Senior Marketing Assistant (25k) - Global Firm (Hybrid)

Job Description

VANRATH are assisting with the recruitment of a Senior Marketing Assistant for a leading global law firm.

This proves to be a fantastic opportunity for a recent graduate who wants to progress their career and widen their knowledge in a Global organisation that places immense value on their staff. This firm has a fantastic reputation for progressing people within the organisation.

This role is Hybrid Working (3 Days in Belfast City Centre (State of the Art Office) + 2 days Working From Home)

This is a Monday - Friday position. Initially this role will be a 6-month contract, with permanency highly likely depending on performance.

£22,000 - £25,000 + Progression Opportunities & Global Benefits Package


As a Marketing Assistant, you will provide day-to-day support on a variety of marketing and business development projects: winning new business (helping to produce effective client-facing documents), growing key client and sectoral relationships, and raising the profile of the practice and its partners.

  • (Assist in) collating information for, and delivering, first drafts of credentials statements, proposals (baseline documents for matter pitches, panel pitches, practice-related input for other pitches); brochures, placemats and contact cards; client presentations; submissions for legal directories (UK and Global); and internal newsletters/updates

  • (Assist in) collating information for, and delivering first drafts of, client relationship documentation and reports including key account management (information) reports

  • Assisting with research requests for client BD and pitch meetings, conferences and marketing trips, and business planning exercises - eg organising and assisting with collating client/market research and financials

  • Assisting with internal and external events, including preparing mailing lists, invitations and supporting materials, and assisting with event logistics

  • Managing website content, including liaising with the Digital team to upload publications and news items, and assisting in organising related social media posts

  • Assisting with the formatting of client facing materials including, where appropriate, liaising with the Creative Services team

  • Maintaining and updating key experience and case statistics databases, to support BD activity

The Ideal Person

  • Degree in Marketing or Business related degree is essential
  • Previous BD or Marketing experience in a professional services environment is preferred
  • Great communication skills
  • Ambitious person

For further information on this vacancy, or any other jobs in Belfast or wider Northern Ireland, please apply via the link below or contact Jack Groves via Vanrath in the strictest confidence. Thanks.

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1. Attention to detail. As we've recently written, attention to detail is not important for every position out there, but it's vital for recruiters. As they can work with a relatively small talent pool, it's extremely important to remember every detail. This means who they've talked to, their position, their willingness to apply for a new job etc.

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