Careers at Stopford

Careers at Stopford

Stopford are always looking for enthusiastic and driven individuals to join their growing development team. If there are no jobs listed on this page, then feel free to send your CV to jobs@stopford.com and we will get in touch if a position becomes available.

Current Career Opportunities

Marketing Assistant – Excellent Development Opportunity
Up to £22,000 DOE Plus Benefits Including Pension, 20 Days’ Holiday (rising to 25 with service)

Are you an enthusiastic and highly organised individual looking to break into the exciting world of marketing? Want to gain valuable industry experience with a successful tech business? If so, read on.

Stopford is a rapidly expanding and successful software development company. Due to continued success, we are now looking for a Marketing Assistant to join our dedicated team.

Within a dynamic and progressive environment, you’ll have the chance to try your hand at a variety of marketing tools, techniques and tasks.

As a Marketing Assistant, you’ll assist the Marketing Manager with a variety of marketing strategies, tasks and initiatives.

This is a great role if you love checking your social media feeds, as a key part of your job will be to maintain the company’s social media strategy. You’ll maintain accounts for brands, products or services and help to achieve our marketing goals and objectives.

Your other duties will involve:

  • Helping to maintain great relationships with customers
  • Assisting with the creation of promotional materials, including brochures, blogs, email campaigns and press releases
  • Helping to plan promotional events
  • Providing fact-checking, copy editing and formatting support
  • Writing case studies and press releases
  • Managing social media and putting together promotional articles
  • Researching market trends, demographics, pricing strategies and more to help develop marketing plans
  • Delivering your research findings through presentations and written reports
  • Analysing surveys, pools and market research to identify patterns and trends
  • Data entry and general administration

Product Manager (Sales and Marketing)

Up to £22-25,000 DOE Plus Benefits Including Pension, 20 Days’ Holiday (rising to 25 with service)

Stopford is one of the leading providers of online booking solutions to the public sector in the UK. In our 20th year, we work with over 95 local authorities within the UK providing solutions for the online booking of appointments, facilities, courses and events.

We have an exciting new opportunity within our Sales and Marketing team to support the Product Development team with the on-going management and development of our products, evaluating new and emerging features that can benefit our products and make them the leading solutions.

The successful individual will work with key stakeholders within the organisation to research, specify and implement new features and software within our portfolio.

The ideal candidate may already be working in a Product related role or have an appetite to begin a career in Product Management.

As Product Manager, your responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the Product Development team to develop and deliver the product strategy and future roadmaps
  • Build a strong understanding of the market, our customer’s needs and the overall Stopford business strategy
  • Manage the in-life features of the core software products
  • Drive ‘best in class’ product experience and performance by identifying and tracking key features and recommending action
  • Collaborating with key stakeholders across the business to deliver projects and initiatives
  • Working closely with key suppliers to maximise value and customer experience
  • Supporting the marketing department as and when needed (such as trade shows, events etc)

Skills and experience

  • Broad range of knowledge of user experience concepts
  • Positive can-do attitude with a willingness to learn
  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams
  • Ability to take ownership and responsibility
  • Commercial awareness
  • Organisational and time management skills
  • Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to multitask
  • Creative & strategic thinker
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment
  • Being a user champion – able to put yourself in the user’s shoes
  • Strong computer applications and software skills (Excel/Power Point/Word etc.)
  • Team player

Previous product management or related experience would be a bonus but is not necessary. as would knowledge of online booking software or similar solutions.

Software Engineer

Up to £30,000 DOE Plus Benefits Including Pension, 20 Days’ Holiday (rising to 25 with service)

If you’re a Software Engineer looking to join a rapidly expanding, successful Software House in Chester this may be the role for you!

Stopford are looking for a software engineer with previous experience of software development to join our growing development team. If you have 2+ years’ experience as a .NET Developer and are looking for a challenging new role where you will learn new skills and progress your career, please read on.

Candidates must be comfortable working closely as part of an enthusiastic team but also have good time management and lone working skills to ensure that assigned projects meet both customer and internal deadlines.

Experience with the following software is essential:

  • NET
  • C#
  • MVC
  • SQL Server
  • JavaScript

We are looking for someone that will engage with management to put forward ideas and provide input to discussions; offering experience and knowledge to help ensure that the team thrives along with the business.

Stopford are always happy to receive CVs for anyone interested in a career in programming or IT services. If you feel you could add value to the organisation but cannot find a position listed below then please send your CV through to jobs@stopford.com.

 

address

The Steam Mill
Steam Mill Street
Chester
CH3 5AN

phone

+44 (0)1244 319144

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