Graduate Marketing and Sales Executive

Agriculture, Animals & Plant Resources, Environment & Conservation, Marketing, PR, Media & Communications
Falmouth, Cornwall
Salary Details
£18,000 - £20,000 per annum with performance related bonus
Hours of work
09.00am - 13.00pm and 14.00pm - 17.00pm
Job Type
Interview Date
15/02/2018 (Anticipated)
Closing Date
Looking for a creative challenge? We are looking for a visionary, skilled enthusiastic individual to facilitate all aspects of the Sales and Marketing mix, creating content, social media, advertising, media placement, PR and events at home and abroad

Job Description



Marketing Executive reporting to the MD.  You will work closely both with the MD and the rest of the team to deliver the agreed marketing strategy and plan. You may be asked to attend and work at trade shows, some of which may be international.

Creating Content

  • Writing/Messaging:  You need to personally be able to write excellent press releases that require little edit because you got to the heart of the story. You’ll also need to be able to net out key company themes and news in blog posts and interview thought leaders so you can write contributed articles.
  • Write content for the website.

Social Media and Website

  • You will run the website, managing the CMS system
  • You will be the contact point on social media, responding to questions, although possibly seeking technical input from colleagues in the company.
  • You will understand the role of SEO and Organic search, and be able to work with specialist agencies to ensure our web presence is optimized


  • You are the main company point person with press.
  • You will write and distribute press releases as well as support the overall activity for the 50th Anniversary


  • Working with the MD you will agree advertising creative and media placement
  • You will use telephone skills and online resources to source all beekeeping courses and clubs in the UK. Potentially taking this abroad in the future providing these organisations with discounts and promotions
  • We have many USPs to our product, but we require your expertise to communicate and convey the message about these and other product features effectively.
  • Assist with promotional ideas and materials to be used at events

BJ Sherriff is a unique, compact business with a giant reputation worldwide, the market leading manufacturer of protective clothing for Beekeepers. As part of our expansion we are looking for a ‘hands-on’ graduate, with real passion and drive to come in and share in our success, with a talent across the marketing field, rather than a specialist - someone who will take ownership of the marketing opportunity and, with our support, develop into a Marketing Management role within 2 years. 

The successful candidate will facilitate all aspects of the marketing mix both in terms of creating content and managing Social media, running the CMS system on the website, advertising, media placement, PR and events.  This is a unique opportunity to put into practice everything you have learnt and start making a real difference from day 1!

Company Description

BJ Sherriff makes a great product, but is looking for an injection of modernity to enhance and keep us in the domain as the Market Leaders. Manufacturers of Original Fine Beekeeping Apparel since the 1960’s – we offer high end product quality, with innovative USPs and a rich history of unparalleled global success.

We are now 15 strong, based down near Falmouth, but export our products worldwide via retail and through a number of distributors.  We attend over 12 conferences and trade shows a year in 5 different markets at present, but building on this annually. We also host our own charitable bee event.
In 2018 it is also our 50th anniversary; we have great things to say.

Other Application Details


  • An interest in the environment, nature and bees would be an advantage
  • If you have in anyway been involved in Beekeeping in the past this will be a plus
  • A desire to stay and work in beautiful Cornwall for the next 3 – 5 years at least
  • Inclination to work in a smaller company, but where you can have a BIG impact

Own transport necessary as work place in rural area.

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