Digital Communications Executive

Location: Leatherhead

Job Type: Marketing & Communications

Contract: Full Time/Flexible Working

Application Deadline: 19 Jul 2024

The Vacancy

As a Creative Services Executive, you will play a vital role in our dynamic marketing and communications team, actively contributing to our business goals. Your blend of creativity, technical skills, and high standards is crucial for the success of our campaigns and maintaining our industry-leading brand.

Your role involves diverse projects, campaign and channel management, and collaboration across teams, all while keeping a keen eye for detail. We expect you to proactively identify campaign challenges, craft innovative solutions, and take full ownership of their successful implementation. Additionally, experience in graphic design to create impactful assets for social media, digital marketing campaigns, and high-converting landing pages for both external and internal channels is essential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Populate and maintain digital channels, including HubSpot, the website, and intranet, ensuring they are up-to-date and user-friendly.
  • Optimise digital content for SEO, user experience, and engagement.
  • Manage and execute digital marketing campaigns, tracking their performance and making data-driven improvements and optimisations.
  • Lead and contribute to marketing and communications projects, taking ownership of key initiatives.
  • Manage and organise marketing assets efficiently for easy access and utilisation.
  • Provide design support using tools like Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and After Effects
  • Generate reports and metrics to demonstrate the success of marketing campaigns.

The ideal candidate should have proven experience in digital marketing and campaign management, familiarity with HubSpot or similar marketing automation tools, and proficiency in design software such as Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and After Effects. They should have a strong understanding of SEO and website optimisation, knowledge of email marketing best practices, and a solid grasp of UX design principles to maximise user journey, conversion rate, and engagement.

To be successful, you will have the ability to interpret and apply brand guidelines effectively, excellent attention to detail, and a strong eye for design aesthetics are essential. A data-driven mindset with the ability to analyse campaign performance, along with strong teamwork and people skills, is crucial. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in graphic design, marketing, communications, or a related field is advantageous in the role.

Your key skills include, digital marketing strategy and execution, campaign management and optimization, CMS proficiency, graphic design and multimedia content creation, email marketing software and automation, data analysis and reporting, and event marketing and invitation management.

Join us and be part of our success story at Wates!


  • Competitive salary and profit share scheme
  • Flexible working 
  • Extensive benefits including, Private Medical, Pension 8% employer’s contribution, Health and Wellness programme, 26 days holidays + bank holidays and much more…
  • Excellent range of learning and development activity to support your career progression.
  • Industry leading family leave benefits to included 26 weeks fully paid maternity, 8 weeks fully paid paternity. 

To find out more about LIFE AT WATES please click on the following link

Work for Wates

Wates is one of the UK’s leading family-owned development, building and property maintenance companies.  Founded over 125 years ago, we have a proud legacy in the built environment.

We are driven by our purpose, ‘reimagining places for people to thrive’ and our three promises:

  • Thriving places – working with customers, partners and communities to create places that are more sustainable, inclusive, and full of opportunity.
  • Thriving planet – protecting nature and taking action on climate change by collaborating and innovating with our partners.
  • Thriving people – creating opportunities and relationships so that everyone who works for and with us feels included, invested in and treated with care.

We are proud to be recognised as Gold Investors in People and as a Disability Confident employer.  We also ensure that our recruitment processes do not treat anyone less favourably due to an offending background.