Job details

Kickstart Scheme: Trainee Influencer Assistant (Home Essentials)

Job reference: 004378

Closing date: 28/11/2021

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 are building our exciting new home brand! Home Essentials will help customers make their dream rooms a reality, with modern, stylish and accessible products. Influencer Marketing is critical to our success as we work with leading influencers to showcase our range and inspire the nation to create their dream rooms. We’re looking for a Trainee Influencer Assistant to join the team and help to deliver this by helping us get the right product to the right influencers at the right time, supporting with the administration that makes this possible, whilst gaining exposure to how we create leading influencer content.  This role is based at our headquarters in the Northern Quarter. With the support of the Influencer Lead, they will:

  • Manage the day-to-day product process for influencer activity and product PR by working closely with the Product team. This includes following up regularly on our influencer product costs, updating the tracker and ensuring the influencer planning is accurate and up to date.
  • Work with an external agency through reporting on how campaigns and content is performing and engaged with by our customers.
  • Help communicate with influencers in-house and support them to create content
  • Connect our influencer content with social media, ensuring our content is widely used.

What will you get?

  • You'll develop your technical skills through using social media channels regularly and gain an insight into how Influencer Marketing can increase business performance.
  • You'll develop many skills: 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, retail and influencer 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”, positive attitude that has great written and verbal communication skills. 
  • You should enjoy working in a team environment and building relationships with people. 
  • For experience and qualifications, you may have had work experience and/or academic knowledge of Marketing, English, Media, Graphic Design or ICT. 
  • It would be advantageous to have working knowledge of social media platforms, including Facebook and Instagram.

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.


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