Marketing & Events Executive

  • Marketing
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Marketing & Events Executive

Job description

About Us

Gecko was founded in 2012 with the vision of improving the way institutions manage inquiries generated from all corners of their digital marketing.  Now, our highly successful SaaS software is used in over 100 Universities across the globe.  We are at an exciting stage of growth with the ambition to double in size year on year.


Leading Universities across the world use Gecko to improve the way they recruit students, drive efficiencies in inquiry acquisition and increase conversion rates.  Our software has helped Universities connect with over 6 million students worldwide, whether they’re capturing inquiries at recruitment fairs in far-flung corners of the globe, registering attendees on to campus tours, or helping freshmen navigate the new world of higher education, our customers trust us to help deliver a great experience for their students.


Gecko platform enables higher education institutions to create sophisticated multi-channel communication plans.  "From the beginning, the great thing about Gecko has been the ability to automate the inquiry process through workflows, our whole system is set-up on workflows!"


About the Job

We’ve got big plans for our leading EdTech products but our number one priority is our customers and the experience that they have working with Gecko.  Our goal to double revenue every year for the next 2 years (and beyond...) relies on continuing to execute our plan and expand our strategy; as a result, we are seeking an ambitious Marketing & Events Executive to support the marketing team in meeting demand and lead generation objectives.

This is a particularly unique opportunity for an expeirence marketer to join an innovative and growing SaaS company as we move into our next phase of growth and product development. Reporting to the VP of Marketing, you will use your marketing and event management experience to assist in achieving marketing goals and generate marketing qualified leads that positively impact sales pipeline. Your main duties are areas of responsibility will include: 

  • Event planning, logistics, management, analysis and recommendations
  • Work with colleagues on the creation and implementation of targeted, multi-channel marketing campaigns to drive lead generation
  • Assistance with managing marketing automation, CRM and other relevant systems to ensure ease of campaign execution, tracking and analysis
  • Support with content generation across the website and social media networks
  • Support with PPC campaigns, tracking and analysis
  • Creation and maintenance of marketing collateral, such as; brochures, exhibition stand, corporate giveaways
  • Development of creative ideas for content aimed at generating demand for our products and positioning GeckoEngage as experts in our field


About you

As well as being a rising marketing star, you will be well-experienced in marketing, perhaps previously in a more generalist marketing role, with proven experience of both campaign and content support/creation/implementation.  Displaying the qualities of someone who is business-savvy, you will;  

  • Be knowledgeable and experienced working with Marketing practices and at organising Conferences/Event
  • Have experience of successful event management and trade show logistics
  • Be detail-oriented as well as an excellent and efficient communicator, with strong writing skills which can or will be utilised to draft content for campaigns and web pages
  • Have strong IT skills and knowledge base including; CRM (such as Salesforce or Pardot marketing automation tools) 
  • Have a technical aptitude and ability to learn software programs (full training will be provided on our software products)
  • Have efficient event networking skills
  • Be a self-starter and highly driven; the ability to work on your own initiative is key however you must also be able to work alongside those within your team and the wider Gecko team worldwide 
  • Good at problem-solving and remaining calm under pressure
  • Be confident in front of customers or when customer-facing
  • Be able to travel internationally for events and conferences 
  • It would also be beneficial if you had knowledge or experience of SaaS business model and also experience of SEO/PPC.

Why Join Gecko?

Why not?  Joining Gecko, you will have the opportunity to learn from and work alongside some of the most passionate and driven people in the industry.  Equally, this exciting time for Gecko presents a unique opportunity to embed yourself into the business at this early stage and to grow and develop as the Company grows.  Don’t worry though, we’re not all serious. In our colourful modern New Town office, you can join in on the daily ping-pong league.  And if the sound of the ping-pong becomes too much, you can use your Bose noise-cancelling headphones to listen to music whilst chilling out on one of the bean bags.  Unless it’s your birthday, in which case we insist you have an extra day off.  Other benefits we offer, include:


  • Competitive Salary 
  • MacBook Pro
  • Bose QC35 Wireless Headphones
  • Flexi-time
  • Pension Scheme
  • Share Option Scheme
  • 28 days Holiday (plus your Birthday off)
  • Complimentary Breakfast, fruit & soft drinks (including Nespresso machine)
  • Regular team events
  • Fortnightly Company lunch

If you want to join Gecko on our quest for global domination, please dazzle us with a creative application demonstrating what exactly makes you our next Gecko...