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Marketing Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

Job Introduction

With the number of people living with and at risk of diabetes growing every day, our work has never felt more needed, or relevant. Our ambitious marketing and communications teams are central to helping us reach more people than ever to achieve our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm – engaging millions of people every year through our TV, radio, print and digital comms. 

The Strategic Marketing team is responsible for developing a coherent approach to marketing across Diabetes UK that allows us to reach, engage, inform and support more people living with, or at risk of, diabetes. That’s why we’re looking for a brilliant Marketing Manager to join our team and help us deliver maximum impact through our marketing campaigns.

We have a brilliant and inclusive working environment here at Diabetes UK and are proud of our ‘Connected Working’ framework which allows great flexibility in the way that we work. This means that you can balance your working time between home and the office, subject to the needs of your role of course.  We do not dictate the number of days you have to attend the office.

Interviews: w/c 15/08/2022

Please note that all job offers are subject to you providing acceptable evidence of your eligibility to work in the UK.  You might find the following resources useful:

  • To view a full list of accepted documents and the checks employers are required to make click here
  • To view guidance on proving your right to work to an employer click here

 If you have any questions, please contact recruitment@diabetes.org.uk

Role Responsibility

Working within the Marketing & Communications division, this exciting role will be responsible for designing and delivering creative, multi-channel marketing strategies and campaigns.

In this role, you’ll work with teams across the charity to better reach, engage, support, and build meaningful long-term relationships with our supporters and beneficiaries, championing an insight-driven, engagement-first approach to marketing with our audiences at its heart. 

The Ideal Candidate

This is the perfect role for a confident, strategic thinker with a strong marketing and communications background (gained within an agency or in-house marketing environment). You’ll be a skilled copywriter, and be adept at building strong working relationships and advising colleagues on measuring success, channel planning and effective marketing.

You’ll have significant experience developing, delivering and evaluating multi-channel, integrated, innovative marketing strategies and campaigns – and will love the challenge of crafting the right combinations of online and offline channels to achieve real impact. 

Package Description

What we can offer you: 

  • Generous annual leave starting at 25 days plus bank holidays 
  • A Cash Healthcare Plan (giving you up to £1,500 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working as part of our approach to activity based working
  • Discounts on gym membership
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan* (on completion of your probation period and if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)
  • Very active social scene including sport teams, gardening and other activities 
  • Generous pension provision, life assurance and income protection insurance
  • Cycle to work scheme* (eligible for scheme if contract is permanent or longer than 12 months)

*Some benefits aren't available until you've passed your probation period and are dependent on the length of contract.

About the Company

For nearly 5 million people with diabetes in the UK, there’s no day off. At Diabetes UK, we fight day in, day out for better care, treatment and support. We won’t stop until diabetes can do no harm.

With more people than ever living with diabetes and millions more at risk of developing type 2, our work has never been more needed. We make sure they get the care and support needed to live well with diabetes and avoid devastating complications.

We fund critical research, which has led to life-changing discoveries – like the first insulin pen and programmes to put type 2 diabetes into remission. Now, we want to do this for everyone and find a cure.

We can’t do any of this without you. Our staff are passionate and determined about helping everyone affected by diabetes. For over 85 years, they’ve been behind vital policy changes, as well as new treatments and technologies to make living with diabetes easier every day.

But there’s more to do. And you can be part of it.

We’re a really diverse bunch and we recognise and respect your value as an individual. As well as helping people with diabetes, you’ll be part of one of the top 30 Best UK Charities to Work For, and one of the top 75 Best Large Companies in London.

We’re committed to protecting and promoting the welfare of children and adults at risk, and we need our staff and volunteers to support this.

Our vision is a world where diabetes can do no harm. Join us today, and together, we can make that a reality.

To find out more about what we do, check out our website.


Diabetes UK

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