Marketing and Communications Manager | Leisure | Staffordshire

Job Title: Marketing and Communications Manager | Leisure | Staffordshire
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Tamworth, Staffordshire
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 4941
Contact Name: Charles Michael
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 10, 2017 17:01

Job Description

Drayton Manor is one of the UK's leading theme parks and we have ambitious plans to continue developing our reputation as a leading tourist and leisure destination. The marketing department plays a major role in ensuring we meet our exciting ambitions and we're looking for a top class Marketing and Communications Manager to come on board and help us achieve them.

As Marketing and Communications Manager you will work closely with the Head of Sales and Marketing to manage and develop the marketing strategy for Drayton Manor. It couldn't be a better time to join as there are exciting plans for the year ahead, which will see you create, develop and drive interest in the Park and Hotel utilising all available channels including digital, print collateral and PR, overseeing all marketing, advertising and promotional activity.

You'll be involved in every aspect of marketing from devising and developing the company's marketing plan, segmenting the customer database through to developing targeted marketing campaigns, marketing material and copy.

To be considered, you'll need a proven background as Marketing Manager and need to have a track record of developing successful integrated consumer campaigns that hit all touch points. You'll be adept at understanding your audience and finding new ways of engaging with them and will thrive on the challenge of driving footfall to the destination.

As such, we're looking for someone who is exceptional at an operational and implementation level, who also has a clear strategic capability and the experience to play a key role in defining the strategic direction of future marketing plans.

Our new Marketing and Communications Manager will have:

Experience of planning, budgeting, managing an internal team and external agencies
A strong commercial awareness
Analytical skills to spot trends and opportunities to develop targeted marketing campaigns
Ability to manage all press and media enquiries, in conjunction with the PR agency, ensuring the crisis management plan is implemented where needed.

An innovative approach with experience of delivering digital and social media programmes
A track record of designing, delivering and evaluating successful marketing and communications campaigns
An ability to manage, mentor and develop a team through an inclusive, hands-on approach

In an ideal world you'll have previous leisure/destination/tourism sector experience, however, we're also open to candidates from other sectors, as long as you can demonstrate successful consumer campaigns and have a real appetite for taking on an exciting new challenge.

As a business with a proud family history, it's our people that make us who we are and we work hard to ensure that we have an inclusive culture, where everyone is valued and has the opportunity to actively contribute to our forward vision.

The ideal candidate will therefore be a successful hands-on marketer who is excited by our ambitions and who demonstrates an ability to influence marketing strategy and direction through an engaging and inclusive approach.

If we've just described you, we'd love to hear from you and welcome you to our team.

Apply now in confidence for immediate consideration.

All direct and third party applications will be forwarded to our retained recruitment partner, Pitch Consultants.