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Marketing Manager

Job Details
  • 4886
  • Chester Zoo
  • Chester, with option for part remote working
  • Contract, Full Time
  • Salary of £47,359 + excellent benefits

Marketing Manager

Fixed term contract for 14 months with the option to partly work from home. 

We are Chester Zoo

We’re not just an amazing, award-winning visitor attraction that’s home to 20,000 incredible animals inside 128 acres of stunning gardens. We’re not just the UK’s most popular zoo. We’re a major wildlife charity that’s committed to the recovery of endangered species, globally. And, as the world faces an extinction crisis, we’re making a hugely significant contribution to conservation at a time when it’s needed most. We are Chester Zoo and we prevent extinction.

The Role – Marketing Manager

We now have an exciting new role for an outstanding Marketing Manager to join our team for a period of maternity cover. Reporting to the Head of Marketing, you’ll play a key role in developing informed, innovative and consistent marketing campaigns which connect our audience to the Chester Zoo brand.

We’re looking for someone who can:

  • Plan, implement and evaluate marketing campaigns, using digital and traditional media and other tools
  • Lead and develop our Marketing team, deputising for the Head of Marketing as required
  • Manage the marketing budgets to ensure the best return on investment
  • Support the Head of Marketing in providing market research intelligence, including benchmarking inform decision making
  • Determine the creative approach and choice of media to develop a robust and innovative marketing mix
  • Manage agencies to deliver campaign elements
  • Ensure the consistent delivery of the Chester Zoo brand identity, both onsite and offsite

What makes Chester Zoo a great place to work?

Well, where do we start? Here goes…
We’re a huge team of conservationists, scientists, educators, animal welfare experts, marketeers, visitor experience professionals, environmental policy influencers; the list goes on. Each and every one of us is on a mission to make Chester Zoo the best in the world, and our planet a better place.  

As the UK’s biggest and best zoo, we have ambitious goals, exciting plans and there’s always lots going on here. We’re an inclusive and diverse organisation, made up of nearly 500 permanent and 500 seasonal team members, and we know how important it is to invest in our colleagues to help boost their career development. We have ambitious goals, and we want you to be with us on our exciting journey.

Our working environment could not be more different from a typical office – where else can you see critically endangered orangutans from your office window, or stroll among rare giraffes and tigers on your lunch break?

The Package

  • 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday, with an option for some home working one day per week
  • A salary of £47,359 per annum (effective from 1 Jan 2022) 
  • 33 days annual leave
  • Fixed term contract for 14 months
  • Access to healthcare plan
  • Employer contributory pension scheme
  • Staff pass so you can visit the zoo during your time off plus a number of complimentary tickets for your family and friends

Our Requirements – Marketing Manager

  • Proven experience in campaign planning, media buying, and managing print processes, budgets, supplier relationships and procurement processes
  • Proven experience of running projects, including experience in commissioning design projects
  • Experience in leading, coaching and developing a team
  • Excellent presentation skills

Although not essential, the following would be desirable:

  • A higher qualification in Marketing (e.g. a relevant degree, CIM Diploma)

How to apply

To apply for this position, please click the ‘apply’ button on this page where you’ll be redirected to the vacancy on the Chester Zoo website where you can upload your CV and complete the application form highlighting your skills and experience including why you believe this role and our organisation are a good fit for you.

Shortlisting of applications and interviews for the role will take place while the advert is live; the advert will close once the successful candidate is found. Candidates are therefore encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.

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