Job description

  • Location:
    London - 30 Gresham Street
  • Department:
    IWI Marketing Team
  • Division:
    IBP Business Enablement
  • Employment Type:
    Full time
  • Salary:

Head of Content (6165)

Investec is a distinctive Specialist Bank serving clients principally in the UK and South Africa. Our culture gives us our edge: we work hard to find colleagues who'll think out of the ordinary and we put them in environments where they'll flourish. We combine a flat structure with a focus on internal mobility. If you can bring an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to learn and collaborate to your work, this could be the boost your career deserves.

Embedded in our culture is a sense of belonging and inclusion. This creates an environment in which everyone is free to be themselves which helps to drive innovation, creativity and ultimately business performance. At Investec we want everyone to find it easy to be themselves, and to feel they belong. It's a responsibility we all share and is integral to our purpose and values as an organisation.

Research shows that some candidates can be reluctant to apply to a role unless they meet all the criteria. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit here and welcome you to do the same – if the role excites you, please don't let our person specification hold you back. Get in touch!

Description of role and key responsibilities

Who are we?
Investec is a distinctive specialist bank based on the edge of The City - opposite St. Paul's Cathedral.

This role sits within the Content team in UK Central Marketing – alongside our PR, Digital, Planning and Event management teams.

Who are we looking for?
We would like you to have a financial services background - if you don't you need to be able to demonstrate how you would pick this up quickly. You will be a fluent writer and storyteller, able to translate complex text into plain English for a wider audience. More than anything you need to be ‘out of the ordinary'. We look for team members who are confident, distinctive and often have varied and interesting backgrounds – both at work and personally. We look for individuals with strong interpersonal skills and who would flourish in our culture

You need to be flexible in your approach and demonstrate exceptional levels of self-initiative - you will not be micro-managed.

We need someone who has a genuine passion about all things content – it's probably something that influences your personal life as much as work.

What's our culture like?
Our company culture is very different to many other banks. Within the Group Marketing function it's relaxed, informal and allows the individual the freedom to be creative and solution focused.

Job Synopsis

The Head of Content will articulate and execute a long-term strategy to drive engagement and business growth through relevant content targeting a range of audience sements. You will lead the team responsible for day-to-day delivery, while contributing directly to content projects as required. In addition to direct reports and a network of external suppliers, you will work closely with with key internal stakeholders, including the UK private client and global content teams, segment marketing leads and group marketing functions including PR, brand management and internal communications.

Key responsibilities:

  • Define an effective content strategy for B2B banking segments and group stakeholders
  • Ensure appropriate strategic and operational alignment with the UK private client content function and colleagues in other territories, notably South Africa.
  • Develop a deep understanding of UK target segments and identify relevant content pillars to engage these audiences, build brand awareness and trust, and promote profitable client actions that further Investec's business objectives.
  • Identify key thought leaders inside Investec and build a community of content contribuers and producers across the UK business.
  • Lead the core UK B2B and Group content team, upskilling where needed and encouraging collaboration and knowledge sharing.
  • Serve as a hands-on editor-in-chief, guiding the team on content selection and editorial angles and maintaining alignment of messaging, a unified editorial calendar, and adherence to our style and tone-of-voice conventions.
  • Oversee the distribution and promotion of content on appropriate owned, earned and paid channels to maximise ROI. This will entail close working relationships with segment marketing leads, digital channel specialists and the wider marketing team.
  • Define target metrics and apply analytics to evaluate and improve content programmes, instilling a results-driven culture with regular reporting against performance goals and benchmarks
  • Build capabilities in key content formats, including podcasting and video, using a combination of internal skills and external vendors.
  • Identify and contract with a range of external suppliers to deliver against specialist content needs.

Essential Criteria

Do you have extensive experience as a leader in a content-related role, with a proven track record of delivering against commercial objectives?

Do you have an understanding of the financial services sector and a natural interest in finance, market trends and current affairs.

Do you have a working knowledge of marketing and communications principles and processes?

Are you experienced in distributing and promoting multimedia content on a range of owned, earned, direct and paid digital platforms?

The ability to work with analytics, interpreting data and translating them into actionable insights for reporting and decision-making.

A track record of developing strong and effective relationships with agencies and suppliers.

Experience working with web content management systems (AEM preferred, but not essential).

Behaviorable Skillset 

The role requires a strategic thinker who can also deliver commercial and operational outcomes.

You're able to articulate a vision, galvanise a team and get stuck in directly on key tasks as required.

You have the intellectual and emotional range to inspire, coach and empower people to perform to the best of their abilities

You're able to run complex, multi-channel content projects from conception to completion.



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London - 30 Gresham Street
30 Gresham Street, London, England, GB, EC2V 7QN

Meet the recruiter

Boipelo Tabane


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