Strategist Engaging Professional Audiences

  • Practical Action
  • Rugby, UK
  • 01 Nov, 2020
Full Time Consultant

Job Description

About the role

At Practical Action we are reshaping our marketing and external engagement team to make us fitter for the future in a fast changing world.

We are looking for a strategist to guide internal teams in positioning Practical Action, planning communications, maximising income opportunities and promoting our policy agenda to bring about systems change.

You will be responsible for understanding our current and potential relationships with influential stakeholders, funders, donors, companies, clients, thought leaders, networks and professional groups. You will work with teams that develop and manage one-to-one relationships with these key professional audiences. And you will help build plans to find prospects, attract them and build relationships with them. You will be particularly adept in the use of digital platforms such as LinkedIn to help us do this work efficiently and effectively.

You will work with our Brand and Content team to develop messaging and creative approaches and our Campaigns team who will help with the planning and execution of campaigns.

About you

The successful candidate will be degree educated with a qualification in or considerable experience of international development or market research and intelligence.

You will have extensive experience of professional audience management, ideally gained in multi-faceted international organisation. Your experience could embrace marketing, PR, communications and/or policy and advocacy campaigns aimed at professional audiences.

Why join us?

You will join a high performing team of marketing and communications professionals, all committed to making the world work better for everyone. You will experience and contribute to a friendly and supportive culture, where we value work life balance and flexible working.

Our brand new open plan offices are located in the centre of Rugby and near to Rugby train station but we also offer free parking.

In addition, we offer the following benefits:

· Full time roles are contracted at 35 hours per week.

· Most staff in the UK are currently working from home due to coronavirus and we expect to it be this way for some time. It is however our practice normally that 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 rising with continuous service, in addition to public holidays.

· Pension scheme - employer contributes 10.5% of salary and the employee contributes 5%.

· Enhanced family friendly policies, including maternity, adoption, paternity and shared parental leave.

· Life assurance (3 x annual salary).

· Bike to Work scheme.

About us

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.

We're a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service. We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone.

Additional information

Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date.

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 is 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.

The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in the UK...... click apply for full job details