Marketing and Communications Manager
We have an exciting opportunity to lead and deliver our communications and marketing strategy. The Social Tech Trust is at an exciting stage. We have an impressive track record and we are scaling our impact by creating a new investment fund for early-stage ventures. The successful candidate will build our brand profile to strengthen our position as a leading investor in social tech. They will be responsible for a range of marketing and communications activities and work closely with the team to engage our key audiences. The successful candidate will be able to amplify how we communicate our vision and strategy as we raise and launch our investment fund. They will develop a powerful narrative showcasing our track record and accessibly communicating our investment strategy.
Role: Permanent, full time. Flexible working offered.
Location: Home working. Meetings and events in London and around the UK, as required.
Salary: £40,000 to £45,000 plus benefits, including pension, life insurance cover, employee well-being programme and family friendly policies.
Closing Date: Monday, 22nd August 2022 at 9am
About Social Tech Trust
The cost-of-living crisis, global economic downturn and continuing pandemic are contributing to an uncertain environment where it is more important than ever that we find solutions to the challenges people face. Tech is not a panacea, but it is part of almost every solution. We are working to ensure that early-stage companies are able to do good with technology.
Social Tech Trust is at an exciting stage. Our vision is a world where social transformation is the driving force behind tech. We’ve already invested more than £30m in 300 socially motivated initiatives over the last decade. We’re now ready to scale our impact by creating a new investment fund for early-stage social tech ventures. Our fund is based on a flexible VC model that combines elements of revenue-based investment and venture capital to enable social tech ventures to build their sustainability and increase their impact.
> 12 years’ experience – investing £30m, supporting more than 300 social tech ventures and benefiting 30m+ people
> An impressive board of trustees with an ambitious strategy to take the Trust to the next level and a risk appetite to match the ambition
> A diverse and talented team with extensive experience of developing and delivering impactful programmes
> A fund model based on a flexible venture capital approach, to enable social tech ventures to build their sustainability and increase their impact
> A proven track record and strong alumni of social tech ventures and partners
Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion:
Having worked with many organisations that champion equality, diversity and inclusion from a range of backgrounds and perspectives, we’re committed to the same principles in our own employment practices. We actively welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, gender, disability, religion/belief, socio economic background, sexual orientation or age.
Our approach to recruitment:
We know that well qualified people often screen themselves out as they can’t tick all the boxes of the job description, or their imposter syndrome kicks in. No-one can do everything perfectly, so we are looking to build a team with complementary skills and the right attitude and values. So, if you are wavering, we encourage you to apply.
About this role
This is an exciting opportunity to lead and deliver our communications and marketing strategy across the Trust. Reporting to the Operations Director, they will be responsible for a wide variety of marketing and communications activities ranging from designing materials to reach out to investors to writing content for the website and social media. The successful candidate will be able to hold the communications and marketing functions ensuring they can spin multiple plates while maintaining high-quality outputs and attention to detail. They will be responsible for building our brand profile and they will work closely with our investment team to develop compelling marketing materials. They will be the Trust’s brand ambassador, ensuring the Trust’s vision is clearly articulated and engaging to our key stakeholders.
This role is suited to someone who balances strategic insight with the ability to roll their sleeves up and get things done. We’re seeking someone who is entrepreneurial and inquisitive, proactively spotting trends and developing our brand so that it fully reflects our vision and the work we do. The post holder will have excellent writing skills and attention to detail, ensuring that our content is accurate, engaging and accessible. They will be able to bring their experience to the role, to work creatively and flexibly within a lean team.
> Develop and deliver a communications and marketing strategy to engage our key audiences including potential investors (with a focus on family offices, trusts and foundations and corporates)
> Build our brand profile to strengthen and communicate our position as a leading investor in social tech
> Build awareness of the opportunity to deliver and scale social impact through investing in social tech ventures, such as those in our portfolio
> Work with the investment team to develop a powerful narrative to communicate our investment strategy and prepare written and visual marketing materials
> Develop case studies of our investments to reflect our track record
> Raise awareness of the Trust and advocate for its vision through engaging with key stakeholders and targeted networks, including writing blogs, quarterly email newsletters, spotting PR opportunities and promoting the Trust’s work at events
> Create low-intensity ways to use storytelling to support our narrative, including creating and promoting regular blogs and events to engage potential investors and other key stakeholders
> Manage the Trust’s web presence and web-based applications
Are you the go-to person for translating complex concepts into clear and compelling content? Would you like the buzz of knowing you are helping to solve society’s trickiest problems through tech? Are you a brilliant storyteller who can help others make sense in an uncertain and ambiguous world?
> A track record of delivering a breadth of marketing and communications activities that have created traction and engagement with target audiences.
> A shared belief in Social Tech Trust’s vision of a world where social transformation is the driving force behind tech.
> Experience in creating low-intensity ways to use storytelling through all communications channels to articulate a vision.
> Experience of building a compelling organisational brand identity.
> Excellent project management skills and the ability to ruthlessly prioritise.
> Strong ability to manage and measure our online presence.
> Action-oriented work ethic and entrepreneurial spirit.
> Proven ability to work collaboratively as part of a small team.
You might also have
> Background in investment, entrepreneurship, tech or the social sector
> Experience in marketing new products/services
How to apply
To apply for the role, please send your CV and a cover letter or a short recording that answers the following question:
> Describe a scenario where you have been instrumental in using marketing and communications to build a brand or influence your target market.
Finally, please ensure that you have included a contact telephone number.
If you think you could be a good fit for this role, we would love to hear from you. Even if you’re not sure you have the right experience, we invite you to contact us to arrange a discussion.
To apply, please send your CV and answers to the key questions outlined above to:
Please see the full job description for further details on the role.