Women in Defence UK are looking for an engaging, energetic and collaborative individual to join our growing team. To support our growth as we accelerate gender equity in defence, we need a brilliant Marketing and Communication Manager who can build and maintain engagement across all of our audiences.
Does this sound like you?
Are you interested in getting involved with a campaign that has grown over the last decade and has the business of objective of doing itself out of business? Are you the type of person who likes to roll up their sleeves and get stuck into a challenge alongside subject matter experts? And are you looking for a role that is part time and flexible? Well, read on!
We are seeking a part-time Marketing & Communications Contractor to enhance our engagement across a variety of audiences and channels. We have an engaged audience of over 16,000 people plus Partners, Leadership team and a Strategic Advisory Board.
Content Creation: Collaborate with the team to discuss and create new ideas for content. Develop engaging and relevant content for our website, blogs, and social media platforms.
Newsletter Co-ordination: Own our monthly newsletter to those on our mailing including liaising with the Women in Defence Charter, Women in Defence UK Mentoring and Women in Defence Careers for content. Manage contributions to Partner and MOD newsletters.
Digital Marketing & Social Media Management: Implement digital marketing strategies to strengthen our online engagement. Manage and update social media accounts with regular, engaging content using Hootsuite.
Website Maintenance: Manage the upkeep of our website using CraftCMS, ensuring it is current, reflective of our brand identity and full of insightful content. Assist in managing relationship with Website designers and developers.
Analytics & Reporting: Utilise Google Analytics and Hootsuite reporting to track the performance of digital platforms and inform future strategies.
Event support: Assist with invitation and registration content. Digital marketing support for in person events including conferences, webinars, in-person interviews and award ceremonies. Create plans for and manage live social media coverage where appropriate.
Social media visual Design: Create visually appealing graphics and layouts using Canva to support digital content. Work with design agencies/teams for bespoke projects.
Brand guardian: Ensure all communications are on-brand both visually and written, take pride in looking after the ‘look and feel’ of Women in Defence UK brand identity.
Liaison with External Contacts: Work closely with external contacts within the Ministry of Defence (MOD) and partner organisations to develop and curate content.
Partner Communication: Support the Women in Defence UK team with communications to partners, ensuring consistent and effective messaging.
Skills & Experience
Around 5 years of experience in marketing, communications, or a related field.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Eye for design and understanding of digital best practices
Experience in liaising with external partners and stakeholders, preferably within the defence sector but not essential
Proactive, creative, and able to manage multiple tasks efficiently.
Media relations experience desirable
Creative thinker with confidence to voice new ideas
A team player willing to collaborate with different internal and external teams
Pro-active, organised and able to multi-task across simultaneous projects
Exceptional copywriting skills and attention to detail
Excellent computer skills and experience with: MS Office suite, email-marketing software, CMS, Analytics (e.g. Google Analytics), social media scheduling, monitoring and analytics, design (e.g. Canva, InDesign or Photoshop), event registration and management platforms (e.g. Eventbrite) and video editing (e.g. Premiere Pro - desirable but not essential)
We know the skill-gap and ‘somewhat need to tick every box’ can get in the way of meeting brilliant candidates, so please don’t hesitate to apply – we’d love to hear from you.
Apply today by completing our online application
Working Hours and Salary
Part-time position, equivalent to two days spread across the week.
Remote/hybrid role with some in person requirements throughout the year, which may involve travel and include evenings for key events.
Rate: £180 - £230 per day, depending on experience and qualifications, based on 2 days a week.
Adjustments or accommodations - Should you need any adjustments or accommodations to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us.