The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to the UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.
We work with over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society. Each year we reach over 20 million people face-to-face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications. Founded in 1934, we are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter and a UK public body.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:


Job Title: Marketing Manager – Consultant

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full-time

Role Purpose

  • To support with regional marketing and communication teams with local marketing day-to-day management activities.
  • The Part-Time marketing manager will be responsible for overseeing and implementing marketing strategies to drive business growth, increase brand awareness, and achieve marketing objectives.
  • This role requires a blend of creativity, strategic thinking, leadership, and analytical skills to effectively promote products or services to target audiences.

Main Accountabilities
Project Support:

  • This role will be regional or cluster based depending on the requirements of the business. The main role of the marketing manager will be to create and manage our local campaigns for specific projects
  • Brand Management: Maintain and enhance the company’s brand image through consistent messaging, visual identity, and customer experience. Monitor brand perception and competitor activities to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Market Research and Analysis: Support market research to gather insights on consumer behavior, industry trends, and competitive landscape. Analyze data to identify market opportunities, customer segments, and product positioning strategies.
  • Develop Marketing Strategies: Collaborate with senior management and regional marketing teams to develop comprehensive marketing strategies aligned with business goals and objectives. This includes identifying target markets, defining positioning, and outlining tactics to reach and engage customers.
  • Campaign Management: Plan, execute, and oversee marketing campaigns across various channels such as digital, print, social media, email, events, and traditional advertising. Ensure campaigns are delivered on time, within budget, and meet performance targets.
  • Digital Marketing: Oversee digital marketing initiatives including website optimization, SEO/SEM, content marketing, social media management, and online advertising. Stay updated on digital marketing trends and emerging technologies to maximize online presence and engagement.
  • Performance Measurement: Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of marketing campaigns and initiatives. Track and analyze performance data to identify areas for improvement and inform future strategies.
  • Compliance and Ethics: Ensure all marketing activities comply with relevant laws, regulations, and industry standards. Uphold ethical standards in marketing practices and promote transparency and integrity in all communications.
  • Budget Management: Develop and manage marketing budgets, ensuring resources are allocated effectively to achieve desired outcomes. Monitor expenses, track ROI, and adjust strategies as needed to optimize marketing spend.
  • Stakeholder Communication: Collaborate cross-functionally with sales, product development, and other departments to align marketing efforts with overall business objectives. Communicate marketing plans, results, and recommendations to key stakeholders.

Managing self and others:

  • Maintains brand standards/creative quality in region, supported by the Regional Content managers and regional marketing teams.
  • Keeps abreast of new social trends in the markets.
  • Supports the implementation of the equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) framework for social media and website by demonstrating inclusion of diversity in creatives across both print and digital and implementing EDI recommendations.

Relationship and Stakeholder Management:

  • Proactively builds and maintains collaborative relationships with internal peers, agencies, external partners, and stakeholders to ensure integrated, joined up and future-proofed working.
  • Acts as a Brand Ambassador, helping deliver a strong British Council brand.

Minimum / Essential Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business Administration, or a related field; MBA or advanced degree preferred.

Role specific knowledge and experience:

  • Proven experience (2+ years) in marketing roles
  • Proficiency in digital marketing tools and platforms, including Google Analytics, CRM software, email marketing software, and social media management tools.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively across teams and influence stakeholders.


How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply

Application Deadline  16th May, 2024.


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