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Please note this role is likely to start either on or after 01st March 2020. More information will be provided at Interview Stage.
Are you interested in Marketing and Communications? Do you have a passion for the Trust and are you inspired to work for us? If so, this role could be for you.
We’re looking for someone with an eye for a good story, and the skills and contacts to turn them into media opportunities. We need someone who’s confident and level headed dealing with PR issues, spotting risk and putting mitigation in place.
What it’s like to work here
Sutton House is packed with 500 years of East London life from Tudor mansion, through Georgian and Victorian times until the squatters who lived there in the 1980s. The Breaker’s Yard garden playfully and creatively reveals the industrial history of the site as car scrap yard. Imaginatively involving people from East London in everything we do is at the heart of Sutton House, whether that’s an intergenerational flash mob with our over 55 year olds group, immersive cinema events or unusually themed seasonal programmes like upcoming Borrowers, Life.Death.Whatever. and Queer Heritage seasons.
What you’ll be doing
You’ll lead the development and delivery of the Marketing and Communications plan for your property portfolio to achieve its business objectives and connect people with the work of the Trust as a conservation charity. You’ll work with the property team and wider consultancy to promote the property’s programming, volunteering and participation, restoration work,fundraising, commercial operations and wider offer to name a few. You’ll be the key driver for communications with visitors, the wider community, as well as internal communications. The role will suit a media-savvy, creative individual with experience in a press and public relations or digital marketing environment and interest in history and gardens.
Who we’re looking for
To be successful in this role, you’ll need
- Strong experience in a marketing role and running marketing communications
- Experience of developing and implementing marketing and communications plans
- Knowledge of relevant legislation: marketing codes, data protection, copyright and model release
- Proven track record in creating, using and editing content indifferent channels (web, social media, PR, email)
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to spot potential risks to reputation and escalate them accordingly
- Have excellent interpersonal and networking skills, with the ability to influence, advise and negotiate at all levels within the organisation and with external agencies
- Well organised and able to manage multiple priorities and varying pressures to meet measurable targets and deadlines
- Experience of managing a delegated budget and understanding of marketing expenditure.
- Strong understanding of the importance of online presence and ways to promote visits to our website and social media channels and champion new ways of engagement, e.g video
Benefits for working at the National Trust:
- Flexible working whenever possible
- Free parking at most locations
- Discounts in high street stores, cinemas, National Trust properties and cafes.
- Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
- Generous annual leave
- Subsidised health cash plan
- Free 24-hour support service
- Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary
- Training & Development tailored to you
- Up to 5 days of paid volunteering for you.