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Marketing & Public Relations Officer

Permanent  for No Risk Recruitment in Cheltenham

MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER We are a growing private limited company focused on international qualifications and skills recognition, managing a number of learning and mobility centred, EC driven National Agency functions on behalf of the UK Government. The Company also designs and delivers a variety of innovative international qualifications and skills recognition projects in the UK and globally.We require an experienced and highly motivated Marketing and Public Relations Professional to support the achievement of business objectives and continued success of the Company. This is a new post requiring a diverse range of corporate marketing and PR skills, reflecting the Company`s ambition to raise its profile and engage and build relationships more proactively with varied external stakeholders. Reporting to the Deputy Director and working closely with other senior and project managers, you will be responsible for planning, implementing and measuring a successful and comprehensive marketing, communications and public relations strategy to promote the Company, its products and services. Based in Cheltenham, national and international travel will be an integral part of the role.Basic salary: £30,000, plus performance based bonus, subject to a six-month probation. Key responsibilities include:- Implementing and managing corporate marketing strategies; planning and ensuring efficient and cost effective management and delivery of marketing activities, including events, media relations, press releases, social networking, website, newsletters and corporate marketing literature;- Serving as executive editor, writing copy as required, for the development, production and maintenance of the Company`s external communication vehicles, including the social media, marketing materials, publications, newsletters, invitations and flyers;- Managing market research, competitor and market analysis and branding development in close liaison with senior business and project managers;- Regularly monitoring, tracking and analysing data and reporting on progress towards all goals and objectives;- Representing the Company to maximise public relations opportunities, raise awareness, enhance the profile and strengthen the reputation and competitiveness.Person specificationPlease Note: Applicants must hold A current permit or visa showing their right to work in the UKEssential DesirableQualificationsA completed and certified Bachelor, Master`s or Postgraduate degree from a UK University. A completed Bachelor`s or Master`s degree in marketing and / or public relationsA relevant professional qualification CIM Dip or other Postgraduate qualification in Marketing / Public RelationsSkills, attributes and experienceDemonstrable experience in the planning and delivery of marketing and public relations strategies in a similar environment Experience leading marketing and PR activities in both the public and private sectorsHigh level of commercial awareness and financial acumen Excellent organisational, interpersonal and time management skills. Attention to detail Excellent communication skills: verbal, written and presentational Excellent customer relationship skills, with direct experience of working successfully with external stakeholders, suppliers and the media Experience of and confident working across different marketing channels, including newsletters, direct mail, social media and events An understanding of migration and the international education and skills market Highly motivated, enthusiastic and proactive Team player with the commitment to be flexible and accommodating Effective business planning skills and project and campaign management experience Strong IT skills, including Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint Applications should be submitted in the Europass CV format detailing full employment and education history, with a covering letter and details of two referees. Closing Date: Friday 26th September 2014

Job added on 29-08-2014