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We have opportunities for driven, enthusiastic, and personable individuals to join our Marketing Recruitment team in our offices in Leeds.
You will not be restricted by sector, client list or vertical. There's chance ...
We have opportunities for driven, enthusiastic, and personable individuals to join our Marketing Recruitment team in our offices in Leeds.
You will not be restricted by sector, client list or vertical. There's chance to work on Agency, Marketing, or Creative/Digital freelance desks.
This role enables you to take your existing client relationships and work across our full client database.
Consider applying If you want to be in control of your earnings, build meaningful relationships, and work in an enjoyable environment.
All recruitment companies operate in different ways. Finding the right company is as big a challenge as finding the right individual is for us.
We have a wide range of clients within our speciality: Digital, Creative, and Marketing recruitment. We're a privately owned, independent recruitment business.
Our head office is in Manchester and our second office is in Leeds. We have been trading successfully from these offices for over 20 years. Over the years we have developed into the largest independent recruiter of our kind in the North of England.
We enjoy our sector... actually we're passionate and fairly compulsive about our sector, so you'll often find us at educational and social industry events in the evening and during regular office hours.
To be successful at Orchard you will need to share our passion for the Digital, Creative, or Marketing industry. You'll need a real thirst to learn, and to develop as an individual. Our consultants work in their own way and we take a relaxed approach to KPI's.
If you need a 'whip cracking' to keep you motivated, we're probably not the right company for you.
We all work hard, in a manner that makes our environment enjoyable, and keeps our clients happy. Our team and our environment are important to us.
Our consultants work with an allocated client base to ensure that they have sufficient work and to ensure that all our clients receive the service they deserve.
Our regular hours are 9.00am to 5.30pm, Monday to Friday. We're also happy if you're the type of person who prefers to finish what they're doing rather than clocking off. We believe in allowing you the freedom to do work in a deadline-free environment.
If you have experience managing and developing a client base, have excellent communication skills, and have a passion for the creative industry you'll enjoy a career with us.
Get in touch. We're happy to talk through what we do in more depth.
Extra benefits of working at Orchard:
On top of your regular holiday entitlement, we'll start adding on an extra day for every two years you work with us. You will also receive a day off for your birthday each year, as well as an additional day at Christmas as we close our offices for the whole Christmas period.
After two years with us, you can join our private health scheme.
After one year with us, we can add you to our pension scheme, if you haven't already joined, and we'll start making some contributions. This is non contributory, but of course you are welcome to add your own contribution if you wish.
Looking to further your education in digital, marketing, creative, or recruitment whilst with us? We will split the cost of your chosen studies, up to £500 per year.
We offer £25 per month, claimable against your gym membership.
Thinking of jumping off a cliff to raise funds for cancer research? Or maybe taking on a 10k assault course to help the homeless? We will split the cost of your event entry fee, up to £100 per year.
For those who want to play, we contribute a percentage of our profits annually into the pot and you get to decide, along with your colleagues, what you would like to do. Paintballing, a trip to the theatre, go-karting, meals out, spa days....if you have an idea, throw it in the pot and we will pick up the tab.
If you take less then 3 days sick leave a year, we will give you an additional £250 bonus.
End of Year Fun
Every year we look to organise a get away event to celebrate our year's success, and help you celebrate all your hard work.
Long Service Awards
We like to acknowledge your dedication as you progress your career with us, and we have a series of rewards we award at 2, 5, 10 and even 20 years. And yes, we do have some of our team who have their 20 year anniversary within sight!
Manchester's leading business to business PR agency is looking to expand its successful team. This agency are working with some of the worlds leading technology, professional services and public sector companies as well ...
Manchester's leading business to business PR agency is looking to expand its successful team.
This agency are working with some of the worlds leading technology, professional services and public sector companies as well as smaller, agile start ups with VC backing.
Genuine passion for the challenging B2B space is a must. You will have superb strategic capability when analysing a clients full comms and creative strategy, identifying opportunities to meet clients business objectives. You will be capable of holding top-level client relationships and pitching creative ideas in. You will also have an excellent track record in delivering across trade, social, regional and national media plus events ensuring content is top-class and in line with brand and TOV.
The salary is 28,000 - 35,000 depending on experience, plus a whole host of benefits, professional training and personal development opportunities.
Manchester's leading business to business PR agency is looking to expand its successful team with an Account Executive. This agency are working with some of the worlds leading technology, professional services and public ...
Manchester's leading business to business PR agency is looking to expand its successful team with an Account Executive.
Genuine passion for the B2B space is a must. You will be capable of building positive client relationships long term. You will have strong writing skills, good knowledge of the media landscape and a talent for creating engaging content; selling this into the media. You will be capable of running social media campaigns for clients.
The salary is 20,000 - 25,000 depending on experience, plus a whole host of benefits, professional training and personal development opportunities.
An exciting Video Marketing Agency is looking for a Sales and Marketing executive to help market the agency and build new relationships with prospective clients on behalf of the agency.This agency work with some of the top ...
An exciting Video Marketing Agency is looking for a Sales and Marketing executive to help market the agency and build new relationships with prospective clients on behalf of the agency.This agency work with some of the top names in retail and create stunning, high end videos and films to showcase their products, services and business. You will get the opportunity to utilise e-mail marketing, social media, video content, blogs and press releases to market the business. Networking events and conferences will also be a plenty giving you the opportunity to meet lots of new people to talk to them about their businesses, and see if any of your services would be relevant to them. The ideal individual for this role will have some understanding of Marketing / Design / Creative and will have some form of sales / business development experience. You must have a great personality, and understand what it takes to build long lasting relationships. The agency is a fun, work hard / play hard environment that values people and producing fantastic work. Salary is 16,000 - 20,000 plus commission.
Our client is a highly respected and valued Insurance broker in Manchester, specialising in a range of automotive products and services.The company are currently going through a significant phase of expansion due to exceptional ...
Our client is a highly respected and valued Insurance broker in Manchester, specialising in a range of automotive products and services.The company are currently going through a significant phase of expansion due to exceptional levels of customer service, the company are growing at a fast pace.A rare opportunity has arose within the company, looking for a Graphic Designer to work within its marketing team. Working alongside another Designer, you will collaborate on a wide range of both print and digital design work. The role will be varied and fast paced and will include working on advertising collateral including direct marketing campaigns, web banners, HTML emails, exhibition stands and various press adverts. Ideally you will be a competent Graphic Designer with the ability to carry out work from concept through to final artwork, adhering to company brand guidelines.Its a nice, in-house working environment with a range of benefits. Based in Manchester working in a small marketing team, it makes it a very rewarding position.Ideally you will have at least 2-3 years commercial experience.Benefits - plus many more-30 days holiday -Pension scheme-Childcare vouchers-Life cover-Travel expenses -Cycle to work scheme
This highly respected and creative property firm are looking for a Middleweight Graphic Designer to work within the companies marketing team. They are a dynamic, fast paced business that will present you with a highly creative ...
This highly respected and creative property firm are looking for a Middleweight Graphic Designer to work within the companies marketing team. They are a dynamic, fast paced business that will present you with a highly creative position within the company. The company work on some of the most exciting new developments in Manchester from residential, commercial and various retail outlets
Within the role you'll be working within the marketing team, working across many property based brands. Your primary role is to create highly conceptual marketing campaigns. Its an incredibly varied position in a beautiful crafted open spaced office. This company have a hugely diverse portfolio of properties/businesses so this presents such a diverse role its difficult to elaborate on how great this is!
The role is both B2B and B2B, its fast faced, highly creative and a rewarding environment, You will have opportunity to work with many beautiful buildings that have stunning architecture.
Ideally you will need to be able to deliver interesting creative design briefs from concept to completion. An understanding in both print and digital design to be delivered across branding, brochures, web design and wide range of printed marketing collateral.
The role is creative, the work is created through large budgets, enabling you to use spot UVs, unlimited imagery and all the tools you need to push the boundaries.
If you're looking for a role with creative autonomy on a range of exciting properly/retail developments and campaigns across the North West, feel free to apply. Its a company that will respect and value you by allowing you to do what you love the most - be creative!
I am working with a highly established Agency based north of Leeds seeking a very talented mid-weight designer. Established over 25 years and a lovely office space based in a leafy rural location this makes this role highly ...
I am working with a highly established Agency based north of Leeds seeking a very talented mid-weight designer.
Established over 25 years and a lovely office space based in a leafy rural location this makes this role highly desirable for designers who want to have a great long established career.
Working beneath an exceptional Creative Director and alongside a talented team of designers you will have the opportunity to work on lots of conceptual projects across print and digital campaigns. The client base is highly varied from retail supermarkets through to universities.
The work will include web design, email and direct marketing through to integrated social media campaigns, every day will be varied and different.
Successful candidates will have 3+ years agency experience and have a portfolio showcasing a range of conceptual design across print and digital.
This will be a very popular role, so please apply with your CV and Portfolio.
I am working with a highly regarded and established luxury travel company are seeking a Creative Artworker to join their existing marketing team in MediaCityUK.Working as part of a fast paced marketing team, in a vibrant ...
I am working with a highly regarded and established luxury travel company are seeking a Creative Artworker to join their existing marketing team in MediaCityUK.Working as part of a fast paced marketing team, in a vibrant office space you will be responsible for the Manchester offices creative function; which will involve a mixture of design and artwork for brochures, direct mail, advertising, web and e-shot banners.Suitable candidates will have strong mac skills (Adobe Creative Suite) and will ideally have over 2 years experience in designing and artworking to a high level. Portfolio examples containing; brochures, direct mail and catalogue work will be highly regarded for this position.The company offer a competitive salary, alongside great benefits and a good career progression.This is an exciting position in a great location, so please apply with your CV and Portfolio.
A really exciting opportunity for a PR and Content Manager....This small but perfectly formed marketing agency are based just outside of Leeds and are looking to bring in an experienced PR and Content Manager to head up ...
A really exciting opportunity for a PR and Content Manager....This small but perfectly formed marketing agency are based just outside of Leeds and are looking to bring in an experienced PR and Content Manager to head up a new area of the business.You will take ownership of content strategy and PR for some of this agencies longest-standing and most lucrative clients. You will have good, broad experience across PR and content. Blogging, online campaigns, press releases and engaging content strategies. This agency specialise in providing content, social and search marketing solutions for the travel industry. They like their employees to have a genuine interest in travelling and tourism.The agency is very entrepreneurial. The vision is for the business to double in size in the near future due to impressive growth and consistently positive new business activity. As such its an exciting time to get on board given the future progression opportunities and the chance to influence the agency in a meaningful way. The company offer a genuinely fun, friendly and transparent working environment. They are very agile and flexible given their current size, as such they can offer plenty of flexibility and perks. If you would like to know more, please apply now.
This established West Yorkshire agency are currently seeking a Content and Social Media Manager / Exec for a varied and exciting role. Working directly with clients, you'll be responsible for managing the online presence ...
This established West Yorkshire agency are currently seeking a Content and Social Media Manager / Exec for a varied and exciting role.
Working directly with clients, you'll be responsible for managing the online presence of a number of key accounts, making sure that all communications remain consistently on brand.
Your typical duties will include; researching and writing blog content for different clients, managing social media (twitter, facebook .etc.) and keeping clients sites updated. Wordpress, Analytics and Adobe Suite experience would be a bonus.
Suitable candidates will have at least 6 months experience in a similar role, possessing excellent writing skills and the ability to proofread. You'll also have a deep understanding of social media - particularly its role within business.
The company offer a relaxed and fun working environment and the opportunity to really make a difference, have a lot of influence and free reign in this role.
The role is based on the outskirts of Northern Leeds - best reached by car so candidates will ideally have a car and licence.
Twitter has decided to give everyone a chance at securing one of their coveted blue verified ...
Twitter has decided to give everyone a chance at securing one of their coveted blue verified badges.
Unfortunately this isn’t going to be done in some Hunger Games style fight-to-the-death battle royal, the San Francisco based firm has decided to take a less brutal approach and create an online application for its users that will grant them the privilege of the check mark.
Before you get you’re hopes up of becoming verified and showing off to your 124 followers, Twitter have said they will only approve “an account that is determined to be of public interest”. To become verified users should have specific pieces of information already attached to their profile such as: phone number, confirmed email address, bio, profile photo, header photo, as well as birthdays - for accounts that are not a company, a brand or an organization.
Once you’ve got all of this on your profile, you’ve officially made it passed step one and Twitter will then ask you a few questions about why your account should be verified - they might even end up asking for a scanned copy of your driving licence or passport to confirm who you say you are. If your account represents a person Twitter want to understand the impact that you have within your field. If it represents a company or brand, they want to know about that companies missions and goals for the future.
Once they’ve interrogated you and found out all they need to know, Twitter will respond to your request via email and let you know if you’ve reached the promised land and secured a blue tick. If you don’t make the cut you can reapply for the same account in another 30 days time following the rejection notice.
Twitter currently has about 187,000 verified accounts, which is a drop in the ocean when you take into account there’s around 320 million monthly active users. It’s those little blue ticks that helped the site gain it’s success in the early days, with users knowing they were following or talking to the real Katy Perry, who is the most followed person on Twitter with 91.7 million followers, instead of an imposter who was just using a picture of a celebrity as their profile picture.
It’s not been made totally clear why the company is now letting people into their exclusive club, those that fall into the category of “public interest” includes accounts that are maintained by public figures and organisations across the music industry, TV, film, government, fashion, politics, religion, media, journalism, business and other key interest areas.
Tina Bhatnagar, Twitter’s vice president of User Services, believes that, ‘Opening up this process will result in more people finding great, high-quality accounts to follow, and for these creators and influencers to connect with a broader audience.’
So if you believe that your account is deemed worthy of being labelled as public interest, get over to Twitter ASAP and get that blue tick secured.
Remember the phrase “If you assume, you make and ass out of u and me”? This was front of mind ...
Remember the phrase “If you assume, you make and ass out of u and me”? This was front of mind when I first clapped eyes on the title of last night’s NUX talk.
As humans we have a natural tendency to make assumptions. But we are warned against working with them, especially in business, for fear of making a major cock-up (and subsequently having some smart-arse say they told you so).
So the thought of actively engaging with assumptions, on the surface, seemed like a counter-intuitive thing to do. However, the point of this approach is centred around the principle that, if an idea is fatally flawed, we need to find out before investing a client’s time and money. All assumptions need to be gathered, mapped out and, ultimately, proven or disproven throughout the project in order to do this.
Put in the context of a digital design project, David Draper and Kev Murray of Valtech explained how this approach works best within an Agile environment. Not all assumptions will be fully proven or disproven, and not all will be tackled early on as some may only be relevant to later iterations of a product, not to the creation of the initial MVP. The whole point of an Agile project is that it moves, seeking out information progressively (in this case through data capture and focus groups etc) that will improve the probability of success and therefore shape the way the project develops.
The group workshop that followed gave us the opportunity to, in small teams, work through the process on one of two hypothetical briefs. It demonstrated quite clearly that more people equals more assumptions and therefore less opportunity to miss a stinker. David and Kev include ALL stakeholders in this exercise when working a proper brief - a great suggestion for anyone thinking of adopting it.
It also showed that assumptions can often fall into three columns of urgency - firstly, is an assumption critical to determine whether the idea is needed, secondly is an assumption important in the ability to deliver (technically in this case), and finally is an assumption a great idea to look into for future iterations.
Beyond the application in a design capacity though, what was really interesting was that this approach to thinking can be applied to any project, personal or commercial, regardless of the subject matter. And gives all those involved an appreciation of the challenges likely to be faced along the way, making for a more manageable project with realistic expectations and, in theory, a better chance of success.
Many thanks to David, Kev, and Carolyn (also from Valtech) for the guidance through the workshop exercises, and to Rental Cars for providing the venue, beers and grub. Thoroughly enjoyable evening.
This season see's the return of our #OrchardShoots Fantasy Premier League for the eighth year ...
This season see's the return of our #OrchardShoots Fantasy Premier League for the eighth year running.
We’re now accepting teams to battle it out in our famous #OrchardShoots league.
It's the usual format when it come's to choosing your squad for the new season, you have a budget of £100 million for your 15 chosen players or one Paul Pogba if you believe what the British papers are saying is the going rate.
If you’ve been involved before then you know the drill. Build your team, choose your colours and then come up with a terrible pun for your team name.
If you’ve never played, or don’t know anything about football then that’s OK! Simply sign-up and have your squad randomly filled with available players and maybe fluke your way to success.
To keep things official we've even got our own trophy and if you're victorious your name could be forever engraved on the plaque. It's 16 inches tall and a glistening symbol of victory for the winner. There's also a football shirt of your choice up for grabs if you can claim victory come the end of the season.
#OrchardShoots is the hashtag you'll need to get involved in on Twitter with our extremely competitive consulatants and other participants in the league.
Pick your squad wisely for the season and don't end up being one of those people who end up using their wildcard in the second week of the season.
Best of luck from everyone, well everyone except the super competitive ones, here at Orchard.
How to enter
Once you've picked your team, either enter the #OrchardShoots League Code or click below to be entered directly into the league. We'll see you there!
Due to transformation work on the network, trams to Salford Quays are now not running until ...
Due to transformation work on the network, trams to Salford Quays are now not running until the end of August.
If you are travelling to Orchard for an interview please use the replacement ‘X2' bus service which will be running every 10 minutes during the working day.
The X2 replacement bus will call at the following tram stops:
- Piccadilly Station
- Trafford Bar
- Exchange Quay
- Salford Quays
- Harbour City
X2 Operating Hours
Monday - Thursday - 6am – 11.30pm
Friday and Saturday - 6am – 12.30am
Sunday & Public Hols - 7.30am – 10pm
Monday - Thursday - 6am – 11.30pm
Sunday & Public Hols - 7:30am - 10.45pm
Guided walk with Steve Bourne along the huge docks which once harboured the world’s ocean-going ...
Guided walk with Steve Bourne along the huge docks which once harboured the world’s ocean-going liners.
Gleaming museums of the modern age. A world famous canal, as deep as Suez, as powerful as the Panama.
Here a new city has risen; a city of glass, steel and burnished metal, bold and brilliant.
On one side of the water the silver shards of the Imperial War Museum North. On the other the Lowry Centre, a matchless theatre for the matchstick figure artist. And now they have been joined by Media City, northern home of the BBC. Alongside, stretches the water, filling the old Manchester Docks, cleaned and spruced for leisure and pleasure.
We explore the new city on the old canal, switching to and from the hi-tech world of today to the days when the Port of Manchester thrived as the 4th largest in the country.
This is perhaps the most visually splendid outdoors walk in the NMW canon. The thrill, the high of those deep, dark docks; those vast canyons of water and the histories they hide from the days when ships laden with tea chests, barrels of whiskey, rum and sugar, packed by stevedores in the New World, pulled up in Salford to be unloaded by the men of Ordsall, to be consumed by the hungry folk of the North-West. It was a feast of heavy labour transformed into today’s heritage heavy regenerated Quays.
Source: New Manchester Walks
Meet at MediaCityUK tram stop
Time: 3pm prompt (walk last approx 3 hours)
Cost: £8 (£7 concession)
Pay on the day.
Those participating in this event should be aware of the risks and accept the responsibility for their own actions and involvement. No responsibility can be accepted by Manchester Photography, members, guests for any mishap, which may occur, during a meetup. The event finish times are an approximation and may finish earlier or later than advertised depending on the pace of the event. The event may be cancelled at short notice, so please check the website or your emails for changes to the schedule.
FrontEndNorth is an event for front-end developers, designers and people who make things for ...
FrontEndNorth is an event for front-end developers, designers and people who make things for the web taking place on September 30th, 2016 at Sheffield City Hall.
Returning from a year's hiatus after our successful debut in 2014 we can't wait to bring the front-end development community together for another great day of learning, insight and inspiration.
Head of Front-end
for the GDS Team
at The Times
Senior Software Engineer
& Web Developer
Web Developer at
The Financial Times
Front-end & WordPress
Developer at Fisheye
Freelance Frontend &
Senior FE Developer
at Code Computerlove
Freelance Web Designer
& University Student
This month we've got 2 speakers!
Here is a brief intro from Katie:
After Katie we have Glynn Bird from IBM Cloud Data Services to talk about Node.js Microservices. Glynn has previously talked about offline-first for us and we're think this is going to be another great talk!
Here's a brief intro from Glynn:
"Node.js makes it simple to build out your own Microservices infrastructure. Learn how to build simple, composable services using Node.js and Express and feed them with queues of work. We'll also have a peek at "serverless" architecture and orchestration."
Please note the group is intended for people looking to expand their knowledge in a recruiter free zone. Whilst interest from recruitment consultants is nice we have a no recruitment policy.
GeekUp Manchester is on the first Thursday of every odd month.
It’s a grass-roots knowledge sharing and networking social for folks involved or interested in all forms of technology and creative media.
This month we’re back at the English Lounge, in the Northern Quarter by the side of the Arndale Centre. Food will be available. Follow @mcrgeekup for any last minute updates.
@FPLThunshot Bolasie starts :)
Graphic Designer in #Wrexham, up to £Negotiable. - @Orchard_AJ #designjobs https://t.co/zZ0iuNvX2H
Pisses me off that nowhere in Manchester stocks @Everton stuff 💙
@DailyStar_Sport Slow news day over at the Star eh...
RT @diplomaticds: Looking forward to the visit of #swfc tomorrow. One of the best set of fans that visit Brentford ..... #properfans
The standings between our extremely competitive team here at Orchard ahead of GW3 is:
@ODEONMcr @sausage_party -> @Orchard_DavidH
@Orchard_Tommy...... !!! https://t.co/wZ0RMCpADR
Chocolate in the morning is okay if it's cornflake cakes right? That's pretty much cereal right?! @Orchard_chris
RT @Orchardtweets: Don't forget there's action in the Premier League tonight so make sure those Fantasy Football teams are ready to go. htt…
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RT @Orchard_Helen: *Please Retweet* I have a few non-creative artworker roles on in #manchester city ctr - £20-25k please get in touch #hir…