Vacancies at ICAS

Living wage employerICAS is a professional body for more than 20,000 world class business men and women who work in the UK and in more than 100 countries around the world. Our members have all achieved the internationally recognised and respected CA qualification (Chartered Accountant). We are an educator, examiner, regulator, and thought leader.

To lead the global accountancy and finance profession, we look to employ unique and talented people. We're committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting our staff and have a range of benefits for those who work for us.

Listed below are current vacancies at ICAS:

Subject Controller/Lecturer

Full-time, Permanent

Edinburgh

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Lecturer/Subject Controller to join the Learning division of ICAS. Reporting to the Director (Programme Delivery), this is a varied role which has responsibility for leading the subject of Technology in the CA syllabus. The successful individual will also develop the Digital Associate concept into an operational qualification.

Core responsibilities

Key activities include (but are not limited to):-

  • To subject control all technical content in areas related to technology, information, data and digital within the CA syllabus.
  • To create and quality control learning material across all technology related subject matter.
  • To develop, with the MyCABLE resources, online delivery materials.
  • To teach across all subject areas in the CA and other qualifications launched in subject matter related to technology, information, data and digital.
  • To create examination intellectual property to the quality standards set by the ICAS Examination Board and Panels at all levels of relevant qualifications.
  • To manage and lead a team of colleagues throughout the UK in the delivery of consistent learning to the standards agreed by ICAS and in contracts.
  • To act creatively in proposing opportunities for ICAS to achieve its growth objectives.
  • To research, develop a proposition, test, gain approval for, and thereafter manage the implementation of the Digital Associate concept in partnership with other Learning organisations.
  • To provide advice on the integration of technical subject matter in emerging technology to all colleagues in the Learning team.
  • To undertake, in collaboration with others, projects defined by ICAS Executive, in commercial and members’ development.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Post-graduate education, highly developed written and oral communication skills and demonstratable current expertise are essential. A professional qualification, experience in a Learning environment and demonstrable creative and innovative skills would also be highly desirable.

To apply please forward your CV to hr@icas.com together with a covering letter outlining why you believe your skills and experience make you the ideal candidate for the role.

Retention Marketing Manager

Location

Edinburgh

Job Description

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Retention Marketing Manager to join ICAS.  Reporting to the Senior Marketing Manager, this is a varied role which has responsibility for supporting ICAS’s vision to be recognised and respected as a world leader in the future of finance professionals and the advancement of the profession.  Growth in reinvestment, customers, voice, income and member satisfaction is at the heart of ICAS’ business strategy.

The Retention Marketing Manager is responsible for supporting the delivery of ICAS’ growth strategy for member engagement and satisfaction for the ICAS membership in the UK and internationally. The role also has responsibility for the planning and delivery of multichannel marketing campaigns as well as defining, owning and executing all our marketing strategies and activities related to member retention.

Core responsibilities

Key activities include (but are not limited to):-

  1. Planning and delivering high impact, successful, results orientated marketing campaigns (including email, social media, print and advertising) to support ICAS’ member engagement strategy.
  2. Working closely with the Growth Marketing Manager to translate the brand strategy across key membership audiences.
  3. Working closely and collaboratively with key internal stakeholders to deliver strategy and to engage with members across the portfolio of ICAS’ products and services. This includes working with relevant teams to develop member-led propositions to enhance ICAS’ service offering.
  4. Creating and delivering an engagement programme to ‘surprise and delight’ existing members, covering all core channels.
  5. Leading the marketing approach and developing plans for core areas of the business based around the value proposition for ICAS members;
  6. Using insight to identify and understand audience needs to create engaging, compelling and relevant content to support marketing campaigns and engagement activity.
  7. Managing the planning and allocation of the annual marketing budget for retention marketing activity with a clear rationale for spend vs ROI.
  8. Setting up and ensuring delivery of ‘test & learn’ strategies to ensure target audiences receive timely, accurate, relevant and personalised communications.
  9. Working closely with the Senior Marketing Manager to ensure effective reporting on all marketing campaigns and using key learnings to drive future improvements.
  10. Working with the in-house design team to produce inspiring artwork and creatives.

Key Responsibilities

Communication

  • Be a persuasive communicator to business leaders and staff across the business.
  • Extensive influencing of key internal and external stakeholders.
  • High levels of emotional intelligence required.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Confident, driven and dynamic leader with experience of multi-channel marketing.
  • Strong track record in planning and executing marketing strategies from beginning to end.
  • Understands of customer segmentation and the value of data and insight.
  • Good understanding of customer journey mapping.
  • Experienced in pulling together customer propositions.
  • Knowledge of email marketing automation
  • High emotional intelligence.
  • An excellent team player and team builder.
  • Strong influencing and interpersonal skills, with the ability to influence change and take people with you.
  • Experience of working in a matrix management structure would be beneficial.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Confident in communicating with senior members of staff both internally and externally.
  • Good marketing and client management skills.
  • Sound technical knowledge and digital marketing experience.

Qualifications

  • Desirable -  Educated to degree level or equivalent in a Marketing related subject
  • Desirable – Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing

Experience

  • Significant experience gained within a Marketing environment across all channels.
  • Experience of consistently delivering results.
  • Experience of line management and working across a complex organisation.

To apply please forward your CV to hr@icas.com together with a covering letter outlining why you believe your skills and experience make you the ideal candidate for the role.  The closing date for applications is Thursday 18th April 2019.

Lecturer/Tutor

Lecturer/Tutor

Full time, Permanent

Edinburgh

Overview

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Lecturer/Tutor to join ICAS.  The successful individual will contribute to the creation and delivery of a high-quality education programme and examination system to CA students, in one of the key syllabus areas.  They will also work on departmental projects in the field of education, as required by the CA Learning business plan.

The successful individual will be responsible for delivering around 50 days of tuition, depending on departmental requirements (classroom or online) during a calendar year, contributing to the Learning programme for prospective CAs.  They will be expected to work as part of team aiming to enrol 760-770 candidates in 2019.

Core responsibilities

Key activities include (but are not limited to):-

  • Lecturing to CA students in a number of locations, in a specific area of the CA qualification syllabus, and receiving satisfactory teaching scores from student and peer feedback.
  • Contributing to the preparation and review of technical content of courses taught, and becoming a subject expert in these areas (for both students and peers), working under the guidance of the subject controller.
  • Contributing to the preparation and review of, and delivering online tuition to CA students, taking into account the nature of the material and the most appropriate ways to deliver this.  This will involve working closely with the e-learning technologists.
  • Marking and feeding back to students and firms on course assessments and final examinations, primarily in the areas of accounting, auditing and assurance, providing accurate marking and constructive feedback where required.
  • Liaising with students and nominated firms, as required, to provide information and guidance on the routes to becoming a CA, including counselling of students on technical material and their approach to studying.
  • Acting as a member of the achievement log team, reviewing approximately 200 student achievement logs per annum, and dealing with student queries in this area.  This will involve working with the achievement log specialist team.
  • Working with other members of the Education team to develop projects, involving research, consideration of alternatives, project-writing and presentation to colleagues.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Working practical knowledge of the topics covered in designated parts of the CA syllabus.
  • Strong communication skills, including public speaking.
  • Strong written communication skills, particularly around clear explanation of complex material.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Organisational skills – the role has a wide range of tasks and the candidate will be expected to manage their own diary and workload, with minimal interference.
  • Qualified accountant (preferably CA), trained in public practice or industry.
  • Prior teaching experience is desirable but not essential.

Digital Marketing Manager

Digital Marketing Manager

Full-time, Permanent

Edinburgh

Overview

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Digital Marketing Manager to join the ICAS team.  Reporting to the Senior Marketing Manager, this is a varied role which has responsibility for supporting ICAS’s vision to be recognized and respected as a world leader in the future of financial professionals and the advancement of the profession.  Growth in reinvestment, customers, voice, income and member satisfaction is at the heart of ICAS’ business strategy.  The successful individual will be responsible for ICAS’ digital marketing channels; email, social media, PPC and SEO.  The role is accountable for developing and implementing ICAS’ contact strategy across each channel ensuring consistency in tone of voice, brand positioning and brand identity. This role involves working closely with the Digital Channels lead and customer experience team.

Core Responsibilities

Key activities include (but are not limited to):-

  • Supporting the Senior Marketing Manager in delivering ICAS’ digital marketing strategy.
  • Developing and implementing a contact strategy for email communication and engagement for the email automation platform (DotDigital) to manage the volume of emails sent while increasing the quality of emails.
  • Developing and implementing a social media strategy for Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram focusing on increasing engagement and followers on each channel.
  • Developing a strategy for PPC and SEO and delivering activity.
  • Working with the Growth Marketing Manager and Retention Marketing Manager to plan and deliver high impact, successful, results oriented campaign activity across digital channels.
  • Working closely and collaboratively with key internal stakeholders to ensure the ICAS’ digital marketing strategy is fully embedded in all areas of the business.
  • Translating the brand-strategy and roll-out both internally and externally.  Setting up and monitoring key brand tracking metrics.
  • Using insight to identify and understand audience needs to create engaging, compelling and relevant content to support marketing activity across digital channels.
  • Developing customer journey maps for target audiences, highlighting key engagement touch points and identify opportunities for increasing engagement and conversion.
  • Managing the planning and allocation of the annual marketing budget for digital marketing with a clear rationale for spend vs ROI.
  • Working closely with the Senior Marketing Manager to ensure effective reporting on all digital marketing activity and use key learnings to drive future improvements.
  • Working with the in-house design team to produce inspiring artwork and creatives for digital marketing channels.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Skills & Knowledge

  • Confident, driven and dynamic leader with experience of multi-channel marketing.
  • Understanding of digital marketing channels from planning to delivery
  • Sound digital marketing knowledge.
  • Strong track record in planning and executing marketing strategies from beginning to end.
  • Understanding of customer segmentation, and the value of data and insight.
  • Experience writing content to meet business and marketing objectives.
  • Good understanding of customer journey mapping.
  • Knowledge of email marketing automation.
  • Experience working with designers and creative agencies.
  • An excellent team player and team builder.
  • Strong influencing skills, with the ability to influence change and take people with you.
  • Confident in communicating with senior members of staff both internally and externally.

Qualifications

  • Desirable -  Educated to degree level or equivalent in a Marketing related subject
  • Desirable – Member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing

Experience

  • Significant experience gained within a Marketing environment across all channels.
  • Experience of consistently delivering results.
  • Experience of line management and working across a complex organisation.

To apply please forward your CV to hr@icas.com together with a covering letter outlining why you believe your skills and experience make you the ideal candidate for the role.  The closing date for applications is Thursday 18th April 2019.

Volunteering opportunities at ICAS

ICAS also has a range of volunteering opportunities available for CAs, including voluntary charity positions, voluntary committee opportunities, and volunteer opportunities for members who are retired or on a career break.

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