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Head of Global Marketing, UCFB Etihad Campus or UCFB Wembley Campus

UCFB

Do you want to be part of a truly unique approach to higher education, one that puts students at the heart of everything we do enabling them to have the best possible chance of a successful career in the football and sports industry?

About Us

University Campus of Football Business (UCFB) is a world first in sports education.  Delivering university degrees in the football and sports industry, our inspirational campuses in London and Manchester have the iconic Wembley Stadium and the Etihad Stadium at their heart. Proudly the fastest-growing higher education institution in the UK since launching in 2011, we continue to lead the field in producing the next generation of graduates to work in the global football and sports sector.

UCFB also counts a number of elite organisations among its partners, including The Football Association, Kick It Out, the League Managers Association, the National League and the Rugby Football League.

The Opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity to become part of the UCFB family and join the fastest-growing higher education institution in the UK since launching in 2011. Join us and work for a pioneering institution that is a world first in higher education.

This role is responsible for the strategy and execution of all UCFB and GIS marketing.

Leading a high-performing Marketing team of 10, the role will deliver on the organisation’s aims and objectives for student and brand growth in the UK and other key markets including North America and Australia.

Areas of responsibility span across the production and distribution of all content through paid and organic channels, including advertising, website management, PR and communications, social media marketing, audio/visual and written content, branding and design, and partnership activation.

The successful candidate will be responsible for promotion of the entire UCFB and GIS portfolio, including our innovative Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees, our growing list of partners and locations in London, Manchester, Miami, Melbourne, New York, Toronto and Atlanta, in addition to the successes of our students and alumni in the sports industry. The post holder will be targeted with supporting the domestic and international growth of the organisation.

An understanding of the sports industry would be beneficial, as would knowledge of the higher education sector and cycle. As an individual they should be entrepreneurial, able to self-manage and be a strong team player.

This is a crucial senior leadership role that sits on various cross-departmental committees as well as liaising with external partners. A strong ability to build and maintain relationships is therefore also essential.

This is a unique opportunity to spearhead the Marketing team within an ambitious and rapidly growing organisation at the heart of the world’s most exciting industry.

Key Tasks:

  • Deliver innovative domestic and international marketing campaigns
  • Responsibilities span across the production and distribution of all content through paid and organic channels, including advertising, website management, PR and communications, social media marketing, audio/visual and written content, branding and design, and partnership activation
  • Spearhead the growth and development of the brand in the UK and oversees
  • Strategic planning, budgeting and execution of a multimedia marketing campaign to drive applications throughout the cycle for undergraduate, postgraduate and professional education student recruitment
  • Direct the organisation’s communications strategy to all stakeholder groups, including email communications and PR
  • Manage all digital content, including the website, social media channels and the wider digital footprint
  • Lead the video production team, from regular impactful social media clips to feature-length thought-leadership and partnership content, and an annual TV advert
  • Oversee the planning and production of all marketing materials, including the prospectuses, magazine, brand collateral and other assets
  • Analyse and improve the marketing team’s performance across key metrics such as video views, website traffic, conversion rates, social media engagement, and cost per lead of campaigns
  • Ensure smooth relationships exist with key marketing partners and agencies, and other external organisations for the delivery of marketing campaigns
  • Manage, motivate and develop a team of marketing professionals across multiple functions, including design, digital, communications and video, to deliver the UCFB and GIS marketing strategy
  • Oversee partnership activation from a marketing perspective
  • Act as a point of contact and support resource for major stakeholders, as required
  • Sit on departmental and company-wide senior management committees to support organisational growth

What we offer in return

In return not only will you have the opportunity to make life-transforming, career making education, but we offer a whole range of financial and non-financial benefits too:

Financial rewards:

  • Enhanced occupational sick pay
  • Life assurance
  • Pension
  • Free eye tests and VDU glasses
  • Flexible benefits package with Perkbox (some of which includes health cash plan, Dencover, half price cinema tickets, discounted private health insurance, discounted gym membership, hundreds of high street discounts and much more)

Family friendly benefits:

  • Enhanced occupational maternity/paternity pay
  • Compassionate leave/time off for dependants

Wellbeing benefits:

  • Competitive holiday entitlement
  • Christmas closure
  • Day off for your birthday
  • 24/7 employee support hub (via Perkbox)
  • Flexible working
  • Continuing professional development
  • Ride to Work Scheme

Social benefits:

  • Annual family barbeque
  • Staff led events committee
  • End of year review day and awards dinner
  • Back to work conference

Additional Information

Working hours: Working hours normally 8.30 am - 5pm but may involve additional and unsocial working hours depending on the nature of the event and occasional travel between campus.

Please note that if you do not have permission to work in the UK, UCFB will not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position.  All non EU/EAA candidates must have valid immigration status and/or a UK visa valid for the duration of the contract in order to be considered for this role.

Location: London, Manchester
Salary: £50,000 to £60,000
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 5th August 2022
Closes: 24th August 2022
Job Ref: HGM/22
 
   
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