Head of Marketing, Communications and Events | Education

Job Title: Head of Marketing, Communications and Events | Education
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Birmingham, West Midlands
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Reference: P8396
Contact Name: Eloise Dalgliesh
Contact Email:
Job Published: November 12, 2018 17:23

Job Description

Our client, a large educational institution have an exciting role within their marketing department. This key senior executive post will review and develop the marketing and engagement strategy and improve the overall presence of this organisation in the Midlands.

Over two campuses, this institution is one of the fastest growing educational resources in the country and in the past three years have doubled in size. With big ambitions, they are seeking an influential and intuitive Head of Marketing, Communications and Events to help them achieve their development plans.

The aim of this role is primarily to raise the profile of the organisation and build upon relationships with key stakeholders including local schools, authorities and strategic bodies in order to grow student numbers, develop the apprenticeship schemes and improve their higher education offering. In order to do this, the role will include the following responsibilities:

  • Review the current marketing plans, identifying strengths and weaknesses and from there develop a clear strategic vision
  • Increase student numbers through effective promotional marketing, which appeals to young people from differing backgrounds
  • Raise the profile of the institution by acting as a key ambassador, making strong connections with stakeholders and associated parties
  • Evaluate current campaign successes and refine a clear path for futures campaigns including, design, communications, social media presence and collateral marketing
  • Take a lead in improving the promotion of events, including student recruitment days
  • Manage a significant marketing budget and demonstrate increasing turnover
  • Play a pivotal role within the Senior Leadership team
  • Manage a team of around 6

We are looking for someone with solid marketing expertise who is ambitious and target driven, as well as approachable and relatable. This is a vital senior placement and would suit an exceptional leader with strong people management skills who can communicate across all levels. Essential criteria includes:

  • Enthusiastic, creative leader with resilience and confidence
  • A natural communicator who can build report with students, colleagues and stakeholders.
  • A passionate and results driven marketeer
  • Proven experience working at a senior level within strategic marketing
  • Excellent understanding of communications - online/offline and social

The ideal candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent and have a noted qualification in marketing. You would ideally have experience working within the education industry

If this role is of interest and you feel you have the necessary experience and expertise, please get in touch.