Communications and Marketing Manager

Cambridge, UK
£37,600 - £52,600
16 Oct 2019
30 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Job Title: Communications and Marketing Manager

Contract: Maternity cover - 12 months FTC (Maternity Cover) Full time

Salary: £37,600 - £52,600

Location: Cambridge

Are you
  • A communications professional?
  • A decisive and strategic marketer?
  • A supportive and collaborative team player?
  • Creative and keen to try new ideas?

What it's about

This role is a great opportunity to lead on Cambridge Assessment Network's communications and marketing strategy to internal and external customers, nationally and internationally.

You will be promoting Cambridge Assessment Network's assessment training products and its voice across the education community. Cambridge Assessment Network ('The Network') is part of the Assessment Research and Development Division of Cambridge Assessment. The Network is currently in a period of growth as we expand our assessment CPD product range.

You'll be developing and implementing marketing campaigns to ensure take-up meets marketing targets for our online courses, qualifications and training events in 2020. You'll also be leading on a communications dialogue around assessment learning to stakeholders, across a range of channels.

You'll be adept at managing competing priorities and making timely decisions about where to prioritise effort and resource. You will have a key role to play in decision making around the Network's ongoing growth, ensuring customer insight underpins product development and marketing strategies.

What you'll be doing
  • You'll be leading on and implementing marketing campaigns to maintain and grow attendance numbers on The Network's range of assessment learning products
  • You'll be leading on communications and PR campaigns to promote discussion and engagement around assessment learning amongst internal and external stakeholders
  • You'll be responsible for leading on our representation at trade exhibitions and conferences in the UK and internationally, ensuring optimum ROI on marketing objectives
  • You'll be responsible for three annual thought leadership seminars - ensuring pre-event communications encourage attendance, and work with internal stakeholders to effectively disseminate post-event messages
  • You'll be responsible for The Network's web pages, online news services and representation in other organisational communications
  • You'll be maintaining strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure optimisation of cross-group marketing opportunities

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:
  • A first degree or equivalent professional qualification
  • Either a CIM or CIPR qualification

What we're looking for

You'll have a proven track record in running successful marketing campaigns, and will be a skilled communications professional. An understanding of the education sector would be a real advantage, as would experience in running events. You will have excellent written and verbal communications skills and a demonstrable track record in successfully engaging with customers and delivering sales results.

You will be a creative problem solver with an ability to multi-task on a variety of projects with competing deadlines.


Strong inter-personal skills

Efficient and effective project management skills

Strong organisational and time management skills

Excellent written communication skills with the ability to produce accurate, persuasive copy

Excellent verbal communication skills with the ability to explain complex information simply

Excellent collaborative skills for the creation of events with small resource

Ability to work on multiple projects at one time

Work under pressure and to deadlines


Marketing campaigns experience

Digital marketing experience

Copywriting for online and print communications

Managing large, high profile events

Working with a wide range of people, at all levels of organisations

Using CRM databases and web based applications


Ability to work flexibly and to prioritise demands

Proactive attitude to identifying and resolving potential problems

A collaborative approach to working

Commitment to quality and attention to detail

A creative and resourceful approach


Who we are

Cambridge Assessment is Europe's largest assessment group, incorporating three major awarding bodies. It plays a leading role in researching, developing and delivering assessment to eight million candidates in 170 countries every year. The Group is a department of the University of Cambridge and a not-for-profit organisation.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits.


In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work:

• Generous contributory pension

• 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays

• Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)

• Enhanced maternity/paternity pay

• Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers

• Cycle scheme

• Season Ticket Loan

• Subsidised staff restaurants

• Support for professional qualifications

• Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms.

We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches lead to innovation and create an atmosphere where everyone's contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 29/10/2019 and interviews will be held on 04/11/2019 .

If you're successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.


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