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JOB VACANCY: Marketing and Communications Specialist

Job Title: Specialist - Marketing and Communications Specialist

Employer: Levin Sources

Location: Cambridge, UK

Contract: Permanent - Full time (part time considered)

Remuneration: £30,000 to £40,000 DOE

Reporting to: Senior Manager

Closing Date: 1 March 2019

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Applications should be emailed to jane.barnett@levinsources.com with the subject 'Specialist M&C'

Interested applicants should provide a CV, cover letter and examples of written and design work.

We cannot support working visa applications, so you must have permission to work in the UK when you apply.

If you have not heard back from us within 14 days of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful.

Job Purpose

  • To work with the management team to refine, develop and implement the company’s strategy for marketing and communications, coordinating the generation and dissemination of materials for all business areas of Levin Sources to all audiences, internal and external, ultimately helping Levin Sources deliver on its global strategy.
  • To build efficiency and effectiveness into the company’s marketing and communications, supporting business development, manage brand activities and contribute to internal and external communications campaigns.
  • To differentiate us from our main competitors and strengthen our reputation as the best advisors for operationalising responsible business conduct, promoting and protecting human rights, and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the mining and mineral sourcing sectors. Help us continue to stand out from the crowd and connect with businesses, policy makers and civil society.
  • To lead our technical work in communications for public and private sector clients particularly in the spaces of sustainability, responsible sourcing, knowledge management and innovation in minerals sectors.

Main Duties

Client services

  • Take a client-facing role in active and future projects in the private, public and civil society sectors, with responsibilities including but not limited to:
    • Technical advisory and services in communications and marketing
    • Project management
    • Client relationship management
  • Edit and format company project deliverables and publications
  • Assist with the preparation of proposals, capability statements and sales-supporting literature
  • Prepare press releases, project summaries and blogs linked to Levin Sources’ projects

Communications strategy and coordination

  • Manage marketing and communications budget
  • Develop and implement Levin Sources’ marketing and communications strategy to achieve company’s short, mid and long-term goals:
    • Monitor brand, campaigns and strategy at regular intervals and adjust as appropriate
    • Maintain and improve the company’s existing marketing and communications activities and procedures to a high standard
  • Maintain Levin Sources’ brand guidelines and improve where necessary, ensuring it is always implemented and adhered to, including empowering other team members to use it to their advantage
  • Manage suppliers for communications and marketing needs, ensuring Levin Sources gets the best value for money from suppliers (e.g. photographers, graphic designers, printers, website designers, translators, etc.)
  • Lead or assist with planning and implementing communications and marketing events proactively and per management request
  • Support the management team with marketing and communications support where business development requires it

Marketing, including external communications

  • Create ‘client personas’ to clearly define the company’s ideal clients, including how best to serve their needs and overcome barriers to engagement
  • Work with all business area leads, jointly design and implement marketing campaigns. Ensure alignment with the company’s overall strategy
  • Maintain and improve team CVs, biographies and project descriptions to sell the team’s skills and the company’s services appropriately for different markets
  • Maintain and use the client relationship management (CRM) system (Capsule) to support sales activities and opportunity management
  • Lead the development of all digital and print marketing materials (e.g. brochures, fact sheets, case studies, CVs, biographies, presentations etc.) in a format suitable to the medium, message, and readership
  • Maintain, develop and implement the digital marketing and social media strategy and plan. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Manage website CMS and social media channels (LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram), including producing messages, imagery, and audio-visual content as appropriate
    • Produce briefs for suppliers to design infographics and audio-visual content
    • Produce the company’s monthly newsletter email campaign and any other email campaigns
    • Develop and delivering press releases
    • Maintain good relations with key industry and media stakeholders
    • Coordinate translation of company deliverables, publications and other media
  • Produce high quality, relevant and industry-leading blogs, publications and content for marketing purposes

Interal communications and governance

  • Proactively support the management team with targeted communications to associates and board members according to management’s objectives
  • Coordinate the Brown Bag Lunch series (and other forms of internal knowledge sharing) • Identify opportunities to improve the company’s internal communications activities • Train Levin Sources staff and associates in how to communicate better, on an as-needed basis
  • Identify opportunities to improve the company’s internal communications activities
  • Train Levin Sources staff and associates in how to communicate better, on an as-needed basis

Role Specifications

Experience and Qualifications

  • Educated to degree level


  • Demonstrable experience working in a professional, results-orientated marketing and communications role
  • Marketing qualifications (CIM) desirable
  • Background experience working for organisations in sustainability, corporate social responsibility, human rights, environment, mining/minerals, management consultancy, NGO, industry association, luxury, ethical fashion and jewellery, or any other field related to the substance of Levin Sources’ expertise areas and markets
  • Excellent research, analysis and writing skills
  • Full Microsoft Office suite utilisation to an advanced level
  • Experienced user of Adobe InDesign and Photoshop
  • Experienced user of content management systems
  • Video production and editing skills desirable
  • Project management experience
  • Fluency in oral and written English
  • Additional languages an advantage



  • Value-driven with a passion for people, planet, and the conviction to push and enable commercial actors and their regulators to drive meaningful social change
  • Strong interest in social and environmental issues, international development, responsible and sustainable materials, and supply chains


  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Connects with colleagues and clients of varied nationalities, specialisms, backgrounds, and commercial contexts
  • Works collaboratively, builds cohesion, and performs well individually and within a team
  • Aptitude for leadership and independent working.


  • Ability to present research findings in a format suitable for the audience (verbal or written)
  • Experiencing editing and proofreading to an academic standard
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to swiftly understand, organise, and communicate complex technical information even in areas initially unfamiliar

Work Style

  • Attention to detail
  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment, dealing with a varied workload and meeting tight deadlines
  • Can-do attitude with a willingness to backstop and enable other team members and multi-task
  • Ability to deliver with limited guidance/supervision
  • Determined, hardworking, and organised
  • Innovative problem solver, confident to take the initiative

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