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Head of Marketing (Interim) - £27ph - £30ph plus holiday pay - London

Posted 24 January by Gray & Associates Recruitment Services Easy Apply Ended

Head of Marketing (Interim) - £27ph - £30ph plus holiday pay - London

Start - ASAP for two months initially

If you are a strong marketing professional who can lead, manage and implement marketing activities, this role could be for you.


Marketing & Advertising

  • Target markets through cost effective use of profile raising and targeted strategies (publications, public relations, social media and internal communications)
  • Identify areas of development that meet market needs, assesses efficiency of current activities, help identify market changes, growth areas and potential market loss segments
  • Build relationships with business, government offices, community organisations, alumni, schools and other education providers to increase market share and support market position
  • Brand identity programme: maintain visual identity in all materials
  • Digital campaigns and evaluations

Public Relations

  • Develop relationships with local/regional/national media and supply with news items, press releases and statements to ensure appropriate representation
  • Develop and identify events that can be developed as news items, co-ordinate the editorial via the marketing team
  • Devise PR campaigns to support student recruitment
  • Advise and co-ordinate public relation activities for the departments with equal support
  • Update management with press and media activity so they can deal with promotional activity, negative press and potential areas of promotion


  • Manage the prospectus, liaising with staff and relevant agencies to ensure accuracy
  • Copy writing general information for a range of publications
  • Ensure the publications budget is maximised for value for money
  • Coordinate with agency designers for production of promotional materials
  • Coordinate and write copy for promotional materials including advertisements, leaflets, radio, brochures and prospectus
  • Manage the website, direct the team and consult with stakeholders
  • Direct the team developing the event programme, ensuring effective promotion and support for recruitment
  • Lead promotional campaigns and implement them to maximise interest
  • Lead the team producing regular reports on promotional effectiveness for the Senior Leadership Team
  • With the Advice and Recruitment Manager, develop enquirer and applicant communication plans
  • Collate relevant information e.g. course details and student profiles for promotional purposes
  • Manage the intranet and other internal communication

School Liaison & Alumni

  • Build relationships with local and out of borough schools
  • Ensure there are effective programmes to support particular initiatives and issues are handled appropriately and sensitively
  • Represent at career fairs, exhibitions and other events
  • Manage the development and communication with alumni
  • Manage external communication strategies, ensuring the marketing team and staff implement these strategies to maximise enquiries, recruitment and image in the appropriate communities

Market Data

  • Manage market research projects to provide data for analysis and segmentation of the target markets
  • Develop the market research centre to strengthen research so development of provisions has strong market intelligence available to staff
  • Provide market needs analysis for various development programmes and initiatives

Other - team leadership; to include SAR and QIAP

  • Cooperate with own annual appraisal to ensure job related targets are met
  • After appropriate training, undertake annual appraisals for the marketing team, ensuring continuing staff development
  • Implement marketing self-assessment and quality improvement plans
  • Manage the team, ensuring targets are met and work is distributed to maximise efficiency
  • Manage the marketing budget, ensuring expenditure is efficiently managed
  • Identify gaps in the market for education provision and liaise with the Senior Leadership Team to advise on future course development
  • Direct external agencies on the marketing function to ensure value for money and achieving objectives
  • Ensuring the Quality Improvement Framework are adhered to by the team


  • Innovative and proactive, managing a team of five
  • Understand the importance of social media, digital marketing and videography
  • Measure and evaluate the impact of marketing activities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Lead, motivate and inspire a team
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Project manage and coordinate a multi-disciplinary team
  • Work independently and collaboratively with a range of stakeholders
  • Meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Commit to equality and diversity
  • IT skills: use of databases and spreadsheets, learning new IT-based systems
  • Flexible and responsive approach
  • Crisis management skills
  • Excellent digital skills
  • Excellent written, copywriting skills and proof reading skills
  • Devise market strategies
  • Current DBS


  • Marketing with experience at management level
  • Managing a team
  • IT in marketing and market research
  • Managing budgets
  • Customer relationship management
  • Education sector
  • Working closely with academic staff within an educational institution at management level

Time constraints and the number of applications mean that we can only respond personally to successful candidates. If you are unsuccessful, do feel free to send your CV again for other positions that interest you.

Gray & Associates is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

Required skills

  • Advertising
  • Market Data
  • Marketing Communications
  • Marketing Strategy
  • PR

Reference: 34308264

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