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Job Title Marketing Assistant
Location Bristol
Description

Job Title: Marketing Assistant

Location: Bristol

Join a team that makes real changes

Bevan Brittan is a UK-Top 100 commercial law firm providing a comprehensive range of legal services from offices in Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds and London.

The firm advises businesses across construction, energy & resource management, higher education and financial services, complementing the firm's market leadership within housing, local government and health and social care.

We currently employ over 500 people, including 80 Partners, and our award-winning teams provide construction, commercial, corporate, property, regulatory, employment and litigation (commercial and clinical negligence) legal advice.

Bevan Brittan is named among 'The Times Best Law Firms 2022' and has recently either won or been shortlisted for a number of prestigious awards including 'Legal Firm of the Year' at the Bristol Life Awards 2021.

We are driven by our 4 values: Relationships, Results, Reputation and Responsible. These give us a sense of purpose and ensure we always work collaboratively with clients and colleagues, continually improve, make the right choices and act with integrity.

Bevan Brittan is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applicants from all backgrounds.

Rise to the Challenge

Home office of Bristol (with flexible working), with travel where required to other offices, the successful candidate will provide digital communications support to the firm. The role works closely with the Digital Marketing Executive, Marketing Manager and wider Business Development & Marketing Team to assist in the delivery of digital communications and support the maintenance of our marketing data.

OBJECTIVES

Reporting to the Digital Marketing Executive, the successful candidate will provide digital communications support:

  • Creating and sending legal updates via eAlerts & publishing on the website
  • Generating mailing lists for eAlerts
  • Maintaining accurate and GDPR-compliant data on our marketing database
  • Writing/creating social media posts
  • Monitoring some of our marketing and general enquiry inboxes
  • Providing ad-hoc marketing support
  • Providing regular support to the Bids team

MAIN DUTIES

  • eAlerts and web articles - Setting up and sending legal updates to our clients and prospects using lists on our marketing database, to communicate time-sensitive legal and market updates across our chosen markets. Work with the lawyers (across a range of our markets and services) to finalise content for their legal updates and publish on the website and promote via social media.
  • Data management - Supporting the maintenance of our marketing database and working with data in line with GDPR and internal process requirements. Regularly updating subscription preferences for contacts, including adding, amending and removing contacts. Creating mailing lists from our marketing database, including static and dynamic lists, Working closely with our BD team to generate bespoke mailing lists for our legal updates, using our marketing database Infor.
  • Social media - Writing/creating and posting social media posts for our social media channels LinkedIn and Twitter using Hootsuite and InDesign
  • General marketing support - monitoring some of our general enquiry inboxes and responding or forwarding relevant enquiries on. Providing ad-hoc marketing support to other team members as required across digital and traditional marketing channels.
  • Bids support - Monitoring the Tender inbox, including flagging new tender opportunities and managing receipt of clarification clarifications regarding bid opportunities, and sending correspondence to relevant bids lead. Periodically, provide additional support working closely with the Bids team, such as maintaining tender databank and CV databank, completing standard SQs, collating team CVs and creating organograms.

Experience

  • Experience in using an ebroadcast platform such as Dotdigital
  • Experience / knowledge of CRMs and/or databases
  • Experience in MS Excel and an interest in further developing Excel knowledge and skills
  • Experience in and/or an interest in delivering B2B social media
  • Desirable - Some knowledge of data protection requirements, experience of or interest in using a Content Management System (CMS) such as Umbraco

Skills

  • Attention to detail with a logical approach to tasks
  • Ability to deliver to deadlines
  • Organised, methodical and able to manage tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Comfortable working with senior stakeholders
  • Desirable - an interest in learning basic graphic design, and ability to work with content management systems

Characteristics

  • Organised and proactive with attention to detail and the ability to multitask
  • Positive, enthusiastic and personable ("team player");
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills working in a close team environment;
  • Resilient - able to work independently and with multiple stakeholders on short deadlines;
  • Willingness to learn and be adaptable to change;
  • Ability to project professionalism and maintain relationships at all times with internal stakeholders and external suppliers.

Work-life Balance

We offer a substantial benefits package to all employees, which includes 25 days holiday (plus the option to buy up to an additional 5 days), a generous pension scheme and private medical insurance through Vitality (including "phone a GP service", discounted gym membership and 'Vitality' Partner discounts).

All of our people are entitled to a biennial private health assessment through Nuffield Health and are included in the group life assurance scheme. We also have an Employee Assistance Programme (free telephone support and counselling service) and a cycle scheme (Save Tax & NI on a bike for cycling to work).

Where possible, we want to offer all Bevan Brittan people flexibility to work their week in a way that suits them - we operate a hybrid working model based on the needs of our clients, teams and that of the individual. Our core business hours are 9am - 5:15pm Monday to Friday, however we are open to individuals working more flexibly around those times and would welcome a conversation with you if you have any questions.

Responsible Business

To us, being a responsible business is second nature; a core part of Bevan Brittan's identity, running through our culture and embodied by the clients we serve.

Bevan Brittan seeks to play an active role within its local office communities. Through regular fundraising events, support for local initiatives and annual charity donations at Christmas, we have established a culture of giving within the firm. In December 2021 we donated a total of £60,000 to our four regional office charities, with each charity receiving £15,000 to help fund their vital services.

Our current selected charity in Bristol is Great Western Air Ambulance Charity.

We want to demonstrate our commitment to these causes through actions rather than words; colleagues from across the firm are already heavily involved, living and breathing the four pillars of our Responsible Business strategy:

  • Community Engagement
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
  • Wellbeing

Collectively, these four pillars ensure we look after our colleagues' wellbeing; offer an environment in which all can progress on merit, regardless of personal circumstances or background; give something back to the communities in which we work; and protect the environment.

Bevan Brittan is proudly a carbon neutral firm. We have achieved the UN's Climate Neutral Now accreditation and our environmental sustainability plan is focussed on achieving our net zero carbon target.

Each lawyer has the opportunity to undertake pro bono legal work for local charities and not-for-profit organisations. This has seen colleagues support the Great Western Air Ambulance Charity (Bristol), Moseley Road Swimming Baths (Birmingham), Yorkshire Cat Rescue (Leeds), Great Western Credit Union (London), and several others.