Marketing Assistant – Maternity Cover

Location: Harwell, Oxfordshire

Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract: 10 month contract, and 1 month notice 

Holiday: 28 days per annum, plus statutory holidays, pro rata.  

Equal Opportunities: The Satellite Application Catapult strives to be an equal opportunities employer and commitment to this process will be expected.

About Us

The Satellite Applications Catapult is an independent technology and innovation company whose purpose is to promote, develop and facilitate the commercialisation and advancement of the satellite applications industry. The company is a not for profit Research Organisation, with a commercial trading subsidiary. The organisation embraces an open and innovative culture, encouraging an ethos of knowledge exchange and sector engagement, and has quickly become a world class centre of facilities and expertise.

We’re one of ten Catapults established and overseen by Innovate UK. They are places where the best of the UK’s innovative businesses and researchers work together to bring new products and services more quickly to commercialisation. Focusing on areas with great market potential, Catapults will open up global opportunities for the UK and generate economic growth for the future.

Our Mission

To innovate for a better world, empowered by satellites

Our Vision

To be a world-leading technology and innovation company, helping businesses of all sizes to realise the potential from space. By embracing a pioneering, agile, collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit, we create valued partnerships to deliver game-changing results

Our Culture

The Catapult fosters an open and collaborative culture that stimulates and develops staff and encourages collaboration and innovation. Our employee value proposition is strong. We have worked hard to create an environment which is dynamic, exciting, challenging, rewarding, flexible and, most importantly, fun. More about the Catapult Culture

The Role

We are looking for a marketing enthusiast who would like to work in a dynamic, innovative and vibrant environment. This is a very varied role and an excellent opportunity for anyone wishing to start a career in marketing. You will need to have good organisational and communication skills, happy to muck in and work as part of a busy team, with your main focus on marketing event support and market research.

This role will provide assistance to the Marketing Events Manager, helping to organise and support workshops, events, exhibitions, VIP visits and customer engagement activities. You will also support the Business Development team to research market sector information and relevant events, as well as general admin duties.

About You

  • Working with the Marketing Events Manager, you will help deliver all Catapult external and internal events. This will include helping to set up registration pages, administering delegate lists, collating and distributing relevant information, printing badges, etc.
  • Working with our CRM system, you will be responsible for inputting delegate data and pulling customer information when required.
  • Working with the business development team, you will be requested to research data/fact find and identify market sector events using online resources.
  • As part of your research and online activities, from time to time you will be requested to translate research information into easily digestible facts and content.
  • This is a small busy team responsible for all aspects internal and external communications, therefore from time to time you will be required to, or have the opportunity to get involved in other areas of the marketing mix, including online and social media, internal communications, press promotions and general marketing activities.

Desired experience

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • The ability to speak fluent Spanish due to our growing activities in South America.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to work towards and meet tight deadlines.
  • Exceptional motivational skills, ability to work on own initiative.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, as team cooperation will be a key requirement for this role.
  • Competent copywriting skills.
  • Possess a reasonable technical understanding and ability to understand and communicate the Catapult’s activities and capabilities.
  • Ability to react fast to requests for information and work in a high paced, high pressure environment.
  • Strong attention to details, especially in the area of written words.
  • Ability to understand client/customer´s needs and deal with accordingly.
  • Ability to work and cooperate with all levels of staff, from CEO through to Office Junior.


If you are up for the challenge and thrive in a fast-paced and creative environment, send your CV along with a covering letter to


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