Shape History is looking for candidates with at least 3+ years of marketing experience, some of which has been at an agency or purpose-led brand, to become our new Marketing & Communications Manager.
Are you looking for a new challenge that gives you the chance to use your marketing expertise to grow the credibility and trust of our social impact agency? Are you a commercially minded person who loves finding creative solutions to build brands and increase partnerships ? Are you proactive, entrepreneurial, and incredibly passionate about social impact? If so, this full-time London based role will be perfect for you.
We’re Shape History, the social impact communications agency. We work with our partners – charities, businesses, UN bodies, academic institutions, philanthropic organisations – on some of the biggest issues facing humanity today, from Climate Change to Gender Equality, Digital Health to Human Rights. We harness the power of communication to inspire inventive thinking and propel social impact leaders and changemakers to create a fairer world faster.
We’re a full service agency, doing everything from strategically advising major institutions, running social media campaigns, placing stories in the news, creating beautiful content, and developing large scale marketing plans to influence target audiences. An understanding of our services as an agency, how to work collaboratively, and take a strategically commercial approach to marketing are all part of this role.
The successful candidate will join the Growth team, report into the Strategy & Partnerships Director, and will be responsible for:
1. Driving new partnerships: you will work closely with the Growth Team to implement marketing strategies to support the acquisition of new partner organisations across different markets – the UK, North America, Europe and Africa.
2. Scaling our impact through storytelling: you will plan & execute communications and marketing activities that both amplify the impact of our projects and partnerships, as well as the internal impact of the agency covering environmental sustainability, race and gender equity, and progressive business culture.
3. Building brand trust and credibility: you will be responsible for growing the Shape History brand within key target audiences – philanthropy, multilateral institutions, purpose-driven companies, and civil society.
Management & development of brand channels: you will manage all owned and earned channels and be responsible for our content calendar to achieve the above goals. We’ve broken this down below:
1. PR & Awards
2. Social media & newsletter
3. Events & Conferences
Development of agency storytelling: you will work with the Ops and People team to increase the appetite to storytell our internal culture across all teams
Processes: Working closely with our Ops and People team to identify core processes and systems that need to be introduced or evolved to optimise agency marketing & communications.
Diversifying leadership, both within our agency and our sector is a strategic priority in the coming years, at every level of Shape History. We are committed to having an inclusive culture in which everyone feels safe and supported to achieve their potential. There is a long way to go in implementing race equity in the sector and we have a robust strategy in place for delivering this at Shape History.
As such, we actively encourage applications from underrepresented and minority groups, including those with lived experience of social issues we are working to address.
Base salary of £30,000-£40,000 + end of year bonus (5-8% of base salary)
As part of our process, we use blind recruitment in our first round of applications. This is part of a wider race equity strategy at Shape History. When applying for this role, you will be taken to a Typeform link where you’ll be asked a series of questions.
Applications will close on Wednesday 8th March 2023 at 5pm GMT. Following this the recruitment panel will notify a long list of candidates by Thursday 9th March, who will be asked to submit CVs – please do not try to submit CVs before you are contacted to maintain the integrity of blind recruitment.
Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by Thursday 16th March 2023 and asked to complete a short exercise (this will take no more than 1 hour) and schedule a presentation and interview on Thursday 23rd March or Friday 24th March (between 9.30am – 1pm). We aim to have made a decision by Monday 27th March 2023.