Marketing Manager, National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales

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Job Reference: BBC/TP/1362264/44361
Number of Positions: 1
Contract Type: Fixed Term – Full Time
Contract Details: Fixed term until October 2020
Salary: Competitive
Working Hours: 35 hours per week
Closing Date: 15/10/2019
Job Category: Other
BBC Region / Division: Nations and Regions
BBC Business Unit: N&R - Wales
Location: Hoddinott Hall, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay

Package Description

Welsh language skills are not necessary  /  Nid yw sgiliau yn yr iaith Gymraeg yn angenrheidiol

Applications may be submitted in Welsh, and an application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application submitted in English.  /   Mae modd cyflwyno ceisiadau yn Gymraeg, ac ni fydd cais a gyflwynir yn Gymraeg yn cael ei drin yn llai ffafriol na chais a gyflwynir yn Saesneg.

We’re happy to discuss flexible working.  Please indicate your choice under the flexible working question in the application.  There is no obligation to raise this at the application stage but if you wish to do so, you are welcome to.  Flexible working will be part of the discussion at offer stage. 

  • Excellent career progression – the BBC offers great opportunities for employees to seek new challenges and work in different areas of the organisation.
  • Unrivalled training and development opportunities – our in-house Academy hosts a wide range of internal and external courses and certification.
  • Benefits - We offer a competitive salary package, a flexible 35-hour working week for work-life balance and 25 days holiday with the option to buy an extra 5 days, a defined pension scheme and discounted dental, health care, gym and much more.


Job Introduction

BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales is at the heart of the cultural landscape of Wales, occupying a distinctive and unique role as a broadcast Orchestra and Symphony Orchestra that plays the soundtracks of some of the BBC’s best shows, including Atlantis, Sherlock, Blue Planet, Doctor Who, and many more.

As a Symphony Orchestra, BBC NOW has a busy schedule of concerts throughout Wales and beyond with a broad range of classical music and collaborations, championing Welsh music and contemporary composers.

The Orchestra is entering a new chapter of leadership, whereby a new Orchestra Director and Orchestra Conductor will be joining in 2020, offering opportunities for creativity and innovation for the team.

As Marketing Manager of BBC NOW, you would have the opportunity to take advantage of this new era of innovation and creativity, and lead a marketing strategy which not only excites our existing audiences, but also brings in new and diverse audiences.

Main Responsibilities

As the Marketing Manager, you will be responsible for leading the marketing team, who are skilled in digital, social media, communications, data and audiences.  Alongside this you will work closely with the BBC Wales marketing team, to take advantage of  and leverage each other’s output.  You will also build relationships with partner organisations such as the Arts Council of Wales and concert venues.

You will make an impact by creating a marketing strategy which employs the skills of your team and the use of audience data and research to grow and diversify the BBC NOW audiences.  You will bring creative methods and techniques to the role, which are able to reach people in new ways and create excitement and engagement with the audiences.

Are you the right candidate?

As the right candidate, you will be a strong marketer, who understands how to use data in strategic decision making and direction.  To be successful in the role, you will need to understand digital and social media marketing and be able to undertake a PR and communications role for the Orchestra.

An arts or entertainment background is important, as you will need to be able to get to know our audiences, however this does not necessarily have to be orchestral experience.  A passion for the output BBC NOW creates, and the art behind it however will be critical for the role.

As the manager of the marketing team, you will be a people manager, who can lead, inspire and enable the group to do their best work. 

Above all, a consideration of diversity and inclusion will be at the core of all of your professional practices, and you will maintain and enhance the BBC’s commitment to diversity in all that you do.

The role is fixed term until October 2020, however there is the potential that this will be extended. 

We are intending to hold interviews for this role on 28th October 2019.

About the BBC

We don’t focus simply on what we do – we also care how we do it. Our values and the way we behave are important to us. Please make sure you’ve read about our values and behaviours in the document attached below.

Diversity matters at the BBC.  We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential.

We want to attract the broadest range of talented people to be part of the BBC – whether that’s to contribute to our programming or our wide range of non-production roles.  The more diverse our workforce, the better able we are to respond to and reflect our audiences in all their diversity. 

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief.  We will consider flexible working requests for all roles, unless operational requirements prevent otherwise. 

To find out more about Diversity and Inclusion at the BBC, please click here

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