Events & Marketing Assistant - Leading Regional Zoo

Newquay Zoo
Newquay, Cornwall
£8.74 per hour 
05 Mar 2018
15 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Events & Marketing Assistant - Leading Regional Zoo 
Newquay, Cornwall 
£8.74 per hour 

Looking for a role offering something a little different from your standard office job? Fancy utilising your creativity, increasing your abilities and taking a walk on the wild side with one of the South West’s leading attractions? If so, we’d love to hear from you. 

About Us: 

First opening at our permanent home in 1969, Newquay Zoo is home to over 1,000 of the world’s most endangered animals. 

Now part of the Whitley Wildlife Conservation Trust, we form a key part of south-west conservation alongside Paignton Zoo and Living Coasts in Torquay. 

We’re proud to support overseas conservation programmes, helping conserve endangered species including red fronted macaws, pangolins and sloths. We also boast our own pride of lions and a group of Capybara. 

This is an amazing opportunity to join us as an Events & Marketing Assistant and transform your social media savvy and great organisational skills into an exciting career. 

Your Benefits: 

- 28 days’ paid holiday (inclusive of Bank Holidays) rising to 33 days after five years 
- Company sick pay 
- Defined contribution pension scheme 
- Complimentary tickets 
- Free staff parking
- Branded uniform provided (as required) 
- Internal and external training 
- Free entry to our three zoos (for you and your immediate family) 
- Discounts in our catering and retail outlets (as applicable) 
- Childcare vouchers 

Our zoo is a wonderful place to visit, learn and experience for every member of the family, old and young. It’s also a unique and exciting place to work – your daily commute will involve seeing some of the planet’s most exotic animals on your way to the office. 

You will have the chance to exponentially increase your skill-set, learn from a talented team who are passionate about what they do and develop your career in events planning and marketing. 

Your Role: 

As an Events & Marketing Assistant, you’ll help our Marketing Co-ordinator to develop and deliver Newquay Zoo’s annual events programme. 

Specifically, you will: 

- Help to implement the Zoo’s marketing strategies 
- Increase awareness of events and deliver promotional activities, such as visits to holiday parks 
- Assist with our social media activities 
- Help to update our websites and other digital content 
- Provide administrative support and assist with projects 
- Travel to local and regional events and shows 

About You: 

To join us as an Events & Marketing Assistant, you’ll need: 

- A good understanding of social media platforms 
- Great planning abilities and experience of working to deadlines 
- To be IT literate 
- Excellent communication skills 
- A full, clean driving licence (to travel to events) 

Ideally, you’ll have experience of planning and delivering events, but this is not essential. 

We’re eager to hear from you if you have experience as, or would like to become, an Events Assistant, Marketing Assistant, Social Media Assistant, Trainee Marketing Executive, Junior Events Co-ordinator, Trainee Social Media Executive or Junior Events Executive. 

The closing date for applications is the 15th March 2018. 

This is a full time role, working 37.5 hours per week. Occasionally, evening and weekend work may be required to support the delivery of our events programme. 

Webrecruit and Newquay Zoo are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be. 

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