Placement Title Company Business Location
Online Content & Marketing Executive We are working with our marketing and web development teams on migrating our 8 ecommerce websites to a new ecommerce platform called Magento 2. Our current platform is outdated and limiting the growth of the sites.

The new technology provided by the Magento system will enable us to offer a far superior customer experience and increase online revenues. This project has taken several months to plan and work has already started on migrating and re-designing the 1st website which is expected to go live early Feb 2019.

This project will involve:
  • Assisting with product, product options, category and general information migration
  • Updating existing product information to utilise the new features of the Magento platform
  • Adding new products to the new Magento system
  • Writing unique, engaging and SEO friendly product and category descriptions
  • Systematic testing of the new platform from a user perspective performing specific tests, placing dummy orders, creating accounts etc.

Key Areas of Work & Outcomes of Placement:
  • Migrating to Magento
  • Content writing
  • Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)
  • Ecommerce Testing

  • Exposure to a busy B2B ecommerce environment
  • Practical experience of creating content for live and transactional websites
  • A solid grounding in SEO techniques
  • Exposure to technical and marketing techniques designed to increase online conversions

Skills required:
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • A positive, committed 'can do' attitude
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Have a great attention to detail
  • Be methodical, focused & self-motivated
  • Be willing to learn new skills and technology

*Hourly rate is 9.24 pounds plus 1.12 pounds holiday pay
Arts Funding and Grant Research Opportunity We are a local gallery entering an exciting new phase of development. We have recently been granted nationally recognised funding. With this new funding, we are exploring avenues to improve capacity, develop sustainable future funding resources and expand our business.

We are looking for a Researcher to identify and explore future funding opportunities and support grant applications to trusts and foundations, research prospective supporters and provide complimentary information for our fundraising activities.

This project will involve:
  • Research and deliver a fundraising strategy for the gallery in line with the Arts Council Catalyst Programme objectives and research to date; aiming to maximise the organisations financial resilience & sustainable relationships
  • Research and identify funding prospects and key funding priorities
  • Research, monitor and evaluate charity and market trends to inform activities
  • Build strong relationships with potential supporters and stakeholders
  • Prepare and manage funding system database compliant with GDPR
  • Support in the collection of material & evidence to assist with preparation of grant applications
  • Carry out research and write briefs on potential funders
Skills required
  • Engaging writing style and ability to write persuasive and creative proposals and correspondence for a variety of different donors
  • Experience of researching projects and delivering an outcome
  • Ability to build good relationships
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills to identify, develop and manage existing and prospective donors relationships with the ability to multi-task, plan and time manage
  • Good oral, written communication and presentation skills, with the ability to negotiate with and relate to a wide range of people at all levels
  • Ability to work under own initiative, managing own workload and working collaboratively
  • The ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines Good analytical skills with the ability to research and interpret information
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Sound IT skills, working knowledge of fundraising databases preferable
Successful candidates will gain practical and demonstrable experience in the following key areas:
  • Funding and grant applications
  • Research
  • Good communication
  • Evaluating, reporting on and documenting projects
  • Developing partnerships
*Hourly rate is 9.24 pounds plus 1.12 pounds holiday pay