Campaign Manager

Department for Transport

Closing date: 21 Feb 2018

Reference number



£33,990 - £36,880


Higher Executive Officer

Contract type


Business area

Other - Non Group

Type of role

Communications / Marketing

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time



Number of posts



City of Westminster, London, SW1P 4DR

About the job

Job description

Would you relish the opportunity of working on our high profile, award winning behaviour change campaign THINK!, helping save lives on our roads?

Are you an experienced campaign manager who thrives in a fast paced environment?

If so, we want to hear from you.

We are looking for a talented and confident communications professional to join our Marketing team. This is an exciting opportunity to work on a cutting edge marketing campaign within a hardworking and supportive communications environment.

You will be responsible for the day to day planning and delivery of the Government’s flagship THINK! road safety campaign. The campaign aims to save lives on our roads by addressing a range of road safety issues, including drink driving, use of mobile phones whilst driving and child road safety. You will also have the opportunity to get involved in other campaigns across the department.

You will work closely with creative and media planning agencies, and forge strong relationships with key stakeholders, policy officials and Ministers’ offices.

Your key responsibilities will include;

• planning, delivering and evaluating a range of evidence based THINK! campaigns
• providing expert marketing expertise and advice to wider DfT communications and policy colleagues
• developing positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders to deliver communications through trusted intermediaries
• managing marketing budgets and driving value for money

Find out more about our award campaign by viewing the Think! Facebook and Twitter pages.

Please see the attached role profile for full details of the role responsibilities

About you

You are an experienced and creative campaign manager with a track record of planning and delivering successful marketing campaigns with enthusiasm and commitment. You have experience of covering media planning and buying, creative production and campaign evaluation. You are proactive and thrive in a fast paced environment and have the ability to quickly adapt to unexpected demands and deadlines. You have excellent written and verbal communication skills, presenting your recommendations and proposals professionally and persuasively to key stakeholders. Having strong stakeholder management skills you are able to build and maintain trusted working relationships with agencies. You have a good understanding of digital channels and social media platforms.

About us

You will be joining one of the most dynamic and talented team of communication specialists in Whitehall. You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your creative flair, share your ideas and work collaboratively with a down to earth, fun and hardworking group of people.

We can proudly announce that the Department for Transport has been recognised for its leadership on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017.

DfT’s inclusion is recognition of our commitment to make the Department a great place to work through our culture of equality and inclusivity and the great strides we’ve made to raise the number of women in senior positions.



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.


Besides the rewarding nature of the job itself, the benefits that come with it are excellent. The package includes generous leave entitlement, attractive pension options, flexible working and other policies to enable a good work/life balance, including beneficial childcare arrangements. You'll also benefit from our commitment to nurturing and developing talent.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass basic security checks.

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details

You should use the Government Communication Competency Framework, referring to the relevant competency definitions for the grade advertised.

To comply with a recent government change, the Department for Transport has adopted anonymised recruitment. This means that your name, date of birth and other personal details will not be seen by the sift panel.

When considering your experience, please tailor your CV and Personal Statement to provide evidence of when you have;

• Used insight to identify target audiences and partners, support decision making and help inform the overall communication approach
• Designed and developed engaging, targeted content and messages suitable for use across a range of channels
• Explored opportunities to use low/no cost channels, including earned, owned and paid for channels
• Advised on, monitored and provided analysis of campaign effectiveness indicators.
• Supported the design and delivery of techniques to assess the effectiveness and impact of communication

If invited to interview, this may consist of a range of question types. These could include questions about your strengths or how you would respond in any particular situation as well as specific examples of things you have done.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.


Candidates in their probationary period are eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

Contact point for applicants

For further information on this vacancy please contact

Sift/interview dates and location

The sift is due to take place 23/02/2018.

Interviews/assessments are likely to be held between 12/03/2018 and 16/03/2018.

Whilst we will endeavour to meet the dates set out in the advert there may be occasions when these dates will change. Those candidates invited to assessment will be provided with sufficient notice of confirmed dates.

If successful and transferring from another Government Department a security check may be carried out.

Further information

Please see attached candidate notes.

A reserve list will be held for a period of 12 months from which further appointments can be made.

If appropriate, your application form and selection information may be shared with additional vacancy holders across the Department and its Agencies.

Reasonable adjustment

If a person with disabilities is put at a substantial disadvantage compared to a non-disabled person, we have a duty to make reasonable changes to our processes.
If you need a change to be made so that you can make your application, you should:

• Contact Government Recruitment Service via as soon as possible before the closing date to discuss your needs

• Complete the “Assistance required” section in the “Additional requirements” page of your application form to tell us what changes or help you might need further on in the recruitment process. For instance, you may need wheelchair access at interview, or if you’re deaf, a Language Service Professional.

Applicants who are successful at interview will be, as part of pre-employment screening subject to a check on the Internal Fraud Database (IFD). This check will provide information about employees who have been dismissed for fraud or dishonesty offences. This check also applies to employees who resign or otherwise leave before being dismissed for fraud or dishonesty had their employment continued. Any applicant’s details held on the IFD will be refused employment.

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact

Government Recruitment Services via email:

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission at

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