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We’re hiring an Office Administrator

Closing Date: 18th April 2014

Job Title: Office Administrator

Salary: £14,700 (Meets minimum Glasgow Living Wage)

MadeBrave® is on the hunt once more, this time for a talented and ambitious Office Administrator to come and join our ever-growing family. We will be hiring through the Commonwealth Jobs Fund. To find out if you’re eligible to apply click here.

We are a creative bunch here at MadeBrave®, whose combined heads often brim over with thoughts and ideas and as such, we need a super organised and highly efficient Office Administrator to gather all those spillages and organise them into a nice, neat pile.

This is the ideal position for someone with an interest in design, looking to break into the creative industries. You’ll be joining an award winning company whilst learning the ropes of a digital design agency. You will have the opportunity to develop your skills and join a highly motivated team of MadeBravers. This could be the beginning of a beautiful relationship, and we hope to have you part of our growing team soon.

The role:

You will be reporting to the Business Operations Manager and working closely with the Studio Manager. Daily tasks will include:

  • Answering calls, e-mails and enquiries; diverting traffic, keeping on top of all correspondence and acting as first point of contact to visitors of the company.
  • Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the studio, ordering/purchasing supplies, liaising with the landlord for any building/maintenance issues, keeping areas organised, stocked and presentable.
  • Overseeing suitable filing systems for important documents, equipment, office supplies, etc, and managing the lending of any equipment where applicable.
  • Managing petty cash, monitoring company subscriptions/accounts, liaising with bookkeepers and accountants to ensure all financial processes are up to date.
  • Acting as a HR representative for company employees, monitoring staff holidays, absences, new starts, inductions, performance reviews, training and welfare, etc.
  • Assisting with the recruitment of new and freelance staff, updating/distributing any relevant documentation.
  • Ensuring all statutory and regulatory requirements are met (H&S, fire procedures, equal opportunities, etc.)
  • Providing administration support to designers and marketing team, aiding with scheduling, correspondence with clients and managing general enquiries.
  • Liaising with and forming strong relationships with suppliers, overseeing the ordering, completion and invoicing of any print/production jobs.
  • Providing PA support to company directors, dealing with administrative tasks allocated to you on an ad hoc basis.
  • Maintaining good relationships with company clients and representing the company to a high standard at all times.
  • Promoting the MadeBrave™ brand wherever possible, keeping online platforms updated ensuring the company presence is consistent and current

You will be working as part of a fast paced team, and should be highly organised. As well as being able to work under pressure, when the pressure’s off you’ll be happy to join group discussions, actively contribute to creative meetings and generally get involved in whatever might be happening in (or out of) the studio that day.

We are #TeamPositive — therefore it’s essential that you are (that’s right, you guessed it) – negative! No, wait — positive! We meant POSITIVE!!!

The essentials:

  • Previous experience in an administrator role, preferably in a creative environment
  • An excellent communicator, both written and verbal
  • Computer literate and confident in MS Office
  • Enthusiastic, ambitious and with a strong desire to grow with the MadeBrave® family

Wouldn’t go a miss:

  • Knowledge of HR procedures
  • Ability to make cracking tea and cocktails

Are you thinking what we’re thinking?

Then get your CV and covering letter over to work@madebrave.com by 18th Aril 2014, explaining why you would like to work with MadeBrave® and we’ll let you know if we’d like to get you in for a chat.

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Scottish Business Awards: We’re finalists!

We’re delighted to announce that we’re finalists in the New Business of the Year category at this year’s Scottish Business Awards, which take place in Edinburgh in May.

At just 2 years old, we’ve come a long way since we were founded by the brave Andrew Dobbie back in March 2012. 13 of us later and growing, this award would definitely help us celebrate after 24 months of hard-work, around 50 new clients, thousands of ‘help-me-stay-up-late’ coffees and several ‘found-a-new-keyboard-shortcut’ moments.

We’ll be surrounded our fellow finalists, plus business legend Sir Richard Branson and comedian Michael Mcintyre will be speaking at the event. They’re totally excited to meet us, we’ve heard. Kidding. But we’ll maybe give them a wee MadeBrave KeepCup; Richard will need one to take tea on all his journeys into space. Maybe he’ll let us come (queue daydream moment.)

Anyway. It’s sure to be a great event, and we’re already looking out our best suits and dresses for the occasion (think we might get salon quality hair and dress like Ron and Veronica.) We’re genuinely delighted to have been selected as a finalist along some great Scottish brands, and if we win, you’ll know, because we’ll do our usual and plaster it all over Facebook and Twitter!

Unfortunately there was no ‘Best Beards’ or ‘Best Use of Lighting in a Creative Studio’ category or we’d have entered those too, because let’s be honest, we’d have walked it. We’re so modest, right?

So wish us luck, MadeBravers, and stay tuned. You can see a full list of all the finalists, here.

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Spring’s must-have accessory, the MadeBrave® KeepCup

Both fashion and beverage experts are predicting that spring’s must-have accessory will be the stunning MadeBrave® KeepCup, launched last week by MadeBrave® HQ in South Block, Glasgow.

The lightweight, eco-friendly, reusable cups, which are lovingly printed with the MadeBrave® brand mark, are designed for avid hot-beverage drinkers who are always on-the-go.

Available in a range of teal hues, a few (but not 50) shades of grey (well, OK, blackish grey), with accents of orange to bring hints of sunshine, the cups were designed and made in Australia by KeepCup with the aim of ‘kickstarting the demise of the disposable.’ Made with plastic that can be recycled, and BPA free (that’s bad that stuff, apparently), the cups also come in 2 handy sizes.

Vogue magazine are calling the cups ‘inspired, beautiful, a true gem of the hot-beverage accessory scene’ whilst GQ have said ‘anyone who is anyone should carry one of these limited edition cups and fill it with their beverage of choice.’

MadeBrave® will be handing out the branded KeepCups from today, with many major celebrities already on the 250 long waiting list.

Disclaimer: We do have these cups and they are awesome – the cup parts are all true. However; Vogue and GQ didn’t comment, though really they should have. Also there’s no celebrity waiting list, but really we think there should be. Just saying. 

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WANTED: Web Developer

REQUIRED: Web Developer, Full-Time, Salary D.O.E, Glasgow

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MadeBrave® is like one of those toddlers with crazy high IQ’s you see on documentaries. The Creative Agency is young in age, but wise beyond its years.

We’ve grown from a one-man band to a 10-strong full service agency in 2 years. If we had a Mum she’d be freaking out that we grew out of our clothes too soon, but we did. Well we grew out of our studio and had to move to a bigger one on the top floor – but you get what we mean.

We’ve got a talented bunch of designers, strategists and copywriters here at MadeBrave, so we’ll need some equally talented developers to be the Yin to their Yang, the Laurel to their Hardy, the Teacake to their Tea.

So if you dream code, and know your IDE from your SQL, and that Java isn’t just a type of delicious life-sustaining coffee, then read on and make yourself known to us! We’d like to know more about you and your experience and see some examples of your work – all of which can be sent through the magic of email to hello@madebrave.com

The Role

Reporting to the Design Director and working with all Senior Designers, Web Designers/Developers and Account Handlers, you’ll be responsible for developing websites & building HTML emails for a wide range of clients (http://madebrave.com/our-clients/). A team player, you’ll be working with your fellow Developers on bigger projects, as well as helping clients with on-going management of their sites where required.

With a keen eye to detail, you will be working as part of a fast paced team, and should be confident in managing your time, project management, meeting deadlines and working under pressure. You’ll be happy to give your input to group discussions, liaise with clients, and generally get involved in whatever might be happening in the studio that day.

Required

  • University Degree in a related field.
  • Minimum 2 years experience.
  • Strong understanding of web standards (HTML, CSS & JavaScript).
  • Experience using PHP and open source CMS systems (e.g. WordPress, Drupal, etc).
  • Experience with SQL databases.
  • Experience with MVC Application frameworks (e.g. Ruby on Rails).
  • Experience with source code management using Git.
  • Experience with UI design

Beneficial

  • Experience with e-commerce platforms such as Magento.
  • Experience with Mobile Application Development.
  • Server administration skills (Unix / Linux).

Bonus points for:

  • Experience working within an agency environment

MadeBravers are:

  • Hard-working
  • Positive
  • Fun to be around
  • Able to laugh at themselves
  • And good tea makers…

HOW TO APPLY

Please send a covering letter, CV and examples of your work to: work@madebrave.com by Tuesday March 11th.

Please note salary is dependent on experience.