Assistant to the Director, Marketing


Job Title:

Assistant to the Director, Marketing

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Jesmond House
75 Walter Road
Uplands, Swansea SA1 4QA


Travel Required:

Occasional (pan Wales)

Level/Salary Range:

National living wage rate per hour upon successful completion of 2x weeks assessment plus 8x weeks training and 3x months probationary period, plus competitive benefits and incentives

Position Type:

Part time

Flexi time

Full time (to max 28 hrs)

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HR Contact:

Jo Ashburner Farr, CEO

Date posted:

November 2017


Deadline for applications:

                                          Open ended              

Applications should be submitted by

Email to

Subject Line:  Application for position of Assistant to the Director, Marketing

Red Dragon Manufacturing Ltd
Jesmond House
75 Walter Road
Uplands, Swansea SA1 4QA

Job Description

Reporting to:      The Director

Hours of work:  preferably 16 hours per week to start (to be negotiated) and up to 28 hrs per week on satisfactory completion of training. Usual working hours are 10am to 5pm (flexible) Monday to Friday. There may be a requirement from time to time to start work earlier or finish later as the role develops and there is potential for an increase in the number of hours offered after the first months of the start of employment.

Annual leave:    28 pro rata on 40 hours pw including Christmas period and public holidays

Duties and responsibilities

This job description is designed to give an overview of the tasks and responsibilities for this position but is by no means definitive. The role will evolve and grow over time to meet business and market demands and training will be given both on the job and through external training channels where appropriate and available. The recruited individual will be expected to embrace such changes and rise to the challenge of developing their skills over time.

We are a social enterprise, a non-grant funded Limited company reliant on the revenue generated from sales of the quality high end products we manufacture for our clients.  We produce what we believe to be among the best products available in our niche sector on the world market and every member of our team takes great pride in everything we do. This business belongs to all of us and attitude is everything. You will get out of this job what you put into it, but as you're not actively making money for the business, you should make yourself indispensable so we can't do without you - and that includes letting your personality shine and the ease with which you integrate into the environment and the team.

ALL staff undertake the same process.

This position includes but is not exclusive to the following responsibilities:

o        Marketing Assistant including research campaign strategy

o        Assistant to the Director

o        Public relations

o        Marketing audit, strategy, processes and standards

o        Miscellaneous duties

o        Customer service including written and oral correspondence

o        Data input

o        Customer relationship management

o        Photoshop artwork, IT and digital (textile) print

o        Calculating quotes, issuing invoices, chasing payments

Before we consider any application, we want to know

o         why you want his job, not just any job 

o         what it is about this company and its values / mission which resonates with you

o         and what you have done to date which underpins your opinions and desire to work with us.

We have a small, growing team and are looking for a keeper not a time waster.  If you’d like to start or continue your career in a small, happy, forward thinking, can do, ambitious and creative environment, please get in touch. 

No covering letter, no interview. No exceptions.

Applicants MUST research the business before submitting an application.

Essential skills

Good working knowledge of social media platforms

o         PC and internet savvy (Windows – word, excel)

o         Basic knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and /or Illustrator 

o         Excellent oral and written communication skills – excellent grammar A PRIORITY

o         Excellent telephone manner and social graces 

o         A sunny disposition

o         Level headed

o         Ability to learn and diversify skills

o         Excellent organisational skills

o         Total confidentiality and honesty

o         Good level of self-presentation

o         Good level of social skills

o         You MUST be reliable and trustworthy

o         Team player

o         Ability to take the initiative

o         This position is not suitable for those with a jobs worth attitude – we expect a ‘can do’ attitude in everyone we work with.

Desirable skills

Full clean driving licence

o        Previous experience of role advertised, although full on the job training will be given
o        Practical experience of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator
o        Experience of CRM management
o        Experience of Mailchimp management
o        An interest in flags and vexillology, the manufacture of textile goods and best business practice
o         A flair for design and an imagination to challenge the norm.

Red Dragon Manufacturing Ltd is a registered and award winning social enterprise, an equal opportunities employer, Living Wage accredited business and holder of the Disability Confident certification. 

    We believe that ‘attitude is the biggest disability’ and have zero tolerance for bullying and discrimination in the workplace.

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