Marketing Assistant

  • Contract: Fixed Term to 31st March 2024
  • Hours: Full Time, 37 Hours per week
  • Location: Office based (Leyland) with travel across the County and occasionally the North West. Also remote working from home.
  • Salary: NJC Spinal Point 5-11 £19,312 - £21,748
  • Closing Date and Time: Wednesday 14th April 2021 at 5pm
  • Interview Date: First Phase Interviews Wednesday 21st April 2021. Final Interviews Thursday 29th April 2021. All candidates will be informed if they have been successful for interview on Friday 16th April 2021.
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About Active Lancashire and the Job Vacancy

Active Lancashire is the Strategic lead for physical activity and sport across Lancashire. Our purpose is to “Bring partners together to create healthy lifestyles through Sport and Physical Activity”. This Active Lancashire video tells you more about who we are and what we do.  

We are currently in a position to recruit for a Marketing Assistant. This is a new post to Active Lancashire and is part funded by the Business Health Matters Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Reporting to the Marketing Manager, this varied role will provide sales, marketing and communications support to the Business Health Matters (BHM) programme. The post-holder will promote and communicate the programme’s health and productivity benefits - not only to employers, business supply chains and networks but also to sector leaderships bodies including the Boost Business network, Chambers of Commerce and the LEP committee structure. This role will lead the Business Health Matters digital engagement channels, within our sales and marketing plan, in order to increase awareness of this exciting new programme.

Business Health Matters Programme

Active Lancashire is in the process of developing a portfolio of projects linked to Workplace Health and Wellbeing. These projects (collectively named “Business Health Matters”) will involve working in partnership with a number of organisations such as Lancashire Mind, UK Active, UCLan and Leisure Service Providers in order to deliver a variety of projects and services to workplaces (SME’s) across Lancashire.

The projects and services delivered aim to improve the wellbeing of employees in the workplace and address both physical and mental health. The portfolio of projects and services include health screening, wellbeing planning and Workplace Health Champion Training.

The first project to come on stream is health screening in the workplace. We have joined forces with UCLAN to lead a programme which will upskill gym and leisure centre employees, so they are qualified to conduct health screenings within workplaces. More information on this element can be found here.

The next project within the Business Health Matters portfolio is a European funded project, which will be linked to skills development and in particular the training of Workplace Health Champions in SME’s across Lancashire. In order to deliver the necessary project outcomes, we are developing an accredited Workplace Health Champion qualification at Level 2 and Level 3 so that we can deliver training in the workplace and up to 5,000 employees could become Workplace Health Champions in SME’s across Lancashire. The Champions would gain a Level 2 or Level 3 accredited qualification and act as a champion for workplace health within their organisation.

This role would support the Business Engagement Officer to engage SME’s across Lancashire to be part of this exciting new initiative and there will also be support from our partner organisations such as the Chambers of Commerce.

Our Values

As a vibrant organisation we are committed to upholding our values and ensuring they are embedded across all that we do and this role will play a key part in communicating that to our audiences. As a Sales and Marketing professional for the Business Health Matters Project, the ideal candidate will also be passionate about driving forward the message about how the benefits of an employee’s improved mental and physical health can have a positive impact to a business’ productivity and retention.

How to apply

To apply for this role, please complete the Active Lancashire application form and please also ensure that you address ALL of the Essential Criteria set out in the Skills and Experience section on the Job Profile, using examples to demonstrate how you meet each of these Essential Criteria requirements. Active Lancashire will assess applicants based on the Essential Criteria requirements for this post.

We can only accept a completed Active Lancashire application form; CV’s will not be accepted.

Please submit completed applications via email to Sarah Walton, Director of Business, [email protected] 

Closing Date and more information

The closing date for all applications is Wednesday 14th 2021 at 5pm. First Phase Interviews will be held on Wednesday 21st April 2021. Final Interviews will be held on Thursday 29th April 2021.

If you would like to discuss this role informally, please contact Sarah Walton (Director of Business) [email protected]  or call 07764586747

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