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Head of Marketing, PR & Communications

The Organisation

Leek United Building Society is a highly admired financial services provider, strong, independent and deeply committed to our mutual status. And we’re investing in becoming even stronger.

It’s our focus on providing exceptional service that makes us stand out – more than 95% of our customers are satisfied with their experience of the Society. And we’re a super place to work with a strong sense of fun and family – in a recent Best Companies survey, more than 8 out of 10 colleagues said they were proud to work for us and would recommend us as a great place to work.

We’ve started a significant and exciting programme of investment in our people, technology and processes and this role represents a critical appointment for us as we progress our journey. Not least as we’ll be transforming the way in which we market our products and services and how we communicate, with much heavier focus on digital channels.

If you’re a proven Marketing, PR & Communications professional with experience of working in financial services, this could be just the opportunity for you. 

The Role

Reporting to our Director of Customer Services, you’ll lead the development and execution of our marketing and communication plans for all of the Society’s activities. You’ll lead a small team to create impactful, responsive and engaging marketing campaigns which support our business goals and our values as a responsible mutual business. You’ll be a proven top level communicator, with a terrific grasp of the English language and an ability to succinctly and clearly convey messages to our target audiences. Your written communication skills must therefore be exemplary. You’ll be an engaging leader of people with a proven ability to stimulate and motivate your own team and others. Continuously improving is at the heart of what we do and you’ll be flexible and proactive while demanding high standards of yourself and others. You’ll also be innovative with a ‘think outside the box’ mentality.

All in all, you’ll therefore need to be a dynamic high-performer to meet our requirements for this key role.  But if you’re at the level we need, you’ll enjoy a senior level role in a great working environment with an excellent reward package.

Required Skills & Experience

  • It’s essential that you’ll have worked in a senior role in the marketing and/or communications department of a reputable financial services organisation.
  • You’ll understand the regulatory requirements associated with a role at this level.
  • You’ll have exemplary written communication skills which you’ll be able to evidence.
  • Ideally you’ll have a relevant marketing and/or communication qualification but your proven ability to do the job is more important than this.
  • You’ll have significant expertise in digital marketing and public relations.

Your Benefits
In return for the experience, commitment and drive you’ll bring to the role, you’ll receive a highly competitive salary with fantastic benefits including pension, health plan, life assurance, free parking, flexible working and a generous holiday entitlement.

To apply for this position, please forward your CV with a brief covering letter telling us why you’re interested in this position to recruitment@leekunited.co.uk.

Closing Date – Monday 26th October 2020

Interviews – First stage interviews will take place week beginning 2nd November 2020.

Job description – Head of Marketing, PR & Communications

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