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  • Marketing Assistant - Graduate Role

  • Business: Wickes
  • Sector: Marketing
  • Location: Watford, Hertfordshire
  • Salary: Competitive + Benefits
  • Hours of work: Mon - Fri 9-5 (Flexi)
  • Position type: Permanent
  • Job type: Full Time
  • Date posted: 15-Feb-2019
  • Job reference: 20183

Job Description

We are now recruiting a Marketing Assistant for our new and exciting ”Showroom team” within our marketing function. The role is based in our Support Centre in Watford.

The role is to assist in the day-to-day delivery of the PR & Social Media strategy; together with other interesting projects, working alongside our talented agencies.

“Showroom” is the name for our fast-growing, designed and installed, kitchen and bathroom business, with over £300m sales value.

Wickes is a progressive company to work in and has a strong culture of work hard/play hard. It’s a down to earth, inclusive environment where people work collaboratively and feel part of a winning team.  

What are your Principal Accountabilities?

As a Marketing assistant the three main areas you will be responsible for are:


  • Inspire our customers through engaging and helpful content targeted to customers considering home improvement projects

  • Network with key internal stakeholders to uncover newsworthy opportunities which can be communicated through our social channels.

  • Responsible for the social media calendar and the approval, monitoring and reviewing across our social channels (Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Houzz)

  • Ensure our partnership activity with Absolute Radio and Talksport are always on the Wickes plan


  • To manage all PR campaigns through our owned channels and generate maximum awareness and positive sentiment for Wickes. This is across all areas of our business; Showroom, Core DIY and Trade

  • Drive the performance of weekly press office, working with the agency to identify product stories and promotions that deliver regular coverage in line with agreed KPIs

  • Working with internal stakeholders to identify key products and category promotions, briefing the agency within agreed timelines to ensure we hit press deadlines and meet coverage opportunities

  • First contact in the reactive press office process, including preparing statements with the support of the PR agency, working with the manager to oversee any reputation issues and/or crisis through to their conclusion


  • To work with our large network of trusted installers to raise awareness of this differentiating and successful service amongst customers that are considering a new kitchen or bathroom

  • Help the marketing manager co-ordinate our powerful offers across all the different channels

  • Once established, support the Showroom team in the coordination of the monthly sales programme - This role is to manage the monthly sales pack which contains all the marketing activities to support each sale, chair the weekly cross department meetings and follow up with information and actions

What we are looking for in you

  • Graduate Level

  • Passion and understanding for social media (Facebook, instagram, pinterest, twitter)

  • Ability to prioritise and juggle different projects at once

  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills

  • Organised, responsive and analytical

  • A team player

  • Creative flair

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Proactive, confident and resilient

What we can offer you

Wickes is more than just the nation’s favourite DIY store. We’re part of the Travis Perkins Group, one of the UK’s top employers and that’s why the first thing you’ll notice at Wickes is the way everyone pulls together.  It’s a place where we’ll ask for your ideas, listen to your opinions and value the contributions you make. Chances are you’ve never experienced anything quite like our culture. All our colleagues come from different backgrounds, but what we all have in common is a determination to succeed and a passion for being the best we can be.  If that sounds like you, we’ll make you feel right at home

Our strong family values and 'cornerstones' lie at the heart of the success of our journey - from family business to forward thinking business. If matching your ambition to our culture is an exciting prospect, there's never been a better time to join us.

And if, like us, you put customers at the heart of everything you do, you can expect to be rewarded with a full package of perks on top of a salary that grows with you as you grow in our business.

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