29th February 2024

Head of Marketing and Communications

Location: Dundee, UK


Urban Foresight is a forward-thinking consultancy. We work with ambitious clients around the world on projects that improve lives, protect the environment, and boost local economies.


We are looking for an experienced Head of Marketing and Communications for a key role in our growing business.  

You should apply if you are:     

  • excited to be involved in cutting-edge projects that make a genuine difference in the world.  
  • motivated to take a leading role in a growing business.  
  • enjoy sharing your knowledge and working with passionate people. 

The role  

You will lead and develop our marketing and communications activities.  

This includes overseeing our internal marketing activities, which are focused on enhancing Urban Foresight’s brand, market presence, and generating new commercial opportunities.  

You will also support consultants in the delivery of high-profile projects with external clients that involve significant marketing and communications activities. 

We’re particularly interested to meet people with the experience and entrepreneurial drive to win new marketing and design-led consultancy contracts.  

You will be responsible for: 

  • the quality and financial performance of all marketing, communications, and graphic design activities 
  • leading a talented team of marketing and graphic design professionals 
  • designing, executing and evaluating marketing campaigns across multiple channels, including digital marketing, content marketing, events, and thought leadership 
  • overseeing the creation of compelling marketing collateral that effectively communicates Urban Foresight’s value proposition  
  • working closely with Directors to develop strategies and initiatives to enhance our brand and market presence.
  • collaborating with our consultancy teams to generate leads and new commercial opportunities 
  • business development, proposal writing, and pitching to secure new marketing and design-led consultancy contracts 

Skills and experience 

The ideal candidate will have experience of working in a similar professional services environment, with a proven ability to take a both a strategic overview and a hands-on approach.  

Your experience would ideally include: 

  • minimum of 7-10 years of experience in marketing roles, with at least 3-5 years in a leadership or managerial capacity 
  • proven track record of developing and executing successful B2B marketing strategies, preferably within the consulting or professional services industry. 
  • a track record of successful business development and generating sustainable revenue streams 
  • strong leadership and team management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate 
  • degree in a relevant subject 
  • strong communication skills, both written and verbal, including copywriting and editing 
  • highly organised and detail-oriented, with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities simultaneously in a fast-paced environment 
  • experience of managing resources, budgets, and contracts 
  • interest in and understanding of the sectors in which we work.

About Urban Foresight 

Urban Foresight is the UK’s leading place-based innovation consultancy. We are a mission driven business that works with ambitious clients around the world on projects to improve lives, protect the environment and deliver new economic opportunities.   

Our success is based on a multi-disciplinary team with shared values and diverse expertise across a range of sectors.   

We think deeply about how to turn good ideas into great projects that can have a lasting and transformational impact.  

How to apply 

Applications should be made in the form of a full CV and covering letter sent to: people@urbanforesight.org by Thursday 28th March. Early applications are welcome.  

Please indicate in your covering letter your salary expectations and notice period.  

Urban Foresight strives to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons. As part of this commitment, consideration will be given to requests for part-time working in this role, subject to this satisfying the required business need.  

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