Head of Digital Marketing

Head of Digital Marketing

Salary:  £40,000 - £50,000 per annum (dependent upon experience)

Full time: 37.5 hours per week - permanent position, based in Portsmouth

The National Museum of the Royal Navy is ten years old.  We tell the epic story of the Royal Navy and its fighting arms.  Our vision is to be the world’s most inspiring naval museum, enabling people to enjoy, learn and engage with this epic story and its impact in shaping the modern world.

With our headquarters in Portsmouth Historic Dockyard we have grown rapidly in our first decade; from 325,000 to 1.3 million visitors, our turnover has also grown from £4 to £20m. Our story is told through the largest historic fleet in the world, from the Nation’s Flagship HMS Victory to the heroic Falkland war landing craft Foxtrot 7 – we care for capital ships, frigates, submarines, airplanes and nuclear bombs. Our museums have truly national reach with sites in Portsmouth, Gosport, Yeovilton, Belfast and Hartlepool with exciting plans for more naval museums to join the group.

Your new role

You will be key to our future growth.  Developing our reach, engagement and awareness through our digital presence and capability, both on line and on social media, is critical to our sustainability.  You will be part of the marketing department and will lead and shape a newly formed digital marketing team, with real responsibility for expenditure and income generation from day one as well as supporting digital across the national museum.

For the National Museum of the Royal Navy digital marketing touches everyone, from admissions sales, our commercial business to accessing our collections and reaching an international audience; your portfolio and influence is strategic and essential. You will report to key stakeholder groups, attend board meetings and represent the NMRN on a national level.

What will you need?

The ability to lead people and know instinctively what works in digital marketing, what is emerging and how to this helps the national museum to grow. You will live our values and behaviours and demonstrate to others how to use these to achieve the highest standards.  You will be able to demonstrate a track record of high performance and progression in a complex stakeholder organisation.  You will be able to see through the distractions to the heart of the matter and implement decisions that affect rapid change.

This role is based in Portsmouth with travel to other NMRN sites.

For further details, please contact John Rawlinson john.rawlinson@nmrn.org.uk

Applicants are asked to submit a CV and a statement indicating how their knowledge and experience match those specified.  Applications should be forwarded to the HR Team at recruitment@NMRN.org.uk and are required by 1 pm on the 20 September 2019.  The selection process will be held late September/early October in Portsmouth.

HMS Hermes returning from the Falklands