Director of Marketing & Communications
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a full time Director of Marketing & Communications to join the senior leadership team at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.
SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, supports the person behind the uniform; any time they need us, in any way they need us, for as long as they need us. Every year, SSAFA helps more than 73,000 people from the Forces family to get back on their feet; those currently serving, reserves, veterans and their families. Support is there for people at any stage in their military career; from the youngest recruit to the oldest veteran - no one's service is ever forgotten. We give hope, help and personal support for as long as it takes to get that person's life back to where they want it to be.
About the role
We are seeking a creative and strategic Director of Marketing & Communications to develop and execute effective and results-driven marketing & communications activities, which raise the profile of SSAFA with potential beneficiaries, donors, supporters and other stakeholders. The enthusiastic and high performing team is made up of marketing & brand, public relations and digital marketing specialists.
You will work with colleagues across the organisation to develop integrated marketing and communications strategies and to maximise all supporter and stakeholder experiences. You will also lead on crisis communications and reputation management issues.
We are open to discussing the possibility of occasionally working from home. Please wait until the job offer stage before asking us about flexibility, and we will explore what's possible for the role.
To carry out this role successfully you will have a track record of:
- Developing and delivering innovative and impactful marketing and communications strategies
- managing digital transformation projects, including a cross-channel digital approach to integrated campaigns
- Developing and delivering stakeholder engagement programmes at a senior level
- Leading, motivating, managing and developing high performing teams and supporting professional development.
You will be an excellent communicator, comfortable working with a range of stakeholders to improve understanding of SSAFA's work and services with key external audiences. You will be aware of the latest trends, relevant legislation and best practice so that our marketing and communications activities remain innovative and safe.
For further information about the role please visit our website to download the candidate pack.
SSAFA is an employer that values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.
Closing date: Midnight on 15 November 2018
Interviews: Week commencing 03 December 2018. If you are invited to attend an interview you will be required to undertake an aptitude test and deliver a presentation as part of the selection process.
SSAFA is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to using the Disclosure & Barring Service.
No agencies please. Any unsolicited submissions from agencies will be accepted as a direct application from the candidate and no fees will be payable.