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Careers at Lepra

Marketing Assistant

Marketing Assistant

Job Description


To support the marketing department and wider Lepra team by providing administrative and general support for all areas of marketing.

Reports to

•    Marketing Manager

Main responsibilities

Working closely with the Marketing Manager you will:
•    Keep an overarching eye on how the brand is being presented through the website, our digital and printed marketing materials, social media, and email campaigns, ensuring our messaging is on brand and consistent
•    Work closely across all Lepra departments to deliver a range of appropriate marketing strategies to optimise the supporter journey
•    Work collaboratively with overseas colleagues to support the marketing needs of the wider Lepra organisation
•    Assist with the production of valuable and engaging content for the website, social channels, and blogs to attract and engage our target groups

Key objectives

•    Assist with the development of marketing collateral that enhances Lepra’s “giving pathway” which supports new acquisition and donor cultivation strategies
•    Ensure income is raised in an ethical way and from ethical sources
•    Maximise the social capital available to Lepra

Key tasks

•    Website cleaning and updating
•    Creating brand artwork using Canva / Adobe products, supported by the Marketing Manager
•    News and blog item collation
•    Image library compilation and updating
•    Case study sourcing and editing
•    Copywriting and editing
•    Mailchimp data cleansing
•    Consistent recording of data through our CRM database, Adavantage NFP
•    Recording and distributing meeting notes
•    Ad hoc event planning and support
•    Any other duties as required

Main contacts

•    UK staff
•    Overseas staff
•    Lepra Trustees and Ambassadors
•    Suppliers
•    Key stakeholders
•    Sector professionals

Person Specification

This role requires a team player, who can slot into a fast paced team, be flexible and juggle many tasks and deadlines at once.

Educated to A level or NVQ3 level or equivalent experience

Institute of Fundraising Certificate in Fundraising
Marketing qualification


  • Ability to demonstrate the ability to work as part of a team
  • Experience of using CRM databases
  • Knowledge of the environment in which fundraising activities operate
  • Understanding and application of GDPR practices
  • Conceptualising and supporting the development of creative and compelling stories and
  • campaigns for variety of audiences and platforms
  • Ability to support all areas of the marketing functions such as website editing, email
  • marketing, social media, branding and collateral creation


  • Proficient on Canva
  • A basic understand of Adobe Creative Suite would be an advantage
  • Excellent organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills and cross cultural sensitivity
  • Good IT skills, relevant computer packages including Microsoft applications
  • A keen interest in the digital environment and an ability to identify relevant innovation
  • The ability to organise time effectively, prioritise workloads and meet deadlines


  • Ambitious, self-motivated and adaptable to make the most of this exciting opportunity
  • A self-starter, able to work accurately on own initiative and to tight deadlines
  • Be able to work in a team and be adaptable
  • Able to demonstrate a flexible approach to work
  • Able to show commitment to the principles of the charity sector and values of Lepra
  • Able to communicate sensitively with colleagues, partners, NGOs, members of the public
  • and supporters of Lepra

Further information
This role is being considered on either a part-time 0.8fte (28 hours) or full time (35 hours) basis and can be home or office based. If home based, travel to our Colchester office will be required from time to time and in line with government guidance.


  • Expenses payable in accordance with Lepra’s travel, subsistence and expense policy
  • Training and support will be given

Benefits include

  • Employer and employee contributory pension scheme
  • Non-contributory life assurance scheme
  • In addition to public holidays as they occur in England, you will be entitled to 26 days paid annual leave, or pro-rata equivalent, which includes 3 days that must be taken between the Boxing Day Bank Holiday and before the New Year’s Day Bank Holiday.
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Study package for eligible qualifications
  • Professional organisation fees scheme
  • Membership of the Employee Discounts Scheme
  • Designated free of charge car parking - Colchester

How to apply
Please send your CV with cover letter to personnel@lepra.org.uk
If you have any questions about the role, please call Lucy Fenna on +44 (0)7579 019 301 for an informal discussion.

Salary: £17000 - £19000 dependant on experience

Hours: 28/35 hours per week

Location: Remote and/or office

Closing: 12 May 2021

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