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7 months ago
Blue Octopus
Salary: Circa £40,000
Location: Warwickshire
Job type: Contract
Employment Type: All
Contact: Blue Octopus
Sector: Charity
Category: Digital Marketing Jobs

About the role

We’re seeking a digital professional to step in to lead our digital team as a maternity cover for the next 12-18 months. You will be joining us at a very exciting time, as we launch our new brand and new website this April. It’s the start of a new chapter for Practical Action, with an ambitious growth strategy that we need you to help us achieve.

You will manage a team of enthusiastic experts, responsible for telling our inspiring stories through social media channel management, website management, digital content production and digital marketing activities. Reporting to the Head of Marketing and Communications, you’ll work closely with our Brand and Internal Communications Manager, and External Communications Manager to deliver our departmental plans for the coming year. You’ll also work closely with our fundraising team who are developing our supporter proposition and need our channels to build support.  You will also support our colleagues both in the UK and internationally, to ensure our new website and brand become embedded in the organisation.

 About you

You’ll have a background in digital with previous experience of managing teams, budgets and digital projects and campaigns. You will lead by example, living our brand values, and enabling the team to shine. You will have the ability to build strong relationships with stakeholders at all levels and across multiple geographies. You will have a proven track record of adding value and can demonstrate strong strategic and analytical problem-solving skills.

Why join us?

The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work. Our brand new open plan offices are located in the centre of Rugby and near to Rugby train station but we also offer free parking.

In addition, we offer the following benefits:

·         Flexible working/hours – full time roles are contracted at 35 hours per week.

·         The opportunity to work remotely (dependent on role).

·         25 days holiday and Christmas Eve, in addition to public holidays.

·         A pension scheme that new employees can join from day one of employment - employer contributes 10% of salary and the employee contributes 5%.

·         Life assurance (3 x annual salary).

·         Bike to Work scheme.

About us

Practical Action is a changemaking organisation that works in unconventional ways. We put ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

We do things differently, so answers that start small can grow big - bringing people together in bold collaborations, using innovation and knowledge to build futures free from poverty and help shape a world that works better for everyone.

Additional information

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.

Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date.

The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in the UK. 

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.


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