At the Wise Group, we don’t like treading water, or maintaining the status quo. Ambitious, we are at a time of transformational change in our organisation, and excited about the growing opportunities for innovation, development and achievement which lie in front of us.
The Wise Group is a leading social enterprise whose mission is to transform lives. We lift people out of poverty by helping them find jobs, provide advice to those struggling to heat their homes and support people to find their feet following time in prison. We strive for change for the better, for our colleagues, our customers, our partners, our communities and society. We challenge ourselves to work effectively, embracing technology and driving innovation to allow us to reach and support more people, and bring about the social change which drives us.
To achieve our mission successfully, we are wholly dedicated to living our Values. Just as we support members of society who need it, we are also guided by a commitment to being fair and supportive to our colleagues and partners. When our colleagues are at their best, we are successful and can transform more lives.
Our Values are our anchor and north star and outline how we achieve our purpose and what we look like when we are at our best.
This is a newly created role within the business where you will be responsible for increasing brand awareness and driving service use.
You will be responsible for developing and delivering an engaging marketing and communications strategy to improve organisational reach, influence, service use and growth using both online and offline channels.
In addition, you will deliver campaigns to raise the profile and reputation of the Wise Group, elevate engagement and connect people to the Wise Group’s Values and ambitions.
You will take ownership for:
To be considered for this role, you will have:
This is a truly exciting role where you can make a difference to society and the lives of people. You will be offered a salary of £35,000 plus flexible working.
We will be accepting applications until the 6th of August 2021.
Inspired by our Values and committed to our mission to transform lives, as a storyteller, you will connect people with our Values and our ambitious ideas. Crucially, you will stay on top of emerging trends in digital and social media communications, and you will be capable of determining and delivering measurable metrics.
We are passionate about promoting equity, diversity and inclusion across the enterprise. We want to role model an inclusive environment, where every colleague feels able to bring their whole self to work.
A more diverse workforce will bring a range of experiences and perspectives; this in turn will strengthen our performance, wellbeing, and engagement with customers and stakeholders, thus building a stronger sustainable enterprise.
We are committed to building an inclusive, equitable culture and support network for our colleagues where they feel included, supported, and treated fairly. We welcome respectful, constructive, and professional challenge, as this is how we learn.
Diversity and inclusion are a natural part of what we do. We want to be recognised as an enterprise that attracts, develops, retains, and fully engages a diverse talent.
The Wise Group provides an inclusive and supportive working environment, excellent benefits package, and a dedicated colleague wellbeing programme, designed to help you be the best that you can be every single day:
As well as working in close collaboration with our clients, and the online marketplaces, we are active members of groups that have been established to combat illicit trade. These include the Scottish Anti-Illicit Trade Group, the European Intellectual Property Office, The Scottish Business Resilience Centre, the Anti-Counterfeiting Group, and the China Britain Business Council. Members of our senior management sit on the boards of ACID (Anti-Copying in Design), the Scottish Ministerial Trade Board, and the European Union Intellectual Property Office’s Observatory Panel for SMEs, amongst others.
Each team member nominates good causes or charities that are supported on both an individual and corporate basis. Wherever possible, we support the employee’s involvement whether through time or fundraising events.
We’re a passionate and professional team who thrive in issue-rich environment and we’re looking to add a Communication Lead to our fast-growing team. You’ll be a trusted advisor to clients across several sectors in all aspects of communication, external affairs, marketing and issues management. Coming from an agency or consultancy environment, at Account Director level or above, you’ll report directly to the Managing Director and be responsible for a small and busy multi-disciplinary team. You’ll have first-class project management skills, be solutions-driven and excellent commercial acumen too. Alongside the senior team, you’ll work to drive the strategic growth of Aspect.
Your core duties will include:
You’ll be a skilled communicator, interested and knowledgeable about the key issues shaping the external environment. In addition, to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:
We deliver purpose-driven work from an extremely welcoming environment near the City Centre. We actively encourage the responsible use of resources, from using public transport to reuse, recycling, and, of course, a minimal impact office environment. We have benefited from the advice of the Energy Saving Trust and Resource Efficient Scotland. Our waste contractor also provides us with a monthly report on volumes and types of material and the carbon emissions avoided through recycling.
Over 80% of our employees can walk or cycle to The Lair and, pre-pandemic, 10% were using public transport as their normal daily commuting mode. Without doubt, online meetings will replace considerable miles, going forward, saving resources, time and energy. Where possible, when possible, the train remains our preferred option.
We’re a passionate and professional team who thrive in issue-rich environment and we’re looking for Senior Communication Advisors, Communications Advisors and Communications Executives to join their fast-growing team.
You’ll have previous agency experience at Senior Account Manager or Account Manager level and be passionate about delivering excellent results for clients. You might be a specialist in PR and media relations who produces compelling editorial content across a range of topics and sectors or you might be a public affairs expert who understands the policy landscape and helps clients build influential relationships. Whatever your specialism, you’ll be an excellent writer, full of creative ideas, with proven client management experience and the ability to provide expert advice our clients.
Your key duties will include:
In addition, to be considered for this role, you must be able to demonstrate:
Our aim is to combat illicit online trade by identifying and removing counterfeits for sale. Counterfeits not only damage brands, their reputations, and revenues, but can cause significant harm to the end customer – whether as a fake toy or a fake medicine – and the consequences can be life threatening.
Counterfeiting is a significant economic and social issue.
The OECD reports that counterfeit and fake goods make up more than 3.3% of the world’s global trade. Those involved in the trade of counterfeits have been linked to people trafficking, prostitution, and drug dealing.
As such, reducing illicit trade is about much more than brand protection but also about human rights, safety, and social equity.
And this is what we do, every day.
Our people are our most important asset, and their mental well-being and happiness are core to our success. We love our diverse workforce, actively embrace flexible working (even pre-pandemic!) and encourage a healthy work-life balance. We have been recognised as one of the most diverse SME workplaces in the UK and are holders of the Scottish Business Pledge which exists to promote a fairer Scotland. We have also just been included in the 2021 Culture Leaders Top 25 – an accolade of which we are very proud!
We are a fully inclusive and nurturing employer and, despite being in tech, the majority of our team are women, leading to accolades in the Computing Magazine Women in IT Awards and the Amazon Growing Business Awards. We currently represent 15 nationalities and speak 20 languages. Age is no barrier, and we recruit for attitude, providing and encouraging appropriate learning and training for each and every role.
We are also proud members of IP Inclusive, a network of professionals working to make the intellectual property industry more diverse.