Marketing & Communications Consultant

Manchester, Greater Manchester
£30,500 pa
07 Mar 2017
26 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Marketing & Communications Consultant

£30,500 pa

Permanent f/t (37.5 hrs pw)


Ref: IRC49315

Closing Date: 26 March 2017



Love brands? Love who we are as the National Trust? We’re looking for someone with vision. Someone who knows how to get others excited about our brand and the incredible places we care for. This is a great opportunity to showcase your marketing and communications expertise as part of our internal consultancy team, using your experience and creativity to make a real difference.

What it's like to work here

The National Trust Consultancy is the home to specialists in every field of our work. A national consultancy, where resources are shared across disciplines and boundaries, it’s proving to be a great repository of skills, talent and experience. The diversity and quality of expertise within the Consultancy will enable our properties and places to benefit from an extraordinary range of creative and innovative thinking, as well as deep expertise in all matters relating to our twin purpose of caring for the nation’s heritage and landscapes, and making these accessible to all.

What you'll be doing


In the North West we’ve got something to offer everyone, from one of Britain's greatest industrial heritage sites at Quarry Bank and ancient deer park at Dunham Massey, to the childhood homes of the Beatles and the sweeping coastline and sand dunes at Formby. As well as working with countryside and coastal properties you will also have the challenge and opportunity of developing audiences from large urban areas such as Manchester and Liverpool. We want to help everyone to love the special places we care for and help tell great stories in the most creative and engaging ways.

As a marketing and communications expert, you’ll bring the freshest, most innovative thinking in your field to help us achieve this aim. Working with our properties you’ll evaluate campaigns and help your clients to understand what’s worked well and what hasn’t, pinpointing new opportunities and managing campaigns across a variety of media channels.

You’ll advise on everything from printed collateral and media relations to the digital arena. You’ll also have the opportunity to contribute to regional campaigns, using and communicating the wonderful National Trust brand to full effect, to raise awareness of our visitor attractions and conservation cause. You’ll be making a difference at a very local level and across the North. Providing consultancy support to drive innovation and competitive edge ensuring business objectives are achieved. That’s an exciting challenge, and it’s where your ideas and creativity will make a real difference.

You’ll also be involved in managing contentious PR issues across the North region. You’ll do all this and more whilst ensuring that we continue to place our properties and visitors at the heart of everything we do.

Who we're looking for


This is an exciting role for a qualified marketing expert. In order to be successful in this role you’ll need:

•Significant experience in communications, marketing and public relations

•The ability to communicate at all levels in a confident but sensitive manner

•The ability to build collaborative working relations with internal and external professionals

•A natural flair for creativity, and be able to share your vision effectively with others

•To be a self-starter, with the ability to manage conflicting priorities

•A good understanding of tools and techniques of effective marketing and communication across multiple channels

•The ability to interpret and respond to external and internal research, intelligence and analysis

•Some experience of issues management and not be afraid of dealing with contentious issues in the local media


The package


Looking after you

•Health cash plan – from as little as £2.81 per month for you and your dependents

•Pension contribution match up to 10%

•EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing

•Discounted gym membership

Looking after your career

•Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust

•Develop your skills with an internal secondment

•Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression

•Income protection due to illness

Unique to Us

•Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK

•Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)

•20% off in our retail and catering outlets

•Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking

To apply, please visit our website via the apply button.