Regional Senior Marketing Manager – Arts, SSA at the British Council

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Regional Senior Marketing Manager – Arts, SSA

Locations: Abuja, South Africa, Zimbabwe
Pay band: 7
Contract type: Indefinite Contract

Description
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

Role Context

  • Marketing and Communications at the British Council is a strategic function that drives awareness, understanding and engagement with us across our diverse audiences
  • We use insight, knowledge and analysis of our market and our customers to engage them with our work and our products and services in the most impactful and effective way.
  • We lead the development of our brand and use our expertise to tell inspiring stories to enhance our global reputation, build lifelong relationships, engage our staff and demonstrate our impact.
  • This role is a new role as part of Marketing and Communications Transformation programme. In line with the Global Recruitment policy, standard application and recruitment decisions will apply for this role.

Role Purpose

  • To help drive the growth, reach, impact and reputation of the business by: supporting the delivery of a clear, consistent, innovative, effective and sustainable programme of marketing campaign management activity aligned to wider strategy

Main accountabilities but not limited to the following:

  • The post holder will manage and evaluate consistent and replicable multi-channel marketing campaign plans for programme and sector activity.
  • Ensure campaigns are commensurate with project prioritisation, scale and scope and are data-led, strategically aligned and sustainable.
  • Ensures the British Council brand and reputation are preserved and improved, particularly on partner platforms and channels.
  • Provides expert advice, support and challenge on marketing to internal stakeholders.
  • Ensures the successful impact and effectiveness of marketing activity through evidence and evaluation and makes recommendations for improvement based on key audience insights.
  • Applies analytical approaches to identify and assess new opportunities for marketing activity.
  • Ensures marketing strategy is aligned with the business areas and global marketing strategies.
  • Makes appropriate links to issues across the broader organisation, to ensure that the development of marketing activity is based on informed business insight and joined-up thinking.
  • Using agreed corporate systems and processes, where needed, plans and manages the budget for the relevant sector area.
  • Conducts monthly and year-end reporting on progress against plan and deliverables, budget, and management of issues and risks.
  • Develops peer/personal networks within and outside Marketing to enhance own knowledge and expertise.
  • Plans and prioritises own work activities to ensure effective delivery of diverse responsibilities and internal customer deliverables over a monthly to quarterly time horizon.

Essential Requirements
The successful candidate will need to possess the following requirements:

  • A Degree in Marketing, Communications or relevant discipline, or demonstrable equivalent level of experience

Desirable Requirements:

  • Postgraduate or Master’s level Marketing or Business qualification
  • Experience in a global organisation
  • Experience in the cultural, education or charitable sectors
  • Experience in content commissioning

Role Specific Knowledge and Experience:

  • Experience in the cultural, education or charitable sectors
  • Experienced in the design and delivery of marketing strategies and plans to support programmes/products
  • Experience of conceiving and implementing multi-channel digital marketing campaigns, including paid activity
  • Experience of engaging audiences across a variety of channels and platforms
  • Experience of effective campaign evaluation
  • Essential: Role holder must have pre-existing rights to live and work in the Country the role is based.

Application Closing Date
23rd February, 2022 at 23:59 Nigeria Time.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

Important Information and Notice

  • Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.
  • If you have any problems with your application please email askhr@britishcouncil.org
  • Applications to this role can only be considered when made through the Apply section of our careers website. Our ‘ASK HR’ email is only to be used in case of a technical issue encountered when applying through the careers website. Emails with supporting statements and CV/Resumes sent to this email address will not be reviewed and will be deleted.
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