Marketing Administrator - Internship (£22,724 plus benefits)

Location: Craven Street with opportunity for hybrid working (see job profile for details)
Job level: Level J - Intern
Salary: Starting salary of £22,724 plus competitive benefits
Working hours: The normal working hours for the above post will be 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday
Contract: 6 months

The College of Optometrists is the professional body for optometry. It qualifies the profession and delivers the guidance and development to ensure optometrists provide the best possible care. We promote excellence through the College’s affixes, by building the evidence base for optometry, and raising awareness of the profession with the public, commissioners, and healthcare professionals.

We are offering an internship for a Marketing Administrator in our established and busy Marketing, Events and Communications team. This role will provide marketing and administrative support to the whole team.

This will be the ideal opportunity for a newly qualified graduate looking for working experience in an active marketing team.

Reporting to the Director of Marketing and Communications, the role holder will be responsible for: 

  • supporting the Social Media and Multimedia Manager with marketing activities
  • providing administrative support to the Events team
  • providing administrative support for Acuity journal
  • uploading content onto the website
  • ad hoc development of marketing materials
  • supporting the Director of Member Services & Communications by scheduling meetings and rooms, handling correspondence, and other administrative tasks
  • processing invoices and expenses.

Successful candidates would need to demonstrate the following skills, experience and knowledge: 

  • Excellent organisational, written and oral communication skills
  • MS Office; Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Ability to use initiative to solve problems
  • Able to prioritise multiple tasks. 

In return, we offer a variety of benefits including a generous pension plan, life assurance and a health care cash plan. Potential to progress to a range maximum of £27,508 under our performance based/market driven incremental scheme.



  • Interviews will take place on 7/8 March 2024.

Contact details

To apply for the position, please send your CV and a cover letter no later than 5pm on 4 March 2024, clearly demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the role to:

Closing date for application
4 March 2024

Equality and inclusion

The College is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and to avoiding unlawful discrimination. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, valuing the differences that a diverse workforce brings to the organisation. In support of this we follow a fair recruitment process in which shortlisting and other recruitment decisions are made on the basis of skills, competencies and experience demonstrated in the application and interview process. 

If you require a reasonable adjustment to be made to support your application due to a disability or other condition, please let us know. 

Additional information

  • Typical working hours at the College are 9 am to 5 pm (7 hours, excluding lunch) working five days a week. We operate a flexible working window from 8 am to 6 pm where you can vary your start and end time (working a 7 hour day). This role is flexible and can be worked over a variety of working patterns.
  • We also offer hybrid working (a mixture of home and office working). Typically College staff will work around 20 - 40% of their time at the workplace (whether this is the office at Craven St, or a face to face meeting, exam or event at another business related site or organisation) per week.

Our values

  • We act with integrity and transparency
  • We listen and we learn
  • We demonstrate respect and professionalism
  • We achieve high quality
  • We champion diversity and inclusion.