PA/administrator sought by Status Social

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in Status Social jobs | 0 comments

PA/administrator sought by Status Social

Derby social media consultancy Status Social is recruiting again! It’s your chance to be part of our amazing success story.

Derby Telegraph’s Creative Business of the Year finalist, Status Social, is looking to employ a full-time PA/administrator. Based at our expanding headquarters in Derby’s historic Cathedral Quarter, you will need to be a passionate, dynamic, team-player who will help us provide the gold standard to our clients.

You must:

– Have strong writing skills, particularly spelling and grammar, and attention to detail
– Possess strong communication skills – in person, by telephone and by e-mail
– Possess numeracy skills
– Be confident with new technology
– Be organised and able to manage your own workload

You hopefully will:

– Have experience of working in an accounts department and using an accounts package
– Have at least two years of administration experience or possess talent beyond your years
– Be confident with Excel and Word
– Have used Google apps

You definitely will:

Derby social media experts Status SocialHold firm to the Status Social values of being ethical, honest, accurate, creative, plain speaking, teamworking, and having fun; and embrace our system of open feedback. These values are the backbone of our business, featuring in our three-monthly appraisals and weekly meetings. We will quiz you about them during our interview process.

Your duties will include:

Diary management, arranging meetings, attending client / potential client meetings to take notes, proposal writing, e-mail management, making arrangements for client workshops, event planning, raising sales invoices and entering purchase invoices into our accounts system, chasing payments, purchasing of office equipment and other supplies.

To apply for this role, send the following to hello@statussocial.co.uk:

– An explanation of why you are the right person for the job, using the above requirements and providing evidence.
– Your CV.
– Your salary expectations.

The deadline for applications is midnight on January 31, 2016, but we will begin the process of meeting applicants as soon as we spot someone with potential.

We would encourage interested candidates to call beforehand to find out more about the job and what you’ll be doing on a day-to-day basis.

Creative Industries Business of the YearStatus Social was one of the first specialist social media consultancies in the UK. Since 2011 we have trained nearly 1,500 business people how to generate leads, increase brand awareness and improve customer service through social media.

We have helped some of the UK’s top companies, including Vision Express, Marriott Hotels, East Midlands Trains, VINCI and Saniflo to formulate social media strategies and we manage accounts for businesses who love seeing return-on-investment from their social media.

We also don’t allow you to work your birthday. We take the day off to go for walks in the countryside. And we close down the business to go to beer festivals. There are lots of reasons why it’s great to work at Status Social!

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Derby’s social media consultancy celebrates 5th birthday!

Posted by on Jan 18, 2016 in Status Social News | 0 comments

Derby’s social media consultancy celebrates 5th birthday!

Five years ago this week Status Social was launched. Our new website (built in less than a fortnight) and social media channels were fired up and we announced ourselves to the Derby business community.

Remarkably, we’d already attracted clients in the run up to our launch, including someone who contacted us on day one. She’d heard rumours we were setting up a social media consultancy and wanted to be our first workshop delegate. We knew we’d made the right decision to go into business.

Five years on and we’ve trained nearly 1,500 business people how to use social media to achieve their objectives and carried out social media management in Nottingham, Derby and beyond for a variety of clients including Vision Express, Marriott Hotels, East Midlands Trains, Saniflo, the NHS and Motorpoint.

Derby social media experts Status SocialWe’ve worked with people across Great Britain, USA, the Netherlands, France, Spain and Brazil. We’ve won awards and helped our clients generate hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of business.

And probably most important for us, we’ve discovered where we stand in the world of business. Our two main company values are being honest and ethical. We want to be a business that makes a difference – to bless our clients with a great service; to bless our staff by helping them become more valuable members of society; and by blessing the community by giving our time and money to people less fortunate.

That’s the Status Social way. Here’s to the next five years!

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Status Social unveils 2016 Charity of the Year

Posted by on Dec 22, 2015 in Status Social News | 0 comments

Status Social unveils 2016 Charity of the Year

First Steps has been chosen to be Status Social’s 2016 Charity of the Year – receiving more than £5,000 of free social media support.

The charity helps people with eating disorders and family members affected by eating disorders.

Sixteen charities from across the East Midlands and Staffordshire applied to receive Charity of the Year status.

Status Social director Kerry Saxby said she was impressed at the quality of the applications.

“We chose First Steps because the team already recognised how important social media is but recognise they need help to use it to its full potential – dedicating resources to make sure this happens.

“All the charities that applied do amazing things and we would love to be able to help all of them so it was very difficult to choose.”

First Steps is Derbyshire’s only eating disorder charity and has also recently opened a service at the University of Nottingham and Nottingham Trent University.

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Looking for a job in social media?

Posted by on Dec 6, 2015 in Status Social jobs | 0 comments

Looking for a job in social media?

We work with some of the UK’s most exciting companies.
We’ve helped nearly 1500 business people achieve their objectives through social media.
And we are without doubt, the best social media consultancy in the East Midlands, if not the UK.

Derby Telegraph’s Creative Business of the Year finalist, Status Social, is looking to employ a social media consultant.

Based at our expanding headquarters in Derby’s historic Cathedral Quarter , you will need to be a passionate, dynamic, social media-lover who will help businesses achieve their objectives through social media.

You must:

Mark Saxby at the Social Media Marketing Conference, delivering a social media talk www.jamesbastable (1)Be able to deliver the dynamic, fun-filled, engaging and inspiring workshops and presentations that Status Social is famed for.

Be able to take an active role in business development and sales by attending networking events, building relationships, writing proposals and following up leads.

Be great at sharing your passion with business leaders, winning over the most sceptical social media doubters.

Be able to build relationships with clients, leading and advising them on their social media strategies.

Have knowledge and experience of using a variety of social media platforms and a demonstrable passion for digital media.

Possess strong attention to detail, particularly in spelling and grammar.

Be able to support members of the team and lead the management of social media accounts.

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You will:

Hold firm to the Status Social values of being ethical, honest, accurate, creative, plain speaking, teamworking, and having fun; and embrace our system of open feedback. These values are the backbone of our business, featuring in our three-monthly appraisals and weekly meetings. We will quiz you about them during our interview process.

To apply for this role, send the following to hello@statussocial.co.uk:

– An explanation of why you are the right person for the job, using the above requirements and providing evidence.
– A blog, no longer than 400 words, about any aspect of social media for business (the more original, the better).
– Your CV.
– Your salary expectations.

The deadline for applications is December 13th but we will begin the process of meeting applicants as soon as we spot someone with potential.

We welcome (and in fact, encourage) interested candidates to call beforehand to find out more about the job.

Creative Industries Business of the YearStatus Social was one of the first specialist social media consultancies in the UK. Since 2011 we have trained nearly 1,500 business people how to generate leads, increase brand awareness and improve customer service through social media. We have helped some of the UK’s top companies, including Vision Express, Marriott Hotels, East Midlands Trains, VINCI and Saniflo to formulate social media strategies and we manage accounts for businesses who love seeing return-on-investment from their social media. We also don’t allow you to work your birthday. We take the day off to go for walks in the countryside. And we close down the business to go to beer festivals. More reasons why it’s great to work at Status Social.

Claire Hannon Social Media Consultant Derby and Nottingham“I love working at Status Social because we’re always one step ahead when it comes to social media – it’s a creative place where no idea is a bad idea. We also get invited to lots of events and VIP launches… and no-one’s allowed to work their birthday!” Claire Hannon, social media consultant at Status Social.

 

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Want to be our 2016 Charity of the Year?

Posted by on Nov 9, 2015 in Status Social News | 2 comments

Want to be our 2016 Charity of the Year?

Do you work for a Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire or East Staffordshire charity or know someone who does? You could receive £5000+ worth of social media training and support for free!

Applications for Status Social’s Charity of the Year are now closed.

We’re on the hunt to find the Status Social 2016 Charity of the Year. We love helping charities use social media to make an impact so once again we’re giving away a year’s free social media help.

Throughout 2015 we’ve been supporting Derby cancer charity Annabel’s Angels and the charity says it has really benefited as a result. For example, the number of people who saw their Facebook posts increased from 189 in January 2015 to an impressive 12,000 by October. In 2014, Treetops Hospice in Risley, Derbyshire, saw a huge impact after our involvement with them.

Annabels Angels logo rectangle“We feel a lot more confident with our social media presence since working with Status Social. We felt the training delivery worked really well in terms of content and pacing. You gave us patience, tangible case study examples to get our heads around, humour, and plenty of coffee and chocolate biscuits.” Simon Hancox, founder of Annabel’s Angels.

During 2015 we ran social media strategy workshops and delivered training in Facebook, Twitter and blogging for Annabel’s Angels.

“It’s of no surprise that our new media team consists of a dedicated social media officer role with backup from additional members,” said Simon Hancox from the charity. “We’re all still volunteers but it’s important for our stakeholders to understand that we take the role of social media very seriously. After all, we’re only ever as good as our last blog, status update or retweet, right?”

 

If you work for or run a charity in the region and would like to make a difference with social media, we’d love to hear from you. We know how powerful social media can be and we have proved that with the right training, charities can see impressive results.

Please note: Applications for Status Social’s Charity of the Year are now closed.

 

Our chosen charity of the year will get our help with:

Developing a social media strategy

We will go back to the start and look at the following things with you:

  • The difference between traditional marketing and social media marketing and the benefits of each.
  • What your charity is currently doing on social media.
  • What your charity would really like to achieve through social media.
  • What social networks your key audience is using at the moment and has potential to use in the future based on research.
  • Your charity’s tone of voice and how you engage with your followers.
  • Your objectives and how you can measure your impact on social media.
  • Creating a social media strategy that your charity can stick to and use with new staff and volunteers in the future.

 

Social media training

Once we have worked out the best social media strategy for your charity, we will train your staff on up to three of the social networks you need to use to attract your key audience.

The training may include:

  • How your charity can increase brand awareness on Facebook.
  • How to use Twitter to increase the amount of people you reach out to.
  • Writing great blogs that will get your charity found on Google.
  • Using Pinterest to get more donations.
  • Generating interest from decision makers over LinkedIn.
  • Raising your profile with young people on Instagram.

 

Social media ongoing support

There’s no point going through a social media strategy process and training if what you learn isn’t put into practice. Therefore, we will be on hand for social media-related questions and will be in contact at least once a month to see how you are getting on and give ongoing advice. We want your charity to achieve results!

 

Interested in being the Status Social charity of the year?

Applications for Status Social’s Charity of the Year are now closed.

If you work for a charity (please don’t nominate charities on their behalf), we’d love you to get in touch and let us know how we could help you reach more people through social media.

We would welcome entries from previous applicants to be our Charity of the Year.

To put your charity forward for a year’s free social media support, you need to:

  • Download and fill in our Charity of the Year application form and email it to hello@statussocial.co.uk
  • Come in to see us at our studio in Derby’s Cathedral Quarter if you are successful in being shortlisted.

The deadline for entries is November 30, 2015 so don’t delay. Good luck!

“In January, Status Social chose Treetops Hospice as their first ever charity of the year. We were thrilled as we already knew of the company’s work and were kTreetops-Logo-Portrait-JPEGeen to learn as much as possible from them. They haven’t disappointed.” Lizzie, Marketing and Communications Executive, Treetops Hospice

 

 

 

Applications for Status Social’s Charity of the Year are now closed. The winning charity will be announced before Christmas 2015. Watch this space!

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Social media consultancy to expand after record year

Posted by on Oct 21, 2015 in Status Social News | 0 comments

Social media consultancy to expand after record year

Derby-based social media consultancy Status Social is to take on a second studio after a record year.

Turnover for the Friar Gate Studios-based company is up almost 50% in 2015, boosted by working with high profile clients such as Vision Express, East Midlands Trains, Motorpoint, Saniflo, Marriot Hotels and Derbyshire County Cricket Club.

Now the business is to completely take over the former Tregoning Art Gallery so it can make space for more staff and run its bespoke social media training workshops there.

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Status Social director Mark Saxby said 2015 had been a year of massive growth with more potential on the horizon.

“Although Status Social’s main focus is on Derby and the East Midlands, we are increasingly being asked by companies from further afield for help with their social media. Our biggest growth market has been in the business-to-business sector, particularly with companies using social media for lead generation – often for the first time.”

“The acquisition of the front office of our building means we can be even more ambitious with our plans, including taking on more staff to help us grow our business yet further.”

Status Social runs social media strategy and training workshops as well as managing social media accounts. It was a finalist in the Derby Telegraph’s 2015 Business Awards in the creative sector. It’s also running one of the workshops at this month’s Derby Business Expo.

 

 

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