Marketing Executive – Sawday’s Canopy & Stars

Marketing Executive


Full Time, Permanent Position

£18-£22k, depending on experience

Closing date: Sunday 20 November 2016
We’re an award-winning, Bristol-based travel company on an epic journey, truly igniting our marketing for the first time.

We’re on the hunt for an energetic executive who perfectly blends creative thinking and planning excellence. You’ll be happy brainstorming campaign ideas, creating project plans to execute them, coordinating design and tech to make them happen and diving into the stats to see how they did. A wearer of many hats, the prospect of crafting copy about amazing places to stay, perfecting emails and making our social media sparkle will get you out of bed in the morning.


Your purpose:

The Marketing Executive is responsible for co-ordinating and executing the marketing plans to meet the business and marketing targets for Sawday’s. They will be required to support all aspects of the marketing function in building the Sawday’s brand through energetic, creative, insightful, cost-effective smart thinking and activity. This will include ownership of the delivery of content plan through email marketing, social media, PR, website management as well as running online and occasionally offline marketing campaigns.

Your profile:

·         creative – someone who can bring pizazz, sparkle, punch and imagination to their work and to their campaign (no matter how small) – and who has ‘big ideas’ they aren’t afraid to share and who also enjoys collaborating and building on other ideas

·         a hustler – someone who can make a lot happen with a small budget, can pull favours and find creative ways to get stuff done

·         a doer – someone who is impatient to deliver, themselves and with their team, and who loves nothing more than rolling up their sleeves

·         digital – someone who has a fondness for, genuine interest in and strong understanding of digital / technology and its role in the marketing mix

·         a truly integrated thinker – someone who, though interested in digital and technology, has a strong ‘integrated’ marketing toolkit

·         a marketer by trade – someone who understands and applies the founding principles of marketing and is comfortably familiar with the range of tools in the marketing mix, from primary research to customer behaviour

·         a lover of our version of ‘special’ – someone who loves staying in quirky, independent, characterful places run by people with the courage to stamp their personality on their places


·         £18-£22k, depending on experience

·         A special place to work: a colourful, upcycled, recycled, open plan office slap bang on the water on Bristol’s buzzing harbourside

·         25 days holiday per year, plus Bank Holidays

·         Annual budget to spend on ‘familiarising’ yourself with our special places

·         Regular company-wide lunches – cooked by the inimitable Victoria

·         Occasional travel (within Europe) to visit our places

·         An office choir to join (not compulsory)

·         A concert grand piano to play (if you like)

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Deadline for applications: 20th November 2016

Inspirational Jobs – Admin Assistant Coordinator with French Alastair Sawday’s



Full time (37.5hrs per week)

£16-£18k depending on experience


22nd July 2016

We’re an award-winning, Bristol-based travel company on an exciting journey. Our mission is to make the world a richer place to explore, by seeking out and celebrating special places to stay (and eat). We believe that business should be a force for good, enriching rather than exploiting communities, the environment, our employees and the lives of those who use us.  Being responsible is not only right, but great business too.

Our company is only as good as the people who work for it. We are always on the hunt for great people to help shape our future, to bring energy, ideas and determination, and to nurture and develop our special culture.

We need people for whom work is more than just ‘9 to 5’, who believe in making the world a better, more interesting and richly-experienced place and who have the drive to carve out a career doing just that here at Sawday’s. Is that you?

About the opportunity:

We’re looking for a resourceful and empathetic admin whizz with amazing customer service skills to support our French team and the wider Membership department.

Responsibilities include handling customer queries (on the phone and via email), uploading Special Places to our website, managing and supporting our French inspectors and collecting data for our Marketing team.

Find out more and apply here

Inspirational Jobs – Business Relationship Manager Bristol Pound



Bristol Pound
4 days a week – 32 hours

£23,000 pro rata

Closing date:

5th August 2016 

The Bristol Pound is a not-for-profit partnership between Bristol Pound Community Interest Company (CIC) and Bristol Credit Union.

Bristol Pound CIC is a company established with specific social goals and with assets of the company ‘locked in’ to community control. It is governed in line with the model of a stakeholder cooperative giving Bristol Pound account holders a say in the development of the company and representation on the board.

The Bristol Pound is the UK’s first city wide local currency, the first to have electronic accounts managed by a regulated financial institution, and the first that can be used to pay some local taxes.

About the opportunity

Thousands of people living or working in Bristol and many visitors to the city use the Bristol Pound. They’re using paper Bristol Pounds to buy groceries and train fares, paying by text message for cycle repairs and using online repeat payments to pay their council tax. Bristol’s the first city to have its own currency and the Bristol Pound continues to grow.

Bristol Pound (which is a not-for-profit organisation) is looking to expand its team who are responsible for managing and growing the organisation’s individual and business membership, increasing the impact of the local currency, and promoting the scheme around Bristol and beyond.

The Business Relationship Manager will be responsible for managing and growing the organisation’s relationships with its business members.

Find out more and apply here

Inspirational Jobs – Commercial Administrator Yeo Valley


Blagdon, Bristol

Full time 12 month contract      Closing date:

Friday 8th Jul 2016

Yeo Valley was born out of the entrepreneurial spirit of Roger and Mary Mead, who started making yoghurt on their farm in Blagdon, near Bristol, in 1974; almost by accident. When they opened a tea house they found themselves with a surplus of skimmed milk from the production of clotted cream and decided to have a go at making yoghurt in a couple of milk churns. Soon Lag Farm, where they lived, was converted into a dairy and the family moved into neighbouring Holt Farm.

Launching the Yeo Valley Organic range in 1993 fitted perfectly with Mead’s allegiance to balanced farming. “Everybody who is a farmer deep down understands the balance of animals and nature and crops and rotations, and I think most farmers have an in-built sense of what is the right thing to do,” he says. Care for the land and the animals at Yeo Valley is a prime concern and all production sites are certified by the Soil Association.

The cows have room to roam, their diet consisting of clover-rich grass grown without the use of artificial fertilisers and pesticides. Wildlife is encouraged to flourish and conservation of the land extends to rebuilding limestone walling and placing hedgerows. In an effort to reduce pollution and food miles, lorries transporting Yeo Valley yoghurts are double deckers. The company has twice received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its contribution to sustainable development.

About the opportunity

This is a great opportunity for a Commercial Administrator to join the Yeo Direct team for a 1 year contract based at Yeo Valley HQ in Blagdon.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated individual who will be responsible for the day to day administration/coordination and communication of key commercial information.  You will be responsible for event planning, sales analysis and report compilation. You will also assist in organisation, delivery and attending of front line trade events and help coordinate marketing activity & literature in line with key objectives.

Apply here

Inspirational Jobs – Programme Assistant Power To Change


Bristol or London

Power to Change
Full time and permanent                                 

Salary £26,000 to £28,000 depending on location and experience

Closing date:

15 July 2016

Power to Change are an independent charitable trust endowed with £150 million from the Big Lottery Fund to support community businesses across England over the next 7-10 years. We act as a champion through the provision of funding and support on a local level, as well as playing a broader national leadership and advocacy role to enhance the market for community business and increase awareness of its social and economic benefits.

We are located in central London but have small regional offices in Bristol and Sheffield.

About the opportunity

Reporting to a Regional Manager (dependent on location) you will work in a support role to our 7 Regional Managers. You will be responsible for assisting them in event and meeting management as well as coordinating information and communication during procurement of services.

We are seeking a highly organised person to join us in in this challenging support role, one who is able to take responsibility for important logistical, communication and administrative tasks. You will be working in a supportive environment and will have the opportunity to learn about grant making, programme management, communications and event organisation. We offer the opportunity to work with a small team of passionate professionals aiming to create a movement that will change how local economies across England operate.

Apply here