We are an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.
We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.
About the role
The post-holder will play a key role in our multi-faceted and high performing Marketing Campaigns Team. The Marketing Campaigns Team is pivotal in building Practical Action’s profile, reputation and supporter base, so that we can deliver our work around the world. The team focuses on delivering carefully planned integrated campaigns that employ online / offline activities and uses the power of unified marketing themes to reach a range of target audiences.
The Marketing Officer will play an important role in supporting the rest of the team to execute marketing activities that grow our support base, provide them with great experiences and position Practical Action as a partner of choice. This could involve working on both above-the-line and below-the-line marketing, communications and fundraising activities, plus internal innovation projects.
You will have most likely have recent experience in a marketing agency and / or in-house marketing or fundraising team. From this you will have proven past success in account management or working within a team to deliver multi-channel campaigns on time and within budget will be crucial.
You have strong organisation skills, a keen attention to detail, enjoy working as a team and be hungry to learn. You are a confident communicator and efficient project coordinator, with the ability to work with a range of people to help them successfully deliver campaigns and projects. A self-starting attitude, the ability to adapt and a passion for our work will also be beneficial as you navigate working with different teams, across a variety of marketing projects.
Why join us?
The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.
Our new open plan offices are located in the centre of Rugby near to the train station.
In addition, we offer the following benefits:
- Flexible working/hours – full time roles are contracted at 35 hours per week.
- We operate an agile flexible working policy, where flexible working hours are enabled as well as remote working (between 2-3 days per week depending on the role).
- 26 days holiday in addition to public holidays.
- A pension scheme that new employees can join from day one of employment (rules apply) - employer contributes 10.5% of salary and the employee contributes 5%.
- Bike to Work scheme.
- Life assurance (3 x annual salary)
We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.
Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal checks and terrorist financing.
Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date.
The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in the UK.
Closing date for applications: 17th September 2021
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.