Marketing Job


Applications due: May 16th

Interviews: 30th-31st May 2016

Location:  Remote (home working)

Salary:   £31,656 to £37,768 Grade 7 (pro-rata / part-time)

Hours:    Flexible

Contract Type: Contract (daily paid contracts on a basis agreed between AMPS and employee)


AMPS: Architecture, Media, Politics, Society is an internationally active non-profit academic research organisation based in the UK. It initially partnered with universities and research groups but is increasingly engaging with industry internationally. It is specialised in built environment issues with a focus on cross disciplinary collaborations. AMPS organises conferences and publishes books and a research journal. It has two areas of specialism: 1. new technologies and digital cities; 2. affordable housing.

As AMPS develops new models of working with industry and academic partners, continues to grow its conference and publication series it seeks marketing and partnership personnel capable of working across some or all of the following:

Areas of work:

  1. Developing AMPS profile with relevant industry players with a view to engaging them in AMPS activities and mutually beneficial partnerships, including sponsorship where applicable.
  2. Fomenting collaborations with universities and other academic organisations with a view to them engaging AMPS as a research, event and publication partner on a funded basis.
  3. Designing and implementing a marketing plan for AMPS at a strategic level and for its individual activities, particularly marketing its conferences to both industry and the academic sectors.

Interviews will be based on addressing these areas of work.

As the Marketing and Partnerships Manager, you will be responsible for engaging and influencing external stakeholders and forging collaborative relationships based on mutual benefit. You must also develop effective strategies to successfully promote AMPS activities, events and publications with a view to sales. Key to this role will be raising the profile of the organisation in both relevant industries and academic fields. Where appropriate this will involve exploring funding and sponsorship opportunities directly.

It is envisaged that two people may be employed for this role, depending on their complimentary skills and experience.

The Role(s): This is a remote working role offered through a rolling series of contracts on the basis of the number of days worked. Time commitment negotiated with employer. You will ideally have a Degree and a minimum three–six years relevant successful experience in marketing and partnership building in the design and construction sector and/or experience of partnership building and marketing in academia. A UK focus is essential but an equal willingness / ability to operate globally is preferred. Knowledge of how non-profit organisations function and sit within the industry and academic contexts is highly sought, as are an existing set of contacts in both sectors.

You will be a key member of the senior management team working closely with AMPS fundraising, grant and academic personnel. It is anticipated that the initial focus will cover two areas:

  1. Identifying and contacting suitable partners with a view to establishing a number of small scale one-off partnership initiatives quickly. Subsequently, it will involve building and growing these relationships over time into major long term partnerships.
  2. Developing and implementing a short term marketing strategy for upcoming AMPS conference activities and associated publications with a view to establishing a long term plan.

Working remotely and supporting a non-profit organisation in its partnership building and marketing, you will need to be self-motivated, dynamic and above all, proactive and inventive. This is a highly regarded role in the organisation and you will be central to its success.

The ability to quickly understand the organisation is essential, as is the skill to market its activities in the most appropriate way for its stakeholders, advising the organisation as necessary on the development of its activities, strategies and presentation. Finding innovative ways of matching the organisation to stakeholders needs and expectations is key.

You will have excellent project management skills, work to tight deadlines, be positive in your outlook and innovative in your approach and analysis. You will be keen to cold call and meet potential stakeholders in person, as necessary. Attention to detail, reliability, exceptional communication and listening skills are prerequisites, as is use of typical IT software.

The role is perfect for those seeking to develop marketing experience at a management level, or keen to apply existing experience in a new, socially beneficial context.

Role Requirements:

  • Detailed experience of corporate and/or academic marketing sector in the UK
  • Deep understanding of corporate and/or academic partnership and sponsorship practices
  • Ability to both develop marketing partnerships and sponsorship opportunities
  • Proven track record in generating income against targets
  • Expertise in pitches and presentations to stakeholders of all levels
  • Ability to sell new ideas and opportunities to new stakeholders from different sectors

Preferred Skills / Experience:

  • Corporate fundraising experience
  • Expertise in developing partnership agreements that break the mould
  • Experience in strategic plans for marketing new businesses and products
  • Knowledge of the working practices of non-profit and/or academic organisations
  • Subject knowledge of or experience in the built environment and design sectors

Personal Attributes:

  • Ability to work remotely without minimal supervision or direct line management
  • Excellent and concise verbal and written communication skills
  • A proactive approach (in seeking information and solving problems)
  • Reliable and flexible (sometimes working to unexpected deadlines)
  • Ability to adapt to very different personality types from different sectors
  • Innovative thinking to solve problems and develop new approaches

. Applications due: May 16th

Interviews: 30th-31st May 2016


To apply, please submit the following to

  1. A cover letter addressing the ‘areas of work’ outlined above
  2. Curriculum Vitae (detailing your partnership, marketing and funding successes)
  3. One reference letter and contact details of two referees


For queries, contact Graham Cairns: