How to apply

Apply here.