Debate Mate

Social Media & Marketing Assistant

Social Enterprise seeks dynamic and organised person to assist with the social media & marketing of our new and growing venture!

Job Title: Social Media & Marketing Assistant, Debate Mate Online

Starting: As soon as possible 

Salary: £23000 - £25000 p.a pro rata [part time or full time]

Reporting to: CEO, Debate Mate Online 


Debate Mate is a social enterprise that includes Debate Mate Schools, Debate Mate Limited and Debate Mate Online. At our core, we run after-school debating clubs in areas of high educational disadvantage through our charity, Debate Mate Schools. Debate Mate Limited provides communication and leadership skills training to corporates, professionals and other organisations who are looking for innovative training. Debate Mate Online, is our most recent venture and includes our Online Platform that gives teachers the tools to include debating in their classroom practice. Since September 2020 we have formally launched our after-school debate clubs for parents to sign up their children to. These online after-school debate clubs are delivered by our trained university mentors and the day-to-day running overseen by Programme Directors. DMO also works in partnership with other organisations to deliver bespoke Virtual Debate Clubs and courses as well as expanding our offering to Summer Camps. As a growing international business, we are looking for an enthusiastic addition to our team to help with the increased digital marketing required to continue growing.

Main Objectives: 

  • Continue to develop the Debate Mate Online (DMO) Community through the parents Facebook Group and other social media channels such as Instagram and Facebook.
  • To investigate where the Debate Mate Online Community are spending time online and invest time in developing a presence on these platforms.
  • Support in engaging and acquiring new customers through the established social media channels.
  • Work with the wider Debate Mate Team to create engaging and relevant content to be shared across the DMO social channels. 

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  • Support in the development of a DMO online community and the acquisition of new customers through social media including:
  • Lead generation through sharing content and organic marketing
  • Research customer profiles to create successful social media ads
  • Creation of social media ads generating a high ROI .
  • Monitor and adapt social media where relevant. 
  • Work with the marketing team in supporting initiatives on social media 
  • Work with a videographer to direct and design engaging ads
  • Research marketing opportunities and partnerships 
  • Content creation:
  • Manage DMO social media accounts to promote our programmes
  • Creating engaging content on social media using a variety of resources such as informative graphics, videos and interviews.
  • Work with the team to tie in Debate Mate activities and events that take place in the 
  • virtual clubs and across the DM group into our social media

The Person Specification can be found here