Head of Marketing

Job Description

Job role:  

We are currently looking for a strong, results-driven Head of Marketing to leading Operational and Business Partnering functions of our Marketing team at Activate Learning.  This job role, working as part of a management team of 3, will play an important leadership role within the marketing department and across the business.  As such, you will have the opportunity and responsibility to help monitor and shape the performance of the commercial business, take on critical challenges and contribute to the overall strategy and success of the marketing campaign work.

You will work closely with your team of Group Marketing Business Partners and key stakeholders to identify opportunities to meet market needs.  You will achieve this by using data led methods, research trends, developing customers, business cases, and launching key product enhancements. You will also hold responsibility for championing and managing the Marketing Operations team, adding experience as and when the business requires it, managing workflows and sharing best practice across the group to ensure a positive and cohesive team environment.

This position involves producing and analysing custom reporting necessary for business intelligence, accurate revenue tracking, and, most critically, information to be shared with the business via the Group Business Partners. In summary, this position will play an important role in the development, maintenance, and enhancement to increase efficiency and deliver better service to our customers. 

What do you need to be successful in this role? 

You will be widely experienced senior Marketing professional with excellent communication skills developed through working and developing business in private or public sector environments with cross functional teams. You will be able to demonstrate expertise and drive accountability.  We are looking to build a culture of collaboration and efficiency.


You will have managed your own team and have a rich background in a broad sector of businesses with proven management skills both technical and people focussed.  You will be inventive and pragmatic.  You will have deep experience in creating, driving through and delivering product and business strategy.  Have an innovative approach and can demonstrate success through operational roles in product development and programme delivery.    
You will have a proven track record of maintaining strong and robust relationships with stakeholders and be able to demonstrate where you have challenged and led on programmes and campaigns.   We embrace continual development so would expect you to have developed your skills and experience and be able to demonstrate how you have put this in to practice.


What are the benefits of this role? 

There really is no limit in terms of your personal growth, development and career by joining one of the largest Education Providers in the UK. You will have a comprehensive development programme as part of induction together with peer-to-peer learning, a formal development plan and support at every step of the way to set you up for success. 


We offer a buddy system, a digital induction module and a close-knit community of experts and leaders across the Group to support the sharing of best practice and encourage individual growth. We have extensive technology in place to develop digital capability and flexible working arrangements will be considered for the right candidate. 


What are the benefits of working for Activate Learning Group?

At Activate Learning we are pioneering education with an unwavering focus on providing talent for business and transforming lives through our award-winning Learning Philosophy. Our student experience is the result of our attention to detail in recruiting, developing and retaining the right staff who match and promote the values and behaviours of our brand. 

We reward our employees with generous annual leave entitlements, access to training and development, travel subsidies - bus and train, cycle scheme, onsite parking (first come first served), plenty of public transport options for all sites, discounted membership to the Lifestyle Centre (on some campuses) and Employee Assistance Programme.


Applications are reviewed and shortlisted on a rolling basis, and we reserve the right to interview, appoint and close adverts early due to the volume of applications we receive. 


We therefore encourage you to apply at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as once we have closed a vacancy you will be unable to submit your application form. 


Activate Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all its staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to undergo a DBS check at the appropriate level.  

Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK as we do not sponsor work permits and work permits from other organisations are unacceptable as proof of right to work in the UK. 

Applications are encouraged from all candidates meeting or exceeding the minimum criteria for the role regardless of age, disability, gender, orientation, race, religion or ethnicity. 

Activate Learning are committed to employing people with disabilities and will ensure our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible. If you require any reasonable adjustments either at application or interview stage please contact the talent team directly. 

If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any partner or employee of our company, you should be aware that they have no authority to enter into an arrangement with you. Should we require recruitment agency involvement, we will contact the agencies on our preferred suppliers list, and we would ask that you respect the relationships we have already built with these suppliers.