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Graduate Job Graduate Marketing Officer

Vacancy Type: Graduate Job
Employer: ScotGrad – Graduate Placements for Growing Businesses
Reference: AROS01
Salary: £16,000 per annum  

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Job Summary

Aros (Isle of Skye) Ltd, an award winning attraction on the Isle of Skye, is recruiting for a graduate for a 12 month marketing post. The successful graduate will be bring innovative and exciting solutions to all promotional activities of the business and help them further develop a new Marketing and Business Plan.

Job Description

The Graduate will be required to work with senior staff to enhance the overall marketing, publicity and promotion of the Centre and in particular to help grow general visitor to Aros and in particular audience in the theatre, cinema and exhibitions.

Proposals are to work with Glasgow School of Art (Design by Innovation) to strengthen the public perception and identity of Aros. It is hoped that this will create out-of-the-box new thinking and to give style, colour and vigour to everything Aros does.

The graduate will engage with proposals to set up of a free news-paper for Skye, in partnership with InterMedia ‘Events’, the free newspaper for Lewis and Harris, allowing Aros to get extended articles and coverage of all their activities into every home in Skye & Lochalsh. Potentially, this could create a new income stream as well as serving promotional needs.

Aros propose to develop new exclusive products for retail and to sell these through their two shops and on-line requiring them to develop product identity and to design a new web-site. These new products will have a focus on Gaelic or cultural themes and will eventually be available wholesale. The Marketing Graduate would be closely involved with this process advising on design, packaging and selling.

Through all of the proposed activities the key target is to grow the business and to do so with a very clear focus on quality and improved customer service. The proposed activities are new and innovative, exciting for the Aros team and yet challenging in a positive way.

This position is part funded by Highlands and Islands Enterprise and the European Regional Development Fund.

Skills/Experience

Essential:
• Marketing qualification
• Knowledge of graphics and design
• Computer literate
• Well versed with social media
• Editorial skills
• Experience in the arts, tourism or business.
• Marketing Strategy development experience
• Contributing to Business Plan development
• Good communicator
• Able to work with others and show leadership
• Ability to plan ahead and recognise opportunities
• Innovative

Desirable:
• Understanding of business skills
• Ability to contribute to development of a new website with retail
• Knowledge of working with budgets
• Arts programming
• Working with the media
• News reporting
• Gaelic speaker/learner (or interest)
• Artistic/performer
• Clean Driving Licence/car

Benefits

As part of this TalentScotland Graduate Placement Programme, the candidate will benefit from support from a team within Highlands and Islands Enterprise and also access a four day residential course training focussed on employability and business skills.

Additional Info

Closing Date: 9th July 2013

Location: Scotland

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