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Kickstart Scheme - Business Marketing and Development Assistant 

At Dashing Bear Productions, we believe it is important that our staff enjoy coming to work. We are a flexible, friendly employer and our mission is to create a happy workplace which gives our clients value and produces great results.

We are excited to be able to offer this Business Marketing and Development Assistant job placement via the Government Kickstart Scheme, which is a fantastic opportunity for anyone aged between 16 and 24 who is currently unemployed.

The placement will be:

  • 25 hours a week

  • For a six-month period

  • Paid the National Minimum Wage

The Business Marketing & Development Assistant, will work closely with the Head of Production, and the Production team, identifying potential new clients, researching their business and then engaging with them to demonstrate how video could benefit their business. The role will require some sales techniques to convert a potential customer into a customer. The emphasis needs to be on how video can help them and their business to grow. All of this will need to be done in the Dashing Bear Productions way, and will involve building relationships and maintaining them over a period of time. We do not believe in the hard sell, but believe in an educated, well researched approach. There will be a requirement at times to present to clients, and also at networking events / trade shows.

This position will also help with Dashing Bear Productions’ own social media channels, working with the Junior Producer / Head of Production to identify the right content to help engage and attract potential clients, the role will involve being in charge of scheduling content, and writing copy to sit alongside social media content. Dashing Bear Productions is specifically looking for someone with a

good understanding of content for Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, and how content and copy needs to vary between the different platforms. We are also happy to take our social media in a different direction to ensure that we are Gloucestershire’s go to and leading video production company.


There will be at occasions the opportunity to attend filming shoots around the country, and also be involved in creative decisions / as well as assisting in the preparation of larger scale productions. Other aspects of the role may include general administrative work including answering emails and phone calls. There will also be opportunities to learn to edit, animate and film at points in this role and helping to assist with the companies social media account.

You will learn about and gain experience in:

  • The production process from start to finish with a real focus on post-production

  • Experience of making converting potential customers to sales

  • Presenting ideas effectively 

  • Researching and communicating with potential clients

  • Developing relationships with potential clients

  • Networking and Marketing

  • Social Media Content curation and management

  • Working with crew and clients as well as learning about practical elements of production

  • You will be given time to see how different areas of the business work, as well as the opportunity to learn and develop your skills in Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Illustrator and Photoshop

  • Participation in team meetings where we discuss projects and brainstorm creative ideas

  • Experience of working in a small business, developing teamwork, communication and problem-solving skills and building confidence in the workplace

Qualifications, skills and experience ideally required:

  • Degree or qualifications in multimedia, filmmaking or any equivalent  experience

  • A creative and analytical brain and the ability to convey and communicate ideas

  • The ability to make a decision with conviction, sometimes these decisions need to be made quickly and sometimes need the bravery to step back and really process and understand the gravitas of your decision before jumping in

  • Knowledge and experience in digital social media platforms 

  • Some working experience of using the Adobe suite: Premiere, After Effects, illustrator and Photoshop is desired

  • Have good attention to detail and able to work within deadlines

We are looking for an enthusiastic and proactive young person who wants to learn and apply the skills learned at either school, college or university to work on our exciting creative projects. 

If you have studied, worked or are passionate in any of the areas above and you are looking for an opportunity to learn and develop in a fun, friendly and creative environment, then we would love to hear from you.

What will you gain with the Kickstart Scheme at Dashing Bear Productions?

You will receive a comprehensive package of experience and support throughout.

  • First-hand work experience

  • A personal training and development plan

  • Ongoing feedback

  • Employability skills to help you gain confidence and develop your CV or portfolio

How to apply

To be eligible for the scheme, applicants must be 16-24, unemployed and in receipt of Universal Credit.

If you would like to apply, please speak to your employment coach at DWP / Job Centre via your online journal. They will talk you through the opportunity and refer you to apply with your CV and cover letter. 

If you think you are eligible for the scheme but not on universal credit then please visit the government website here to apply.

Start Date:

February / March 2021