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Director of Marketing and Communications

  • Organisation:The National Lottery Heritage Fund
  • Location:UK
  • Salary:£66,500 - £75,000 per annum
  • Contract type:Full Time

The National Lottery Heritage Fund is a unique organisation playing a vital role in conserving some of the UK’s most special places.

We use funding raised by National Lottery players to help people across the UK explore, enjoy and protect the heritage they care about. From the archaeology under our feet to the historic parks we love, from precious memories to rare wildlife, we protect some of the UK’s most special places for current and future generations to enjoy.

We are proud of the role we play in protecting the UK’s heritage and of the rich and diverse audiences that our work reaches. Last year we launched an ambitious Strategic Funding Framework which sets out how we plan to be a thought leader and change-maker for the full breadth of heritage. We want to demonstrate and champion the impact and benefits to society that heritage achieves and attract investment and support from others. As our country and society responds to and recovers from the Covid19 pandemic, we are committed to demonstrating how heritage is a vital contributor to our economy, social cohesion, better communities and places and individual wellbeing.

At this time of significant change for our sector and our organisation in responding to the pandemic, we are seeking exceptional candidates for the role of Director of Marketing and Communications.

You will be an experienced marketing and communications leader who may come from a variety of sectors, but will share our passion for the UK’s heritage. You will have proven experience of building and growing a high-performing marketing and communications team and culture, be experienced in strategy development, planning and evaluation techniques and have particular experience in digital approaches and channels. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative leader who encourage creativity and innovation within a team and who can also build strong partnership working with a wider range of Government and heritage stakeholder organisations.

This is a truly exciting time to be joining the Fund as we build beyond the Covid19 crisis and look at new ways of supporting and strengthening the UK’s heritage. The Director of Marketing and Communications is a key appointment in the Business Innovation and Insight Department and will work across our organisation and externally to support our plans. If you believe you have the right skills, experience and attitude we are seeking, then we very much look forward to hearing from you.

To be competitive for this role, you will need to demonstrate high level knowledge, skills and experience against our selection criteria which include:

  • Demonstrable experience of leading, developing and inspiring a high-performing marketing and communications department
  • Demonstrable strong experience of planning and implementing challenging, innovative and measurable communications and marketing strategies to generate quality results and engagement
  • Experience of delivering across all communications disciplines including media, PR, internal communications, brand with particular expertise in digital channels and innovation

To review the full job description and to apply, please complete the application form on our website demonstrating how you meet the Person Specification. As part of their application, all candidates should also provide their thoughts on the following topic in their ‘Supporting Statement’, in no more than 750 words.

Application Topic:

  • What strikes you in terms of the National Lottery Heritage Fund’s current communications activity and approach?
  • If you were successful, what would you seek to achieve next, and how would you go about this?

A final paragraph as part of this submission should also cover your leadership approach and how you lead teams.

Please note: The location for this role is Flexible (UK wide) and can be based in any one of our offices outside of London – Cambridge, Cardiff, Nottingham, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle or Edinburgh.

The closing date for applications is 16th August 2020.

Stage 1 telephone interviews are likely to be held on 3rd and 4th September.

Second stage panel interviews will then be held during w/c 14th September and are likely to via Teams/video-conferencing.

If you have not heard within three weeks after the closing date please assume your application has not been successful.

If you would like to have an informal chat about the role, please email your Tracy Lisamore,, to arrange a time.

Thank you very much for your interest in this role and our organisation.

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