Marketing Coordinator (Maternity cover)


Totnes, South Devon
£17,000 - £19,000 pa (depending on experience)

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Wednesday, 28th February 2018   7 days left

Marketing Coordinator – maternity cover (until Summer 2019)


Founded in 1985, NHBS ( is a world leader in supplying Natural History, Ecology and Conservation books and ecological survey equipment to institutions, retailers, companies, libraries, academics and private customers around the world. NHBS also publishes two magazines for naturalists and ecologists.

The successful applicant will work as a member of the NHBS marketing team, and in collaboration with the book, equipment and IT teams. This is a great opportunity for a highly-motivated individual to develop a rewarding career in the environmental world.

NHBS is based in Totnes, Devon. On-the-job training will be provided.


You will carry out a wide range of tasks and projects related to selling and marketing books, equipment, and magazines, including:

  • Coordinating all of the different strands of our marketing campaigns (emails, fliers, print catalogues, print advertising, online advertising, website campaigns, and social media) by making sure that work flows from one team member to the next in a timely manner.
  • Preparing some marketing materials including emails, blog posts, and author interviews.
  • Identifying new customers by searching databases to generate new leads.
  • Organising conference attendance – liaising with NGOs etc, sending catalogues and fliers to conferences, organising NHBS staff and making sure that our presence at conferences is the best it can be.
  • Working alongside our designer, occasionally helping out by producing simple banners, point of sale, and assisting with photography and image editing.
  • Organising quotes and keeping track of the marketing budget.
  • Taking responsibility for our social media content, including blog post and email reposting and Facebook and Twitter marketing.
  • Organising the production of our branded merchandise (bookmarks and bags) and vouchers (welcome and gift).
  • Recording data on marketing campaigns.
  • Managing our ‘affiliate’ and ‘partner’ schemes.
  • Developing an understanding of our customer base and managing the creation of marketing populations for emails, catalogues, Facebook and Twitter ads.

Required Skills

  • Experience in sales and marketing
  • A good telephone manner and outstanding written communication skills
  • Above all, we value a common-sense approach, critical thinking and a willingness to learn new skills

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • An interest natural history and ecology
  • Photoshop and photography skills
  • Experience using Netsuite, Teamwork, and Mailchimp

Our offer to you

We are based in Totnes, South Devon, right next to the river Dart, halfway between Dartmoor and the coast. We have been selling natural history and science books since 1985, ecological survey equipment since 2009, and publishing magazines and manufacturing survey equipment since 2016. The successful candidate will be joining a diverse and friendly workforce of 37 staff.

This position reports to the Senior Manager – Marketing.

This maternity cover position is available immediately and is expected to end in June 2019. Salary: £17,000 – £19,000 p.a. (depending on experience), based on a 37.5 hour week Mon-Fri, with the position attracting 28 days holiday p.a, including bank holidays, up to three paid days of conservation volunteering p.a., and a generous company pension.


Please email your CV and cover letter by the 28th of February 2018 to Steaphan Hazell (

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