Marketing Advisor in Great Blakenham, Suffolk, UK

Employer: Larking Gowen

Location: Great Blakenham, Suffolk, UK


Salary: Salary negotiable

For more than a century, Larking Gowen has been giving a trusted, reliable and friendly accountancy service to firms of all sizes, as well as individuals, in East Anglia.

We have over 300 dedicated employees working across our eight accountancy offices in Norfolk, Suffolk and Essex.

The Larking Gowen values of "client value and service" and "passion for our people" can be seen every day in the way we work with our clients and with our employees.

We value our clients and put great client service at the forefront of the work we do. But at the heart of our business is our people… We invest in you, not only with attractive remuneration and benefits package but also in providing an open and transparent culture when it comes to discussions about you and your career.

The role…

As the Events Marketing Advisor you will sit within our Business Development team and have a primary focus on delivery of 'growth’ for the firm through the Business Development plans for regions, groups and teams - and the overall promotion of Larking Gowen; firm wide.

As the successful candidate you will demonstrate…

  • Adaptability and tenacity when working towards a solution

  • Good organisation skills and the ability to operate at a high level of confidentially

  • A desire to collaborate with others and develop relationships (both external and internal)

  • Ability to multitask and manage a number of different deliverables

  • Strong communication skills both verbally and written

  • A proactive and creative approach to your work

  • Passion to become a true "ambassador" for the firm

In return you will have support to establish your career with Larking Gowen at a pace that suits you both personally and professionally. We also offer benefits that include:

  • Discounted gym membership
  • Option to buy additional holiday

  • Regular sports and social events

  • Involvement in wellbeing iniatives that include charity events, dress down days and therapies

  • Employee Assistance Programme providing advice, support services and counselling

More information on the role - main responsibilities:

This is a 'hands-on’ role with a strong focus on events including event management, project management, digital marketing and general marketing. The role would suit someone who is passionate about events and is keen to support in all aspects of marketing including; brochures, publications, adverts, internal communications and mail and print projects.

The main areas of focus will include but are not limited to:

  • Events - including driving the co-ordination and project management of events
  • Budget management - including ensuring all activities are in line with budget plans

  • Communication - including sharing and disseminating news and information

  • Client service - including taking an active part in the promotion of the firm and, attend networking events where appropriate

  • Contribution to the overall BD team output - including sharing ideas, workload and actively seeks to assist on projects

  • Working across the MHA group - MHA is a collective of nine likeminded independent accounting practices of which Larking Gowen is a member. Your role will include being responsible for making sure Larking Gowen plays its part in the group, and takes advantage of shared ideas and best practice

  • Sponsorships including driving the co-ordination and project management of sponsorships



  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft packages include Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experienced use of internet, email and computerised packages

  • Website maintenance experience (i.e. Umbraco, WordPress)

  • Strong knowledge and interest in social media platforms (Twitter, Linked-in, Instagram, Facebook) building social media campaigns to support strategic sector growth initiatives

  • Ability to think strategically across all marketing platforms

  • Knowledge of database and CRM systems

  • Event management and event management software experience ideally Eventbrite

  • Agency or client-side experience as a marketing executive (or equivalent)

  • Budget Management experience (Excel)

  • Project Management experience

  • Previous experience of working in relevant industries, e.g. professional services or marketing agency

  • Good venue knowledge across East Anglia.

  • HTML experience

  • Understands SEO and developing paid search strategies, SEO projects and optimisation for SEO, pay per click and telemarketing campaigns

  • Confident using InDesign or similar design software for producing basic artwork ready files for print

Education and qualifications:

  • Maths and English Language at GCSE or equivalent

  • Professional qualification (CIM) desirable


  • Flexibility to travel as you may be required to travel to our other East Anglia based offices

Required Skills:

Events Marketing Marketing Executive Professional Services

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