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Head of Global Marketing


Type of role:Communications and fundraising
Location:UK, Nairobi, Various Countries
Salary:Competitive
Contract type:Permanent
Full Time:35 hours per week
Application Closing Date:1 Mar 2019
Interview date:Week Commencing 4 March
Start date:May - June

VSO is the world’s leading international development organisation that works through volunteers to fight poverty. Working in 24 countries around the world, our unique role in international development is to place committed volunteers with carefully selected organisations where their skills can have the greatest impact. Our extraordinary volunteers live and work in some of the world’s poorest communities. Sharing their unique skills and experience to generate new ideas and new ways of doing things, helping the communities they work in lift themselves out of poverty. We’re not about delivering quick fixes, but instead we focus on long-lasting, sustainable change, that will impact generations to come. Join us and help us work towards our vision of a world without poverty.

Role overview

VSO International is seeking an innovative and collaborative Head of Marketing to lead our Marketing Team. We are looking for an experienced global leader who has worked in a large, complex, international organisation to lead on positioning with key audiences and stakeholders, to deliver brand and reputation management, recruitment marketing, and support for public fundraising.The role will be based from London or Nairobi.

Please follow the link to read more about our values and People First framework: https://www.vsointernational.org/about-us/vision-values-and-strategy

Skills, qualifications and experience

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, highly motivated senior leader who is passionate about brand stewardship and knows how to prioritise audiences and channels to deepened engagement and extract the greatest value from all interactions. Digitally savvy and media aware, you’ll be as comfortable briefing the CEO as working at a local level with national volunteers to create messages that create action.

Competencies and Behaviour

At VSO we believe progress is only possible by working together. Whether you want to join us as an employee, or as a volunteer working in your own country, overseas or online, our selection process includes an assessment based on these core competencies:

• Ability to be open minded and respectful
• Ability to be resilient and adaptive to new situations
• Ability to facilitate positive change and build sustainable working relationships
• Ability to seek and share knowledge

Equal Opportunities

VSO promotes equal opportunities and values a diverse workforce. We also offer a range of benefits, including;

• A friendly and supportive office environment
• Opportunities for flexible working and working from home
• Work in a global organisation, with a range of people from different parts of the world
• Generous annual leave of 37 days (inclusive of public holidays)
• Competitive pension
• Employee and Volunteer Assistance Programme
• Personal accident insurance
• Medical insurance and dependant cover (dependant on location and terms and conditions)
• Opportunities for professional development, including a range of online self-study modules, coaching and workshops

VSO reserves the right to close this job early if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

This role will be based in the advertised locations.

All applicants should have the right to work in one of these locations, no sponsorship is available for this position.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, please download the job description for more information.

To submit your application, click on ‘Make an application’ and complete all relevant fields on the online application form.

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