Communications Executive

21 Nov 2016
19 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Communications Executive
??21,000 per annum
Bristol, BS8 3TH

The Golf Club Managers' Association (GCMA) is the leading authority in golf club management, dedicated to delivering progressive, industry specific education programmes and networking opportunities, whilst offering high quality personal services and support for the development of our membership of over 1,800 golf club managers. Through a comprehensive programme of professional support the GCMA helps the development of golf clubs and ensures golf club managers and secretaries fulfil their potential.

The Golf Club Managers' Association (GCMA) is seeking a Communications Executive - a newly created role that will be part of an exciting new phase for the Association as the delivery of its entire membership communications is overhauled.

The Role
The Communications Executive will support the Communications Manager in the delivery of the monthly GCMA members' magazine, including assisting with account management for advertisers and sponsors, and assist with social media management. The role will contribute to the creation and delivery of communication strategies, and will also support the association's day to day administration. As Communications Executive you will be responsible for:

* Creating original content and coordinating commissioned content for the association's monthly magazine and (url removed).uk as required
* The publication of content to (url removed).uk
* The publication of digital magazine
* Management of social media platforms
* Creating and sending member communications, such as newsletters
* Writing press releases
* Contributing to development of marketing and communications plans and strategies
* Maintaining content plans and database of contributors
* Supporting production of marketing materials
* Gathering and reporting of data and web analytics
* Conducting membership research
* Input into creation of appropriate commercial packages
* Maintaining and populating Recruitment and Business Directory areas of the website
* Maintaining after-sales care
* Conducting market research, for example using customer questionnaires and focus groups

The Candidate
To be considered for our Communications Executive role, you will have the following skills and experience:


* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
* Be self-motivated and driven, with the ability to manage varying responsibilities
* Excellent command of the English language
* Ability to create quality written content, and to adapt to different audiences and platforms
* Skilled in creating, editing, and promoting written and visual content
* Web savvy and digitally literate - including proficiency with web publishing and digital design software
* Excellent organisational and planning skills, aptitude for detail and a high level of accuracy


* Interest in, and knowledge of, golf
* Full UK Driving Licence and access to your own car
* Prior experience in a similar role
* Commercial and customer focused
* Journalism / Marketing or other related qualifications
* Photography and video skills

Communications Executive Benefits:

* Salary of ??21,000 per annum
* Usual hours of 9am-5pm, permanent, full time
* 28 days holiday including Bank Holidays
* Preferably office based work with regular travel being required - flexible arrangements will be considered
* You will be involved with ad hoc projects such as trade shows, industry and company events - time off in lieu is offered for such events

If you feel you have the skills for our Communications Executive role, please apply now