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Careers at Virginia Hayward Ltd.

Join our team – Discover where your skills could take you

For over 30 years Virginia Hayward has been specialising in creating hampers and gifts for businesses globally. Established in 1984 by Gin and Geoff Hayward, Virginia Hayward Ltd remains a family-owned company which has successfully grown into one of the most highly respected companies in the niche hamper industry. Virginia Hayward Ltd. employs over 70 full-time staff with that number trebling in the weeks before Christmas and operates from over 200,000 square feet of purpose built offices and modern warehousing in the heart of the beautiful Dorset countryside.

Whether you’re looking for a new career in our office, the warehouse or out on the road, a job a Virginia Hayward Ltd. will be a fast-paced and rewarding experience.

If you’re looking for your next challenge, browse our opportunities below, or if you would like to send us your CV please email

Office Roles

JOB TITLE: 12 month Fixed Term Contract – Digital Marketing Executive

About the role:

This role requires a highly motivated, organised and meticulous candidate with excellent digital marketing and graphic design skills. A broad knowledge and understanding of digital marketing will be essential with the capacity to create engaging and graphically strong integrated marketing campaigns to be used across all channels of the business, retail online, wholesale, trade shows and creating online marketing campaigns across all digital platforms. The post is split between Virginia Hayward Ltd and Grand Illusions offices in North Dorset.

Main duties & responsibilities:

In line with the annual marketing calendar and seasonal occasions:

  • Design marketing materials; work on a wide variety of creative assets (both print and digital) such as posters, POS, adverts, postcards, leaflets, packaging, presentations and brochures, creative assets for the website, emails, social, paid advertising, etc.
  • Listen to feedback, amend designs, propose and share ideas, working in close collaboration with peers and marketing teams
  • Print production; organising quotes for all printed materials, liaising with internal stakeholders and printers

Digital Marketing

  • Develop and manage a strategic timing and graphic plan and design digital creative assets to support the strategy across all digital channels, web, email and social platforms
  • Design and upload website Sliders/Banners
  • Design and upload Social Profile Assets (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn)
  • Design Email Header and Creative Assets
  • Design website/blog creative assets
  • Ad Hoc Design where required
  • Design, build and distribute emails using a number of email broadcast platforms
  • Create digital assets including email headers in line with Email Marketing Strategy
  • Website Administration
  • Uploading images to the website(s) as and when required, update on-site content on a regular basis using the CMS and ensuring all site content and creative meets usability standards
  • Maintain a consistent look and feel throughout all web/digital properties
  • Primary point of contact for website user issues, reporting to Head of Operations if unsolvable
  • Proofread and post all web content, including basic HTML formatting
  • Coupon management
  • Website Merchandising
  • Manage Website Product BBE’s
  • Upload Products to websites
  • Publish/Un Publish Stock
  • Merchandising/Ordering of products based on analytical insight, stock levels, sales and in line with marketing campaigns
  • Coordinate new product launches with the Product Development Team
  • Ensuring deadlines are met in a timely and organised manner is critical to this role – you will own the delivery of marketing communications in line with the marketing calendar and seasonal occasions

About you:

Essential Skills/Experience:

  • Excellent graphic design skills
  • Excellent digital marketing skills, with a specific emphasis on email marketing, website trading and merchandising
  • Excellent experience using graphic/design packages (Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Excellent understanding of email marketing best practice
  • Experience using a variety of email broadcast platforms
  • Intermediate knowledge of HTML and CSS
  • Creative thinker with excellent organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work with others
  • Ability to work under pressure to deadlines.

Desirable skills/experience:

  • Copywriting experience

If this sounds like you then please submit your CV and salary expectations to Andrew Waugh-Bacchus, HR Manager

If you would like to discuss this role in more detail please contact the HR Manager, Andrew Waugh-Bacchus on 01747 852598 or email

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