Marketing Directorate Coordinator

We are looking for an experienced, high level business administration support professional for the Marketing Department. You will report to the Director of Fundraising, Marketing and Communications and work closely with 5 specialist senior managers. 

The Fundraising, Marketing and Communications Area (Marketing Area) purpose is to ensure that Practical Action’s brand is known, trusted and respected and that external engagement activities are consistent with our brand and organisational values. We have strategic responsibility for all income to Practical Action, and are directly responsible for generating over £15m per year in fundraised income with ambitious growth plans.

This role is pivotal in delivering streamlined and effective ways of working in our area, supporting the strategic goals, managing systems to integrate working practices to ensure that the Marketing Area is delivering against its KPI’s and growth plans and, with the Director working to ensure we create the best operating environment in which our staff and objectives can be successful.

The role offers an amazing opportunity for superbly well organised person, who enjoys making things happen and likes developing systems and processes to enable the smooth working of a complex department.

About you

Significant experience of developing and managing complex schedules with multiple stakeholders and of traffic managing those schedules through projects.

You have a proven experience, ideally in a project management and high level confidential administrative function, excellent project management skills, excellent organisational skills and a high level of proficiency with MS programmes: Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Sharepoint, Outlook.

You will enjoy working within a busy office environment in a coordination role for multiple stakeholders and will be confident at building relationships and communicating with a wide range of people, whether that is in writing or verbally. You will be highly organised and a confident problem solver. And whilst you will need to be passionate for the cause, you will also need to be a calm head when things don’t go right.

Why join us?

The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.

Our brand new open plan offices are located in the centre of Rugby and near to Rugby train station but we also offer free parking.

In addition, we offer the following benefits:

  • Full time roles are contracted at 35 hours per week.
  • Flexible working hours are encouraged and enabled – depending on the role, remote working is possible.
  • 26 days holiday rising with continuous service, in addition to public holidays.
  • A pension scheme that new employees can join from day one of employment - employer contributes 10.5% of salary and the employee contributes 5%.
  • Enhanced family friendly policies, including maternity, adoption, paternity and shared parental leave.
  • Life assurance (3 x annual salary).
  • Bike to Work scheme.

About us

We are an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.

We’re a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with community projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service. We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone.

Additional information

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Practical Action are committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.

Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date.

The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in the UK.

Closing date for applications: Sunday 19th January 2020

Interview dates: w/c 27th January 2020