We’re Hiring – Assistant Brand Manager

Assistant Brand Manager

Love brands and marketing but hate the constraints of working for a big corporate? Looking for a better work life balance but want to do something exciting and fulfilling? We have a fantastic opportunity for brand and marketing enthusiasts!

Yorkshire Brand Stories is a bespoke brand consultancy service that assists local businesses with brand creation, management and growth. The business was set up by Holly Ashby as a way to reconnect with the city she grew up in and achieve a better work life balance for her family.

Yorkshire Brand Stories helps their clients with the visual and verbal identity of their brand, whether that be creating a new brand from scratch or helping to reignite tired, older brands that might have lost their spark!

They offer design, copywriting, marketing strategy and implementation services across a variety of sectors. To date they’ve worked with a local chocolate factory, an Indian restaurant, a Yorkshire gift experiences company, a Makaton tutor, an Interior designer, a music teacher, a solicitors, a charity, financial advisers and community services to name but a few!

Desirable Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Creative copy writing skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  • Passion for brands, products and working with local businesses.
  • Good time management skills – have an awareness of client budgets and be able to draw a line under a project and move onto the next task.
  • Enthusiasm and energy – I’m looking for someone that thinks about what they can bring to the table, not just about what they want to take from it.

Fantastic if you have it, but don’t be put off if you don’t as training can be given:

  • Social media management
  • Website maintenance and updates
  • Canva experience
  • Experience of bringing new products to market

Your role:

  • To champion our brand and ensure all activities align with our brand story and values.
  • To be self-sufficient and challenge where information is missing to complete the task.
  • To ensure that Holly is kept up to date with weekly tasks and deadlines so she can manage your time appropriately and schedule training and feedback sessions where required in order to complete projects on track for clients.
  • To think outside the box and bring to the table new ideas.

Responsibilities:

  • General maintenance of the Yorkshire Brand Stories website – including, but not limited to, uploading new blogs, updating copy and images, adding case studies etc.
  • Support on New Product Development projects – including, but not limited to, market research, product sourcing, creative input, product specifications and assistance in bringing new products to market. Full training will be given.
  • Support on client projects – including, but not limited to, market research, copy writing, attending meetings to participate in brain storms and note taking, creating content.
  • Assistance with Yorkshire Brand Stories social media – creation of on brand copy, post designs using existing templates, scheduling and ensuring the relevant channels are kept up to date with correct web links, company images and descriptions etc.
  • Time keeping – ensuring that all tasks are recorded in the company time tracker to ensure we are invoicing clients appropriately and the balance of work between billable and non billable hours can be closely monitored.

This business is about:

  • Looking after its staff members
  • Providing a positive, nurturing environment
  • Being open, honest and fair
  • Offering flexibility and a good work / life balance
  • Being professional and living up to its promises
  • Paying its staff and suppliers on time

Perks of working with us?

  • Family first: I’m a mum of 3 and I get it, family comes first, this business is about give and take, life happens and sometimes you’ve got to be a parent!
  • Helping local businesses thrive – we work with some really interesting, local partners and the work we do for them is a lot of fun!
  • Salary: £9,600 per year (full-time equivalent up to £24,000 per year).
  • Hours of Work: 15 hours per week – can be flexed across 2-3 days.
  • Holidays: 84 hours per year.
  • Company Laptop
  • No work commute: This is a remote working role, we will meet face to face approximately twice a month but largely you will be able to work from the comfort of your own home.
  • Home working allowance: monthly allowance of £20.00 per month, to contribute to the cost of telephone, internet connections and other utilities whilst you are working at home.
  • Pension: You will be auto enrolled in our company pension scheme.

How to apply?

If this sounds up your street we’d love you to complete a quick creative task for us. We love to showcase local brands on our social media channels under the banner ‘I 💗 Brands’. Choose a local brand you love and write a social media post about why you love it and what can be learnt from this brand. It could be the how they talk to their customers, visuals, packaging, product displays, demos, colour palette, anything you think makes them stand out! Present it to us in anyway you like.

Send your completed task, a cover letter and CV to Holly at hello@yorkshirebrandstories.co.uk by the 5th May to register your interest for the role.