Digital Marketing Officer

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Are you an experienced digital marketer? We’re looking for someone to take our online donor acquisition and brand awareness to the next level. You’ll play a key role in growing our fundraising database and telling our story to our target audiences. You’ll provide expert advice and training to colleagues, including international colleagues, to ensure we get the most impact from our digital spend. All of us at Practical Action are working to make a positive difference to the lives of some of the poorest people in the world, this role is no exception.

About you

You’re a self-starter with creative ideas, great attention to detail and good copywriting skills. We are looking for someone who will push us into trying something new, doing things differently to help us keep ahead of the curve. The market we’re in is very busy, so we want to ensure we’re rolling out original activity plans all the time. Whilst a good level of knowledge in the basics of marketing is essential, we also want someone who has some experience managing paid digital marketing activities.

Working collaboratively, you’ll contribute creative ideas, taking a ‘test and learn’ approach to finding the magic formula that will help us to grow our audiences. You’ll have experience of email marketing, PPC/digital display, social media advertising and automated marketing systems. Learning and sharing digital developments, you’ll make sure we’re always up to date on the latest trends and best practice.

Why join us?

It’s a really exciting time for us. We’re about to start rolling out a new brand and a new website and we’ve just moved to a fresh, modern office in the centre of Rugby. We’ve built a friendly and supportive culture with colleagues who are values-driven and engaged in our work.

In addition, we offer the following benefits:

  • Flexible working/hours – full time roles are contracted at 35 hours per week.
  • The opportunity to work remotely.
  • 25 days holiday and Christmas Eve, in addition to public holidays.
  • A pension scheme that new employees can join from day one of employment - employer contributes 10% of salary and the employee contributes 5%.
  • Life assurance (3 x annual salary)
  • Free parking, town centre location
  • Bike to Work scheme.

About us 

Practical Action is a global innovator, inspiring people to discover and adopt ingenious, practical ways to free themselves from poverty and disadvantage. We are a registered charity.

Improving harvests through planet-friendly farming innovations. Transforming lives through affordable, renewable energy. Reducing vulnerability created by climate change or disaster. Demonstrating sustainable ways to improve clean water access and sanitation. Unlocking economic opportunities that allow whole communities to thrive.

Just a few of the ways we help people unleash their potential and protect our world for future generations.

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: Monday 10th December 2018


Date of expiry 12th Dec
Salary circa £30,000 per annum
Location Rugby, Warwickshire