Job details

Kickstart Scheme: Trainee Brand Marketing Assistant (Simplybe)

Job reference: 004378

Closing date: 01/03/2022

Salary: £4.62 to £8.91 per hour + benefits

Department: Brand and Creative

Hours per week: 25

This role is part of the UK government’s Kickstart scheme initiative. 

Are you aged between 16 to 24, unemployed and currently claiming Universal Credit? If you have answered "yes" to these questions, then this could be perfect role for you! Please speak to your Job Centre Work Coach before applying to this role as without their referral, unfortunately you will not be eligible to apply. Click on this link to find out more about the Kickstart Scheme: Want a Kickstart? - Job help (

Who are we?

Here at N Brown, we champion inclusivity by making our customers look and feel amazing. We’re a top ten UK clothing and footwear digital retailer, with a home proposition, serving customers across our five strategic brands: JD Williams, Simply Be, Ambrose Wilson, Jacamo and Home Essentials. We don’t believe that age, size, shape or background should stop anyone from feeling confident, stylish and happy with the way they look and feel. With our industry leading expertise in creating fashion that fits, we’ve been proudly breaking down these barriers for over 160 years. We help our customers to express themselves with stylish products, helpful services and flexible finance. Now, we’re moving forward together, embracing innovation and new technology, to continue to delight our customers.

The Role and responsibilities

We’re looking for someone to join our Simplybe Brand Marketing team as a Trainee Brand Marketing Assistant. This is within our Brand and Creative department, and you will be at the very heart of the team! This role is based at our headquarters in the Northern Quarter. With the support of the Brand Lead, they will:

  • Work with our Buying and Design teams to identify the best products for photoshoots, editorial stories and campaigns (including social media, influencers and TV).
  • Work with our Merchandising teams to check stock, prices and status for product featured in our campaigns.
  • Have the opportunity to write creative briefs for marketing stories.
  • Support the team by updating the content calendar and activity tracker daily with campaigns, messages and events.
  • Research trends and opportunities for Simply Be.

What will you get?

  • You will develop your technical skills through gaining an insight into Brand Marketing and content creation.You’ll learn about the world of marketing, with exposure to above the line advertising, organic and paid social, influencers, onsite, email and pay per click – a great foundation for any aspiring marketeer.  As well as this, you will have the opportunity to work with some of the UK’s top media and creative agencies!
  • You will also develop your creativity, communication (verbal and written), attention to detail, organisation, self-management, teamwork and relationship-building skills.

As well as this, you will have:

  • Regular meetings with your Manager.
  • Regular feedback on your work from colleagues so you can learn and adapt.
  • A buddy to support you when you join and throughout your time with us.
  • Training and development support from us and from the Prince's Trust, youth employability experts, to build your skills for the working world and your future!

What are we looking for?

Do you have an interest in fashion and marketing? Do you consider yourself to be a creative thinker and always willing to learn more in the marketing world? If so, then this could be the role for you. 

  • We’d love someone with a “can-do” attitude that likes to work with others, loves communicating (verbal and written) and enjoys building relationships with people.
  • You should also consider yourself to be organised and has good attention to detail. 
  • We’re looking for someone who might have had work experience and/or academic knowledge of Marketing, Creative (graphic design, styling, visual merchandising), English or Media.  

How to apply...

Please speak to your Job Centre Work Coach before applying to this role as without their referral, unfortunately you will not be eligible to apply. Click on "Apply now" to create your profile and answer a few questions in order to apply today!

Please do not apply for this role unless you have been referred by your Work Coach.