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Digital Marketing Co-ordinator

Employer: Brogdale Collections www.brogdalecollections.org
Hours required: Part time 2 – 3 Days per week
Location: Faversham, Kent
Start: Immediate
Salary: TBD

Brogdale Collections
Brogdale Collections is a charity working to provide public access and education at the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale Farm. Brogdale Collections has managed visitor access to the NFC in partnership with the University of Reading since the start of their curation in 2008. The Charity offers a range of opportunities for the public to use the fruit collections as an educational resource including Daily Guided Tours (April – November), Fruit Events, Festival days and Key Stage 1 & 2 Education Days. 

Roll would be to maintain and develop the charity website and Third party web pages & directories. To increase public awareness & engagement of Brogdale Collections the charity through digital media channels.

Key performance indicators

To maintain, enhance and improve the current SEO standards

Achieve agreed advance ticket sales targets for festivals & events

 

Achieve agreed social media engagement targets

 

 

 

 

Skills Required

·      Competent use of WordPress, MailChimp & Google Analytics within a
business context

·        Competent use of Adobe Illustrator, Indesign and Photoshop

·        Experience of managing multiple tasks to deadline and prioritising own
workload.

·        Excellent English literacy skills and ability to articulate self

·        Excellent customer service skills

·        Able to work as part of a team

 

The role does require some weekend and Bank holiday work to to ensure the festival and event program is appropriately covered.

Key Areas of Responsibility

 

Website:

 

·        On-going regular updating and maintenance of the Brogdale Collections WordPress
website, including WooCommernce & Event management

 

·        On-going updating and maintenance of third party web pages

 

Social Media

 

·        Write and create creative engaging weekly content on all agreed
platforms

·        Create and track effective targeted online advertising based on
budgeted spend for specific campaigns

·        Send scheduled mailshots to database prepared by the Operations Team

·        Effective and timely community management on all social platforms

·        Manage database to ensure optimal email deliverability

·        Use relevant analytics to track and improve on effective website and
social media engagement, management and strategy

·      Prepare digital engagement reports for quarterly trustee meetings

 

Other Duties

·        Support the office team with planning and brainstorming sessions

·        Build relationships with online and local influencers and stakeholders
to increase organic reach of posts

·        Support festival and event days

·        Contribute to general office duties as required

·        Develop personal skills and capability through on-going training, as provided by the company or elsewhere subject to company approval

 

 

Personal Qualities
A confident, professional attitude and a well presented individual. Reliability and good time keeping are essential.

Qualifications Required
GCSE’s in Maths and English at Grade C or above

 Other considerations
Weekend work is essential, and some physical work will be required inside and outside. Interested candidates should consider our location and their travel arrangements to and from work in advance of making an application.

Please download an application form here and return it to; office@brogdalecollections.or

 

Fruit Collection Tour Guides

Employer: Brogdale Collections www.brogdalecollections.org
Hours required: Flexible hours from April to October
Location: Faversham, Kent
Start: April 2022
Salary: NMW per hour  

Brogdale Collections
Brogdale Collections is a Charity that supports the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale Farm. We provide daily visits, group tours, events, educations visits and horticultural courses. Other fundraising efforts include the hiring of meeting rooms, team building days and parties. The Charity offers the opportunity to contribute to education in fruit and farming, sustainably and climate change. Brogdale is set in 160 acres of Kentish Orchards and provides an inspirational and pleasant working environment. This is an ideal opportunity for  fruit industry, horticulturalists or farming individuals to support a specialist visitor attraction.

Job Description
The role will include a variety of tasks including;

  • Daily guided walks of the fruit collections
  • Dealing with customer fruit enquiries and offering advise
  • Delivering talks on fruit to local clubs and societies
  • Leading private group tours for international industry associations
  • Supporting our season of festivals & events

Skills Required
This individual should have a good knowledge and understanding of fruit growing.  Enthusiasm to deliver a varied and interesting tour of the collections. Customer service experience or languages would be an advantage. Training will be provided in the role.

Personal Qualities
A confident, professional attitude and a well presented individual. Reliability and good time keeping are essential.

Qualifications Required
GCSE’s in Maths and English at Grade C or above

Other considerations
Weekend work is essential and some physical work will be required inside and outside. Interested candidates should consider our location and their travel arrangements to and from work in advance of making an application.

Please email CV’s to Sara Smile, Operations Manager operations@brogdalecollections.org

guided tours

Trustee Vacancy

Brogdale Collections Charity are looking for a new trustee to work with us and join the board of trustees.

Brogdale Collections works as a charity to provide access to and education about the National Fruit Collection based at Brogdale Farm in the Kent countryside. With seasonal guided tours, rural courses, school visits and themed festival days we engage with the over 20,000 visitors each year.

Our key areas of focus are education, horticulture, the environment, diet and health

The National Fruit Collection is funded by Defra as part of international programmes for conserving genetic diversity for the future. It is curated by the University of Reading, and the day-to-day management is sub-contracted. Funding is only for the maintenance and research of the Collection on a scientific basis. Hence without Brogdale Collections the Collection would be on a closed site with no public access or engagement.

We want to share the knowledge, value and work at the National Fruit Collection and its research by DEFRA through the University of Reading, with the public both young and old. We want to ensure we will have a sustainable fruit filled future for everyone.

We are now seeking to strengthen our Trustee board in particular for people with an interest in commercial activity, fundraising, agriculture or horticulture.

Formal Meetings take place on a quarterly basis and in addition Trustees are expected to contribute to the work of the Charity in their specific area of interest or expertise. The time commitment for this position is approximately 4-12 days per year, for which there is no remuneration however expenses for travelling will be considered.

If you would like to get involved with supporting the work of Brogdale Collections then we want to hear from you.

The closing date for applications is 30th November 2022

Applications should go to: operations@brogdalecollections.org

The National Fruit Collection is one of the largest fruit collections in the world and is located at Brogdale Farm, near Faversham, Kent.

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