Vacancy | Head of Business Development & Marketing


Job title:                   Head of Business Development & Marketing

Salary:                       £50k - £55k per annum (dependent upon experience)

Location:                  Flexible working arrangements currently in place due to Covid-19

Industry:                  Media standards and journalism

Job function:          Business Development & Marketing

Job Level:                Senior Management

Contract:                 Permanent, Full time

Closing date for applications:           Wednesday 23:59 6th October 2021

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 18th October 2021 and the appointee will ideally start as soon as possible. Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to close the advertisement and interview earlier than stated.


Job Description


We have exciting plans for continued growth and we are expanding our business development, fundraising and marketing team to help us achieve this. The Head of Business Development & Marketing (BDM) is a new leadership role that has been created to help drive revenue growth through the development of membership services and fundraising partnerships.  Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will be a member of the senior management team and will work closely with the Board and its various subcommittees. 

You will be a strategic thinker with a strong entrepreneurial spirit who is keen to contribute ideas and initiatives to support our new strategy for growth.  You will be responsible for leading on membership and service development, relationship management, fundraising and overseeing our marketing and communications activities.   You will position the BDM function as a centre of excellence, making significant contributions to internal processes and providing strategic analysis and insight to the Board and Senior Management Teams. As we progress, you’ll also develop our marketing capacity in new areas to help us reach our audiences by leading the development of our website and CRM and by using tactics including paid social, partnership marketing, and targeted campaigns.

This position is based in IMPRESS’s smart offices in the heart of London, within a short walk of Blackfriars station. During pandemic lockdown restrictions all staff have been working remotely and the successful candidate must be prepared to work flexibly on both a short- and longer-term basis.

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Safer Recruitment and Selection process

The safety of our staff and our candidates is of the utmost importance. In line with Covid-19 government guidance we are introducing extra precautions to ensure that safe ways of working are adopted throughout the recruitment process. We will follow social distancing and COVID-19 secure requirements. This will include the use of various technologies to support the interview process. Should candidates have any questions regarding this, or if you require additional support, please let us know at the interview planning stage.


How to apply


We have attached the job description and person specification for this role. Please send a CV and statement in support of your application that is no longer than two sides explaining how you fulfil the key criteria for the role and email them to:, quoting the job title in the subject of your email.

The deadline for applications is 23:59 on Wednesday 6th October 2021. No applications received beyond this point will be considered.


Applications will be assessed against the requirements for the post as set out in the job description and person specification.

Please let us know if there are any reasonable adjustments, we can make for you during this recruitment process and beyond.

We aim to notify candidates who have been shortlisted during week commencing 11th October 2021. If you have not heard from us after this date, please assume that you have not been successful.

First interviews will be held virtually week commencing 18th October 2021. Successful candidates will be invited to a final stage meeting in our offices in Blackfriars when they will have the opportunity to meet the rest of our team.

IMPRESS is an inclusive organisation. We are committed to conducting an open, fair and transparent recruitment process at all times, applying best practice principles of equal opportunities recruitment. We actively seek applications from underrepresented backgrounds and welcome candidates from diverse and varied backgrounds, cultures, experiences, and disciplines.

For any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process please contact Angie D’Souza through


IMPRESS is committed to the aims of its Equality & Diversity Policy. This includes not discriminating under the Equality Act 2010, and encouraging equality and diversity. If you would like to help us with this, please click here to download our Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form and return the completed form along with your application. This form will be separated from the application and kept anonymous. The information you provide will stay confidential, and be stored securely. Filling in this form is entirely voluntary and submission or non-submission will be entirely unconnected to the success of your application.