Overview

Blue Light Card. Individually great, together unstoppable

The Role and the Team

We’re looking for a Director of Brand and Communications to join our team. As a key member of our Senior Leadership Team, you’ll be responsible for our brand and campaign management, communications efforts, community engagement, and content production across all channels.

You’ll have a strong background in brand strategy, storytelling, and content management in a community-driven business with a proven track record of driving growth and engagement in a fast-paced environment.

What You’ll Do

  • Provide strategic leadership for brand, communications, community growth, and content production across the organization
  • Build upon our strong brand and work across the organization to expand our brand positioning with a member-first view
  • Develop and implement strategies to foster and grow our community of first responders through strengthening our brand position and growing our community of advocates
  • Leverage community and commercial insights to fuel word-of-mouth growth and enhance member engagement
  • Create and implement integrated marketing campaigns to drive user acquisition, engagement, and retention
  • Develop content and campaigns that encourage community interaction, share user stories, and highlight member experiences
  • Plan and deliver ATL campaigns to continue building and strengthening our brand and business KPIs
  • Oversee the strategy and production of high-quality, engaging content across various formats, including blog posts, articles, videos, social media updates, newsletters, and more
  • Develop and operationalise a content calendar to ensure timely and consistent delivery of content across channels and product experience
  • Develop and execute a comprehensive communications strategy to deliver high media coverage in top publications making us the authority in key topics
  • Partner with Data to set up measurement frameworks to understand brand health and impact of the team’s activities on overall business KPIs
  • Hire, coach, develop, and manage a growing team embracing our culture and values

What You’ll Bring

  • An experienced Director, manager and a team player that can operate well in a cross-functional environment with a proven track record of building teams and new capabilities
  • Previous experience in community engagement and user-generated content strategies in Consumer Tech, ideally in a community-first business
  • Expertise in brand management, communications, content creation and distribution and a track record in using brand, communications, and community engagement to drive significant improvements in business KPIs with a particular emphasis on user growth, retention, and engagement
  • Track record in delivering successful ATL campaigns, including TV, OOH, etc
  • Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Able to connect brand to business KPIs and measure the ROI of brand investments
  • Excellent communication skills, able to effectively story tell and connect with different segments of our community through different channels
  • Ability to think strategically and cohesively about our members’ experience throughout different marketing channels and product experience
  • Experienced at working with internal and external stakeholders in a successful way and building integrated approaches to collaboration

Preferred

  • Previous experience in crisis communication and reputation management
  • Familiarity with GDPR compliance and ethical marketing practices
  • Experience with content personalization and segmentation techniques

Our Culture

Our members, partners and colleagues are at the heart of everything we do.

Our colleagues are integral to helping create the unique experience we deliver, so we’re genuinely committed to creating a place where our team love to work, and people want to join. We work as a team and try to have a bit of fun while we do it, and we recognise the importance of culture and the positive impact it can have on performance for you, the team, our organisation and our members. We believe in attracting the best talent no matter where you are, and have a hybrid working model, with colleagues based in London, the East Midlands and around the country.

We’re also officially recognised as a Top 100 Great Place To Work UK, one of the UK’s Best Workplaces for Wellbeing, Top 100 Best Workplaces for Women and recognised as investors in wellbeing by Investors in People.

What We Offer

  • Hybrid working and flexible hours
  • Free parking and EV charging onsite
  • 25 days plus public holidays, buy and sell and an additional day off for your birthday 
  • A company bonus scheme
  • Great social events e.g., Christmas party, family fun day, summer party, sports matches
  • Relaxed dress code and modern office space (games area, chill-out areas, book club, free coffee/tea/soft drinks/snacks)
  • Onsite gym (including access to free HIIT & stretch classes)
  • Learning and development opportunities 
  • Group auto-enrolment pension plan
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity, sick pay
  • Company funded private medical insurance
  • Healthcare cashback plan
  • Employee assistance programme (including mental health support)
  • 35 hour working week

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    Remote Status: hybrid

    Location 1
    Charnwood Edge Business Park
    Cossington
    Leicester
    LE7 4UZ
    United Kingdom

    Location 2 *(if applicable)
    WC1A 2SN
    London
    London
    WC1A 2SN
    United Kingdom

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