The Society of Maritime Industries (SMI) is the trade association for the UK’s maritime engineering and business sector, which is part of an industry which supports £46 billion to the UK’s GVA. Our broad membership ranges from large prime contractors to SMEs. Member companies select to participate in one, or more, of six groups relevant to their activities in commercial marine, maritime defence & security, maritime autonomy, ports and terminal infrastructure, marine science & technology, and maritime digital technology. SMI is the recognised trade association for our part of the sector with government.

SMI is a not-for-profit organisation and provides a wide range of activities both internationally and in the UK for the benefit of the maritime engineering business community. The members’ interests are represented by our six councils and our activities follow our objectives of presenting members with business opportunities, assisting with research and innovation, lobbying government and NGOs to improve the business environment, facilitating network opportunities and providing marketing and other services.

About the role
The Marketing and Operations Manager plays a central role in the promotion and administration of SMI’s activities. The marketing function includes the administration of the database and web portal, the creation of electronic and hard copy marketing material, the publication of, as required, newsletters, annual directory and annual review. The role also encompasses SMI’s Data Protection Officer. Whereas the operations function includes the administration of events, exhibitions and missions in the UK and overseas and the administration associated with the retention and recruitment of members in support of the Council directors. Some of these tasks may be delegated to other administrative staff.

Candidate Specification
The candidate is expected to have an understanding of the marketing function. Attention to detail and efficiency in working is very important due to the small size of the team and volume of ongoing live projects. Experience in commercial matters is desirable with a confident and personable manner, able to liaise with stakeholders at all levels. Excellent communication skills both orally and in writing are crucial. The candidate must live within a daily commute of our central London office and no relocation package is offered. The job may involve travel both internationally and within the UK.

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Closing date for applications: 5.00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14th 2020

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