Job details

Kickstart Scheme: Trainee Marketing Assistant (Home Essentials)

Job reference: 004379

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. Our Marketing team create campaigns to communicate this to the nation, from TV to social media and influencer activity. We’re looking for a Trainee Marketing Assistant to join us and play a key role in helping make this happen. This role is based at our headquarters in the Northern Quarter and you will:

  • Support our team with sourcing product for Above the Line production (ATL) including activities relating to stock, communicating with our suppliers and the studio as well as managing their returns to the business.
  • Be getting the right price information from our Product teams, looking after the team cost tracker and closely monitor our purchase orders, helping to ensure the team stays on budget.
  • Be our team expert with our image library and ensure we have the right images to deliver our plans. 
  • Complete general administration duties and help co-ordinate important meetings and workshops. ​​​​​​​

What will you get?

  • You'll develop your technical skills through using social media channels and various Microsoft software whilst also gaining an insight into how Marketing can increase business performance.
  • You'll develop many skills: communication (verbal and written), analytical skills, 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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