Marketing and Communications Officer: Maternity Cover

In this role, you will be responsible for proactively raising awareness of PECT and its projects. This is an all-round marketing role (covering digital, social media, events, promotional materials and advertising) but is heavily weighted towards communications and public relations.

This role is part funded by the European Regional Development Fund. A third of your time (7.4 hours a week) will be focused on delivering marketing activities for the Business Energy Efficiency Cambridge & Peterborough programme (BEECP).

BEECP provides one-to-one tailored and impartial energy efficiency support and discretionary grants to catalyse investment in energy efficiency initiatives.

Key responsibilities:

1. Deliver the marketing and communications strategy for PECT and BEECP, ensuring that key objectives are met.
2. Develop and deliver promotional activities for PECT’s local and national projects (audiences include business, schools and communities), ensuring they meet funder requirements.
3. Forge and develop new and existing relationships with supporters and key audiences (including the media) to motivate them to continue their support and form closer links with the organisation.
4. Coordinate and manage communications with the media regarding proactive and reactive enquiries in-line with protocols.
5. Oversee events, supervising and managing staff or contractors to ensure they deliver the best possible event.
6. Oversee our online marketing and relevant social networking to ensure content is up to date and engaging at all times.
7. Manage contractors/services including web, design agencies to ensure projects are delivered on time and to budget.
8. Work closely with the Fundraising Manager, because both areas interlink in many instances, such as through events and corporate sponsorship.
9. Play an active role in project delivery as appropriate.

Person Specification

1. Minimum of five years’ relevant experience in marketing and communications.
2. Experience of digital media, including managing and updating websites and a social media.
3. Good understanding and experience of marketing and communications tools including online, advertising, events, and media relations and how they can be applied effectively.
4. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
5. Good attention to detail and adept at drafting clear and concise articles and press releases.
6. Track record of successful media engagement.
7. Strong interpersonal skills with ability to encourage collaboration.
8. Ability to demonstrate a high level of self motivation and to complete tasks with the minimum of supervision.
9. Ability to work effectively under pressure, to prioritise and manage a wide range of tasks and to be proactive, reactive and well organised.
10. Experience of managing contractors.

Employer: Peterborough Environment City Trust (PECT)
Based: This position will be based at Peterborough Environment City Trust’s offices: The Green House, 4-6 Cowgate, Peterborough, PE1 1NA.
Salary (per annum pro rata):  £21 – £24,000 based on experience
Closing Date for applications: 1st December 2017
Interview Date: 11th December 2017
Start Date: 22nd January 2017
End Date: This is a part-time temporary post to cover a maternity leave of initially 26 weeks, with potential to be extended.
Hours/Week: 22.2 hours
Work outside normal hours: There will be occasions when you will be required to work outside of normal working hours and/or weekends
Reports to: General Manager

To apply:

Please read the full role description here. To apply please send a covering letter and CV to We prefer to receive applications electronically, however we understand not everyone has access to the internet. You can also post your application to the address below.

You may be contacted for a brief telephone interview before the formal interviews. If shortlisted for interview you may be required to prepare a presentation or complete a brief task, relevant to the role, as part of the interview.

If you have any questions about this role please contact Selina Wilson on 01733 568408 or email

Postal address: The Green House, 4-6 Cowgate, Peterborough, PE1 1NA

For some activities, such as working directly with children on a regular basis, a DBS check may be required.