Flexible Benefits - All in a Day’s Work
A recent survey has shown that flexible working hours are, believe it or not, often more preferable to a pay rise. It’s appropriate, then, that a new piece of legislation championed by Government Minister Beverley Hughes allows all you workaholics the right to request a certain degree of flexibility to your working day. However, this emphasis on reaching a good work-life balance goes much further than just flexible hours; a quick glance at the range of perks now being offered by some of our clients shows that they don’t need a piece of legislation to remind them to give their staff the rewards they deserve. Here’s just a small selection of what’s on offer:
So when thinking about your next career move, it’s good to look at the full range of benefits being offered and ensure that you look at the overall package on offer.
Check out our current vacancies at www.regananddean.com/vacancies.php
Only a year ago if someone had asked you whether you were a ‘blogger’ you might have run away in disgust, but now it seems anyone who doesn’t know their MySpace from their YouTube might as well be living underneath a stone. The Arctic Monkeys may be the best known people to have used the web’s viral capabilities to create a word of mouth phenomenon, but now businesses too are making the most of these new online social networks with a variety of clever marketing and advertising operations. A career in internet based advertising or marketing will allow you unrivalled scope for creativity, as demonstrated in BBC Radio 1’s groundbreaking ‘MusiCubes’ constructor, which has been recognised in a number of online advertising awards. Users of the BBC website are invited to construct a virtual cube made up of their favourite musical genres and put it on their MySpace page. The result is a piece of self-publishing advertising - the user is happy to show MySpace buddies their musical tastes whilst at the same time conveying Radio 1’s brand identity to an entirely new network of people.
However, three consecutive years of 60% year-on-year growth in online marketing means that many companies are struggling to find skilled staff to fill positions. Employers are sometimes forced to choose between talented, digital experts abreast of the new technologies or people with a grip on marketing and the vital experience of handling clients, when in reality it is a combination of these talents that is needed.
Most of our marketing positions are beginning to incorporate more and more web-based business, and this only looks set to grow.
Check out our latest marketing roles at www.regananddean.com/vacancies.php
In our last newsletter we covered how to beat those new job nerves, but this month we’re going to offer a few handy tips to help with problems that even the most confident employee might face. A career, after all, is like life - it has its ups and downs. All problems have to be worked through, but rarely is it the end of the world. Above all the best piece of advice is not to rush into any hasty decisions, but here are some more of Regan and Dean’s top tips:
If moving jobs is an option you’re considering to solve your problem then, for alternative solutions.
Check out our recent roles: www.regananddean.com/vacancies.php
As many of our candidates in events and marketing opt to work as freelancers within composite companies, it may be worth your while to plan ahead for a new legislation change targeting ‘managed services companies’ set to come into effect after the budget. Those of you who work for ‘umbrella companies’ should be fine, however if you have been working under a managed services company, the Chancellor’s policy changes leave you with a number of decisions to make. Clients of managed services companies may decide to choose from the following options:
Moreover it doesn’t just affect individuals. It has been suggested that the Inland Revenue will place the responsibility with hirers if they have trouble tracking down any collapsed managed services company, and as such these companies may be liable to account for contractors from up to six years previously. We aren’t lawyers, but it seems it would be in everyone’s best interest to get a head start on these legislation changes before April creeps up on you.
For more information see the HM Revenue and Customs website: www.hmrc.gov.uk/employment-status/msc.php
Whereas the traditional PA’s day’s work may have largely revolved around diary management, administrative tasks and making the odd cup of tea, the role of today’s Personal Assistant couldn’t be further from it. Nowadays the PA’s role tends to involve anything from carrying out specific projects and research to being actively involved in the decision-making process, and so they have increasingly become an integral part of how any business is run. The ability to quickly adapt and handle any project which is thrown at you is obviously important here, and as such it is often the case that no one day is the same as the next!
"As a Personal Assistant you often need to have the most extensive knowledge of how an organisation is run," one of our PAs told us, "you can be asked to research all manner of subjects at a minute’s notice so you need to know your company’s aims and objectives as well as who the key personnel are, both inside and outside the company. I’ve got to the stage now where I feel quite capable of covering for my boss if he is away on business for a few days, and this added responsibility makes the role extremely rewarding."
For our up-to-date Office Support vacancies page click here: http://www.regananddean.com/vacancies.php
If you want to work in a fast paced and dynamic industry, have an enquiring mind, and enjoy working with a variety of people then a career as a Conference Producer could be for you. A Conference Producer's remit is to develop the topic and programme content for commercial events - events that senior people within that industry area will want to attend - and will pay for the privilege. You'll do lots of research, networking and speaking to gurus in that field - searching out the 'hot topics'. You'll put together the programme content for the event - inviting key industry speakers, and getting likely sponsors involved - liaising with your team on marketing and selling the event - and be the main project lead throughout, through to overseeing the success of the day itself. And what skills do you need to make a good Conference Producer? - research, copywriting, planning and communication skills are key. You will be given a great deal of responsibility from day one, but in return you can expect to be rewarded appropriately. As the first part in a new series of job profiles, this month we asked one of our conference producers to run through his working day...Click here to read about a day in the life of a conference producer
For conference & event vacancies click here: www.regananddean.com/vacancies.php
At Regan & Dean, we are constantly working to bring you the best choice of opportunities. Here you'll find just a small selection of the positions we are currently handling. For details of all our roles, which are updated daily, visit: www.regananddean.com/vacancies.php
Chief Operating Officer - Event Management Agency - London - £excellent
Substantial growth, an expanding international presence, and the addition of numerous high profile clients, has created a fantastic new opportunity within this established C&I agency for an operations officer to join the existing senior management team. This position will report to the Board and be responsible for ensuring the smooth and efficient operations of the event management, venue finding and travel aspects of the business. This new opportunity is pivotal in the company's ambition for continued growth. As a senior management role, the successful candidate will be expected to embrace all the challenges that a fast moving agency encounters. Duties will cover; working with the board to set immediate and long term strategy plans; direct management of team managers and account teams; setting annual budgets and forecasts; identifying new business opportunities; representing the company at client functions including presenting and pitching - plus other operational responsibilities. This role comes with a favourable salary and PRB, company car and PHC. AD6031 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Account Manager (Automotive) - Agency - London - £28-32k
Looking to work on a great range of live brand projects and on a major account? This is a great opportunity for an experienced AM to join this leading agency and work on a prestigious and global automotive account. You'll be working across all new projects coming in - from product launches, roadshows, to conferences and exhibitions. You'll be experienced at working from brief, and taking the lead role in the project as it moves to execution. You’ll be skilled at leading internal teams and suppliers. With a track record in agency account management, you’ll have experience of working within live brand communications - great client handling skills and the ability to work from pitch to delivery - excellent budget and project management skills - strong communication and interpersonal skills. Fantastic opportunity to work within a creative environment, on a major automotive brand - so to shift up a gear - contact our events team now! AD6140 Email email@example.com
We are also currently recruiting for .... Account Director - Strategic Live Events - £60k ..... General Manager - Interactive Exhib. Co - £45k ..... C&I Account Director - £45k ..... Live Event Producer - £45k ..... Event Director - Exhibitions £45k ..... Sen. AM - Experiential Agency (telecoms) - £35k ..... Roadshow Planner - Financial - £contract ..... Conference Producer - Defence & Aerospace - £35k ..... Conference Exec - Association -30k ..... Meeting Planner - Agency - £28k ..... C&I Account Manager - £26k ..... Event Co-ord - Charity - 26k ..... Ops Exec. - Exhibitions - £24k .....Account Manager - Unique Venue - £23k ..... This is just a small selection of our current roles within Events - click here to see our full current vacancy listing - www.regananddean.com/vacancies.php
Group Account Director - Marketing Agency - London - £55++
This is a top-level account director’s post at one of the largest independently owned marketing agencies. You will be joining at the start of a multi million pound investment scheme reflecting the opportunity to strategically drive this account and manage activity across a range of media. Talent, innovation, resourcefulness and creativity are all needed to lead the team. There are excellent career opportunities and a great remuneration package. Leading on a huge automotive account, there is fantastic scope to develop your digital and online offerings. An integrated agency background is preferred with knowledge of on and offline activity and knowledge of the automotive sector. Based in London, this company is very well regarded as an employer, offers great career opportunities, challenging and exciting accounts to work on! Ref JH6141 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
eMarketing Executive - National Newspaper - London - £27k
Top National Newspaper is developing and refining its eMarketing strategy for part of their online products, a fantastic brand name! An eMarketer with excellent project management and a solid understanding of the life cycle of email marketing campaigns is needed to join the team. You will work closely with the online design teams to brief in a range of exciting assignments from news alerts, newsletters, marketing messages and other targeted promotions. Good communication skills are essential as well as an analytical approach, and experience of working with databases. A passion for e marketing is essential to keep this elite brand at the forefront in the market. Ref JH6173 Email email@example.com
We are also recruiting for... Marketing Executive - New Media Company - £27k... Marketing Communications Manager - Association - £30k... FMCG Senior Account Manager - Marketing Agency - 45k... Head of Communications - Public Show - £40k... CSR Manager - Investment Banking - £35k... Marketing and PR Manager - Further Education - 35k... Marketing Manager - Food, Drink, Hospitality - £35k... Senior Account Executive - Sales Promotion FMCG - £28k...Click here to see our current Marketing vacancies www.regananddean.com/vacancies.php
New Business/sales Person - Incentives and Promotions Agency - Surrey - £25-35K
A great opportunity for a high-calibre salesperson to join this expanding agency, and develop and grow their events and group travel division.The agency specialises in the provision of incentives and sales promotions which utilise activity, lifestyle and travel based experiences to create effective and inspirational schemes. Specifically providing, both off-the-shelf and bespoke, experience vouchers, incentive group travel and events both in the UK & abroad, online incentives and 2 for 1 offers; for use as prizes within corporate incentives and consumer promotions. This will be a busy and stimulating role - opening new business accounts and developing new market opportunities. You'll have great communications skills, be tenacious, a good communicator, and above all - love dealing with your product! So if you’re looking for an opportunity to get inspired - and sell the inspirational to others - then contact us now! AD6119 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Business Development Director - Events Agency - Bucks - £40-50k+
As a senior event & communications sales professional, would you be interested in a chance of future equity within this events & communications company? As an agency they create & deliver event communications programmes on a worldwide basis, to a range of blue chip companies. Leading the company’s sales activity, with the assistance of a small team, you will grow and develop their client list, by identifying sectors & prospects, setting clear objectives & implementing strategies aimed at delivering convertible sales opportunities and therefore being instrumental in their overall company growth. This is a tremendous growth opportunity for an experienced event & communications sales professional to play a pivotal role within well established events agency. For the right person they are offering potential equity and a great bonus scheme. If you have the professional business development skills, an in depth understanding and practical experience of the events & communications industry then this could be job for you! NL6064 Email email@example.com
Other opportunities include... Sales Executive - Agency - £20-22k... Account Executive - Agency - £20-25k... Sales Manager - Technical Production - £36k... Sales Sponsorship Managers - £25-80k... Sales Account manager - Venue - £30k... Business Development Manager - Agency - £30-50k... Click here to see our full current vacancy listing www.regananddean.com/vacancies.php
OFFICE SUPPORT ROLES
Executive Assistant/PA - Advertising Agency - London - £27-30K
Top West End advertising agency is looking for an experienced PA to work for their Finance Director and team. This is a very involved role - as the most senior PA in the agency, the role is so much more than being a traditional PA, other support staff will look to you for example, you'll get involved with HR, projects and organise events. You'll be communicating at all levels and expected to represent the company in all aspects. Advanced skills including PowerPoint a necessity. Top level experience a must together with evidence of multi-tasking and project management. LT6093. Email firstname.lastname@example.org
PA/Marketing Assistant - PR - London - £20-25K
PR Company with media and entertainment clients are looking for an excellent PA/Secretary who has an interest in marketing, who would also love the opportunity to get involved on the marketing side as well as maintaining their current secretarial duties. Lovely open office with a busy team of 26. This is a support role, which requires a PowerPoint whizz to put together visuals and moving images. Diary/Pa duties for the two MD's, assisting with new business, maintaining the database and also creating mailers, will all be part of your varied role. Need to be confident, articulate and comfortable liaising and speaking to the various internal teams. LF6124 Email email@example.com
We are also currently recruiting for... Advertising - PA to EA - £27-30K... Research - Team Secretary - £22-24K... Contemporary Art Gallery - Office Administrator/PA - £20-24K... Advertising - Receptionist - £20K... Art Publishers - Research Assistant - £18-20K... Media and entertainment PR - Receptionist/IT support - £18K ... Marketing Agency - Finance Administrator - £18K ... Media Agency - Part time Receptionist - £12K ..... This is just a small selection of our roles within Office Support - click here to see our full current vacancy listing - www.regananddean.com/vacancies.php
We have a number of freelance/contract and temporary vacancies in events, marketing and office support. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for details. For a full current vacancy listing visit http://www.regananddean.com/vacancies.php
This is just a small selection of the vacancies we have on offer - for full details visit http://www.regananddean.com/vacancies.php
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