OBN is a not-for-profit business network which provides comprehensive support for life sciences companies in the Golden Triangle and beyond. We are currently looking for a Communications & Marketing Coordinator; an exciting broad-reaching and varied role that supports activity across the business to include Events, Business Development and our Membership Network. 

Key areas of responsibility include:

Communications:

  • Management of existing membership database (ACT!)
  • Drafting copy for monthly news and membership update, distributed to c.9k contacts
  • Gatekeeper and editor for all external announcements (up to 4 per week)
  • Stay up-to-date with industry news and events and cascade where appropriate
  • Act as interface between OBN and Members/others who want to post News, Jobs, Events etc
  • Promoting Purchasing Consortium suppliers via email on a twice annual basis
  • Attend OBN and other industry events and publish key messages and updates via social media and on the website

Social Media:

  • Manage and grow OBN's presence on all social media platforms, in particular Twitter and LinkedIn
  • Work with internal teams to support campaigns and initiatives
  • Seek opportunities to improve the use of social media and increase and develop followers

Branding:

  • Where required work with colleagues to develop marketing collateral such as signage, displays and logos
  • Work with our external design agency on projects as required
  • Become a brand ambassador for OBN, ensuring guidelines are adhered to and consistently used

Websites:

  • Manage website changes on the main OBN site and all event-specific sites
  • Work with Head of Business Information to ensure relevant updates are being made
  • Work to increase SEO and google rankings
  • Adhoc website tasks

PR:

  • Draft press releases and announcements when needed and liaise with media agency as required

Ongoing development:

  • Keep track of the latest trends so that we maximise the benefits of the websites and can put in place timely alterations to the functionality of the site

The Successful candidate will:

  • Be degree educated in a relevant subject or have a relevant qualification and experience in Marketing and/or Communications
  • Be a self-starter with the ability to work independently and in collaboration with internal teams
  • Be fluent in spoken and written English and possess proven business writing skills
  • Be fluent in social media, in particular Twitter and LinkedIn in the business environment
  • Have experience in managing a CRM database
  • Knowledge of DNN, Drupal, Wordpress, Constant Contact, or similar platforms / applications is preferred
  • Possess a committed and flexible attitude with a strong work ethic
  • Willing to work additional hours with occasional early mornings, late nights and overnight stays
  • Experience within the life science sector would be preferred but is not essential

Benefits

  • Salary negotiable dependent upon experience
  • 25 days holiday per annum
  • Private health care after qualifying period
  • Pension scheme after qualifying period (company matched contributions up to 5% of salary

Hours: 37.5 hrs per week, Monday to Friday, though a high level of flexibility is expected as part of this role

Useful resources:

www.obn.org.uk                       @obn_uk             LinkedIn – OBN (UK) Ltd

www.biotrinity.com                 @biotrinity

www.bioforward.co.uk           @bioforwardUK

www.obn-awards.com           

www.bioseed.eu                       @bioseed

To apply: please send your CV and covering email indicating your salary expectations and availability to start to: info@obn.org.uk