RSPB • Flexible in UK

Commercial Marketing Manager - Full time or Part Time considered

Employment type:  Full time
Salary:  £36577 - £39267 per annum

3–4 days/week at home

Fully flexible hours

Dog friendly

Job Description

We are looking for a Marketing Manager to join our team to lead the planning and delivery of the RSPB's commercial marketing activity. Reporting into the Head of Marketing, this new role will focus on supporting our Commercial function including Visitor Experience, eCommerce and Product Licensing.

Whether it is leading national campaigns to drive footfall to our key visitor sites, working with our visitor experience consultants to promote events on reserves, driving sales through our online shop or maximising the value of our licensed products, your expertise will help drive both income and engagement for the RSPB.

If you are working in a commercial marketing role and want to apply your skills to help save nature, we'd love to hear from you.

Key activities will include:

  • Developing the annual marketing strategy for Visitor Operations (including destination and reserves marketing for visitor experience and events, retail, food & beverage), Trade and Licensing to achieve financial and engagement outcomes.
  • Developing an annual plan for commercial marketing, promotions and campaigns across the organisation.
  • Leading the delivery of commercial marketing activity ensuring that this is aligned and embedded within the overall RSPB communications and marketing plan.
  • Identifying innovation and testing opportunities to expand and improve commercial marketing campaigns that maximise return on investment.
  • Providing reporting, analytics and insight on marketing performance to key stakeholders to inform decision making at both strategic and tactical levels.
  • Responsible for setting and managing an annual budget for commercial marketing to ensure income objectives are achieved.

    Essential skills, knowledge and experience:
  • Experience of developing and delivering a marketing strategy and/or plan
  • Experience of applying marketing principles and best practice into delivery
  • Experience of working within a Visitor Experience, Trade or retail/eCommerce marketing role
  • Ability to translate a corporate strategy and/or overarching marketing strategy into operational plans to deliver impact
  • Experience of developing collaborative external and internal relationships with key stakeholders to secure positive outcomes for the RSPB and for nature.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills to present, influence and represent the directorate and the organisation.
  • Experience of managing a budget to meet income targets and deliver strong ROI.

This is is a permanent, full-time role for 37.5 hours per week. Part-time working will be considered for the right candidate for a minimum of 30 hours per week. For further information please contact Hannah Ranson, Head of Brand & Marketing (hannah.ranson@rspb.org.uk).

As part of this application process you will be asked to provide a copy of your CV and complete an application form including evidence on how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience listed above.

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. People of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sector. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, we are particularly interested in receiving your application. Contact us to discuss any additional support you may need to complete your application.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Before applying for this role, we recommend reading through the candidate guidance notes attached to the top of this advert.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Adoption leave
Shared parental leave
24 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options RSPB provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure RSPB is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

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Working at RSPB

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Office locations

Across all 4 UK Countries

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United Kingdom
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