Scotland, United Kingdom


Permanent, Full-time


Job Description

Are you an experienced and adventurous marketing manager?  Are you looking for a new challenge and the opportunity to shape the strategic direction of the UK's most experienced educational charity specialising in overseas volunteering for school-leavers?

Project Trust is an educational charity based on the Hebridean Isle of Coll.  Since 1967 we have sent over 7000 Volunteers to Africa, Asia and the Americas to a wide range of long-term volunteering projects including teaching, social care work, outdoor education and community development.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an outstanding Head of Marketing, Recruitment & Communications to take responsibility for the development and implementation of an innovative marketing & communications strategy to expand and diversify our recruitment of potential Volunteers and to encourage young people to sign up to the life-changing opportunities international volunteering can afford.

This is a key post in Project Trust, with responsibility for the overall management of our marketing, recruitment and communications activities both in the UK and overseas.  The successful candidate will form part of our Senior Leadership Team, working closely with the CEO and managing an experienced team.

The role is based in the Project Trust office on the Isle of Coll and is expected to undertake mainland and some international travel.

Main areas of responsibility include:

  • Strategy and planning
  • Recruitment
  • Marketing and branding
  • Communications

Essential skills & experience include:

  • Minimum of five years' experience of working in a communications or marketing role, ideally within the charitable sector
  • Considerable high level management experience
  • Leadership in both strategic and operational roles
  • Experience of working with content management systems and digital marketing platforms
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills

This is an exciting opportunity to come in and set the Marketing, Recruitment & Communications strategy of an innovative and ambitious charity at an important time in its 50 year history.

Closing date for applications is 16 June 2019.  Interviews to take place mid-July.

The appointment will be made subject to Project Trust’s detailed terms and conditions of employment. 
The appointment is subject to a satisfactory Disclosure Scotland check and to the receipt of satisfactory references.
The successful candidate must have the right to work in the UK.