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Digital Marketing Executive

Royal Society of Chemistry
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (GB)
£38,389 - £42,652 per annum
Closing date
27 Apr 2023

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Contract Type
Full Time
Accreditation Requirements
Not specified

Job Details

Job Type - Full-time, Fixed Term Contract (9-12 Months Maternity Cover)

Hybrid - Cambridge


About the RSC

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) is the world’s leading chemistry community, advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. The UK’s professional body for chemical scientists with over 50,000 members worldwide, we are a £50m-turnover not-for-profit organisation with 600 staff operating around the world and an award-winning global knowledge business. For 175 years we have promoted, supported, and celebrated chemistry. We work to shape the future of the chemical sciences – for the benefit of science and humanity.

We have an exceptional diversity of audiences—from teachers, scientists and academics, librarians and corporates to politicians and the public.  Our work includes activities focused on our role as a professional body (e.g. supporting members), a publisher (e.g. selling journals, books and databases), and as the voice of the chemical science community (e.g. campaigning to influence government policy).



At the Royal Society of Chemistry, we promote a healthy work/life balance and flexible working options across the organisation. We offer a comprehensive benefits package to all employees including:

  • 26 days paid holiday per annum
  • 35-hour working week with flexible options
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Paid volunteering days
  • Pension plan with up to 12% employer contributions (depending upon your contribution)
  • Life assurance at four times basic annual salary


The role

As Digital Marketing Executive you will play a key role in managing digital channels to deliver impactful activity to support our ambitious marketing campaigns. You will be expected to develop close relationships with colleagues, including delivery teams and those based overseas. You will work closely with the Digital Marketing Assistant ensuring they are appropriately trained for their respective tasks.

You will be involved in all marketing campaigns targeting a wide range of global audiences, helping us to personalise activity using timely, unique and relevant messaging based on preferences and behaviours, supporting both emotional and rational positioning to drive action and engagement.


What we are looking for:

  • Strong knowledge and understanding of digital marketing management using existing channels and emerging trends.
  • Experience of working with Maxemail or equivalent email software.
  • Experience in setting up and monitoring paid social campaigns.
  • Understanding of a global audience, ability to target specific customer segments and enabling a localized / international approach to encourage our customers to acquire, use and retain our products and services, supporting loyalty, growth and success.
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft packages, particularly Word, Excel and Outlook.
  • Excellent communications skills, written and verbal.
  • Strong organisational skills, with the ability to multi-task, prioritise and deliver tasks to tight deadlines, as well as the flexibility to adapt quickly to changing demands in a fast moving and complex business environment.
  • Demonstrable ability to work independently and on your own initiative as well as being a strong team player, with the ability to work with other delivery teams to achieve campaign goals.


A full job description is available here.

If you are interested in this role, please apply before the end of the closing date. When applying, you will need to provide an up-to-date CV and a supporting statement (no more than 500 words) indicating how your skills/ expertise match the competencies outlined in the Job Description. 

The contractual base for this role is our Cambridge, however we are currently embracing hybrid working, and therefore you will have the opportunity to work from a location other than this within the UK, as agreed with your line manager. Applicants should be aware that there is an expectation that employees will attend the office as needed for their role. For this role, you will be expected to attend the office once a week to twice a month. You will be expected to attend the office more often while training.  

Visit our Work For Us website to learn more about us, our benefits, equal opportunities statement and inclusive culture pledge.

If you have any questions, please contact us at


The Royal Society of Chemistry is the largest organisation in Europe for advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. Supported by a worldwide network of members and an international publishing business, our activities span education, conferences, science policy and the promotion of chemistry to the public.


The RSC has a broad range of diverse career opportunities. Our teams are highly motivated and successful with our employees citing 'the people' as the best thing about working at the RSC. Working for the RSC provides a great opportunity to keep up to date with the latest developments in science without working in a lab.

Find Us
Royal Society of Chemistry
01223 432441
Thomas Graham House
Science Park
Milton Road

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