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We’re a pretty great bunch, if we do say so ourselves.
We’re looking for an amazing…
Content Marketing Manager
who’ll be working with us in Widcombe, Bath
£30,000- £37,500 (based on experience) plus benefits
About the role
We are looking for a Marketing Manager who’ll help spread the word about what we do, with a strong focus on creating great content. We’re looking for someone with strong writing skills and an ability to work strategically on building brand awareness.
Your role will mainly be to use content to market iO Academy – whether that be through website content and SEO, PPC, blog posts, press releases, social media, printed materials, video, award entries or adverts.
With this position there’s plenty of opportunity to carve your own path and come up with new ideas. We’re a growing company, and looking for someone that will grow with us. We also have a flat structure – our team members work together to share the responsibilities that managers traditionally have.
We are a small, friendly and motivated team who value excellent communication, a big dose of open mindedness and enthusiasm for what’s possible, and most importantly a great sense of humour.
As our marketing manager, you will:
- Develop, manage and report on a content plan, with supporting editorial schedule, aligned with our strategic goals
- Look after all of our social media. This will include external social media as well as our own Slack channels
- Take responsibility for developing our SEO
- Set up and run PPC campaigns
- Manage the website and all web content
- Create, publish and distribute content for web and print, from micro copy to long form
- Ensure all content is accurate, useful, tailored to each channel, and in house style
- Write and push out press releases and articles
- Develop and run promotional campaigns
- Work with agencies and freelancers
- Develop and support brand ambassadors
- Use stats and performance analytics to assess results and feed in to planning
- Maintain brand voice and visual consistency in all communications, including oversight on those produced by other team members
- Ensure messaging is purposeful and supports every step on the customer journey
- Manage the marketing budget and strategy
- Collaborate with others for user-generated content and edit, proofread and improve content from contributors
- Optimise content to drive engagement and build community
- Understand audience preferences and liaise with the parent company accessibility working group to ensure our content is easy to navigate and available to all
- Stay up-to-date with developments in content marketing, including monitoring competitors and generating new ideas to catch attention.
About you as a marketing manager:
You’ll be looking for a role that you can make your own, with plenty of opportunity to be really involved as a member of a growing business. You love finding and telling stories, defining the heart of a message, and getting across the personality and values of a brand.
You’ll also be a confident self-starter, able to juggle multiple priorities and see the big picture. You’ll be flexible, adaptable and comfortable with change, and keen to learn quickly, step outside your comfort zone and seek feedback.
It’s also important that you hold the same values we do and want to be part of our culture and way of working. As a company, our core DNA values are that we are experts without ego; openly inclusive; positively ambitious; with a dash of humour.
We’ve listed some key aspects of the role but welcome hearing what you might bring that would be a little different. If you think like us, and are someone who wants to change a bit of the world for the better, then get in touch.
Essential skills and experience:
- Experienced in marketing content strategy and management
- Experienced in planning, writing and editing content for various purposes
- Experienced in applying analytics across channels and understanding SEO research and audience behaviour
- Competent in the use of software for production and management of content for different channels, including:
- WordPress or another CMS for blogging and web content
- Google and social media analytics
- SEO rules and familiarity with using keyword research software
- Experienced in compliance with legal requirements e.g. copyright, and data protection laws across content and channels
- Good understanding of social media management and engagement
- Basic understanding of HTML and web publishing; Adobe Creative Suite (PhotoShop, Illustrator)
- Experience working in tech would be a bonus
About iO Academy
We’re a fast growing company who train people of all ages and backgrounds to code, teaching our students everything they need to know to land their first job as a junior software developer.
We were founded in 2015 to fill the need for more developers in the UK tech industry. Since then we’ve built a reputation for our high quality (we are recognised as 6th best coding bootcamp in the world) and our commitment to diversity & inclusion.
Our offices are based on beautiful Widcombe Crescent in Bath. It’s a 10 minute walk from the train and bus station, with incredible views and a lovely garden.
We pride ourselves on having created a fun and collaborative place to work with a strong sense of social purpose. You will be working in a relaxed team of people who love what they do, with the scope to craft the role as you see fit.
- Personal training budget for self development
- Access to a company coach
- Company pension
- 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays, with the option to purchase another 5 days after 2 years of employment
- Private health insurance
- Life assurance
Location and hours
This is a permanent full-time role based in Bath. Although we have been working remotely, in line with Government guidance around Covid-19, we are now starting to transition back to working in our lovely offices in Widcombe Crescent, whilst ensuring we do so safely.
You must be eligible to live and work in the UK.
Please upload your CV and covering letter via the link below. We’re interested in hearing what you like about the role, and what you think you could bring to iO Academy.
Closing date: November 30th
We are also looking for a:
Software developer trainer
… to come and join our team in Sheffield, working for EyUp Skills.
Are you an enthusiastic programmer looking for a new challenge? Come and work with us to help change people’s lives!
We run a 16 week coding course which turns newbies into junior developers, then get them great jobs which we know they’ll love. As an iO Academy trainer you’ll mainly focus on teaching – being a coach, mentor and trainer for your students while they learn the skills that will start their new careers.
Outside of course times, you’ll work with the other trainers to update the curriculum, develop new workshops, assess student applications, run coding sessions for schools and events, deliver bespoke training for tech companies, and work with our hiring partners to find great jobs for your students after they graduate.
All of our trainers are given their own training, shadowing on the full 16 week Full Stack Track before they begin with their own class. So don’t worry if you’ve never taught before, or don’t know our exact stack. We’ll support you.
The most important thing is that you’ve got real world experience as a programmer, and want to do something a bit different to help give people a new start in life.
You’ll have worked as a professional software developer for at least a couple of years, with experience on real client projects. You will have helped support your team with difficult problems and be happy helping junior developers. You will have skills in OOP and be comfortable programming for the web with a back-end language, working with current industry standard technologies.
You will have experience with a range of development tools as well as experience of methodologies such as agile, pair programming and code reviews.
It doesn’t matter whether you use C, C++, C#, Ruby, Java, Python, Go, Swift or anything else – the most important thing is that you’re a friendly, motivated team player who wants to help people. We’re all about changing lives, and hope you are too.
We are all about people. We train people of all ages and backgrounds to code, giving them everything they need to know to land their first job as a junior software developer. We work hard to make sure our course is as inclusive as possible, and help to make positive change in the tech industry. Our graduates consistently tell us that their time at the Academy was one of the best in their lives.
Our small classes mean you’ll get to know your students really well, and you’ll be part of a welcoming and fun team.
We’ve created a happy place to work with a strong sense of value and purpose. You’ll be working alongside award-winning trainers and mentors in a team of people who love what they do. And you’ll be making a genuine difference to people’s lives.
Salary £30-50k DOE Plus Benefits