Marketing manager

Help us transform the way we connect with our small and medium-sized business leader customer base.

What is Be the Business?

Some may think we're a confusing organisation to understand, but at our core we have one simple goal: to help business leaders from around Britain improve their companies to become more productive. We do this through a variety of means, from our well-established Mentoring programme to the helpful, advice-based content found on our website. Fundamentally we're a mission-driven, entrepreneurial team, and we thrive on leading and driving projects that will positively impact UK businesses and the economy. Have a look at the video below to see how it all comes together in less than two minutes.

What's the opportunity?

We're on the hunt for a marketing manager that will bring some fresh and innovative thinking to the way we build campaigns and work closely with our growing group of engaged productivity advocates. We've got big ambition when it comes to how many business leaders we want to benefit from our products and services, so great marketing brains are an absolute must. If successful, you'll have fantastic autonomy and support to deliver campaigns (both directly and via partners and intermediaries), produce new collateral, collaborate with support agencies and find new ways of mobilising our communities.

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What might a typical day look like?

  • Monday, 9am – Time to start the day and week by checking with our digital agency to see how paid promotion performed last week
  • 9:30am – Now it's time to get your thinking hat on to continue the development our our new engagement campaign for Spark sessions
  • 11am – It's time for our all company Start The Week call. This week we've got a Spotlight session from Hunter talking about ambassadors
  • 11:30am – Check in with the wider team to see what each other's priorities are for the coming week and the areas others need support in
  • 12pm – Finalise plans for the latest ambassador monthly Zoom call, where this time round they'll be hearing from one of their peers about a recent rebrand
  • 1pm – Grab some lunch from nearby Whitecross Street market...will it be a burrito or salad box today?
  • 2pm – Sophia from the comms team is hosting a Munch & Muse looking at the latest piece of research we've conducted
  • 3pm – It's time to create some new testimonial case studies from leaders who have taken part in our Boards programme
  • 5pm – A few of the team are heading to the Barbican Centre over the road for a drink in the sun, what better way to finish off a Monday

What we'd like you to bring to the role

  • Broad multi-skilled marketing background
  • Expert in digital marketing
  • Experience of SME marketing
  • Able to work closely with a network of internal stakeholders (both directly and remotely) to understand their business objectives, needs and develop marketing campaigns and materials that help meet their goals
  • Able to engage with external stakeholders (SME participants and partner organisations) with a professional approach
  • Proven track record of understanding and operating within existing brand guidelines
  • Creativity and strategic thinking
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to deliver independent pieces of work
  • Ability to manage campaigns and activities across multiple channels to drive uptake of our products
  • Able to work effectively with other teams across the business to deliver on marketing activities

"Be the Business has really opened my eyes to how fascinating the small business landscape is. There are so many amazing characters and stories to uncover and use in creative ways."

Paloma Sackman, head of the CIE team

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Meet the team members you'd be joining

See what our values look like

We thought long and hard about our vision and the values that we think are important to make it happen. You'll find them framed front and centre in the office so everyone can refer back to our five values.

Let's answer some questions you might have

We were founded in 2017.

We were established by Sir Charlie Mayfield, former chairman of the John Lewis Partnership and our current chairman.

Labour productivity is the measure of how much output is produced per unit of labour input, for instance, per worker. Higher productivity means that a business produces more output for each worker it employs.

Yes, Be the Business is a registered charity. We're a not-for-profit organisation that is funded jointly by the government and the private sector.

We're lucky enough to have a fantastic base in Barbican, right next to the Underground station and within a short walk of the Elizabeth Line and many different bus routes.

To date we've supported upwards of 11,000 British business leaders and helped drive around £400m of GVA uplift, the measure of the value of goods and services produced in an area.

Important things to know

When does the job start? We're looking for someone to get stuck in right away.

What working flexibility is there? We're pretty progressive when it comes to working patterns and locations so don't let that hold you back.

What is the holiday allowance? We provide 30 days holiday, plus bank holidays (pro-rated for part time)

What is a working week? We have a 35-hour working week and are a flexible-working friendly employer

What is the salary? For this role we're offering a salary range of between £45,000 and £55,000

How do I apply? Click the link below and you'll be taken through to an application on Apply, a recruitment system which supports unbiased hiring. The application window closes on 18 August

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