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Senior Marketing and Communications Planning Manager

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Job Introduction

The Senior Marketing and Communications Planning Manager role is critical to our strategic marketing approach at Diabetes UK. It’s central to a way of working that puts our audiences at the heart of everything we do, and supports marketing and communications planning across the charity to help us build and deepen engagement with our cause.

After launching a new marcomms planning process in 2018 we’re seeing some really exciting changes to the way we work and the difference we’re making. But we know there’s more work to do. And that’s where we need you.  

We’re looking for an exceptional Senior Marketing and Communications Planning Manager to join our team and help us take our marketing planning to the next level.

Interview Date: W/C 30 September 2019

Role Responsibility

Reporting in to the Head of Strategic Marketing, you’ll work with colleagues across the charity to help guide a more strategic approach to our communications. As owner of the marcomms planning process, you’ll be responsible for evaluating our progress so far, and finding ways to make our systems and outcomes even better. You’ll work with teams and agencies to drive the quality of our communications and to improve our collective impact. You’ll devise new reporting and evaluation processes to show the difference we’re making. You’ll help teams develop better briefs and use your expertise in marketing and communications to support colleagues in achieving better results. And you’ll work with senior marcomms colleagues to help allocate teams and deliver best in class campaigns.

The Ideal Candidate

This is a senior role for a confident strategic thinker with excellent communication skills. You’ll have a strong marketing and communications planning background – gained within an agency or in-house marketing environment - with experience in developing and delivering integrated strategies and campaigns. You’ll have significant experience in advising colleagues on communications planning and prioritisation. You will be adept at building strong working relationships and will use your expertise to build credibility with colleagues and to strategically influence across the charity.

You’ll be passionate about making a difference to the lives of people living with diabetes and those at risk of developing this devastating disease, and committed to helping us make faster progress towards our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.

If this sounds like you and you’re excited by the challenge please don’t delay in applying.

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 £1,600 towards a range of out of pocket health expenses like new glasses, dentist, chiropractor or osteopath appointments) 
  • Early finish Friday and flexible working 
  • Discounts on gym membership and days out 
  • Employee assistance programme to give you support on any issues that come up in life  
  • Annual season ticket loan 
  • 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

Diabetes is the most devastating and fastest growing health crisis of our time.  There are currently 3.8 million people in the UK diagnosed with diabetes, and 1 million more with undiagnosed Type 2.

We are working to make sure that those affected by diabetes get the best care and support they need to live well with their condition and avoid life-changing complications.  We're leading the way by funding critical research, improving healthcare and treatment so we can reach our vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.

Diabetes UK staff are motivated and experienced and extremely passionate about helping people affected by diabetes.  We have been fighting for people with diabetes for more than 80 years and changed millions of lives thanks to the new treatments, technology and policy changes we've been behind.

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

We're a diverse bunch and as a charity we recognise and respect the value of everyone.

We've recently been awarded a One Star Accreditation status by Best Companies.  And this year we were named 65th in the top 100 not-for-profit organisations in the Sunday Times Best Companies to Work For list. 

We're committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and expect all staff and volunteers to actively support this commitment.

We have a vision of a world where diabetes can do no harm.  If you’d like to be part of that, why not join us? 

To learn more about the work we do - Click here

Diabetes UK

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