Sales & Marketing Assistant
graduate job

Sales & Marketing Assistant

Starboard Thinking Ltd
St Albans
Time left to apply
5 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

Starboard is a consultancy founded in 2015 that works with private, public and not-for-profit sector clients to accelerate organisational performance by enhancing their strategic alignment, engagement and leadership. We have an award-winning track record and a proven approach. We also run a successful Awards programme, the Business Culture Awards to recognise best-in-class approaches to creating exceptional organisational culture. Our business is expanding and therefore we are recruiting for an entry-level position, which would be ideal for a highly-motivated graduate to gain professional and business development experience.

You will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination and administration of our business activities, ensuring the efficient running of our consultancy. You will work very closely with the consultancy owners and see how a business builds its client base, develops new products and services, and delivers exceptional work. You will learn how the associate relationship with other consultancies builds up a portfolio approach to meet a client’s business needs.

To enable business development, you will learn to deliver marketing communications to prospective clients, and be responsible for much of the day-to-day coordination and administration of prospective client follow-up and approaches. You must be able to take responsibility for your own time and work, and have the diligence and resourcefulness to complete a number of tasks with support from your manager, but you will also be working alone at times and therefore will need to develop a high level of self-sufficiency.

You will be given on-the-job training and general support to help you get accustomed to our ethos and ways of working.

Key responsibilities

Business development and project support

  • Conducting client communications, following up with prospective clients and ensuring that all business leads are followed through
  • Operating the company’s social media (currently Twitter and LinkedIn)
  • Compiling marketing materials (liaising with designer, printers and undertaking some simple in-house design)
  • Conducting website updates and ensuring that all client-facing company information remains current and compelling
  • Preparing business proposals (e.g. Creating PowerPoint and Prezi presentations, researching data, sourcing images online)
  • Proof reading documents (e.g. presentations and proposals)
  • Assisting with organising company events (e.g. the Awards’ Dinner, client business breakfasts, business conferences)
  • Sourcing and booking venues (e.g. client presentations, training and workshops)
  • The job could involve travel dependent on client projects

Business Administration

  • Diary management and travel booking
  • Client duties (e.g. answering phones, printing, scanning)
  • Ensuring office supplies are replenished (e.g. stationery)
  • Producing and processing invoices and expense claims
  • Carrying out any other task associated with the role as reasonably requested by the leadership team

Due to the nature of the position, it could lead to a career in various disciplines including business development or marketing or consulting dependent on the individual’s progress.

Company information

Starboard is a management consultancy, with an office in St Albans, 20mins north of central London.

Starboard Thinking is a fast-growing business. We are experts in enabling organisational high performance through culture, leadership and engagement. We understand how these elements need to perform in a branded world. Our objective is to create high-performing-teams at every level of our client's organisation who are aligned to one purpose and strategy. We partner with executives and senior managers – both individually and as a team – facilitating and coaching them to align their organisation and its people for maximum success. We partner leading clients in the UK and globally.

Person requirements

  • Professional, enthusiastic and positive - reflecting our business personality
  • Must have a high level of attention to detail and pride in accuracy
  • Demonstrates an ability to work well in a team, handle responsibility and focus on the task at hand when under pressure
  • Is a quick learner and able to draw on that knowledge to work autonomously
  • Is able to prioritise and organise workload to meet deadlines
  • Exhibits the ability to think laterally
  • Shows the potential to further their problem-solving abilities
  • Is pro-active with the desire to learn and develop
  • Remains calm under pressure
  • Be educated to degree standard with ideally a business/marketing/finance related degree (e.g. Business, Marketing, Sociology, Psychology, Economics etc.)
  • Have experience working in a customer or client facing role
  • Office experience is highly desirable
  • Must be numerate and comfortable with numbers and spread sheets
  • Microsoft office skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Demonstrable, professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven time management and organisational skills
  • Established ability to remain calm under pressure

Accepted degree subjects






St Albans

Contract and working hours

Permanent · Full-time

Start date


How to apply

Number of vacancies: one

The application process will be in three stages:

  1. Please email your CV with Sales & Marketing Assistant in the subject title - please include a brief statement about why you would like to become part of the Starboard team.
  2. Successful candidates will be invited for an interview by Skype, or in person if logistically simple.
  3. The final round will be a face-to-face interview where you will be required to complete an activity to be confirmed closer to the time.

Closing date: 25/10/2017

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 23/10/2017

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