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London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£65000 - £80000 per annum
Job description
As momentum around the climate and nature crises build, the role a sustainable built environment takes in tackling these; as well as improving their health, wellbeing, and quality of life is increasingly understood, and now demanded. And significantly for their team, their organisation is right at the centre of this transformation. Our client’s mission, vision and potential have soared in importance for public and private sector organisations that want to play their part. At this pivotal moment they need passionate, bright and creative people to help them make positive change happen.

As a mission-led organisation, everything our client does has a strong communications and engagement dimension to it with a view to influencing, inspiring and impacting change.

They are seeking a dynamic, strategic and experienced marketing and communications leader to continue the growth and evolution of their marketing and communications function. This role is critical to how they strategically brand, position and communicate their work, in addition to driving momentum across stakeholder groups to achieve their mission.

The Head of Marketing & Communications reports to the Deputy Chief Executive and works closely with all other functions within our client. It Is a busy and wide-reaching role, engaging with multiple stakeholders and key target audiences.

The role will own, evolve and coordinate the complex marcomms planning schedule and oversee the evolution and delivery of the organisation's communications and marketing strategies. Additionally, it will work as part of a wider political communications function with the Head of Policy and Public Affairs, the Deputy Chief Executive and other team members.

The ideal candidate will have a positive, can-do attitude and thrive in a busy working environment. Challenging the status quo and a keen eye for innovative ways to communicate would be welcome. You are likely to thrive in this position if you enjoy seeing the big picture, getting involved in all aspects of marcomms and using your commercial acumen to drive forward a purpose-based agenda.

Job purpose: To lead and oversee the evolution and implementation of our client’s overall marketing, communications and brand strategy. This is a critical time to join the organisation as you will be leading the creation of the 2025-2030 strategy and playing a pivotal role in the transformation of the industry to achieve a net zero, climate resilient and regenerative built environment.
Line Manager: Deputy Chief Executive
Length of contract: Permanent
People: Oversee team of circa 5, inclusive

People requirements: Key competencies


- Passion for our client’s mission and a personal drive to succeed
- Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills, as well as facilitation and chairing skills
- Ability to translate often complex sustainability information into simple messages
- Strategic planning and budgeting skills, with strong commercial acumen
- Excellent planning, organisational and project management skills, ability to juggle multiple priorities with limited resources to tight deadlines
- Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving
- Ability to thrive in a very small team, willing to lend a hand wherever necessary and not be constrained by the job description
- Impact-oriented with agile delivery
- Ability to think creatively to solve problems, and analyse situations or data that require an evaluation of intangibles
- Strong qualitative research
- Demonstrable leadership skills, with emotional intelligence, to inspire and motivate a high-performing team, and develop and maintain strong working relationships


- Competent using Salesforce CRM and marketing tools
- Stays up to date with industry trends with an eye on best practice communications and campaigning techniques
- Substantial network of established relationships with sustainability, built environment and/or national media.

People requirements: experience, knowledge, and qualifications


- Good knowledge and experience in sustainability communications, ideally climate action, nature and/or climate resilience
- At least 10 years’ experience in marketing and communications
- Strategic leader in communications, PR, media and stakeholder engagement across diverse audiences using multiple platforms
- Strong understanding of digital media and extensive experience in using digital platforms
- Strong line management experience and leadership qualities, with experience in managing complex stakeholder expectations
- Sound strategic thinker with the ability to digest theoretical and abstract information


- A strong background and expertise in marketing
- Good knowledge of the built environment sector
- Experience of working in the charity sector and/or a membership organisation

Location: London with remote working in place
Salary: 65,000 - 80,000
Hours: 37.5

Posted on: 17 November 2023
Closed date: 26 November 2023 at 00:00
Job ref: 209955
Tags: Marketing