Head of Marketing


Gateshead, GB

Category:  Sales, Marketing and Publishing

Job Title: Head of Marketing

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Circa £60,000

Location: Gateshead


A creative mind-set with the determination to inspire, empower and lead

Part of Cambridge Assessment and Cambridge University Press, The Centre for Evaluation and Monitoring (CEM) is seeking a talented Head of Marketing to lead our business critical marketing function to shape our overarching business strategy.


The Head of Marketing will lead the way in collaborating with the rest of the Group, bringing synergy across our marketing, insight and communication strategies, whilst ensuring CEM has a clear programme of its own.

Marketing can shine a light on customer needs as well as competitor intelligence.  Helping to energise the marketing strategy to develop and implement clear and relevant strategies, you will ensure that we meet and exceed customer expectations better than any other provider.

With full accountability for delivering successful insight, marketing and communications strategies that generate thorough customer, market and competitor insight, you will drive forward the brand performance and awareness as well as increasing income and surplus.


Creating a strategic vision

Working with colleagues across CEM and the wider Cambridge network you will develop ways of conducting customer insight and alignment on insight development and strategy.  Completely focussed on your customer, you’ll define and execute a high-level marketing strategy building the CEM strategic brand vision and framework.

An inspiring leader, you’ll enthuse a team of influential marketers to grow and develop, leading them to achieve the best outcomes.  You’ll also manage the marketing budget ensuring we are working with the right partners and getting the most out of those relationships.


What we’re looking for

With a relevant degree, and ideally a post-graduate marketing qualification, you’ll have a track record of marketing success, ideally in a technology or education organisation, with an international reach.  With established leadership and engagement skills you’ll be a natural collaborator with a customer first mind-set and the ability to envisage future customer needs.

Collaborative, yet competitive in winning customer loyalty, you’ll have demonstrable people management and team development skills.  The ability to delegate is key, as is the prioritisation of a considerable workload.  Experience of success in a matrix organisation, collaborating with a network of colleagues to achieve business goals is required.

With sound financial and budgetary management skills, you’ll have solid commercial acumen.  Strong analytical, project management and problem solving skills, with high attention to detail are required as is the ability to think strategically whilst achieving results in the here and now.


Able to communicate at all levels and adopt a flexible and consultative approach, you will be able to adapt to a changing business in an evolving market place.


If you would like to review the full job description, please email careers@cambridgeassessment.org.uk



Who we are 

CEM, part of the Cambridge family is a vibrant organisation which, since its beginning over 30 years ago, has established a reputation for innovation and quality in educational assessment and research. CEM works with schools, colleges, education authorities, government agencies and other organisations to provide high quality information through scientifically grounded research.


CEM aims to inform and improve education in two ways:


  1. By providing educators and educational institutions with a body of world-class research to support evidence-based education practices, and
  2. By providing cutting-edge, digital assessment and monitoring systems which support learning through the provision of robust information on the ability, attitudes, potential and progress of young people.


This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits.



In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work:


  • Generous contributory pension
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays 
  • Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary) 
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay
  • Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers 
  • Cycle scheme 
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Subsidised staff restaurants
  • Support for professional qualifications
  • Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms.

We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches lead to innovation and create an atmosphere where everyone’s contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 02/01/2020 and interviews will be held on 14/01/2020.

If you’re successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.



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