Oxford Ionics • Oxford, United Kingdom

Head of Marketing

Employment type:  Full time

3 days/week at home

Core hours 10–4

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Job Description

The future is quantum. Oxford Ionics is a high-performance quantum computing company delivering world-leading innovations to create the most powerful, accurate and reliable quantum computers to solve the world's most important problems. Quantum Computing offers a radically new way of building computers that harnesses the power of quantum physics to outperform conventional supercomputers exponentially. Using our unique trapped-ion technology, we are at the forefront of the race to unleash the real potential of quantum computing.

What to expect

Oxford Ionics is part of the dynamic and growing ecosystem of quantum computing. With a distinctive vision, groundbreaking technology and exceptional people we are poised to play a pivotal role in the quantum computing revolution.

We are looking for a dynamic and insightful individual to build and lead our marketing function. This role will be instrumental in:

  • Developing our brand and positioning.
  • Creating awareness and understanding of Oxford Ionics.
  • Attracting customers, talent, and partners to work with Oxford Ionics.

The ideal candidate will likely currently manage a marketing team and is looking to go back to having the chance to spend time doing things. The role starts as an individual contributor role, where the Head of Marketing will be expected to produce materials and deliver value with their own contributions. As the role develops, the role will transition into having a larger share of management responsibility, where the Head of Marketing will be expected to assemble and run a high-performing marketing team.

What you’ll be responsible for

  • Strategic branding: Building and promoting the Oxford Ionics brand for long-term success. Initiatives under this responsibility include defining and iterating our brand strategy, creating and managing brand assets, running impactful campaigns to ensure Oxford Ionics becomes top of mind across all audiences.
  • Company positioning and communication strategy: Develop Oxford Ionics’ market positioning by taking into account our corporate strategy, our technology roadmap and the positioning of competitors.
  • Performance marketing campaigns: As our technology progresses and we move into revenue generation, the marketing team will develop targeted marketing campaigns to generate leads and support business development/sales efforts.
  • Measuring impact: As a science and engineering business, Oxford Ionics places great value on data and measurement. The Head of Marketing will define appropriate KPIs to measure and demonstrate the impact of the marketing function, both in brand building and performance marketing efforts.
  • Functional development: The successful candidate will be able to bring a sense of “what good looks like” to the organisation, promoting and educating the team on the value of marketing and in best practice approaches.
  • Stakeholder Engagement: Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure marketing strategies align with product development and sales objectives. Engage with key industry stakeholders, partners, and clients to foster relationships and partnerships.
  • Team Leadership: In due course, and at a pace appropriate to the development of the company, we would expect the Head of Marketing to bring on a select number of high-quality individuals and create a high-performing marketing team.


To succeed in this role, you will need a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Marketing, Business, or a related field and a proven track record of success in similar positions. Experience in deep tech or emerging tech markets within a startup environment is essential.

Your ability to quickly understand and clearly communicate complex technological concepts will be vital, as well as your strategic and analytical thinking skills, which will help you turn insights into effective marketing strategies. You will also need experience in brand building and digital marketing, with strong competencies in content strategy and lead generation being highly desirable. Leadership and team management skills are essential, with a focus on talent development and fostering a collaborative work environment. Strong communication and stakeholder engagement skills are critical, enabling you to convey your vision and reach a consensus effectively. The role requires adaptability and agility, making it ideal for someone who thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment.


Oxford Ionics is at the cutting edge of quantum innovation. We need people like you with the necessary skills, vision and capability. In return, we'll recognise your engagement and excellence with a range of benefits. You'll find opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, business stock options, uncapped annual leave, flexible working hours with either hybrid or onsite working, private medical and dental insurance for you and your family and much more.

Oxford Ionics is committed to equal opportunity for all.

Company benefits

Unlimited annual leave
Flexible working week
Share options
Relocation packages
Skilled worker visas
Pension match/increase
Health insurance – We provide comprehensive, excess-free, history-disregarded private medical insurance, offering you and your family the highest level of coverage.
Dental coverage
Life assurance
Enhanced maternity leave – We provide 26 weeks of paid new parent leave, regardless of gender or whether by birth or adoption.
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Cycle to work scheme
In office catering
Fully stocked snack cupboard
Company wide holidays/offsites
Teambuilding days
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Employees feel that they can mostly manage how they get their own work done

Additional employee ratings
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Employees feel like the diversity is ok and there are some efforts to improve
Employees feel that the culture supports equity and inclusivity well
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Employees feel that their salary is fair and in line with the market average

Working at Oxford Ionics

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female:non-binary)


Office locations

Oxford, United Kingdom

Funding levels

£40.0 Million

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom
United States

Awards & Achievements

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Flexa100 2024
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Industry awards 2023

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