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Marketing & Communications Manager

Five Rivers Recruitment Ltd.
Closing date
15 May 2021

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We are once again working with a well established charity based in Salisbury. They are currently looking to recruit a Marketing & Communications Manager to develop and build their marketing and communications plans and activities.

As a key member of the fundraising and communications team, the ideal candidate will be a high achieving and experienced marketing and communications professional who will work in parallel to the Fundraising Strategy to develop their clients brand and status in the UK through the provision of dynamic and engaging content, consistent messaging, press coverage and successful digital initiatives.

The Marketing & Communications Manager reports to the Head of Fundraising & Communications, and will manage Digital Assistant.

Those applying must have dynamism, approachable demeanor, and strategic marketing & communications experience.
  • Develop and manage the Trust's marketing & communications strategy and annual marketing programme.
  • Be the go-to for the organisation's brand, including their visual identity, messaging and tone of voice across all of the organisation's outputs.
  • Achieve maximum press coverage for national campaigns and local fundraising initiatives.
  • Manage and develop their social media presence - ensuring maximum engagement and utilise these for various fundraising and communication appeals.
  • Manage all of the associated marketing and communications budgets.
  • Develop and oversee the production of all marketing and printed materials and support colleagues on the development of new materials relative to their areas of work.
  • Create timely content which helps tell the charities story in a compelling way, utilising video, photography and written case studies of their work across all of their channels.
  • Work with the Head of Fundraising & Communications on the writing of the thrice yearly newsletter, Samachara, the yearly Annual Review and the design of the Report & Accounts, ensuring they complement the wider appeals programme.
  • Manage and continue to develop the Trust's website - ensuring a slick supporter journey, donation and retail process and assist in implementing the Trust's new CRM ensuring effective integration with their CMS, email marketing platforms and retail software.
  • Manage the Trust's Digital Assistant role, delivering a digital strategy which complements the wider Fundraising & Communication plans
Applicants for this position should be able to satisfy the following criteria:
  • Strategic marketing & communications experience
  • Marketing/PR/Communications-related degree or relevant experience
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workloads
  • Extensive IT skills, including MS Office
  • Excellent written ability and attention to detail
  • Budget management
  • Effective copywriting
  • Digital marketing experience (inc. PPC & AdWords)
  • Social media management experience
  • Knowledge of effective press and PR techniques
  • Using analytics & consumer behaviour to shape activities
  • Experience of brand development and management and knowledge of branding/style trends and standards
  • Ability to influence and persuade a diverse range of stakeholders
  • Approachable demeanour and team player - strong interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiastic and flexible
  • Project management qualification or relevant experience
  • Membership of a relevant professional body
  • Strong proof-reading skills
  • Confident utilising the Adobe Creative Cloud suite
  • Audio/video editing experience
  • Experience of using email automation
  • Experience working in the NFP sector, ideally within humanitarian/development causes
  • Working cross-departmentally
  • Interest in social causes
  • Interest in military

Hours of work: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week; mixture of working in the office and from home; time off in lieu (TOIL) for any out of hours working

Probation: Six months

Annual Leave: 25 days plus Bank Holidays

Other benefits: Generous contributory pension scheme with up to 10% employer contribution; private medical insurance; company maternity/paternity pay scheme; free on-site parking
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