Senior Marketing Team Leader - Flexible Working Available

London (Central), London (Greater)
£52,054 - £57,506
26 Apr 2019
26 May 2019
Full Time
Contract Type


City of Westminster, London, SW1P 4DR

About the job

Job description

Whether you are embarking on the daily commute, seeing friends at the weekend, jetting off for holidays or receiving deliveries to your door — every minute of every day people are on the move. 

At the Department for Transport we plan and invest to make journeys better.

We are a high-profile department at the heart of government. We pride ourselves on first-class, creative communication that tells compelling stories about transport through the people that use it. 

Would you love the opportunity to work on a high profile award-winning Government campaign? 

Are you an engaging leader who could lead an ambitious and innovative team? 

We are looking for an experienced and ambitious senior Marketing team leader to lead a highly effective Marketing team in delivering one of Government’s most successful and high-profile communications campaign, THINK! road safety. 

You will lead a confident, professional team delivering best in class campaigns primarily delivering an integrated THINK! Road safety portfolio. You will also provide strategic marketing advice to the wider Department for Transport (DfT) Communications Group and other departmental campaigns, ensuring resource is resilient and flexible to cover emerging demands. 

If you have the expertise and enthusiasm to deliver in this role, then we look forward to receiving your application. 

Your duties for the role will include leading a team of five Communications specialists to: 

• Plan and lead the development of strategies for proactive communication campaigns based on insight and evaluation. 

• Set KPIs and evaluate on a regular basis to optimize the campaign 

• Provide professional communications advice to Ministers, senior policy and communication colleagues 

• Work collaboratively with a wide range of stakeholders/partners to develop and deliver successful campaigns. 

• Deliver campaigns in a timely manner and within budget. 

About you 

You have previous experience of delivering successful behavioural change campaigns with pride and dedication. 

A deeply engaging leader, you have experience of managing a successful team and building an inclusive team spirit. 

You have excellent written and verbal communication skills, presenting your recommendations and proposals professionally and persuasively to key stakeholders. You demonstrate confidence in dealing with people at all levels and have the credibility to influence at a senior level. 

You are exceptionally organised with a flexible working approach to accommodate emerging and competing demands. You are a strategic thinker who can look beyond the norm and offer a creative direction for your team. 

About us 

We are a high-profile department at the heart of government. We pride ourselves on first-class, creative communication that tells compelling stories about transport through the people that use it. 

We are part of the Department for Transport (DfT). DfT is a great place to work, and our ‘one team’ approach really makes a difference. We value our staff and that’s why we’re committed to nurturing an inclusive environment across the Department. 

You’ll be part of an innovative organisation that invests in all our people, ensuring we have the diverse skills to deliver transport that moves Britain ahead now and into the future. 

DfT has been recognised for its leadership on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017. 

DfT’s inclusion is recognition of our commitment to make the Department a great place to work through our culture of equality and inclusivity and the great strides we’ve made to raise the number of women in senior positions.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:


Communicating and Influencing

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

Government Communication Professional Competency Framework - Insight

Government Communication Professional Competency Framework - Impact



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass basic security checks.

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.


If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Experience and Technical skills.

When considering your experience, please tailor your CV and personal statement with up to 1200 words to provide evidence of when you have: 

• Applied strategic thinking to deliver a successful behaviour change campaign 

• Built effective relationships with internal and external stakeholders 

• Demonstrated strong leadership and effectively led a team 


The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include: 


• an interview with one or more exercises 


The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity. For further information on Success Profiles please click here 


Your interview may consist of a range of question types. These may include questions about: 

• what energises and motivates you 

• how you would manage situations relevant to the role 

• your previous experience 

• your professional skills and knowledge 

You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within. 

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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Contact point for applicants

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Sift/interview dates and location

The sift is due to take place 10/05/2019. 

Interviews/assessments are likely to be held on 23/05/2019 and 28/05/2019. 

We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates. 

If successful and transferring from another Government Department a security check may be carried out. 

Further information

We have adopted anonymised recruitment. This means that your name, date of birth and other personal details will not be seen by the sift panel. 

We may hold a merit list for up to twelve months. During this time, if a similar role is identified and you have been placed on the merit list you may be considered for the post. Within the merit list period, your application form and selection information may be shared across the department and its agencies. 


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