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Marketing and Communications Officer

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Marketing and Communications Officer

Salary £27,000

Newcastle upon Tyne, City Centre

Hybrid working

An exciting opportunity has come up with an ethical investment organisation. They are looking for a marketing and communications officer to join their marketing team.


Contribute to an integrated process of planning, review and development of appropriate marketing materials in print and digital formats for appropriate target audiences, with the aim to engage current and potential members and increase investment.


  • Support the development of the overarching Marketing and Communications Strategy

  • Support the Membership Engagement Team to develop and implement Marketing Communications Plans.

  • Ensure all marketing activity is clear and consistent and contains key messaging and appropriate tone, and is fully brand compliant.

  • Work with external suppliers on design and production of key Shared Interest marketing materials.

  • Provide copywriting support for communication materials across the organisation.

  • Support the Marketing and Communications Manager to deliver PR activity.

  • Plan and deliver multi-channel advertising campaigns, both online and offline.

  • Commission and co-ordinate international and UK content gathering

  • Identify eligible award schemes and write applications.

  • Support in the delivery and planning of regional and national events/campaigns.

  • Represent the organisation at internal and external meetings, increasing brand awareness and widening networks.

  • Monitor ROI of all marketing activity,

  • Monitor and update content on the website

  • Enhance the organisations profile through social media engagement, specifically Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.

  • Provide marketing and communications support to all teams across the organisation

  • Ensure budget records are kept up to date.

  • Support HR department with internal communications



  • Exceptional organisational and planning skills

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

  • Numerate with good Excel skills

  • Excellent interpersonal and teamwork skills

  • Experience working in the field of communications and ability to demonstrate knowledge of a broad range of communications activities

  • Experience and understanding of CMS systems, Google Analytics and SEO.

  • Experience and understanding of social networking including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

  • Excellent copy-writing skills

  • Proven and demonstrable experience of editing and producing publications.

  • Familiarity with dealing with external design agencies, content gatherers and the briefing process

  • Understanding of brand/identity development

  • Ability to think innovatively and identify and develop opportunities

  • IT literate: Good knowledge of MS Office

  • Commitment to personal development, and willing to learn new skills


  • Experience of managing and maintaining budgeting records and databases

  • Experience in managing content gathering projects in the UK and internationally (in particular film and photography)

  • Event organisation and management experience.

  • Basic level/understanding of Spanish

  • Basic level/understanding of French

  • Good geographical awareness - in particular in Africa and Latin America

Education and Qualifications


  • Fluency in English

  • GSCE English and Maths or equivalent

  • Educated to degree standard in a related discipline or equivalent practical experience

Limits of Authority

Within Society guidelines, policies and procedures the post holder will be expected to:

  • Submit all expense claims promptly

  • Gain line management approval for all purchases orders including agreeing travel in advance with line manager



  • Strong social motivation: commitment to, and empathy with, the aims and objectives of the Society and Foundation

  • Flexibility: As they work across different time zones, you will also need to be flexible regarding your hours of work

  • Team working: Getting along with your colleagues is essential. As part of your personal development programme, you will be asked to be a member of various cross-departmental project teams in order to meet specific objectives

  • Fair trade and international development: it is essential for our colleagues to have an understanding of the main issues

  • Willingness and ability to travel within the UK and potentially overseas

If you are interested in the marketing and communications officer role, please click ‘Apply Now’ and a member of our team will be in touch.

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