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Marketing Manager

Kingston upon Thames (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)

  • Organization: VSO - Volunteer Service Overseas
  • Location: Kingston upon Thames (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
  • Grade: Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Managerial positions
    • Sustainable Business Development
    • Marketing (Digital, Advertisement, Brand, Promotion)
  • Closing Date: 2020-02-19

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Thank you for taking an interest in working at VSO.

VSO is the world's leading international development charity that works through volunteers to create a fair world for everyone. At VSO we pride ourselves on doing development differently. We fight poverty not by sending aid, but by working through volunteers and partners to create long-lasting change in some of the world's poorest regions. In 2018/19, VSO supported over one million of the poorest and most excluded people in 23 countries across Africa and Asia.

Right now, I'm looking for a Marketing Manager to plan and deliver recruitment and awareness-raising campaigns, mainly in the UK, but increasingly globally.

Role overview

You'll be joining us at an exciting time. We're rolling out a new creative approach to our brand and considerably scaling up the breadth of our work and the number of people in poverty we're reaching.
The ICS programme is going from strength to strength, and we're looking for some new ideas and innovative marketing strategies to inspire young people to get involved.

You'll provide specialist consultancy and advice to help colleagues engage with our purpose, and manage a wide range of projects and campaigns to help present VSO as a leader in volunteering-focused development practices. You'll also be responsible for reviewing all the campaigns that go out across all our marketing channels.
Right now, VSO is bringing justice to rape survivors in Pakistan, building disaster prevention mechanisms in Mozambique, ending stigma against disabled children in Ethiopia and tackling the youth skills gap in Uganda and Bangladesh.

Our work changes lives. I hope you'll like to be a part of it.

Best wishes
David Dawson, Head of Marketing

Skills, qualifications and experience

At VSO, we place a high value on transparency, collaboration, inquisitiveness and strong communication. We promote equal opportunities and value a diverse workforce.
You will be a creative, experienced and pragmatic marketing professional with an excellent knowledge of UK and global audiences and channels. A background in the charity or international development sector is useful, but not essential.


In return for your enthusiasm, energy and time, we offer flexible working policies, working from home days, generous annual leave, and opportunities for professional development, including a range of online self-study modules, coaching and workshops. There may also be occasional international travel.

We also offer:
* A friendly and supportive office environment
* Competitive pension with Scottish Widows (matched at 5%)
* Cycle to work scheme in the UK
* Free parking in the UK
* Lockers and shower facilities in the UK
* Free lunch time activities
* Employee Assistance Programme offering free, confidential support and guidance on a wide range of topics from money matters to legal issues, as well as counselling and a helpline.


Unfortunately we are unable to provide sponsorship for this position, so please ensure you have the right to work in the UK before you apply.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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