Digital Marketing Assistant

Darlington Marketing £16k - £20k (depending on experience) Full time - Permanent

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Digital Marketing Assistant to join our creative team, based Darlington, to help with the natural expansion of The Verve Group. The Verve Group is made up of five brands, which will all be within your remit (The Verve Group, Para-Sols, Apricity, The Art of Finance and The Grad Scheme).

We’re looking for a creative individual, to work closely as part of the marketing team and develop their digital marketing, to support each brand to grow.


Vital Stats

  • Location: Darlington
  • Company: Verve Group
  • Department: Marketing
  • Salary: £16k - £20k (depending on experience)
  • Basis: Full time - Permanent
  • Deadline: 6th March 2020

About the Role

On a day-to-day basis, you’ll have a range of brand-specific tasks and will be mindful of how they fit into the overall brand architecture. You will support our in-house marketing team by creating engaging content across a range of channels, ensuring all digital assets are consistent and engaging.

Of course, there are some fundamentals but this is really an opportunity to come in, get your feet under the table and put your own stamp on the role. So, if you’re a naturally creative soul with a fierce attitude to get a job done well then, we suggest you keep reading…

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Social media management (namely Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook).
  • Ensure all digital assets (website, social media, external websites) are on brand and updated.
  • Support our Sales and Marketing team within each brand with each touchpoint in the end-to-end client journey.
  • Schedule and monitor our digital output using various platforms (Hootsuite, Google Analytics, WordPress, SEO tools, scheduling tools)
  • Research new tools and platforms for all things digital (email marketing, social media scheduling and listening, automation, etc.)
  • Assisting the marketing team with design and creation of branded resources across all channels. (A candidate with experience in design programmes such as Adobe or Canva would be the dream!)

About You

Relevant marketing experience in financial services would be preferred, but not essential. This is mainly because we think this role is ideal for a recent graduate or those previously in junior marketing roles, and we know because of that, experience is likely to be limited.

As long as you are naturally creative, with a qualification in marketing and some experience with design – we’re confident we could show you the ropes for anything financial services specific. That said, you must be a fast learner to take it all in as we’re a fast-paced office and relish those who roll their sleeves up and show initiative!

It’s also essential for someone in this role to not only support but be pro-active, understand the importance of innovation and come up with their own ideas to help us market ourselves and engage our clients.

Background and experience aside, there are a number of key skills that we look for in our perfect candidate and they are…

  • Proven experience in web and mobile design, with the ability to create and edit content in WordPress.
  • Strong experience of successful social media and SEO in marketing.
  • Able to contribute original digital design ideas with an enthusiastic attitude.
  • Experience using a design programme such as Adobe Creative Suite or Canva. (graphic design experience would be a big plus!)
  • Able to work in a MAC environment, with exceptionally good IT skills.
  • Creative, highly literate with an exceptional eye for detail in layout, content and typography.
  • Understanding of brand guidelines and how to apply these to digital and design projects – essentially to be our brand ambassador across the group of brands!
  • The ability to stay focused under pressure – we’re not joking when we say it gets busy!
  • Be a good team player.
  • Have experience of prioritising and managing your own workload.

Above all, we love someone with a positive attitude who likes a challenge and isn’t afraid to roll their sleeves up and get on with the job!

About Us

The Verve Group is a number of companies including Para-Sols (an outsourced paraplanning company) and Apricity Compliance (providing compliance support to advisers) as well as The Art of Finance (which provides training courses for those looking to develop a career in financial services). The Group of companies all work towards the same two missions; to help support good quality financial advice firms to grow and develop, and to attract new people into financial services and help train them up, for the good of the future of finance.

Across all companies, we approach financial services with a fun and positive outlook and offer a range of benefits to permanent employees to ensure our staff feel supported and motivated. We reward loyalty and offer enhanced benefits to long-service employees but as standard (once you’ve successfully completed your 6-month probation) these include…

Hard benefits

  • 26 days holiday (including days off at Christmas) PLUS bank holidays AND your birthday off (if it falls on a weekday).
  • Personalised salary structure to reflect your own effort and contribution.
  • Death in Service cover.
  • Personal Development budget (for exams, training, anything to help you excel!)
  • Company Pension Scheme.

Soft benefits

  • Casual dress code.
  • Health & Wellbeing programme, including hoodie, drinks bottle and fitness tracker.
  • Unlimited snacks and refreshments.
  • Open plan ‘living office’ environment – including rocking (or sometimes dubious) playlists, our own pub, breakout lounge and breakfast club.
  • 2 official annual company parties, plus adhoc team nights out.
  • Office dogs – we’re not a place for people scared of dogs!
  • Did we mention we have our own pub? IN the office?!

How to Apply

Quite simply, get in touch. It’s as easy as that (the button to do so is below).


A little insider tip for you… Applications and/or CV’s without cover letters get immediate red pen treatment. As wonderful and extensive as your CV maybe, what we really want to know is why you’re ‘the one’ for us – so don’t be shy, cut to the chase and sell yourself like you’ve never sold yourself before – it will go in your favour! Lastly, you have permission to be as creative as you wish, so break the mould and make yourself stand out. That’s what makes us smile.


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