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**Temporary Marketing Manager - Maternity Cover**

Maternity Cover: full time.

Reporting to: CEO.


We require a temporary Marketing Manager to cover 6-12 months maternity leave, to start mid July 2017.

We are a highly regarded mixed veterinary practice with 4 first rate small animal branches, a top performing Farm division and an Equine division which is second to none and includes a referral clinic with enviable facilities.

Our marketing approach therefore requires both B2C and B2B skills.

Job overview:

Responsibilities will include the full mix of marketing activity across the practice, both digital and print.

We're looking for someone with 'in-house' experience, as opposed to agency experience.

Whilst based at our Goosnargh main office, you will also support and coordinate activities at our surgeries in Fulwood (2) and Kirkham. The main focus of the role is existing client retention, identification and engagement with new prospects, increased visibility of the Oakhill brand and it's expertise and services provided by the group\'?s across its 3 main divisions.

The successful applicant will be involved in and have responsibility for driving:

  • Ongoing activities from the marketing plan: web, social media, events, printed literature.
  • Maintaining and building upon the recent new website
  • Analytical reporting on marketing activity and ROI, dynamically adjusting plan accordingly.
  • Promotion, organisation of and attendance at client events (often outside of office hours)
  • DM and database marketing/management
  • Working with the divisional leaders and CEO
  • Ensuring corporate digital, print and website collateral is kept up to date
  • Market research projects to identify new areas of opportunity
  • Co-ordinating promotional campaigns
  • Working with suppliers to promote new initiatives and offerings
  • Maintaining representation in the appropriate media

Key skills / attributes:

  • Graduate with previous experience in a similar marketing role
  • Creative thinker
  • Experience using a Mac
  • Experience in using Adobe Creative Suite for Mac (inc. preparing print ready artwork) and Microsoft office programs.
  • Experience in using a website Content Management System (Wordpress would be an advantage).
  • Experience in managing multiple social media accounts (Facebook/Twitter) to promote our services and respond to client activity in an appropriate manor.
  • Experience in using email marketing software, such as Mailchimp
  • Knowledge of Google Analytics, social media insights etc. and be able to create reports based on this.
  • Dynamic and driven - self-motivated with ability to work independently
  • Ability to work on multiple projects at the same time, often under pressure to tight deadlines.
  • Ability to interact with staff at all levels of a business.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organisation skills.
  • Excellent and accurate verbal and written communication
  • Experience in liaising and negotiating with suppliers, such as printers, media etc.

Please send your CV and any examples of your work to:

Tony Barry, CEO, Oakhill Veterinary Centre


An exciting opportunity for an ambitious Small Animal vet to join our progressive, dedicated and friendly team.

You will ideally be a graduate with around 2 years experience; able to demonstrate enthusiasm and motivation for modern day small animal practice.

Oakhill Veterinary Centre offers a high level, client focused service in a well-equipped and supported environment. There are opportunities for professional and personal development to help you achieve the standards of clinical excellence and care that our clients all expect and receive.

We are an established, forward looking practice located close to Preston, within easy reach of the Fylde Coast, and less than an hour from the Lake District.

In return for your enthusiasm and commitment we offer a competitive package with a well organised weekend rota and no out of hours.

If you're looking to become recognised as part of an energetic and successful team, you need to contact us now:
01772 861300 |

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