CAREERS

Careers at Drakes

We're always looking for talented and keen individuals to come and make a difference at Drakes.

We offer excellent salaries, a range of benefits and stable career progression allowing you to not only help the business but to flourish in your chosen role and all progression opportunities ahead of you.

Even if we don't have the specific vacancy suitable for you, we still welcome speculative applications. These should be submitted in the form of a CV with Cover Letter to our HR Department at stefan.woodward@drakes.biz

Marketing & eCommerce Assistant  
Drakes is currently accepting applications for the creative role of Marketing & eCommerce Assistant to support our multi-branch plumbers’ merchant business. 

Key responsibilities:
  • Maintenance and monitoring of social media channels and PR activities
  • Writing and distributing Internal communications and newsfeeds
  • Creating and updating website and app content when required
  • Assisting with company events, customer incentives and supplier initiatives
  • Creating and monitoring press releases and regional ads for both web and print
  • Updating and working with customer and product databases
  • Liaising with external suppliers, both inwards and outwards to the company
  • Building and distributing bulk email messages
  • Ad-hoc assistance with relevant projects when required
  • Providing first line IT support for referral to relevant third parties
  • Ad hoc assistance with company hardware provision 
Essential:
  • Previous experience in a creative marketing role with both print and digital
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy with good English skills
  • Good knowledge of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. 
Desirable skills:
  • Relevant degree or notable qualification
  • Able to multitask and time-manage to meet multiple, regular deadlines
  • Strong initiative and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge of computer hardware 
Reporting to: 
The successful candidate will report directly to the Head of Marketing & eCommerce. 

Summary:
This is a rare opportunity for a current marketing assistant or creative looking to join a small and friendly team where they can take ownership of key marketing streams within the business. 
As an established local company we offer great career progression and would also welcome applications from recent graduates or students who can demonstrate a portfolio of relevant works but are looking to take their first steps into professional employment. This new position reflects a period of expansion within the company and therefore is offered on an initial one year fixed-term contract with the potential for a permanent full-time role for the right candidate. 

To apply:
Please forward a current CV along with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role to stefan.woodward@drakes.biz 

Job Type:
Contract Salary: £15,000 to £19,000 /year.


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