Chief Marketing Officer

VMA Group
£70,000 - £80,000
Closing date
7 Nov 2021
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VMAGROUP are delighted to be supporting Speakers for Schools in their search to appoint a new Chief Marketing Officer.

Founded by ITV Political Editor Robert Peston (Trustee), and chaired by Andrew Law (Caxton Associates), Speakers for Schools was created to help level the playing field for UK state schools and their students by giving them the same access to the UK’s leading figures from politics, business, science, sport, the arts and more, as that enjoyed by private schools.

In 2016 the charity launched their experience programme, working with their outstanding network of speakers and partner employers to offer young people amazing work experience opportunities.

In the Summer of 2021, they launched the pioneering social mobility app, Youth Card to give every young person access to the world of life and career preparing opportunities.

This innovative charity is looking to appoint an experienced Chief Marketing officer with a passion for technology and the part it can play in engaging with young audiences.

The overall purpose of the role is to strategically lead Speakers for Schools, marcomms, social, PPC, digital and print channels and platforms, press, campaigns, technology services, brand & reputation, supporting the charities services, events, outreach activities

Ideal candidates will be looking for a demanding role in a fast moving and entrepreneurial environment with a mission to change the path of many young people’s futures.

You will need:

  • Experience on senior leadership teams (SLT) contributing to the executive and board level strategies
  • Experience in successfully leading regional and national marketing and PR campaigns
  • Leading on organisational campaign and marcomms roadmaps
  • Managing small to medium sized marketing and PR teams
  • Brand strategist and experience in developing reputable brands, and designing complex brand name architecture and brand guides
  • Market research and analysis
  • GDPR fluent, particularly when it comes to youth audiences
  • Brand and PR reputation management
  • Resilient under pressure and thrives in start up and scale up culture
  • Demonstrated experience creating and managing 6/7 figure budgets
  • KPI and data focused and building strategies on impact
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent critical and creative thinking and analytical skills



VMAGROUP is a leading international interim, contract, temporary and permanent recruitment and executive search specialist. We are specifically focused on providing support to the communications, digital and marketing communities.

Our specialist practice areas cover: communications, corporate communications, internal communications, change communications, PR, media relations, financial communications, CSR, public affairs, investor relations, marketing, digital marketing and agency services.

We have a reputation for providing expert consultancy services and advice, supported by in-depth knowledge of the professions we recruit for. Our thought leadership and benchmarking studies have become go-to resources for the communications and marketing industry, supporting planning and decision-making for organisations of all shapes and sizes.

In the UK, VMAGROUP has offices in London and Manchester and in Europe, VMAGROUP has offices in Amsterdam and Brussels, but we work with organisations and individuals on a global basis.

VMAGROUP is committed to equal opportunities and is a Diversity Pledged Recruiter.



VMAGROUP is a leading international interim and permanent recruitment and executive search specialist for communications, digital and marketing.

Our specialist practices cover: 

• Internal and Change Communications 
• External Communications 
• Investor Relations 
• Public Affairs
• Marketing 
• Digital
• Agency Services 

Over the last 40 years, we have focused on building strong and lasting relationships in the communications and marketing sectors, working with candidates who have become clients, and clients who have become candidates. We consider ourselves to be a true career-partner. 

None of this would be possible without the exceptional people within VMAGROUP who are fully committed to what they do. 

Our team, which includes communications and marketing specialists working alongside recruitment professionals, maintain long-term, commercially successful relationships with our international network of clients – from innovative, independent start-ups to large, complex multinational corporations, as well as public and not-for-profit organisations. Working on their behalf, we source the brightest and best communications and marketing talent. 

With offices in Amsterdam, Brussels, London and Paris, we have a reputation for providing leading consultancy services and advice supported by in-depth knowledge of the professions we recruit for. Our thought leadership and benchmarking studies have become go-to resources for the communications industry supporting planning and decision-making. 
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