Head of Marketing and External Communications

Associated British Ports


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  • Job type


  • Sector

    Central Government

  • Salary/Remuneration


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  • Expiry date

    25 March 2020

  • Client

    Associated British Ports

Ref: GSe63282

Keep Britain Trading

Associated British Ports (ABP) is the UK’s leading port operator with a network of 21 ports across Britain handling around one quarter of the nation’s seaborne trade, contributing £7.5 billion to the economy every year and supporting 119,000 jobs.

Our mission is “Keeping Britain Trading” and our actions speak to our commitment. Since 2016, we have invested more than £250 million across our network of 21 ports around Britain, including the expansion of our container facilities on the Humber at Immingham and Hull. As well as working closely with government and customers, we have deepened co-operation with other European ports connected with the Humber who share our determination to keep trade moving efficiently.

We are looking for a Head of Marketing and External Communications to support our ambition and underpin our international and domestic reputation for service excellence. With experience of business to business marketing, you will be a confident marketing strategist, a credible spokesperson and an effective influencer, with the ability to build productive relationships across our complex stakeholder community, including with Government. Ideally you will have had exposure to a global trading environment, preferably in the shipping, port or related sectors but we are open to alternative background if you can bring the skills, experience and personal credentials that we need.

This is an exciting time to join ABP and you will have scope to influence across a dynamic, growing, business that welcomes diversity, fosters talent and places safety as a core value.

Closing dateWednesday 25 March 2020
Long listingThursday 2nd April 2020
Preliminary interviews with GatenbySanderson6th - 14th April 2020
Short listingThursday 16th April 2020
ABP first round interview and psychological assessments20th April (PM) and 21st April (AM) 2020
ABP final interview and port tourFriday 1st May 2020 (TBC)

To apply for this post, you will need to submit the following documentation by no later than Wednesday 25 March 2020 23:59:

  • A CV (no longer than two pages) setting out your career history, with key responsibilities and achievements;
  • A statement of suitability (no longer than two pages) explaining how your personal skills, qualities and experience provide evidence of your suitability for the role, with particular reference to the essential criteria set out in the person specification;
  • A completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring form, this form will appear online once you have submitted your application. All monitoring data will be treated in the strictest confidence and will not affect your application in any way.

Please note the above highlighted documents are mandatory.

If you do not receive a notification of your application please contact Julie.smith@gatenbysanderson.com

For a confidential discussion, please contact Julie Myers on 07595 779915, Duncan Ewart on 0113 205 6092 or Mark Turner on 0113 205 6092, at our recruitment partners GatenbySanderson.