We're hiring! Marketing Executive (Kickstarter role)

ORCA seeks a creative Marketing Executive with a strong strategic mind to craft compelling brand and marketing campaigns that deliver results. 

ORCA is a brand and digital agency based in Bristol. We create experiences that spark a positive impact on the world, for brands that we admire and products that inspire. We work with the bold, the brave, the challengers and the disruptors.

We're a close-knit bunch of obsessively creative, driven individuals who thrive on a challenge. Together we create extensive visual identities and digital campaigns for both the national and global markets. We have a fervent belief in using design to incite change and make a difference to people's lives, in the way they communicate and how they interact with design. We call it 'Starting a Movement'.

We believe in culture first, which in turn encourages great design, happy people and long-standing client relationships. We support collaboration and personal expression, encouraging the team to challenge themselves daily and try new things. We have built a fun, enjoyable and relaxed working environment, and we believe this is reflected in the quality of our work.

ORCA have teamed up with Kickstart to hire a creative Marketing Executive with a strong strategic mind to craft compelling brand and marketing campaigns that deliver results. 

We’re looking for someone who lives and breathes social media and digital marketing; someone who is passionate and excited about the industry and can adapt to the constant challenges and changes within it. 

What you’ll do

Work with Marketing Manager to...

  • Develop ideas and generate both proactive and reactive content to share across multiple digital platforms 

  • Write creative editorial content including blogs, articles, features and email campaigns

  • Brief in designers and developers to request assets for specific campaigns

  • Assist in the management of the digital marketing schedule to ensure weekly and monthly deadlines are met

  • Input into SEO, PPC and other forms of digital advertising

  • Ensure ideas are realistic and achievable and seek to find the best solution within allocated time and budget

  • Attend meetings, pitches, workshops and presentations; participate in conversation and take detailed notes to aid analysis 

  • Carry out regular social media audits, competitor analysis, audience research and influencer research

  • Liaise directly with clients as required to coordinate campaign activity

  • Define target audiences, demographics, cultural sectors and other customer groups to influence brand positioning

  • Analyse data trends and consumer behaviour to define company positioning

  • Assess the performance of events, advertising and digital campaigns to inform future campaigns and marketing activity 

  • Stay up-to-date on consumer behaviour and market trends to identify insights, challenges and opportunities

  • Develop and implement campaigns for measurable ROI

  • Manage ORCA brand comms

  • Strategise award submissions, budgets and targets

What you’ll bring

  • An education in Marketing would be preferable but not essential

  • Strong communication skills and the ability to present your ideas

  • A detailed understanding of all major social media platforms and how best to utilise them

  • Creative copywriting skills

  • A naturally organised and proactive spirit

  • Versatility and the ability to manage your own schedule

  • Ability to listen, learn and take constructive feedback

  • A collaborative, energetic and hungry approach to learning and progressing. Positive vibe

Preferable but not essential

  • Proficiency in the Adobe Creative Suite

  • An understanding of email marketing software such as MailChimp

  • An understanding of scheduling software such as Later

  • Creative copywriting skills

  • A knowledge of working with website backend CMSs

What you’ll get in return:

  • National Living Wage

  • 21 days annual holiday (which increases with length of service) plus your birthday and the Christmas shutdown period off 

  • Training and personal development budget to further benefit your skill-set and career

  • In-house and remote working opportunities

  • Team away days

  • Flexitime 

  • Cycle to work scheme 

  • Annual tickets to dev/creative events, talks and festivals

Additional Employability Support

Employability Skills Training: This will be provided for our placement by our Gateway organisation, WorkAdvisor. A ten-week e-learning programme covering all the requirements of the scheme. Progress will be monitored by WorkAdvisor and the employer.

Employability Skills modules:

  • Understanding mindset

  • Understanding motivation

  • Problem-Solving at Work

  • Taking part in a project

  • Working in a team

  • Working with Colleagues

  • Job Application Skills

  • Writing a CV

  • Job Search Skills


  • There is great potential for the right person to grow with us, becoming a Marketing Manager and having the freedom to develop their own marketing team, with a commensurate increase in salary.

What is the Kickstart Scheme?

The Kickstart Scheme is a 6 month paid job with a local employer, funded by the Government.

You can apply for a Kickstart Scheme if you are:

  • Claiming Universal Credit

  • 16 to 24 years old

Duration: 25 hours per week for 6 months

Salary: 100% of National Living Wage for 25 hours for a total of 6 months.

To apply: If you are the game changer we seek, please apply through your Universal Credit login. See full details here.