Job Type: Fixed Term or Permanent Full-time Contract.

Salary: £23,000 to £28,000 (Negotiable salary depending on skills and experience)

Full Time Hours: 40 per week

Line Manager: Head of Service and Safer Schools

We are at an exciting moment in the story of our growing company; with ambitious targets for our business, we are now seeking to hire a Marketing, Communications and Social Media Officer on a fixed term or permanent contract.

Working collaboratively with a diverse range of energetic and passionate people you will be embedded into service engagement team You will be responsible for the successful development and deployment of our marketing strategies, internal and external communications, and management of the company’s social media. With a great eye for detail and the ability to effectively plan, you will successfully connect our values, ethos, services, and products to a distinct audience.

 

Who are INEQE?

INEQE Safeguarding Group is the largest independent Safeguarding Company in the UK and Ireland. Specialising in safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the context of their lives, access to technology and use of social media.

Innovative and unique, INEQE is an ethical business formed in 2011 with a diverse staff team. With over 250 years combined experience, our culture is built upon a Safeguarding First approach in everything we do!


The Successful Candidate:

You will be a highly organised and self-motivated individual that can lead, work, and thrive in a fast-paced team and mission focused environment. A natural communicator, with a great eye for detail, you will bring a blended experience of creative copy writing, strategic marketing, and effective action; fused together with a real and tangible passion for what we do – help make people safer.


Responsibilities will include :

  • The development and deployment of a strategic marketing plan within key objectives.
  • Working with in-house creatives to produce materials (printed and digital) of visual impact and within brand guidelines.
  • Lead and work collaboratively across departments to develop social media timelines, product releases, ad campaigns and brand messaging.
  • Conducting research and analysing data to identify and define audiences, industry trends and digital developments.
  • Sourcing advertising opportunities and placing adverts in the press, radio, TV, or social media as appropriate to the product or service.
  • Manage the company’s social media accounts, building and engaging online audience interaction and promoting brand-focused messaging.
  • Devising and presenting ideas and strategies.
  • Writing, proofing, and editing copy.
  • Effectively curate and deploy creative copy and assets.
  • Updating databases and using a customer relationship management system.
  • Managing marketing campaigns and budgets.
  • Auditing and effective analysis of social media and marketing campaigns including costs and returns to the business.
  • Handle media enquiries and create engaging news releases.
  • Develop working relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and partners.
  • Ensure consistency of voice, branding and messaging across campaigns and platforms.
  • Development of new and existing product and services digital marketing materials.
  • Compliance with all relevant legislation and policies relating to data protection and confidentiality of information.
  • Monitor competitor activity and generating leads for products and services.
  • The effective prioritisation and organisation of work.
  • Maintenance of digital filing systems and performance of all general administrative tasks as appropriate.
  • Carry out any other duties required by the Head of Service and Safer Schools and / or the Directors.

Essential Requirements

  • A minimum of two years relevant experience in the creation and implementation of effective communications, marketing strategies and management of cross platform social media accounts.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Clear ability to communicate effectively and successfully.

  • Be able to lead, work and thrive under pressure in a collaborative environment.
  • A critical thinker and problem solver.
  • Self-motivated and a Team Player.
  • Demonstrated success in building brand presence online.
  • Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities and service needs.
  • Experience of building and maintaining mutual internal and external relationships.
  • Experience in managing budgets.
  • A high attention to detail.
  • You care about making people safer.
  • Strong IT skills (The company primarily uses Mac hardware and the Microsoft 365 suite).

Desirable Requirements

  • Third Level qualification in marketing or equivalent.
  • Google Ads and Google Analytics certified (Or working towards).
  • Working knowledge of HubSpot and / or Trello
  • Safeguarding experience in a paid or voluntary capacity e.g., in a charity, education or youthwork environment.

Place of work

Ineqe Safeguarding Group, Ocean House, Edgewater Road Belfast, BT3 9JQ

Hours of Work

8 hours per day (a working day is 9.00am-5.00pm or other mutual arrangement – there will also be, on occasion, some additional hours including post 5pm and weekend duties to be agreed as required).

Equal Opportunities

INEQE Safeguarding Group is an Equal Opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all who meet our selection criteria.

Access NI

Whilst a criminal record will not necessarily be a bar to being appointed, as the successful candidate will be part of our ‘Safer Schools’ programme, you will be required to undergo and pass enhanced vetting through AccessNI.

The AccessNI Code of Practice can be found at:
https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/publications/accessni-code-practice

Benefits

The following benefits are enjoyed by our permanent team members:

  • Company pension scheme.

  • Private health insurance (partners and children can join).
  • Cycle to work scheme.
  • A flexible approach to the working day.
  • Travel insurance (for staff required to travel for work).
  • Discretionary productivity bonus scheme.

  • Supplied with a range of equipment relevant to your role.
  • Life insurance for key staff.
  • Paid volunteering leave to work with a relevant charity.
  • Endless supply of tea, coffee and soft drinks.

  • On-site parking.

Safeguarding Commitment

INEQE Safeguarding Group are committed to ensuring that all children and young people are protected from harm and exploitation and can thrive and grow. This is especially so for children and young people who come into contact with our business.

Our culture is built upon a Safeguarding First approach in everything we do. As such, the company has a zero-tolerance approach to child abuse.

Our commitment extends to all staff, whether full or part-time and all associates, with whom the company engage from time to time.

Safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility and therefore all staff are required to adhere to this commitment and to strictly comply with our safeguarding and other relevant policies.

Any breach of this commitment will be treated as gross misconduct under our Code of Conduct.

Employees will be expected to:

  • Read and be familiar with our policies and procedures.
  • Be able to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse.
  • Know who you should make reports to if you have concerns about a child or young person.
  • To enable you fulfil these commitments, the Company will provide relevant training. This will include but is not limited to Level 1 Safeguarding.

Current Working Arrangements

The company are participating in the NI Smart: Asymptomatic Testing Programme with twice weekly Lateral Flow Testing made available for staff working in the office.

How to Apply

We will review candidates on a rolling basis, so the sooner the better!

To apply, applicants MUST complete ALL of the following steps. You will need to visit the jobs section on our website (failing to do so will mean you are unlikely to follow the correct procedure):

  • Send your current CV together with a covering letter explaining why you want to work at INEQE Safeguarding Group to [email protected].
  • All candidates MUST submit a copy of our Equal Opportunities monitoring Form, which can be found on our website under jobs. Name the file with your first and last names only and send separately to [email protected]. The monitoring form is used solely to complete our annual return for the Equality Commission. Staff involved in the selection process will not have access to them.
  • Applicants who do not comply with this may not be considered.
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