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Interested in a career with Hand Dyed Shoe Co?

the shoe team

We only want the best, if you're ambitious, creative and hard working then we may have a position for you. All positions will be advertised here as they become available. We also offer unpaid student placements from time to time, so watch this space!

Marketing assistant intern


Note: This position is an undergraduate student placement only.


A bit about us

The Hand Dyed Shoe Company began in 2014, when founder Simon Bourne found a use for scrap leather from the workshop floor of his furniture manufacturing job. Initially creating small men’s accessories before evolving the art of hand dyed into footwear in 2016. Since then HDSCo has established itself in the footwear industry, creating a unique and experience led retail concept which continues to flourish as we allow our clients to design their own handmade shoes from over 2 million possibilities. 

We are the Build a Bear of the shoe world, only for adults…


Person Specification

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in developing their understanding of marketing practices, with the hope to progress within the marketing industry after graduation. We would love the candidate to be innovative, creative and confident to share with us their ideas and opinions, to help us push the boundaries and catch the attention of our audience. They should have a strong attention to detail and a good understanding of design practices, as well as an eye for great graphics and photography. Experience and a natural flare for product/fashion photography is advantageous but not essential. The candidate will have strong storytelling skills and excellent written English to communicate with our audience. 


Above all the candidate must be committed and willing to give 100% effort to their time with us, in developing their knowledge and skills.


The Role

Position: Marketing Assistant Intern

Term: 6 months to 1 year. We’re flexible on this to find the right candidate/s and would be open to recruiting multiple students on shorter term (minimum term 6 months). This placement is a full time position with working hours 9-5, Monday - Friday, commencing in January 2021.


We’re based in Ushaw College, Durham so it is essential the candidate has a valid driving licence and access to a car for commuting to and from our studio.


Job Specification

This will be a really hands on placement and provide significant opportunity for the successful candidate to gain valuable experience while making a difference within our business.


You’ll be working closely with Laura, who is responsible for all brand marketing activities in-house and will be involved in all aspects of our marketing activities, including but not limited to:

E-mail marketing campaigns

Social content generation

Product photography

Copywriting including blog, e-commerce and social

Website product population

Assist with campaign idea generation

Graphics generation

In-studio visual merchandising

Events (Covid restrictions dependent)


Our ultimate goal, which you will be contributing too, is to grow our business through audience and sales growth.


Some occasional evening and weekend working may be necessary for this role throughout the placement, for wedding and lifestyle shows as well as quarterly media days.


How to Apply


To apply please send your CV and covering letter to Laura Raistrick at laura@handdyedshoeco.com. Closing date for applications is 31st October 2020 and interviews will be carried out throughout November.


If you have any questions about the role these can also be directed to Laura, email address as above.