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Part-Time Retail Sales Assistant (Closes 19th September 2021) Click here to view

Group Digital Marketing Manager (Closes 28th September 2021) Click here to view

Join an ethical and award-winning outdoor clothing brand that is currently evolving into an employee owned company, as a Part-Time Retail Sales Assistant in our Keswick Store.

Páramo Directional Clothing designs and distributes durable garments for outdoor people, using unique and superior fabric systems to keep them comfortable in extreme environments. The products are indefinitely renewable using Nikwax® aftercare and their innovative design allows the garments to be recycled at the end of their useable lifetime.

We develop our products in-house, from the headquarters in Wadhurst, East Sussex, with the garments manufactured at The Miquelina Foundation in Bogotá, Colombia. This partnership started in 1992 and has assisted over 10,000 vulnerable women to find a better life, away from prostitution or exploitative situations. With Páramo’s support, the factory has carried the World Fair Trade label since 2017.

We have an ongoing dedication to minimising our impact on the environment and a devoted group of people to help develop the business. Páramo is currently undergoing the exciting process of transitioning to Employee Ownership, which will protect and build upon our purpose and values, whilst securing a bright future for all employee owners.

The Role

Providing support within the Retail Sales Team and generating a pleasant and informative consumer experience by:

  • Assisting customers by providing technical product knowledge and advice
  • Working with store management to ensure the smooth day to day running of the store
  • Operating shop floor systems, including taking and processing payments

We are looking for two Part-Time Retail Sales Assistants to work 2 days per week (each). (Based on a shop rota, Monday to Sunday)

The Person will be:

  • customer focussed with excellent people skills
  • interested in outdoor pursuits
  • have at least one year’s retail experience and/or a true passion for outdoor activities
  • highly organised with outstanding interpersonal skills
  • educated to at least GCSE level (or equivalent), including Maths and English
  • an excellent time-keeper.

The Rewards

  • work within a company where you can see the effect of your efforts
  • work for an international company with values that you can believe in
  • work within a friendly and informal environment
  • competitive benefits and rewards.

To Apply

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your Covering Letter (clearly stating your salary requirements) & CV by no later than 19th September 2021 to:

Recruitment Paramo Ltd
Unit F, Durgates Industrial Estate
Wadhurst
East Sussex
TN5 6DF.
United Kingdom

Or e-mail: recruitment@paramo.co.uk

Candidates must be able to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK.

You can view details of the Páramo Job Applicant Privacy Notice, by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.

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Join the GearForm group and support award-winning and established businesses that are currently evolving into employee-owned companies, as a Group Digital Marketing Manager

Located in the picturesque, rural setting of East Sussex, Nikwax Ltd. and Páramo Ltd. are highly successful outdoor businesses that are run by a close-knit, friendly and hardworking team of employees.

Nikwax is a leading manufacturer of care products and material systems for outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment. Our highly-trained and dedicated staff develop and manufacture in-house, from our headquarters in the charming village of Wadhurst. As the only outdoor company to have won the Queen’s Award for Sustainable Development, Nikwax has an ongoing dedication to minimise impact on the environment and we have carbon balanced our operations since the company was founded in 1977.

Páramo Directional Clothing designs durable garments for outdoor people who want to stay comfortable in all weathers and environments. Also located in Wadhurst, our designers work with superior fabric systems and innovative designs to create garments that can be indefinitely renewed with Nikwax aftercare. Páramo has a partnership with the Miquelina Foundation in Bogotá, Colombia, where the garments are manufactured, all carrying the Fair Trade Label, by a skilled team of women, whom we have helped transition from exploitative situations and prostitution to find a better life for themselves.

We highly value our employees and this is an exciting opportunity to join our group as we evolve towards becoming employee owned; this will allow us to protect and build upon our purpose and values, whilst securing a bright future for the staff. We offer competitive rewards and a flexible working approach, with a balance of homeworking and office days, so you can enhance your work-life balance.

The Role

Improve the impact of digital advertising and direct to consumer initiatives in the digital space by effectively managing and optimising tactics derived from the Group’s digital marketing strategy by:

  • Directing and leading projects for the progression and updates of the Nikwax and Páramo websites, both in the UK and globally
  • Managing all social media accounts for both brands by creating, implementing and reviewing paid and organic social media activities for Nikwax and Páramo, in collaboration with specified team members
  • Regularly scoping the tactical and strategic opportunities to grow and engage our digital audience across our platforms (including social media, websites and newsletters)
  • Coordinating a regular discussion forum for relevant Directors to re-evaluate current digital tactics and to explore digital marketing opportunities
  • Managing and implementing SEO efforts and digital advertising, such as Google advertising
  • Scheduling, creating, publishing and optimising advertising content for significant digital initiatives in the UK and where relevant, globally (including direct to consumer platforms such as Amazon UK and eBay UK, as well as international selling platforms)
  • Coordinating some of the operational requirements of the direct to consumer platforms, with support from other team members in the business (for example product information, image uploading and liaison in relation to stock availability).

The successful applicant will be based at home but will be required to attend our offices in Wadhurst, East Sussex, at least once a week.

The Person will be:

  • Solution focused with outstanding analytical skills and excellent communication skills
  • Creative in their approach to digital advertising and optimisation
  • Experienced in website project management and in using e-commerce platforms
  • Able to convert a strategic vision into measurable and attainable goals
  • Experienced in managing social media, including implementing campaigns
  • Proficient in using analytics software including Google Analytics and experienced in using digital campaign tools such as Google AdWords
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent in a related subject.

The Rewards

  • work within a company where you can see the effect of your efforts
  • work for an international company with values that you can believe in
  • work within a friendly and informal environment
  • competitive benefits and rewards.

To Apply

If you would like to apply for this position, please send your Covering Letter (clearly stating your salary requirements) & CV by no later than 28th September 2021 to:

Recruitment Paramo Ltd
Unit F, Durgates Industrial Estate
Wadhurst
East Sussex
TN5 6DF.
United Kingdom

Or e-mail: recruitment@paramo.co.uk

Candidates must be able to provide evidence of their right to work in the UK.

You can view details of the Páramo Job Applicant Privacy Notice, by clicking the link at the bottom of this page.

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