Marketing Communications ManagerConnected Places Catapult

London, England, United Kingdom 30-05-2023


Location - London or Milton Keynes (Hybrid between days in the office and at home)

Reporting to - Executive Director - Marketing and Public Affairs

Working hours - Part time 15 hours a week

Band - 3.1

Salary - Full time salary £51,395 - £58,500 (depending on proven ability) Salary will be pro-rata for part time

Contract type/duration - Fixed term contract until 31st March 2025

Closing date - 31st May 2023

Who Are We?

This is a unique role to look after the communications requirements of the Global BIM Network and Global Digital Transformation Programme (GDT).

The Global Digital Transformation (GDT) Programme grows the UK's trade opportunity for construction professional services by increasing adoption of the UK's world-leading digital construction methodologies into the procurement and delivery of the world's public infrastructure. This is achieved by growing public sector demand for digital construction, aligned with UK principles and standards, while building public sector capacity for introducing, procuring and using digital construction. GDT enables and mobilises UK exporters and export agencies and collaborates with industry bodies to take full advantage of the market-making activities of the programme.

The Global BIM Network is a key development and strategy of GDT to advance global adoption of digital construction approaches consistent with UK principles and export capacity. The Global BIM Network connects public sector representatives and multi-lateral organisations to implement digital innovation and share the socio-economic benefits for people and places. Welcome | Global BIM Network

Connected Places Catapult (CPC) is the UK’s innovation accelerator for cities, transport, and places. Providing impartial ‘innovation as a service’ for public bodies, businesses, and infrastructure providers to catalyse step-change improvements in the way people live, work and travel. Connecting businesses and public sector leaders to cutting-edge research to spark innovation and grow new markets. Connected Places Catapult - The UK's innovation accelerator for cities, transport & place leadership.


We are looking for a marketing professional with experience in both communications and community management. This will include growing and managing our international community, engaging with industry partners, and supporting the wider organisation's objectives.

The role will lead, set up and manage GDT and Global BIM Network operated events, meetings, workshops and support the participation in other industry events.

The GDT and Global BIM Network is part of Connected Places Catapult and sit within their Built Environment team. This role will sit in the Marketing team at CPC and as such, will also support the GDT team in their marcoms needs and work with the wider CPC marketing team in delivering those requirements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for creating and delivering a marketing strategy and tactical plan, in collaboration with the delivery and engagement manager
  • Responsible for building and managing the community platforms (websites and social media channels)
  • Responsible for managing the associated marketing budget allocated to GDT
  • Responsible for creating monthly and quarterly reports to the GDT team, steering committee and CPC Leadership team
  • Accountable for the curation and creation of content across the individual communities to support the growth of the BIM network
  • Accountable for content and delivering across a number of marcomms channels, including PR, trade shows and events, and social media
  • Responsible for supporting the design of digital and in-person events, working with the Events and GDT team on delivery
  • You may be required to undertake any other reasonable duties to support the Catapult in achieving its strategic outcomes and ensure effective business operations

Skills and experience


  • Strong proven ability in another Marketing and Communications manager with demonstrable responsibility held at this level
  • Strategic planner with strong implementation and tactical marcoms skills
  • Exceptional writing skills with proven ability to translate complex information and concepts into clear and digestible content
  • Content planning & time management
  • Experience in working with WordPress
  • Knowledge on creating and improving SEO
  • Budget planning & management
  • Experience of web analytics and reporting
  • Experience managing and delivering digital campaigns
  • Experience in running trade shows
  • Experience in running events and conferences


  • Experience in running community/customer/networking groups
  • Network/membership building experience
  • Experience in managing online forums
  • Tone of voice and brand experience
  • Experience in working on innovation programmes


Holiday entitlement – 25 days holiday entitlement for everyone (pro-rata if part time) plus a shutdown at Christmas (approx 3 extra days off)

Pension Scheme – We offer a competitive pension plan, helping you save for your future

Volunteering – Whether you’re looking to clean up a beach, are a school governor or charity trustee, want to support a local charitable event or use your skills and experience as part of a mentoring scheme for SMEs we are here to support you with two paid days of volunteering leave per year (pro-rata if part time)

Payroll Giving – Our Payroll Giving Scheme with GiveAll, is a flexible option which allows anyone who pays UK income tax to give back to their charity of choice on a regular basis from your pre-tax income – helping your money go further to those who need it the most

Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) – Provided by Health Assured, our EAP offers 24/7 confidential work/life support services to you and your immediate family members

Cycle to Work Scheme – We love to cycle and as well as bike racks and showers at our two office locations, you can spread the cost of a new bike over a 12 or 18 month period, through payroll deductions

Cash Health Plan – We’ve teamed up with Westfield to offer you a range of generous health and wellbeing cash plans. This benefit allows you to be reimbursed for a wide range of both essential and everyday healthcare expense

Tech Loans – As an innovative, early adopter and future thinker, you’ll want the latest gadgets, so you have the option of buying any IT equipment and repaying it through payroll deductions

Discounts and Offers – To provide you with a range of offers from a wide variety of retailers

Keeping all our colleagues safe is our first priority, especially during the COVID-19 Pandemic. We are back in our offices and all staff will have a working week both in the office and days at home as part of our Hybrid working model.

Employment here is based solely upon individual merit and qualifications directly related to professional competence. We strictly prohibit unlawful discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, colour, religion, national origin, ancestry, pregnancy status, sex, gender identity or expression, age, marital status, mental or physical disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, or any other characteristics protected by law. We also make all reasonable accommodations to meet our obligations under laws protecting the rights of the disabled.


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