Locality is the national membership network for community organisations. Our goal is simple: to help local community organisations be the best that they can be and to create a supportive environment for their work.

Thank you for your interest, applications are now closed.

About the role

Following a recent review of our senior management team we have created a new role of Director of Marketing and Partnerships. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and innovative communications and marketing leader.

As our Director of Marketing and Partnerships you will lead on raising the profile of Locality through brand, communications, marketing and managing corporate and other marketing led partnerships.  You will be responsible for corporate communications, marketing and events, and will ensure a strong internal customer focus on marketing and communications supporting our projects and programmes.

You will also have lead responsibility for digital strategy, including lead responsibility for co-ordinating our approach to CRM across teams.  You will lead on managing My Community and client manage other corporate partnerships and will have lead responsibility on impact measurement and reporting. As part of the senior management team you will exemplify Locality’s values and our principles of equality and social justice.

This role reports to Tony Armstrong, our CEO, and will be working with a dynamic team of diverse and enthusiastic people, committed to success for our members to achieve positive change for communities across England.

To join us you will have:

  • Experience of managing and leading on marketing and communications strategies, along with the enthusiasm to develop and implement new ideas
  • Strong strategic planning and project management skills gained from working at a senior level
  • The ability to analyse complex issues and data and the effective communication skills to present them to internal and external audiences.

The sector in which Locality works is often dominated by people from white privileged backgrounds. We are looking for people that bring a different perspective so that we better reflect the communities we serve. We particularly welcome applications from those who are significantly underrepresented in our organisation and sector, such as Disabled people and people from Black, Asian and minoritized ethnic communities. Where we have candidates of equal merit, we will prioritise selection and appointment of people who are from such backgrounds.

The current Covid 19 emergency has proved that our teams can work effectively from around the country.  So, although our Head Office is in London, this post will initially be home based and will remain flexible on location.


Find out more about working for Locality

Find out more about the marketing and partnership team

Find the Job Description here

Other information

We expect the role to be full time, however, in line with our flexible working policies, if you would like to suggest alternative arrangements, just let us know.

Locality have recently been awarded Investors In People Gold accreditation backing up our own survey where all staff felt that Locality was a great employer. The comment “Great leadership, intelligent proactive colleagues, inspiring members and trust and flexibility to do the job” summed up the feedback received.

How to apply

We strongly encourage you to look at our website to find out about our work and projects, all the information about this post and what it is like to work for Locality. If you have any specific questions please email us at recruitment@locality.org.uk in the first instance. We will try to respond but please note this email address often receives a lot of queries and we encourage you only to email if you have a genuine query that is not answered by the information available online.

When you are ready to make your application, you will need to answer some questions through a web form and upload your CV.  These key questions will be your opportunity to show us how you will fit into Locality as an organisation and into the team. Ideally your answers for each question will be around 300 words. If the questions are not answered your application will not be considered.

The application form is quite short, but you will not be able to save your progress. We recommend that you look at the questions in the form, write your answers in a document first, then copy and paste them into the application when you are ready to apply.

On line Interviews are scheduled for Tuesday 6 October 2020 – you will need to have access to a computer with a camera and microphone and internet access.

If you have any queries on the application process – please email Sheila on sheila.kenny@locality.org.uk