Full Time, Fixed Term, Permanent Role 



About Bristol Beacon 

Run by Bristol Music Trust, and now publicly known as Bristol Beacon, they were established in 2011 to run  the South West’s largest concert hall and promote musical excellence, creative learning and engagement.  They announced our name in September 2020. Bristol Beacon is a symbol of hope and community. A focal point for music and a place of welcome, warmth and light.  

Bristol Beacon has been part of Bristol’s cultural heritage for 150 years, hosting some of the world’s greatest  musicians from The Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra to The Beatles and Rachmaninov. Their vision is to unite  people through the joy of live music. They achieve this through a diverse programme of inspirational musical  experiences, which offers something for everybody and encompasses music of all genres including classical,  jazz, folk, world, rock and pop, as well as local choirs, orchestras, and schools.  

In 2018, they embarked on a major capital transformation to create a world-class concert hall for the region  that is the most inclusive in the UK. Prior to transformation, their artistic programme had grown to 450 events and six major festivals, attracting 300,000 visitors per year. Their visitors come from across the UK and abroad with 65% from Bristol. Throughout the refurbishment, they have run a programme of 200 concerts per year in interesting locations, which has maintained crucial engagement with audiences and artists, targeting hard-to-reach groups and disadvantaged areas.  

As an organisation increasing in national importance, they have developed creative learning and  engagement work on an unparalleled scale. Their specialisms include working with underrepresented  communities, including 2,500 young people with disabilities and in care. As the Music-Education-Hub for  Bristol, we deliver the National-Plan-for-Music-Education to all children aged 4-18, inspiring 39,000 children  in 150 schools, special schools, and youth groups every year. Their community led Transformation Promise  programme, in partnership with The National Foundation for Youth Music and Paul Hamlyn Foundation,  works with children under five from low-income families, adults in social isolation/with dementia, children in  care/care leavers and community musicians.  

They are showing further sector leadership through their sustainability commitment to become the first carbon neutral concert hall in the UK. 

They achieve all of this through the work of our vibrant and dedicated staff team. They aspire to reflect the city of Bristol and its people; we value individual difference and place great importance on inclusion, wellbeing, and staff engagement, so that their team can be their best selves at work. 

The Team 

The Marketing Team is led by the Director of Communications and the Head of Marketing and is responsible  for the promotion and advocacy for all Bristol Beacon activities. As well as being responsible for Bristol  Beacon’s brand and undertaking all day to day press and marketing needed to sell Bristol Beacon shows,  commercial hire opportunities and promote Bristol Beacon’s learning and community programmes, the  Marketing team also play a key role in helping to set customer service standards, monitor and conduct  audience research and market insight and advocate for Bristol Beacon in the city and beyond. The team are  responsible for communications around Bristol Beacon’s ongoing transformation, and will be planning the  venue’s reopening campaign in 2022/23. 

Purpose of Role 

The Marketing Assistant will support the Marketing team in helping to promote Bristol Beacon and all  aspects of its work as specified in the marketing strategy. The post-holder will support the work of the Head  of Marketing, Marketing Managers and Officers with special responsibilities for uploading content onto  Bristol Beacon’s website, creating content for social media, and managing print distribution. 

Key Responsibilities and Related Competencies 

  1. Marketing, Communication – To assist the Digital Marketing Manager, Digital Marketing Officer, and  wider team to maintain and develop Bristol Beacon’s social media presence on a daily basis. 
  2. Marketing, Planning and Organisation – To assist the Digital Marketing Manager and Digital Marketing  Officer to ensure that all new events are entered onto Bristol Beacon’s website in time for on-sale, and  inputting supplied content. 
  3. Marketing, Communication – Supervised to draft and update general content on Bristol Beacon’s  website.  
  4. Marketing, Communication – Supervised to undertake direct digital marketing by assisting with the  formatting and sending Bristol Beacon’s e-newsletters.  
  5. Marketing, Communication – Supervised to create content for Bristol Beacon’s online and on-site  channels and activate marketing campaigns 
  6. Planning and organisation, Teamwork – To attend and capture Bristol Beacon events for promotion on  social media and to help build Bristol Beacon’s brand and reputation 
  7. Planning and Organisation, Teamwork – To manage the incoming flyers and posters in conjunction with  Box Office and to keep stock monitored 
  8. Marketing, Communication – To proofread marketing briefs and designed content as needed 
  9. Marketing, Customer Service – To update Bristol Beacon’s concerts on external listings websites such as  Headfirst and Visit Bristol 
  10. Marketing, planning and organisation – To take responsibility for sharing and storing up to date  marketing assets on Bristol Beacon’s systems 
  11. Marketing, Communication – To implement a distribution and exit flyer plan for Bristol Beacon’s print  material 
  12. Marketing, Adaptability, Customer Service – To contribute own ideas to wider marketing plans and  specific projects/campaigns and take responsibility for agreed areas
  13. Teamwork, Planning and Organisation – To assist with distribution of promotional materials to partner  venues as required 
  14. Communication – On a day to day basis comply with the Policies and Procedures of Bristol Music Trust.  Employee Specification:

Essential – The role holder must have the following Core and Additional Role Specific competencies: Core Competencies  

The ability to communicate clearly and courteously to peers, line managers and customers in a  practical way using appropriate methods of communication for each situation.  
This includes demonstrable experience of writing clear copy and accuracy and attention to detail in  written and online work. 

The ability to adapt to different situations and tasks, remaining calm, level-headed, and positive  under pressure.  
Is reliable and flexible in response to work priorities. 

The ability to prioritise workloads, set personal timetables, work to deadlines. 
Provides work on time and to required standards. 
Is able to respond positively to changing business priorities. 

Has a good understanding of what makes good customer service. 
The ability to look for ways to provide added value for customers. 
Seeks to understand customer requirements and deliver to those. 

The ability to work effectively as part of a team with consideration and support for the needs of  others. 

Role Specific Competencies  

A knowledge or interest in design, illustration, or digital media content (such as videos, photography,  flash) 
An understanding of the Adobe Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premier) Understanding and experience of using different forms of social media 
Able to develop ability to create digital content 
Experience of using website CMS interfaces such as WordPress, Joomla, or Drupal Knowledge of current trends in the music scene and an appreciation of music 
A desire to develop a career in venue/music marketing, graphic design, or web development

Occasional Duties 
The role holder will carry out any other duty that is reasonably required. Your usual place of work is Bristol  Beacon, Bristol, but you may be required to work at other locations that are reasonably placed. 

Job Details:
Role: Marketing Assistant 

Salary: £22,500.00 per annum  
Contract: Permanent  
Hours: Full-time, 37 hours  
Annual Leave: 24 days leave plus bank holidays, increasing by one day each year to 29 days  after 5 years of continuous service  
Probationary Period: 6 months 
Pension: Bristol Music Trust operates a Salary Exchange (salary sacrifice) Pension Scheme with a 5%employer contribution, subject to a minimum 4% employee contribution  

Application Procedure 
To apply please send your CV and cover letter to Placement Lead, Husnaa Ahsan, at Babbasa at projects@byep.org.uk

The closing date for applications is August 30th 2022 at 9am with interviews likely to be held on August 31st and September 1st and 2nd 2022.