Re: Temporary Marketing Officer
(Beneficiaries and Intermediaries)
(Maternity cover contract for up to 1
year) - Job Ref 6241
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Job title: Temporary Marketing Officer
Salary: £25,779 - £32,256 pro rata including London
Grade: Band 5 (Spinal points 26-34)
Role profile no: 342
Group: Inclusive Society
Section: Marketing and Communications
Planning unit: Marketing and Magazines
Location: 105 Judd Street, London WC1H 9NE
Hours: 36 per week
Reports to: Senior Marketing Officer (Beneficiaries and
Vacancy ref: 6241
Purpose of job
To plan, implement and evaluate marketing campaigns
and projects in order to achieve the objectives of the
Equal opportunities statement
RNIB is committed to being an equal opportunities
organisation. It is committed to promoting equal
opportunities and preventing discrimination. This policy
applies to both its service delivery and to its own
employment practices. You will be willing and able to
demonstrate commitment to RNIB’s Equal Opportunities
1. Within an agreed strategic marketing framework, to
devise, implement and evaluate plans for marketing
campaigns and projects, ensuring a customer-focused
and integrated approach.
2. To monitor, analyse and report service, customer and
competitor information in order to contribute to the
development of marketing strategies.
3. To be responsible for the planning, implementation and
evaluation of cross-organisational communications
activities across all channels, ensuring that RNIB’s
brand and service offering is delivered effectively and
impactfully through fully integrated marketing.
4. To work closely with other colleagues to identify and
implement opportunities to market RNIB's products,
services and membership.
5. To assist with the planning and implementation of
customer research projects.
6. To assist with the internal dissemination of marketing
strategies, plans and activities.
7. To provide occasional expert marketing input/advice for
priority service areas.
8. To brief and liaise with external agencies and other
suppliers as required.
9. To manage marketing budgets for specific projects.
10. To provide marketing guidance to, and represent the
department at meetings such as Publishing Business
11. To contribute to ensuring that the Marketing and
Communications Section as a whole is promoted
12. To act as deputy for the Senior Marketing Officer on
occasion as required.
13. To undertake any other duties commensurate with
All criteria are essential unless otherwise stated.
1. Specialist knowledge and experience
1.1 Experience of devising, implementing and evaluating
marketing campaigns within a strategic marketing team.
1.2 Experience of managing projects with multiple
1.3 Experience of carrying out, distilling and presenting
1.4 Experience of working within a cross-functional
1.5 Knowledge of marketing planning principles.
1.6 A recognised marketing qualification, for example,
Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM) Diploma or
1.7 Experience within a marketing role at a membership
2. Strategic focus
2.1 Ability to identify, develop and implement
appropriate marketing communication activities for key
target audiences / customer groups.
2.2 Ability to write clear SMART project plans to achieve
strategic objectives and specific marketing
2.3 Ability to translate business objectives into
appropriate marketing objectives.
3. Leadership and management
Experience of playing a significant role in a cross-
4.1 Ability to write engaging promotional copy and to
tailor it to specific audiences.
4.2 Experience of giving verbal presentations to peers
and senior colleagues.
4.3 Ability to communicate verbally and in writing in a
clear and succinct manner and present opinions with
conviction and assertion using rationale to reinforce their
views. Ability to adapt style according to recipient.
5. Planning and organisation
5.1 Ability to manage their own workload and prioritise
5.2 Ability to plan and manage projects and project
teams to deliver results in a timely manner mobilising
5.3 Ability to manage and monitor project-specific
6. Problem solving and analysis
6.1 Ability to use initiative to solve problems, or to put
forward a range of solutions.
6.2 Ability to make / experience of making systematic
and rational proposals based on relevant information.
6.3 Ability to identify alternative solutions to problems
and weigh them up logically against each other.
7. Creativity / innovation
Ability to generate new and imaginative approaches that
demonstrate openness to challenging convention and
Ability to manage a varied and busy workload, whilst
retaining a positive outlook and an ability to prioritise key
9. Building relationships
9.1 Ability to work collaboratively, respecting and
working well with others.
9.2 Ability to build relationships with colleagues, which
lead towards mutually beneficial outcomes.
10. Team working
Ability to work as a respected and invaluable team
member, both within the section and across multi-
functional project teams.
11. Personal drive and commitment
Ability to work proactively and be an enthusiastic and
committed self-starter who takes ownership to ensure
delivery of objectives.
12. IT skills
Ability to competently and confidently use standard
Microsoft Office software such as Word, Excel, Outlook
13. Equal opportunities
Ability to understand and demonstrate commitment to
RNIB’s Equal Opportunities Policy and to ensure all
activities are consistent with the Equal Opportunities
Policy. This includes all staff activities and their interface
with the general public.
14. Special conditions
Must be prepared to travel throughout the UK and have
very occasional overnight stays.
1. Time off
Annual leave entitlements
Bands 7,6,5 = 23 days (up to 25 days)
Bands 4,3,2 = 25 days (up to 30 days)
Band 1 = 30 days
For each full year of service, you will be granted one extra
day until you reach the maximum number of days
allocated to your grade. The long service entitlement does
not apply to staff who receive 30 days’ annual leave or
more (excluding Public and Bank Holidays). For further
details, please see Staff Handbook.
All staff are entitled to public holidays, with exceptions for
some staff at schools whose holidays are to be taken
during school holidays. There is one extra day
discretionary RNIB holiday, which is normally near
Christmas. Teachers are entitled to a leave of absence
from the school during normal holidays.
Long service unpaid leave
RNIB considers its employees to be its largest and most
important resource and recognises that commitment to a
large and diverse organisation for a length of time, may
result in the need for a longer break than annual leave can
provide. Unpaid leave, which would be discretionary, may
be given for various reasons which may include; extensive
travel or participation in career development not
specifically related to RNIB.
2. Pension scheme
RNIB offers a final salary contributory pension scheme.
This is based on your salary up to a certain limit but is
topped up by additional benefits, known as 'money
purchase' benefits, in respect of your salary over that limit.
You can also pay extra contributions known as Additional
Voluntary Contributions (AVCs) in order to supplement
You can become a member of the Scheme if you are over
17 or under the age of 63 and RNIB invites you to join.
Members of the Scheme contribute 6 percent of their
pensionable salary and contributions are automatically
deducted from salaries.
Employees who habitually use visual display equipment
(VDU) are entitled to a regular eye test and can be
subsidised with our eye care vouchers usable at a wide
range of opticians across the country.
It is RNIB policy that advice and support is given to all
employees who need to be away from work due to
sickness. Benefits are designed to reduce the financial
loss and family/social pressure, which result when an
employee is unwell, so that they may return to full health
and their jobs as quickly as possible.
4. Learning and development
Supported induction programme
RNIB offers a tailored induction programme which is
supported jointly by your line manager and the People
Appraisals are a key responsibility of line management
and ensure that specific and significant time is given to
discuss individual development needs and how these will
5. Family friendly benefits
Flexible work patterns
It is RNIB’s intention to give all employees the opportunity
to request any particular pattern of work which is most
suited to their particular needs, i.e. job share, part time,
term-time only, compressed weeks/fortnights,
averaged/annualised hours, breaks from employment and
RNIB offers staff a parenting support service providing
peace of mind about childcare, children’s health, domestic
and lifestyle worries, covering pre-birth through to the
As part of its family friendly initiative RNIB, in conjunction
with Childcare-plus, has introduced a more flexible way to
meet the costs of your childcare. Childcare-plus is a
government approved employee benefit under which part
of your wages or salary can be given up or “sacrificed” and
can be used to pay for a wide range of childcare that is
registered with Ofsted or the equivalent authority for
Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland or have approved
Emergency and compassionate leave
RNIB grants employees leave (which may be paid or
unpaid) in case of family bereavement and serious
personal difficulties. This is to give staff maximum support
and assistance through stressful times.
Employees with children under 5 can request up to 13
weeks’ unpaid leave in respect of each child, to a
maximum of 4 weeks, per child, per leave year. This is
extended for parents of disabled children.
6. Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
This is an external confidential support service for
employees, their partners and children up to the age of 21.
It is a free telephone link that can be accessed 24 hours a
day, all year round, dealing with a variety of issues, such
as: work, financial, family/marital and legal.
7. Money saving initiatives
Xexec Lifestyle Solutions
An exciting scheme providing staff discounts on a number
of high street and grocery stores, food outlets, health
clubs, holidays, concerts, theatre and much much more!
You can purchase gift vouchers, set up retail 'top-up' cards
and many more for use in a wide variety of outlets. Some
examples of savings are: up to 50 per cent off special
theatre packages, 10 per cent off at Debenhams, 6 per
cent off at M&S and 7.5 per cent off at Hamleys.
Our travel agents offer all employees a 10per cent
discount on their brochure holidays along with other
discounted rates on hotels, flights (excluding low cost
airlines) and special offer City breaks.
Interest free staff loan
At manager’s discretion all staff are entitled to an interest
free loan to attend approved external training courses.
Season ticket loan
Employee’s can take advantage of buying an annual or
half-yearly travel ticket. RNIB issue season ticket loans to
allow staff to take advantage of reduction in travelling
costs. The loan is then repaid via equal deductions from
8. Long Service Award
Staff who have completed 20 years’ continuous service
will receive a Long Service Award as recognition of an
employees’ loyalty and commitment to their work, to RNIB
and to blind and partially sighted people