Marketing Executive

Cancer Research UK

We encourage a flexible working culture, including options such as a 4 day work week (80% salary), flexi-hours, job shares, job-splits, part-time, compressed and core hours.

Only considering candidates eligible to work in London, UK ⚠️

Purposeful planning. Cutting-edge strategies. A brighter future for all.

Senior Marketing Executive (Brand and integrated campaigns)

£30,000 - £35,000 plus benefits

Reports to: Marketing Manager

Directorate: Marketing, Fundraising & Engagement

Contract: 6 month fixed-term contract or Secondment Opportunity

Hours: Full time 35 hours per week (compressed hours will be considered)

Location: Stratford, London Office-based with high flexibility (1-2 days per week in the office)

Closing date: 21 July 2024 23:55

This vacancy may close earlier if a high volume of applications is received or once a suitable candidate is found, therefore we strongly recommend that you apply early to avoid disappointment. If you require more time to apply as part of a reasonable adjustment, please contact [email protected] as soon as possible.

Recruitment process: Competency based interview via Microsoft Teams

Interview date: w/c 29 July 2024

Please note: You must be eligible to work in the UK to apply for this vacancy. Cancer Research UK is not able to offer visa sponsorship.

We are looking for a Senior Marketing Executive to join our Awareness and Activation team delivering marketing to mass audiences, to bring to life the CRUK brand and drive awareness and support of key fundraising products, including Legacy and Individual Giving.

 In line with our brand refresh last year, the Awareness & Activation team led the development and delivery of the 'We Are' campaignwhich shines a light on the incredible achievements and potential of our research. As we look to the year ahead and the continued rollout of the 'We Are' campaign and related activity, we have big ambitions and exciting plans!

Cancer Research UK couldn’t raise the millions that they do each year without our passionate and ambitious supporters. This is a great opportunity for an experienced marketing professional adept in the delivery of multichannel campaigns to use their skills to have a real impact on how Cancer Research UK communicates with the public, and ultimately funds our life saving research.

What will you be doing?

  • Support the delivery of CRUK’s flagship integrated campaign to mass audiences (across channels including AV, OOH, radio and digital) to address brand and fundraising (Individual Giving and Legacy) objectives.
  • Work with the Marketing Manager to review and sign off channel media plans, and oversee campaign set up across channels.
  • Work with internal creative teams and agency partners to manage creative development from briefing through to delivery.
  • Monitor campaign performance and work with agencies to identify and action optimisations. Fed into internal reporting and evaluation processes.
  • Support collaboration with teams within Marketing and cross-functionally to ensure campaign activity is delivered consistently through-the-line and amplified across owned and earned channels.
  • Day-to-day management and support of the Marketing Executive, on key projects.
  • Finance administration, including raising and receipting POs.

What are we looking for?

  • Knowledge and experience of delivering end-to-end integrated campaigns across several channels, incl. TV, radio, OOH, social, display, media partnerships & PR (you do not need experience of all) from planning/briefing to delivery and evaluation.
  • Experience delivering campaigns against KPIs and adapting approach based on learning.
  • Experience of developing highly effective campaign assets for use across channels.
  • Experience of building positive working relationships (with internal stakeholders and agency partners) and working effectively as part of a team.
  • Demonstrable ability to plan and prioritise own workload, meeting deadlines whilst dealing with changing priorities.
  • Highly analytical and numerate.
  • Proactive and results driven.

Our organisation values are designed to guide all that we do.

Bold: Act with ambition, courage and determination

Credible: Act with rigour and professionalism

Human: Act to have a positive impact on people

Together: Act inclusively and collaboratively

We’re looking for people who can believe in and embody these organisation values and can use them to drive forward progress against our mission to beat cancer.

If you’re interested in applying and excited about working with us but are unsure if you have the right skills and experience we’d still love to hear from you.

What will I gain?

We create a working environment that supports your wellbeing and provide a generous benefits package, a wide range of career and personal development opportunities and high-quality tools. Our policies and processes enable you to improve your work-life balance, take positive steps in your career and achieve your personal wellbeing goals.

You can explore our benefits by visiting our careers web page.

How do I apply?

We operate an anonymised shortlisting process in our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. CVs are required for all applications; but we won’t be able to view them until we invite you for an interview. Instead, we ask you to complete the work history section of the online application form for us to be able to assess you fairly and objectively.

One of our values at CRUK is Being Human. Whilst we understand that AI has it's benefits, we want to hear about why you’re personally interested in CRUK and what is motivating you to apply. We have noticed some applicants being less successful in their applications when using AI due to lack of real life examples. To level the playing field and ensure fairness for all candidates, we strongly encourage responses to be written in your own words, drawing from personal experiences and knowledge. We discourage the use of AI when completing your application form and throughout the process.

For more information on this career opportunity please visit our website or contact us at [email protected].

For more updates on our work and careers, follow us on: Linked In, Facebook, Instagram, X and YouTube.

Our vision is to create a charity where everyone feels like they belong, benefits from and participates in, the work we do. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures, in particular those from ethnic minority backgrounds who are currently under-represented.

We want to see every candidate performing at their best throughout the job application process, interview process and whilst at work. We therefore ask you to inform us of any concerns you have or any adjustments you might need to enable this to happen. Please contact [email protected] or 0 20 3469 8400 as soon as possible.

Unfortunately, we are unable to recruit anyone below the age of 18, so that we can protect young people from health & safety and safeguarding risks.

Cancer Research

We are the world’s largest charity dedicated to saving lives through research.

Working Week

We encourage a flexible working culture, including options such as a 4 day work week (80% salary), flexi-hours, job shares, job-splits, part-time, compressed and core hours.

Our 4 day week = any day off

Our Vacation Policy

The majority of our roles offer 25 days holiday (for a 5 day week) plus bank holidays, and an extra day for Christmas Eve. You can choose to use the religious bank holidays flexibly. On top of this you can chose to buy up to 1 week’s additional holiday each year.

  • 30 days PTO
  • 52 unpaid days
  • 82 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

We offer remote working opportunities. Some of our team members work 100% remotely within the UK, while other roles require some on-site presence (e.g. 1-2 days per week)

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Generous parental leave
  • Equipment allowance

Our Team

We're a team of 4.9k across 19 departments:

  • marketing
  • media and commmunication
  • engineering
  • business development
  • sales
  • operations
  • support
  • finance
  • human resources
  • arts and design
  • product management
  • information technology
  • +7 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Microsoft Teams
  • Campaign delivery
  • Multichannel campaigns
  • Creative development
  • Performance monitoring
  • Finance administration

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