Job description

Head of Social Media

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Digital & Ecommerce

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £50k - 70k per year

  • Contact:

    Brad Thomas

  • Contact email:


  • Contact phone:

    0161 914 8499

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  • Published:

    almost 2 years ago

  • Expiry date:


Head of Social Media

Greater Manchester 


Our Client

Our client is a multichannel retail giant and is a sought after company operating on a global scale. They are a market leader and due to continued expansion they are seeking a Head of Social Media to join the business at a group level and head up the UK team. The Head of Social Media will oversee the social media strategy and planning across 12 brands and will be the go to social expert in the business. They are located outside Manchester City Centre and have state of the art offices with loads of great facilities on site.

Key Responsibilities

  • To ensure growth and improvement of social media channels across the business.
  • The continual development and training of the social media personal and the education of the wider business around all things social media related.
  • Report week-on-week and also trends over time of social media performance, to present weekly, monthly and quarterly.
  • Ensure the maintenance and enhancement of online conversations are of the highest quality.
  • Formulate the principle concepts behind the creation of engaging content across multiple social media platforms.
  • The creation and implementation of a full social media strategy across the business.
  • Cultivate strategy and campaign ideas that will help improve follower numbers, interaction figures and revenue across all social media channels.
  • Create integrated strategies that ensure social media is always at the heart of what they do.
  • Develop a close relationship with all major stakeholders and departments which guarantees all relevant messaging and information is being promoted and showcased in the best way possible.
  • Grow new channels and/or improvements to existing channels.
  • Use of a social monitoring tools to gain consumer insights, target influencers and report success.
  • To continually keep the wider business updated on the progress of social media and present regular updates.
  • Guarantee the monitoring of advances in social media and technology and share any interesting findings and points of interest to the wider business, to ensure the business are always at the forefront of new advances.

Skills and Experience

  • Strong social media experience
  • Previous experience leading organic growth and social campaigns
  • A track record leading on social media strategy for a large organisation.
  • Ability to grow and develop social media accounts in terms of engagement and revenue using data analysis.
  • Exceptional functional competence and confidence.
  • Experience with contract negotiations and on-boarding of new platforms at scale.
  • Capable of delivering a full social media campaign from concept to creation to evaluation.
  • Adaptable to a changing environment and tactics.
  • Formulation of social media strategies to support multichannel campaigns.
  • The ability to influence an organisation in a fast moving environment.

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