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Head of Brand Strategy and Marcomms Planning

Reference
VAC-26191
Contract Type
Permanent
Sector
Charity
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Expiry Date
02/12/2020
An excited opportunity for a driven and passionate individual to join us at Which? as our Head of Brand Strategy and Marcomms Planning.

Job Description

Division: Audiences, Brand and Communications

Department: Brand Strategy and Marcomms Planning

Location: London but initially remote working

Job type: Permanent 

Despite the current circumstances we are still actively recruiting for roles. In compliance with UK Government advice relating to COVID-19 this role will be remotely based in line with our current workforce and we will supply you with the tools and technologies to enable you to do so. Similarly all interviews will be conducted by google hangouts or equivalent video conferencing technologies.

We're looking for a driven and passionate individual to join us at Which? as our Head of Brand Strategy and Marcomms Planning.  

Which? is the UK's consumer champion. As an organisation we're not for profit - a powerful force for good, here to make life simpler, fairer and safer for everyone. We're the independent consumer voice that provides impartial advice, investigates, holds businesses to account and works with policymakers to make change happen. We fund our work mainly through member subscriptions. We're not influenced by third parties – we never take advertising and we buy all the products that we test.  

The Audiences, Brand and Communications (ABC) division have a vital part to play in the successful delivery of our work and ambitions. We have a trusted brand with fantastic teams, doing diverse work across our research, commercial products, advice, campaigning and advocacy work. We want to promote this by ensuring our brand is fit for the future, compelling to our audiences, consistent and coherent across all the channels we operate upon. 

What you'll be doing?

Reporting to the Director of Audiences, Brand and Communications, Neil Caldicott,  you will lead the brand strategy and strategic marketing and communications planning across Which?.

This is an amazing opportunity where you will be given the autonomy to create a stronger and more cohesive Which? brand, whilst ensuring our communication to key consumer audiences is coherent and aligned to our brand strategy.

As a senior leader you will also:

  • Manage key agency partners, including establishing clear scopes of work and KPIs
  • Work closely within the ABC team and beyond to build a clear understanding of optimum engagement across different channels
  • Oversee development and management of appropriate tools to facilitate strong Marcomms planning
  • Work collaboratively and build strong internal relationships with key stakeholders

What you will bring?

You will have:

  • Significant experience of brand strategy and brand creative development 
  • Proven success in delivering communications campaigns that support commercial/charitable goals
  • Strategic communications skills and experience of developing communications strategies across all key communications channels
  • Experience of leading a team and helping build skills/capabilities
  • Significant experience of agency and stakeholder management
  • Proven numeracy and business analysis skills

About the rewards?

You get a competitive salary, 28 days' holiday, contributory pension, life assurance, private medical cover, health insurance, full Which? membership for free, 50% off making a will with Which? Wills, modern open plan offices with bicycle parking, showers, fresh coffee and healthy food options in the staff restaurant and wellbeing initiatives like yoga, massage and counselling at reasonable rates.

About the Which? way of life?

We want you to do great work and enjoy it in a workplace that respects and empowers you. In 2019 we were a runner up in the medium-sized organisation category for Britain's Healthiest Workplace, and we signed up to the Time to Change employer pledge that protects staff against mental health discrimination. We're also a Stonewall accredited employer. 

Click here to find out what we feel reflects what we do and how we work and to view our Which? LinkedIn page.

 

If this sounds like the role for you then we would love to hear from you. Applications open until Wednesday 2nd December 2020.

At Which? we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We want to receive applications from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, social economic background. We believe that a diverse workforce helps us to understand and create a positive impact for consumers. We want to ensure that everybody can apply and be part of our recruitment processes, and therefore when required we make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates.