Magazine article Marketing

What It's Really like Inside - VSO

Magazine article Marketing

What It's Really like Inside - VSO

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- Describe the marketing team in three words.

Committed, hardworking, good-humoured.

- How do you come up with new marketing ideas?

By talking to those who volunteer with us, to find out what inspired them. Like all charities, we have a bit of an obsession with flipcharts, Post-its and coloured pens.

- What is the main marketing challenge you face?

Making sure our resources go as far as they can and persuading professionals and their employers that investing their time in development work can bring unique skills and insights to the UK workforce.

- What are the perks of the job?

Inspiring people to share their skills to tackle global issues.

- Is there a dress code?

Jeans around the office, smart work clothes for the public.

- Does the team socialise outside office hours?

We have been known to enjoy a post-work wine in Putney. If we're being a little more cultured, we might make the occasional trip to the theatre.

- What are the hours like?

Nine to five or flexi-time, with evenings and weekends at events as needed.

- What is the company like for training and progression?

There is good commitment to training, and this year we appointed of a head of learning and development.

- What about the salary and benefits package? …

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