Grant Thornton UK LLP

Public Services Marketing Manager, Open to flexible working (flexible on location)

UK Wide
14 Oct 2020
14 Nov 2020
Contract Type

London (30 Finsbury Square), Aberdeen (Silver Fin Building), Birmingham (The Colmore Building), Bristol (2 Glass Wharf), Cambridge (Cambridge Science Park), Cardiff (3 Callaghan Square), Edinburgh (7 Exchange Crescent), Glasgow (110 Queen Street), Leeds (No 1 Whitehall Riverside), Leicester (Regent House), Liverpool (Royal Liver Building), London (110 Bishopsgate), Manchester (4 Hardman Square), Milton Keynes (Victoria House), Northampton (Pavilion Drive), Oxford (TVS), Reading (1020 Eskdale Road), Sheffield (1 Holly Street), Southampton (Benham 5)


We believe we’re best positioned to make a meaningful impact on the economy. Every day, we provide a diverse range of organisations with the kind of business and financial advice it takes to do this. Our ideas and insight empower our clients to make big decisions about the future and unlock sustainable growth. With a relentless focus on quality and integrity, we help businesses, communities and our people to flourish.

Job Description:

Let’s talk about the job

If you relish the challenge of planning and executing on multiple marketing campaigns that target key decision makers in some of the UK’s most critical sectors, you’ll fit right in. Here’s what you can expect from this Public Services Marketing Manager role.

Making quality second nature.  This means doing what’s right even when no one’s looking. The work that you will do has a major impact on our clients and our firm. We pride ourselves on the high-level standards we have for the work that we do, and the brand that we stand for in the market.

Own your own work.  You’ll drive the development and implementation of the marketing strategy for the Public Services Group, converting your knowledge of the market into revenue opportunities for the business. With your digital expertise and insights, you’ll work seamlessly across all channels, collaborating with the marketing operations team to ensure the right messages reach the market in a timely fashion.

Be a part of a team. This role will work day to day with the Public Sector leadership team, and will closely collaborate with the business development team to ensure a joined up approach to market. You’ll also be part of the Firm’s marketing centre of excellence with access to all the insights, and tools you need to deliver on your plans.

Take responsibility. You will be the ‘voice of the client’, participating in face to face client reviews you’ll bring insights and knowledge back into the business. You will track all campaign ROI and regularly report back to the business on KPIs

Build your brand.  Our Public Services team has strong ambitions, this role offers exciting opportunities for the right person to expand their knowledge, while being part of one of the Firm’s success stories. 

The minimum criteria

  • Marketing qualification or equivalent qualification i.e. marketing or business degree
  • B2B Marketing experience
  • Digital marketing experience

Skills to set you apart

Here are a few more skills we are looking for. Don’t worry if you don’t tick every box. It’s important for us to support you in your role and help you to develop along the way.

  • You will be demonstrably fluent in digital marketing channels, with proven experience of utilising them effectively to drive greater outcomes and ROI
  • Knowledge of public sector or worked within the public sector
  • You will have a proven track record of marketing within professional services
  • You will have a understanding of lead generation, sales activity and proposal/bid management

Do you care about the same things we do?

We have six values we work by. When we meet, we’ll want you to show us how they’re important to you, too.

Collaboration: We work together, share ideas and always make time to help each other out.

Leadership: Everyone has the chance to lead their own projects.

Excellence: Quality is central to our purpose. We love what we do, and it shows. We sweat the details. We see things through, no matter how tricky.

Agility: The world moves quickly. To keep up, we stay flexible – changing approaches, changing projects, working offline, online, together and alone to get things done.

Respect: A given, of course: we value each other and our clients. We listen, we understand, we care.

Responsibility: The decisions we make and advice we give affects people’s lives and livelihoods. We take that seriously and always do well by doing what’s right.

Share ideas and profits

Unlike most firms, we’re also a shared enterprise. So when the firm does well, everyone does well by taking home a share of the profits. Of course, to get those profits, we need to share ideas and share responsibility for our work, too.

Bring your whole self

Now you’ve seen our values, it shouldn’t be a surprise that we’re creating a respectful, open, diverse place to work. Building an inclusive culture, where we value difference and respect our colleagues, is not just the right thing to do, it helps our people to perform at the best of their ability and realise their potential.

“We are committed to making sure that the opportunities within our firm are equally accessible for everyone – regardless of background or gender.” Dave Dunckley, CEO

There’s more to life than work

Families, children, sports, night classes…the things you do and the people you’re with outside work matter. They can inspire, motivate and energise you. Inside the office and out. So if you’d like to work flexibly, let us know. We’re happy to look at flexible working options for all our roles, and we’ll always do our best to keep your work and life in balance.