Head of Communications

Job Summary


WePlay is looking for an ambitious Head of Communications with experience in developing and delivering multi-channel comms strategies for brands within sports, entertainment and lifestyle.

WePlay embodies an ‘experts that lead experts’ approach, and as a Head of Communications, you will be the most experienced multi-channel marketer in the company, leading a team of analysts, strategists, channel experts and creatives in how we communicate in today’s digital-first world.

Responsibilities


  • Responsible for the delivery and quality output of all work produced within the Communications team and the plan for delivery across our partners
  • Work closely with partner account managers and our partners to define the comms strategy, channels and fan engagement strategies. You will manage the end-to-end process and drive execution to deliver against client business goals and KPIs
  • Selling new ideas, concepts and formats to our clients. This will include attending creative conceptualisation meetings to pitch your vision
  • Responsible for brand consistency across client activity
  • Responsible for setting the strategic direction for the communications team
  • Responsible for managing platform partners in Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, TikTok and others
  • Oversee daily content management and distribution across client digital channels
  • Monitor performance to effectively measure the impact of the social and comms strategy
  • Monitor, analyse & report on the success of our marketing activity
  • Lead the briefing process alongside internal and external stakeholders
  • Manage budgets and tools used for analysis and execution
  • Line management of up to five direct reports, provides the team with strong mentoring and clear leadership which both motivates and inspires a culture of high achievement

Requirements


  • Minimum of 8+ years of experience working in marketing and communications related roles
  • Proven experience in developing multi-channel comms strategies
  • Experience developing creative ideas that are powered by data and insight
  • Budget management and experience in running a project against an agreed budget plan
  • Experience managing a multi-skilled team
  • Proven experience in developing ideas that drive audience engagement and commercial value
  • A natural problem solver, with a can-do attitude that is a safe pair of hands
  • An individual who is always looking for a better and more efficient way of doing things
  • Attention to detail and a critical eye that can spot even the smallest mistakes
  • Someone who closely follows the trends in digital and social media
  • Someone who strives for excellence, both personally and professionally

Benefits


  • 30 days holiday per year + the standard bank holidays
  • Annual performance bonus based on achieving company, departmental and personal goals
  • Opportunities to attend industry events
  • Access to training packages, including sales & negotiation, management, leadership and Mini MBA
  • Access to our company mentors to oversee your personal development alongside your line manager
  • Company away days
  • Breakfast Club and Lunch and Learns
  • Monthly socials! (Previously, TOCA Social, All-Star Bowling, Sports Day, Escape Room, HiJingo)
  • Community days – we give you time off to support a cause you believe in
  • Holiday office closure and additional time off for religious holidays
  • A brand new laptop and Smartphone
  • Enhanced Maternity & Paternity policy

Equal Opportunities


WePlay is deeply committed to building a workplace where inclusion is not only valued, but prioritised. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, ethnic background, family status, gender identity or expression, marital status, national origin, neuro-diversity, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or any other non-merit based or legally protected grounds.


To apply for this role, please send your CV and a covering note to careers@weplay.co