WORKING IN MARKETING
At English Heritage, we bring history to life. Inspiring people to experience history where it happened is what drives our marketing team - and we love telling the stories of England through our sites.
Collaborating with colleagues across the country, we get to the heart of the stories of both local and national importance.
We like to think that our best asset is the people who work for English Heritage. Wherever you are based you get to meet and work alongside extraordinarily capable, expert, interesting and fun people.
We have small but expert marketing teams based in four territories across the country, with offices in Dover, York, Bristol and Wrest Park in Bedfordshire. They develop and deliver PR and marketing campaigns to drive visitors to the sites and events in their area. Inspiring content and engaging social interactions are an essential part of how they inspire our visitors to visit, join and connect with us.
The new territory based Social and Content roles will enable us to do even more of this, and will dedicate their time to managing the social media channels and digital content for the historic visitor attractions and their events within their area.
Our national marketing team who work out of offices in Swindon and London work closely with the territory marketing teams. With professionals in Customer Insight, Brand and Design, PR as well as Digital and Social, the national team is there to support, guide and facilitate the exciting work going on in the territories as well as deliver across the national English Heritage channels.
English Heritage looks after a stunning mix of castles, abbeys, fortresses and party houses in the West - each with their own story to tell.
Tintagel Castle, with its unique mix of history and legend has been inspiring and engaging visitors from around the world for centuries. The atmospheric ruins of Kenilworth Castle, where Dudley wooed Elizabeth I, are rich with stories of partying and pageantry. Or you could be bringing to life the impressive remains of Wroxeter Roman Town, one of the greatest cities in Roman Britain, with its bathhouse remains and ancient forum.
From Hadrian's Wall to York's Cold War Bunker, there's so much of England's story waiting for our visitors in the North. The North territory has an exciting portfolio of 40 paid for attractions, and many more free sites. Rievaulx Abbey, Belsay Hall, Castle and Gardens and Warkworth Castle are just some of the sites packed with rich content waiting to be shared.
You will be uncovering content opportunities from our amazing collection of Roman artefacts, telling the story of the Thellusson Family and their home at Brodsworth Hall and Gardens, and recreating the dramatic tales of Dracula at our events programme at Whitby Abbey.
SOUTH EAST REGION
Working in the South East Territory means you're responsible for some of the busiest English Heritage sites in the country. Based at the awesome fortress of Dover Castle, you'll also cover Osborne, Queen Victoria's seaside home on the Isle of Wight - and the site of England's most significant battle, 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey and Battlefield.
You might be creating content around TV and films shot on location at our sites, or perhaps researching anniversaries to showcase Dover's fascinating World War Two and Cold War history. The South East Territory offers a richly varied collection of historic properties, a deep seam of fascinating and highly newsworthy content, and a great team of engaging experts to tap into.
EAST & LONDON REGION
The London and East properties are a real treasure trove. We love working in them (and with the teams that help run them) and we're sure you will too. This role will be based at Wrest Park in Bedfordshire, overlooking a Capability Brown landscaped garden, but the territory covers a large area. It includes magnificent castles in Derbyshire, windmills and priories in Suffolk, and villas and palaces in London - and even the former homes of the Duke of Wellington and Charles Darwin.
London and East has the largest event programme in English Heritage, with activity throughout the year. You'll cover project launches, work with schools and local communities, as well dealing with the occasional TV and film crew and a large slide down from a castle wall.
Social media and digital content channels
We believe that you can't understand the history of England just by reading about it.
In the Marketing team, we tell the story of England in an inspiring and fun way, while maintaining the highest standards of authencity - all to encourage people to visit the places where history happened.
We want visitors to know that when they come to an English Heritage site, they're part of the story. They can try stuff on, investigate things, sense the atmosphere, climb the ramparts, or simply watch, learn and enjoy. And there are many platforms that we use to do this - including the ones below: