Head of Media & Marketing - Bristol


Bristol Rovers Football Club (Official)

Employment type:

Full Time

About the Job

Head of Media & Marketing

Bristol (with travel to away matches and weekend working)

About Us

Bristol Rovers Football Club (BRFC) dates back to 1883, following a meeting of five young men at a restaurant on Stapleton Road, in the Eastville district of the city. Since then, we’ve won the Gloucestershire Cup 32 times, the Third Division South Cup in 1932, the Watney Cup in 1972 and have been Football League Trophy finalists twice.

Through youth development, growing our support base and building a strong relationship between the club and community trust, we aim to be a source of local pride in North Bristol and beyond.

We are now looking for a Head of Media & Marketing to join us on a permanent, full-time basis.

The Benefits

- Competitive salary

- Enhanced holidays

- Sick pay

- Free parking

This is an exceptional opportunity for a media professional with experience in journalism and social media and a background in football to join our ambitious organisation.

As the creative brain behind our media department, you’ll be instrumental in driving our brand forward, making us a buzzword not just locally, but nationally and globally too!

What’s more, you’ll be stepping into a stimulating environment, fuelled by collaborative working and professional development.

We’ve got ambitions to enhance engagement with our committed fans, the media and the wider football community and you’ll be playing a critical role in bringing these to life. So, if you’re ready to redefine the game and join us as we attempt to make history in 2023/2024 and the seasons to come, then apply today!

The Role

As our Head of Media & Marketing, you’ll be our strategic media maestro, overseeing our creative media and marketing strategy across all internal and external areas of the club.

Managing the day-to-day running of our media and marketing department, you’ll ensure the creation, execution and delivery of key content and marketing projects.

Growing our brand to new heights, you’ll initiate new campaigns geared towards increasing matchday attendance, retail sales and social media following.

You’ll also take charge of the matchday experience, managing all media-related areas from press accreditation to big screens, creating an immersive experience for fans both on and off the pitch.

Additionally, you will:

- Oversee data and email marketing provisions

- Manage the development of our website

- Deal with press enquiries

- Maintain management control of any agreed media and marketing budgets

- Advise all staff on media protocol and best practice

- Support away-day media requirements

About You

To be considered as our Head of Media & Marketing, you will need:

- Experience working within the media industry

- Experience in journalism and social media

- Experience of working in an equivalent role within football

- Crisis management experience

- A degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant field

- A full, valid driving licence

Please note, although this role does involve regular weekend working, time off in lieu will be provided during the week.

Other organisations may call this role Head of Media Relations, Senior Media Manager, Head of Marketing, Head of Marketing Communications, Chief Marketing Officer, Head of Marcomms, Senior Marketing Manager, Head of Marketing & Engagement, or Marketing Director.

Bristol Rovers Football Club is an equal opportunities employer and ensures that staff and volunteers are able to achieve their full potential. Bristol Rovers FC values the diversity of its workforce and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community.

So, if you’re ready to combine marketing pitches with football pitches as our Head of Media & Marketing, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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