Head of Marketing (12-month contract)

  • 12-month fixed-term contract maternity cover
  • £70,000 – £80,000 per annum, pro rated for the duration of the contract
  • Full-time
  • Based in Stratford, east London
  • Start date: as soon as possible


Plexal’s the innovation company that helps industry and government unlock the power of technology.

Plexal works with government departments and global tech companies to deliver innovation projects across a broad range of topics: national security, transport, healthcare, cyber security, telecoms and 5G, inclusive innovation and more. 

Plexal operates in London, Manchester and Cheltenham. Its coworking space in London is based at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and is home to over 800 innovators who are breaking new ground in cyber security, art and design, healthtech, AI and more.


We’re looking for a Head of Marketing with solid integrated marketing experience for a 12-month maternity cover contract.

Working across our workspace, innovation consultancy and events business streams, you’ll be responsible for maintaining the marketing strategy and developing and executing marketing plans to meet business goals. A shrewd budgeter, you’ll create and manage the annual marketing budget, prioritising profitability of the business and ensuring all projects are delivered on time and on budget.

You’ll manage a team of four direct reports: a Senior Content Manager, Content Specialist (part-time), Designer and Content Coordinator. You’ll be responsible for creating performance goals for the department and individuals and support your team members throughout the year to achieve their goals.

Day to day you’ll manage your team to deliver against priorities and marketing plans in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. Plexal has a flat structure and this role is very much hands-on. Taking briefs, liaising with internal stakeholders, client engagement, leading on projects, briefing and working with third parties (e.g. video, animation, PPC, PR) could all easily feature in a day.

Finally, you’ll be responsible for how our brand is perceived in market. You’ll work with the team to position Plexal as a respected, high quality, well known innovation and coworking brand; from PR and thought leadership to social execution. You’ll work closely with our Designer, who knows our brand inside and out, but you’ll ultimately have an opinion on all branding decisions and have sign off on all creative.


  • you still love rolling your sleeves up and getting stuck into the doing as well as the thinking
  • you’re creative and prioritise brand
  • you’re a strong communicator and can build relationships easily – internal and external stakeholder management including clients, peers, department leads and the senior leadership team is essential to the role
  • you’re process-driven but can work flexibily – things can, and do, change all the time
  • you have a passion and interest in innovation and technology
  • you’re resourceful. Plexal is a startup, so being efficient with team resources and budgets is a must.
  • you thrive in a fast-paced environment


  • 7+ years experience in similar role(s).
  • Have managed and inspired teams before.
  • Working in tech or innovation an advantage, not essential.
  • Proven track record of creating and implementing marketing plans that meet business goals.


  • Flexible working 3 days in office, 2 days from home – we’re based at the Here East tech campus on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in east London.
  • Plexal offers a bonus, pension, private healthcare, life assurance and critical illness cover. Learn more about our culture, values and benefits at plexal.com/careers.
  • Plexal is an equal opportunities employer.

To apply for this position, you mustTo apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK and be willing to undergo UK Government vetting (SC).