Marketing and Communications Assistant

  • BASES, Leeds.
  • 17th June 2019

Employer: BASES
Reference: N/A
Salary: £12,000-£16,000
Contract: Fixed term 12 month internship contract starting 5 August 2019.

About the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science (BASES): 

BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK. Our mission is to drive excellence in sport and exercise sciences. We do this via: membership, developing and maintaining professional standards, hosting conference and events and supporting research and publications.

About the role:

BASES is seeking a confident and enthusiastic marketing intern to cover a period of maternity. The successful applicant will take on responsibility for implementing BASES marketing strategy. The role would suit a student or graduate considering a career in sports marketing.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Managing the organisation’s communication channels, which include social media platforms, news items and mailouts
  • Development and promotion of BASES membership benefits, products and services
  • Liaising with marketing/advertising clients and partners to maintain relationships, develop marketing plans and increase advertising revenue
  • Promoting and supporting BASES events including the Annual and Student Conference
  • Building relationships with university departments to sell ‘bulk membership’ packages
  • Maintaining, developing and updating the BASES websites
  • Attending relevant conferences, events and exhibitions to promote BASES
  • Writing creative briefs and working with suppliers to produce marketing materials (posters, leaflets, adverts etc.)

About You:

  • A team player
  • Passionate about marketing with an interest in sport and physical activity
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • A good working knowledge of using social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram)
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Confidant and enthusiastic
  • Good attention to detail
  • Experience using email marketing systems (e.g. Mailchimp, Gatormail) – preferred, but not essential

To Apply:

If you would like to apply for this role, please send a cover letter and CV (maximum two-pages) to Emma Forsyth,

Applications will be open until midday on Friday 17 June 2019.

If your application is successful you will be asked to attend an interview.


BASES stands for the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences. BASES is the professional body for sport and exercise sciences in the UK.



Contact us
  • Rooms G07 and G08 Fairfax Hall, Leeds Beckett University, Headingley Campus. Headingley, Leeds LS6 3QT
  • 0113 812 6162