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Website British Business Bank

Social Media Executive, British Business Bank
Location: London
Contract: 12 months Fixed Term Contract
Hours: Full Time
Salary: Up to £30,000 depending on experience
Closing Date: 13 July 2020
Interview Date: Interviews will take place w/c 27 July 2020

Benefits package: 30 days annual leave plus public holidays, pension scheme (15% employer contributions), healthcare cash plan and life assurance.


Your primary purpose as Social Media Executive is to support development and delivery of social media content across the British Business Bank group of companies, including British Business Bank, British Business Investments, British Patient Capital and the Start Up Loans Company (SUL), ensuring messaging and visual content is clear, engaging, represents best practice and supports overall business objectives. You will be part of the award-winning Communications team whose role is to establish the Bank as a centre of expertise on smaller business finance in the UK, providing advice and support to government; and to encourage and enable smaller businesses to seek the finance best suited to their needs.

As a high-profile, prestigious organisation at the forefront of the government’s efforts to provide information about the finance options available to smaller businesses, effective messaging and community management on social media is vitally important for the British Business Bank – especially during the Coronavirus pandemic and period of recovery. High-quality, informative and engaging social media content helps enhance the organisation’s reputation with its stakeholders and smaller businesses. The role being offered provides an exciting opportunity to develop your social media expertise in a fast-paced, innovation-driven and constantly developing environment and the chance to be involved with the business response to a national crisis.

Reporting to the Social Media and Content Manager, you will be responsible for developing day-to day content to post across the Bank’s social media estate to raise the profile and awareness of the Bank’s four businesses to support its strategic objectives. You will write channel specific content and brief designers to create supporting creative assets, often at short notice. You will provide effective and timely community management whilst supporting the Social Media and Content Manager with the day-to-day management of social media activities (such as end of month reporting and analysis) and help with delivery of campaigns.

Additionally, you will be responsible for establishing good working relations with key stakeholders and third parties such as our social media agency, in-house and external design teams and digital teams.

We are looking for someone with previous social media experience gained either in-house (private or public sector) or in an agency working on building the reputation of a company or brand via social media in a busy communications or marketing environment. You will have strong copy writing skills and the ability to translate complex language into simple and punchy captions. You will have a keen creative eye, high attention to accuracy and detail and knowledge of the latest developments and trends in social media and digital.

Experience in graphic design, photography and videography would be beneficial but not essential, as would membership of a professional marketing or communications body e.g. CIM, CIPR, PRCA or Government Communication Service and demonstrable commitment to professional development.

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The British Business Bank is a unique and exciting institution. Its mission is to help drive economic growth by making finance markets work better for small businesses – wherever they are in the UK and wherever they are on their business journey – enabling them to grow and prosper.

Established in 2014, it is a 100% government-owned economic development bank organised as an arm’s length body with an independent Board.

To deliver its programmes, the Bank works through more than 150 finance partners such as high street and digital banks, leasing companies, venture capital and private debt funds and fintech platforms.

Currently, we employ around 350 people, split between offices in Sheffield and London.

Please note all candidates applying for this role should have the right to work in the U.K.