Account Assistant UK

London, England, United Kingdom | Full-time | COVID-19 remote

Apply

About Us

Vested is an award winning integrated communications agency specialising in financial services.  We work with our clients to raise their profile, improve their reputation and drive sales. We achieve this through a mix of marketing, PR, social and paid media techniques.

We've consistently been named a PR News Top Place to Work and in 2021 have been shortlisted for the Sabre Awards, the Financial Services Forum Innovation Awards  and the CIPR Excellence Awards. Vested is for hardworking, fun, charismatic, entrepreneurial individuals who are looking to jump into a fast-paced environment. We take our work and ourselves seriously, but always enjoy having a good time and creating a fun and lively environment.

Vested is growing rapidly in the UK and we’re searching for the right candidate who wants to be a key part of our business. The business was founded in New York and we also have an office in Toronto.

 

Position Overview

The Account Assistant role starts with a twelve week program with the possibility of leading to a full-time position. You will work directly with the UK’s senior leaders supporting various daily functions including: account support, public relations, social media, digital, marketing and content programmes activity for clients, research, event support and more.

You will be central to our success supporting both our team and our clients by working across paid, owned, earned, and shared media channels. 

 

General Job Duties

General responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Administrative support to account teams providing support with project management and keeping track of deliverable deadlines
  • Media list building, trend spotting, conducting outreach and monitoring for coverage
  • Supporting media relations efforts, including developing drafting pitches and long-form content
  • Supporting the teams by assisting with research and brainstorm sessions
  • Building social media plans for clients
  • Developing ideas for integrated work and content across print, digital and social media
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, tasks and deadlines simultaneously
  • Shows ownership over their work - quickly works to correct mistakes and focuses on delivering high-quality output

 

Our Ideal Candidate

This position is ideal for someone entrepreneurial at heart and looking for real, hands-on experience in helping to build and establish a growing agency.

Other key characteristics include:

  • Intellectually curious individuals with a demonstrable interest in financial services and  communications
  • Entrepreneurs and go-getters
  • Team players, organised, professional and committed
  • Excellent writers and communicators
  • Resourceful and able to multitask
  • Able to meet deadlines and work well under pressure
  • Has undertaken work experience in a relevant area e.g. communications agency or in-house, marketing, journalism 
  • Eligible to work in the UK

 

As an Account Assistant with Vested you will:

  • Participate in a 12-week training programme on topics such as presentation techniques, time management, developing communication strategies, client account management and areas of financial services
  • Receive a grounding in the basics of PR, Marketing, Social Media Communications and Advertising
  • Be active on client and new business work
  • Benefit from a competitive salary
  • Be a crucial part of a motivated and passionate team
  • Enjoy a broader range of benefits should you progress from the 12-week programme to a permanent role