Projects and Marketing Assistant

Location: Based anywhere in the UK with regular trips to Liverpool
Closing Date: 16th Jun 2021
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Employment Type: Employed

We are looking to appoint a Projects and Marketing Assistant for 6 months to help with administrative support, based at our busy office. This role is being recruited through the Kickstarter scheme, and you must be referred by your work coach via the Job Centre to apply.

25 hours per week, 6 months fixed term contract, mainly across Tuesday-Thursday 9am-5pm, with some evening work.

Salary: £237.50 per week (£9.50 per hour, Full Time Equivalent: £17,290).

The role will be split into two main areas:

a) 10 hours per week projects support.

Homotopia is best known for its annual LGBTQIA arts and cultural festival every November, but we are a year-round organisation. You will be supporting Homotopia’s Producer and working across all special and year-round projects including Young Homotopia, QueerCore and Homotopia Presents.

Tasks include:

  • General office administration.
  • maintaining accurate records and databases.
  • Responding to emails.
  • Dealing with phone calls.
  • Events coordination such as sourcing suppliers while working within a tight budget.
  • Liaising with artists, participants, partners, venues and volunteers by email, phone and face to face.
  • Other tasks reasonably assigned.

 

b) 15 hours per week marketing support.

Working alongside Homotopia’s Marketing & Development Manager, you will be supported to understand and deliver social media marketing as well as providing administrative support.

Tasks include:

  • Social media marketing, in line with the marketing strategy. This might include content creation including designing sharable images, GIFs, short videos and writing/editing blogs.
  • Social media community management and engagement.
  • Website support (using WordPress).
  • Creating and sending digital newsletters.
  • Providing administrative support for merchandise and fundraising projects.
  • Other tasks reasonably assigned.

 

Essential Skills Experience and Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will be excited to work as part of our small team and ready to learn new skills.
  • They will be a confident communicator whether in-person, via email or on the phone.
  • They will be able to follow instructions with strong attention to detail and feel confident to ask questions if unsure.
  • A keen interest in social media marketing is preferred.
  • Candidates should have an understanding of queer culture and the challenges facing the LGBTQIA community, but not necessarily direct personal experience.

 

You must have the right to work in the UK to apply for this job.

Application deadline: Wednesday 16 June 2021 at 9am.

Interview date: Wednesday 23 June (interviews will take place via zoom).

Start date: Tuesday 6th July.

To apply:

You must be referred by your work coach job centre, otherwise your application is NOT eligible.

Once you have been referred, then  complete the  Projects and Marketing Assistant application form  and an  Equality and Diversity form  and return to Producer Alex Ferguson at: alex@homotopia.net


We strongly encourage applications from folks who are currently underrepresented in the arts, which might include D/deaf and disabled, BlackPoC and Trans* applicants. 

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