Web and Social Media Manager

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Job Title                                  Web and Social Media Manager

Reports to                               Chief Communications Officer

Role Type                                Permanent, full time

Job Location                           Billingshurst, West Sussex


The Company

Thakeham is an infrastructure-led community creator and strategic land promoter and proud winner of a Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For. 

The business is committed to partnerships, innovation and creating amazing places to live and work. Thakeham is a leader in the industry on sustainability and biodiversity. We are at the forefront of delivering sustainable homes, committed to ensuring every Thakeham home is carbon-neutral in production, and carbon-zero throughout its lifetime use by 2025. These core values underpin the company-wide mission to affect communities in a positive way 

Thakeham was launched in 2003. From day one, the company was driven by a clear vision: to transform the way people think about new-built developments. Today, Thakeham employs just over 200 people with a turnover of over £105m. 

People are Thakeham’s most important asset. Thakeham operates a thriving graduate recruitment programme and supports the Movement to Work initiative to help young people secure work. Thakeham has signed the HBF Mental Health Charter and recently organised a health and wellbeing programme during Lockdown. 

A Silver Armed Forces Covenant signatory and supporter of armed force’s charity Mission Motorsport, Thakeham operates a Talent for Development outreach campaign for military veterans and college leavers. 

Away from work, Thakeham offers a range of staff events including quiz nights and participates in charity challenges including dragon boat racing.    

We pride ourselves on our ‘Infrastructure first’ approach, ensuring communities release the benefits of new development at the outset, rather than later on in the process. Thakeham strive to not just create new homes, but genuinely amazing places to live, work and play. Thakeham delivers social, affordable and retirement housing for some of the biggest housing associations and local authorities in the country.  Partners include the NHS England Healthy New Towns Initiative, the Plunkett Foundation, Social Value UK and have been awarded a prestigious Gold Supply Chain School. 

Offering exciting career opportunities that are second to none, we are keen to develop, guide and support our employees throughout their careers. Our people enjoy excellent rewards and working conditions in an exciting and fast growing business.  


The Department

As the company grows there is a need to bring web site development management and social media strategy expertise in house to overhaul our web and social media presence, strategy and analytics. This post will be based in Billingshurst West Sussex with the option to work from home 3 days/week if preferred.


The Job Role

The successful candidate will; 

  • Managing websites and migrating web content to create a relevant, attractive, coherent web presence
  • Management of Social Media Coordinator and managing them to develop email and social campaigns, devising and managing strategic and business-focused web and social communications
  • Strategic curation of social media accounts including Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and any other relevant channels, including content generation
  • Managing email platforms
  • Sourcing and managing external agencies on web development, SEO and content
  • Content generation, writing and proof-reading as required

This list is not exhaustive. Tasks will be allocated to reflect increasing levels of development and experience. 


The Required Skills

To be successful in this role, the candidate will ideally have:

  • Experience with CMS (WordPress)
  • Experience of migrating and/or project managing websites
  • Strategic and day to day management of consultancies and contractors
  • Solid project management skills
  • Good understanding and experience of strategic marketing planning and delivery
  • Good understanding and experience of website content, with strong digital, social marketing campaigns, developing collateral and planning and managing events
  • A ‘can do’ attitude with drive and the ability to manage and prioritise multiple tasks at once whilst working to tight timeframes
  • Able and willing to work as a member of a team and to coordinate and support the fellow Communications team managers and mentor junior colleagues


The Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Salary sacrifice car scheme
  • Annual holiday allowance 26 days increasing to 27 after 3yrs service and 28 after 5yrs service (plus bank holidays)
  • Life assurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Health screening
  • Pension scheme
  • Bonus scheme
  • Flexible working hours in a modern office environment / Working from Home Policy
  • Excellent development and progression opportunities for the right candidate
  • Company Social events 

Plus a whole range of other employee benefits that we can tell you all about, our employees are rewarded for their performance, attitude and results.


Thakeham is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and treating people fairly. We will treat all job applicants and employees equally regardless of age, race, religious belief, colour, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. We welcome applicants from all sectors of society and we are committed to promoting an inclusive environment for all.


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