Marketing Officer

An exciting opportunity to join our Communications team and to play a central role in managing the evolution of our comms channels and content.

The role

  • Job Title: Marketing Officer
  • Location: Remote, Edinburgh or Grimsby (UK based – travel to offices will be required on occasion)
  • Contract: Full-time, 12 months fixed-term-contract

We have an exciting opportunity for an individual to join our Communications team and to play a central role in managing the evolution of our comms channels and content. The role of Marketing Officer will give you the opportunity to work specifically on development of our Seafish website – ensuring all content follows accessibility standards and requirements.

As our Marketing Officer, you will:

  • Be responsible for management and evolution of Seafish digital channels (web and social, in particular), which carry our B2B content and campaigns. With an aim to maximise opportunities for positive seafood stakeholder engagement.
  • Be insight-driven; able to use data to inform channel decisions and constantly improve the performance of content and activities and have a keen interest in stakeholder behavioural analytics.
  • Act as a key figure in supporting and managing elements of the Seafish corporate brand and additional brand-related activities throughout the year.

How you will work across the organisation:

You’ll play a leading role in the maintenance and evolution of our website, with our Web Engagement Officer and the wider Comms team. This means you will manage the briefing, production and review of website development and accessible, branded content; working with procured agency partners, to deliver results that work towards our goals and in harmony with our values. You’ll also support our social media channel planning and paid-for activities. You will be an advocate of accessibility, across all our digital channels, content and output.

To achieve this, you’ll need to manage your own projects and day-to-day work outputs. This means playing a key role as a Seafish channel, audience and brand champion within the organisation.

You’ll get the chance to work with colleagues across the wider organisation, playing your part in the delivery of work across the Five Challenges, within our Corporate Plan, as we aim to achieve ambitious targets across all our work.

We are looking for someone with:

  • A degree in communications, media, or marketing related subject, AND/OR with 2-3 years of work experience in relevant employment.
  • Excellent understanding of digital and traditional marketing channels (web and social in particular), and the relevance to various audience segments.
  • Strong planning and prioritisation skills.
  • Experience in developing channel plans; able to respond to internal and external enquiries.
  • Project management skills to ensure projects are delivered on time and issues escalated as required.
  • Excellent writing skills to suit a variety of channels and different audiences including staff, industry stakeholder audiences, etc. with in-depth proof reading and grammar skills.
  • Excellent analytical and investigating skills for business improvement and optimisation of resources.
  • Experience in managing accessibility regulations and compliance would be desirable.

This is a full-time, 12 months fixed-term-contract that can be homebased or in either of our Edinburgh or Grimsby offices. The successful candidate will be required to be UK-based. 

Find out more about the role on the following job description link below.

Working at Seafish

At Seafish, our vision is a UK seafood industry that is truly thriving. It's a huge industry that's changing all the time and you have to be ready for every challenge that comes your way, but it means no two days are the same. That's why we're an exciting organisation to work for because what drives us is showing everyone that seafood is the way forward.

We are a Times 100 Best Companies organisation. What does that mean for you? We are committed to creating a modern, dynamic and positive workplace where people are supported and developed to be at their best. We want you to feel motivated and inspired to deliver great results and in return we offer a fantastic suite of staff benefits, professional development and flexible working culture.

Our workplace culture includes:

  • Promoting empowerment, flexibility and getting results done in a collaborative way. Our flexible working culture (Results-Only-Work-Environment, ROWE for short) is ranked by our staff as our number one benefit; agree your results with your manager and get them done where and when is practical for you. Achieve your results around your lifestyle and demands (if you need to get to sports day at primary school, we support you). 
  • Embracing employee voice and wellbeing through our staff forum The Plaice to Talk. We co-create a staff led wellbeing agenda with our Wellbeing Group, and we have a trained group of Mental Health First Aiders. We run two Mental Health Awareness weeks a year. 
  • Getting together - our staff tell us one thing they love most about Seafish are the people they get to work with. Fish 'n' Chip Fridays and annual beach cleans are two staple parts of our workplace culture.
  • Valuing diversity that different experiences bring to our people, and we are pleased to support up to five paid volunteering days per year for everyone.

And we offer more than you would expect….

  • If you do a good job, we reward you with the opportunity to progress your salary (discretionary, within pay band)
  • An annual bonus for those of us who do an extra over-and-above job (discretionary)
  • Generous pension scheme as salary sacrifice (Seafish doubles employee contribution up to a maximum employer contribution of 10%)
  • Private Medical Insurance from day 1 (can add dependants at cost)
  • Employee Assistance Programme with counselling available 24/7/365
  • 25 days annual leave on top of Bank Holidays and Christmas office closure
  • 5 days per year paid volunteering leave for an activity of your choice
  • Supported paid annual professional membership to accredited body plus training
  • Other salary sacrifice benefits (‘Freedom to Ride’ Cycle Scheme & Techscheme)

How to apply

To apply email recruitment@seafish.co.uk with the subject line ‘Marketing Officer’ and attach the following:

  • A covering letter introducing yourself and talking us through your relevant skills and experience and your salary expectations
  • A recent copy of your CV so we can find out more about your experience
  • A completed copy of our recruitment consent form

or 

  • Submit a video (5 mins max) introducing yourself and talking us through your relevant experience, background, career highlights and salary expectations
  • A completed copy of our recruitment consent form

Closing date

We expect our applications to close quickly so if interested please apply as soon as possible.

Further information

For any queries about the job description or the salary and benefits on offer, please email recruitment@seafish.co.uk