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Marketing & administration assistant

Marketing & administration assistant

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 20/05/2022
Application RestrictionsBlack, Asian and Ethnically Diverse | Disabled | Lower Socio-Economic Status

Salary: £11.05 per hour 

Contract duration: 7 months

Start date: June onwards


Are you passionate about literature and the arts? This is a brilliant opportunity for someone with excellent written and verbal communication skills to gain experience in the heart of the industry.

For more than 200 years, the Royal Society of Literature (RSL) has celebrated and nurtured all that is great in British literature, past and present. Today, alongside their world-class events programme, they support authors both established and emerging with awards and grants, as well as managing engagement programmes to inspire the next generation of readers and writers.

They are seeking  an organised and motivated marketing and administration assistant to  contribute to their work as  the UK’s charity for the advancement of literature. The successful applicant will provide administrative support to staff in the small, friendly team based at Somerset House, London.


Key activities

  • To help engage people in literature and build long-term support for the RSL, by promoting activities on social media
  • To help honour and encourage great writers, by providing administrative support for the RSL’s awards and prizes
  • To enhance the organisational effectiveness of the RSL, by assisting the head of operations in a range of administrative tasks


What you will learn

  • General administrative experience including correspondence, office management and scheduling
  • How to support a small team with a full workload
  • Database and customer relationship management (CRM) software management
  • Customer service, through interactions with contacts over the phone, by email and face-to-face at events
  • Events management and insight into programming
  • Marketing and promotion, as well as interacting with people, on social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram)
  • Project management, including review and planning
  • An understanding of fundraising and charity processes
  • Time management and priority setting
  • Opportunity to observe and feed into a programme of work celebrating the range of writing and writers in the UK


Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise tasks
  • Excellent IT skills (including Microsoft Office and major social media channels)
  • Absolute discretion when handling sensitive information
  • A passion for reading and the arts


  • Experience of creating and editing online content using Canva or the Adobe Suite 


To apply

  • Log in to your Creative Access account or register today to apply for this opportunity
  • Upload your CV and cover letter as one document (applications without a tailored cover letter will not be accepted)
  • Once submitted, you can no longer amend your application, so proof-read carefully
  • Do not contact the company directly
  • Please email any queries about this role to Creative Access at this address:

This opportunity is only open to individuals from a group that is under-represented in the creative industries. This includes, but is not limited to Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, disabled people, and individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

The successful candidate for this opportunity will also participate in a Creative Access support programme that sits alongside workplace training. This includes a programme of induction training, monthly masterclasses, wellbeing support, buddying / mentoring and more.

Years of experience

  • Entry

Salary range