Brand & Charity Assistant

Organisation
Frugi
Reference
VAC-5121
Sector
Banking & Finance, Business & Management, Charities and Social Enterprise, Marketing, PR, Media & Communications
Location
Helston, Cornwall
Salary Details
£18,000
Hours of work
37.5 per week
Job Type
Permanent
Closing Date
04/06/2021
This role supports the Brand Manager as they champion Brand & Purpose throughout the business, ensuring that we are the real sustainable option for consumers

Job Description

Sitting within the creative team of product design, graphic design and photography you work closely with the creative team and support the Brand Manager to ensure that no effort is wasted, and every detail is captured in engaging strong and consistent marketing concepts to hand over to our enthusiastic Marketing Team. With Planet & People at the forefront you help organise the Frugi Charity Committee working across Frugi’s charity giving with the Little Clothes BIG Change project. You are great at communication, keeping everything in order and working in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.

Key Responsibilities

Product, Brand & Purpose

Keeping everyone marching to the same sustainable beat is a key function of the Brand Team, whether it is internal or external. You will assist the Brand Manager in ensuring that we have clear Brand Literature and messaging throughout the business, that reflects the purpose of the business.

  • Work with the team as we create the seasonal theme inputting your ideas and thoughts.
  • Information gathering from various departments to help with brand planning.
  • Work with the Brand Manager on creating annual Brand Awareness Campaigns, including the ‘As One’ Campaigns that filter across our trade and consumer channels.
  • Copy writing and proof-reading text.
  • Research key areas of interest for the creative team.
  • Assist in creating key product stories for the marketing concepts.
  • Keep brand literature and information updated as changes are made in the business.
  • Develop Planet Frugi website pages alongside the Brand Manager to keep key pages updated.
  • Briefing in asset needs to creative teams.
  • Assist in induction meetings for new starters and introduce them to the Frugi Group.
  • Provide administrative support to the Brand Manager.
  • Assist in award and certification applications.
  • Understanding and upholding the brands tone of voice.
  • Organise and coordinate meetings as required, taking minutes and actions.
  • Any other ad-hoc duties

Charities – Little Clothes BIG Change

Across the Frugi Group, giving back is part of our DNA. Your role is to support the Brand Manager and the Charity Committee so that everything runs smoothly with great communication. Ensuring that everything we do is updated internally and externally.

  • Provide a high level of administrative support to all areas of the charity.
  • To be the first port of call for all charity enquiries, managing the Little Clothes BIG Change inbox.
  • Organise the application process for Frugi’s Happy Childhood Fund.
  • Work closely with all our charity partners to ensure they are well supported.
  • Organise charity orders within the business.
  • Maintain accurate charity records, liaising with the accounts department regularly.
  • Keep all charity information throughout the business up to date.
  • Organise and coordinate bi-monthly charity meetings and ad hoc as required, taking minutes and actions.
  • Quarterly reporting on charity giving.

General responsibilities

All Frugi employees are required to ensure that they:

  • Communicate effectively with other team members and provide feedback where necessary.
  • Treat all colleagues, customers and Frugi fans with dignity and respect.
  • Maintain records as appropriate and ensure all related documents are filed in an orderly manner.
  • Maintain and update records relating to working practices and procedures for use by other team members.
  • Travel to industry events or business events where applicable.
  • Pursue continuing professional development in relation to the role and its duties and responsibilities as agreed through appraisals or at other times.
  • Undertake ad hoc assignments from time to time and other duties as requested by management.
  • Understand and ensure the full observation of your contract of employment, the companies operating procedures and policies and its health and safety obligations.
  • Have a good understanding of Corporate Social Responsibility and propose ways in which you and your team can make a positive impact.
  • Ensure ethical and sustainable values are maintained at all times.

Company Description

Frugi’s Vision & Values

Our Vision:

  • Building a colourful future by being the most fun, desirable and trusted clothing brand on the planet.

Our Values:

  • Positively colourful, clever design
  • Full of beans, kids being kids!
  • One family changing the world

Frugi is the UK’s bestselling organic childrenswear brand, proving that ethical and organic clothing can be bright, beautiful and successful! The company was born in 2004 and continues to grow at 25% every year, selling through a rapidly expanding network of over 500 stockists in more than 25 countries worldwide.

We strive to be ethical in everything we do, each year donating 1% of our turnover to our Little Clothes BIG Change charity project which includes a children’s charity, the Cornwall Wildlife Trust and an orphanage in India.

In 2019 we partnered with TotsBots with whom we share the same values and principles around ethics and sustainability. Through this partnership we are able to bring the Frugi, TotsBots and Bloom & Nora brands together, expanding our product offering and our team.

We have been awarded 3 Queens Awards, been earmarked by both the Best Companies 'Ones to Watch' list and The Sunday Times Fast Track 'Ones to Watch' list, received GOLD in the Healthy Workplace Awards for 3 consecutive years, expanded to more than 110 permanent team members with even more joining us for our busy seasons, accelerated our turnover year after year, donated over £850k to charity, and eaten a lot of pasties (and cake!).

We strive to be the most fun, desirable and trusted clothing brand on the planet, but this is only the start of it…

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