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Title: Head of Brand and Comms

Location: UK Remote

Role: 12-month maternity cover

About Avado

Here at Avado, we believe in unlocking potential and changing lives. We are a professional academy that helps people and companies transform and grow through interactive learning experiences in data, finance, people, technology and marketing. Our connected learning approach combines deep expertise, collaborative learning, scalable technology and award-winning learning design to deliver learner experiences for people who want real change. 

Who we need:

Our Demand Generation Director is looking for an experienced Head of Brand, Communications and Marketing Activation to focus on leading a team of marketers to execute the 2021 comms plan. A 12-month maternity cover contract, the role will see you collaboratively design and develop the comms strategy for 2021 focused on amplifying the Avado brand, building relationships with existing customers and providing opportunities to introduce and deepen understanding of Avado to new audiences. 

What you’ll do:

  • Design, develop and execute the 2021 marcomms strategy.
  • Oversee the production and publishing of messaging, content and assets across all formats, signing off briefs for our internal Lightbox Studio to design.
  • Be an active brand ambassador and brand guardian for Avado, overseeing the design and implementation of internal and external comms to ensure a consistent and impactful brand message.
  • Being accountable for relationships with key strategic partners and agencies including PR, Website, SEO and Paid Media.
  • Analysing and reporting on metrics to measure the impact of the marcomms strategy against business goals.
  • Working with the team to proactively testing new initiatives to drive additional volume.
  • Marketing cost ownership for all brand and lead gen communications, with a high degree of scrutiny.
  • Manage and develop a team of 3 marketing and content specialists.

What we’re looking for:

  • 8+ years’ experience in fast-paced, high-profile brand and marketing roles
  • You should be a storytelling, brand, and communications expert.
  • Strong focus on enterprise B2B with proven success in this space
  • Solid experience in PR or managing PR agencies
  • Client side experience is a must (mixture of agency and client side is also fine)
  • Creativity and ability to create original messaging and content that drives engagement.
  • Good knowledge of common CMS including Wordpress.
  • Be smart and ambitious, self-motivated, adaptable, and resilient.
  • A real strategic mind set with ability to influence at Executive level
  • Exceptional commercial awareness, always tying back your team’s activities to the overall business targets.
  • Confidence and experience in communicating with senior level decision makers
  • Extremely data literate and data driven. Always asking the question ‘what is the data telling me?’
  • Someone who thrives under pressure.

What you’ll get:

  • This is a unique opportunity to develop and deepen the market awareness of the Avado brand.
  • Full autonomy over costs and which communications channels to use, operating in a test & learn environment, with a fail-fast mentality.
  • This is an opportunity to be part of a business that has a positive social impact, giving people the opportunity to learn new skills at a time when many will be struggling to progress or find work.

Our benefits include:

  • Holidays – 25 days plus bank public holidays
  • Your Birthday off
  • Life assurance
  • Ride to work scheme
  • Pension
  • Great work life balance through flexi working/remote working
  • Avado learning days
  • Wellness and fitness (Mindfulness and yoga)

And… just for being here, we offer you a culture that’s created and nurtured by super smart people and underpinned by our Values. Our Values of Accountability, Ambition, Care, Empowerment and Transparency were created for our people, by our people; they guide our thinking, decisions and actions, creating a truly unique place to work. You will also get a chance to be at the forefront of digital transformation and professional growth, enviable workspaces, serious personal development opportunity and a few nice job-related and lifestyle perks.   

And we’re highly inclusive….

Avado is one of those rare places where anyone from anywhere with any background or experience is free to come and do their very best work. We believe in the diversity of thought, as that’s what helps us help our customers and learners – whether investing in their own development, or having their employer invest for them. Equality, diversity and inclusion are values that are critical to our success; come and see for yourself.  

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

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Perks & Benefits

  • Learning📚

    Being part of Avado means you can choose to study any of our courses.

    We also host regular 'Learning Days'.
    We have an incredible amount of expertise and talent across the business, so we want to spend time sharing, learning from each other, and celebrating it!

  • Work Life Balance ⚖

    We pride ourselves on our flexible working culture including remote working

  • Wellness & Fitness 🏋🏿

    We offer a mental health support line, weekly mindfulness sessions and daily yoga classes!

  • Holiday 🌴

    We feel that time off is very important so at Avado you get 25 days holiday plus bank holiday (and your birthday off too!)

  • Enhanced Maternity 🐣

    We know this is an important time for you, so we offer that extra support with enhanced maternity pay

  • Cycle to Work 🚲

    A cycle scheme that allows employees to purchase a bicycle and equipment up to a limit of £1,000

Workplace & Culture

Our culture balances the support and structure of an established business, with a pace and adaptive environment more akin to a start up. We trust our people as adults to bring their entire self to what they do and to own the ‘how’ and ‘where’ of their work.

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