Communications & Marketing Manager

  • Job Reference: VR/02308
  • Date Posted: 4 November 2021
  • Recruiter: MP Recruitment Group
  • Website:
  • Location: Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £26,000 to £32,000
  • Sector: Consulting & Corporate Strategy, Executive Positions, Healthcare & Medical, Sales & Marketing
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time, Office-based

This is a busy and varied role that supports activity across the business to include Events, Business Development and our customer network.  This role would be ideal for an experienced marketing coordinator/executive who is ready to progress to a junior manager position. 

Key areas of responsibility include: 


  • Prepare and execute the marketing plan
  • Manage the ongoing growth of the company twice yearly magazine, including all aspects of production: topic selection, engagement with contributors and graphic designer, distribution and maximisation of advertising revenue
  • Draft copy for the monthly news and membership update, distributed electronically to c.9k contacts
  • Gatekeeper and editor for all external announcements (up to 4 per week)
  • Interface with member organisations to post news, jobs, events, etc., on the website
  • Promote the Purchasing Consortium suppliers via email on a twice annual basis Analyse and report on results of the communications effort to support improved performance
  • Analyse and report on results of the communications effort to support improved performance
  • Stay up to date with industry news and events and cascade where appropriate
  • Attend company and other industry events and publish key messages and updates via social media and the website

 Social Media:

  • Manage and grow company's presence on all social media platforms, in particular Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Work with internal teams to support campaigns and initiatives
  • Seek opportunities to improve the use of social media and increase and develop followers


  • Be a brand ambassador for the company, ensuring guidelines are adhered to and used consistently
  • Work with colleagues to develop marketing collateral such as signage, displays and logos
  • Work with our external design agency on projects as required, including production of hard copy collateral, pull-up banners, stage branding


  • Manage website changes on the main company site and event-specific websites as required and in conjunction with the company Events team
  • Work with Head of Business Information to ensure relevant updates are being made
  • Work to increase SEO and Google rankings
  • Keep track of the latest trends in communications/social media to maximise the benefits of the websites and make timely updates to the functionality of the sites
  • Ad hoc website tasks including updating Sponsors information, leaflet postings etc.


  • Draft press releases and announcements when needed and liaise with media agency as required

The Successful candidate will:

  • Preferably degree educated in a relevant subject with c5 years’ experience in a communication and/or marketing role
  • Highly organised with a committed, flexible attitude and a strong work ethic
  • Be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and in collaboration with internal teams
  • Be fluent in spoken and written English
  • Have a flair for producing dynamic, engaging and creative business copy, with a strong attention to detail
  • Be highly IT literate with the ability to identify and rapidly adopt new approaches
  • Be a proficient user of PhotoShop or similar graphics/illustrator programme
  • Be fluent in social media, in particular Twitter and LinkedIn in the business environment and preferably have experience of Hootsuite or a similar platform
  • Familiarity of using a CRM database
  • Willing to work additional hours with occasional early mornings, late nights and overnight stays
  • Experience within the life science sector would be preferred but is not essential


  • Salary negotiable dependent upon experience
  • 25 days holiday per annum
  • Private health care after qualifying period
  • Life insurance
  • Workplace pension (company matched contributions up to 5% of salary)

Hours: 37.5 per week, Monday to Friday, though a high level of flexibility is expected as part of this role.

Please note: Only candidates with the relevant skills and experience will be contacted regarding this position. If you do not hear back from us within 5 days you have unfortunately been unsuccessful in your application for this position, however we may contact you in the future to discuss other opportunities.

Please note that no terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate on the grounds of a person's gender, marital status, race, religion, colour, age, disability or sexual orientation. Every candidate will be assessed only in accordance with their merits, qualifications and abilities to perform the duties of the job.