Marketing & Business Development Manager, UK Campaigns & Programmes

Marketing & Business Development

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Marketing & Business Development


Business Professionals


London, United Kingdom



The role


This role supports the Head of MBD UK on delivering the three-year UK strategic priorities for Marketing and Business Development. This will involve managing UK campaigns, events and business development initiatives, working closely with the Head of MBD and counterparts in the UK and Internationally.

  • Support the UK Head of Marketing and BD to deliver UK activity and pilots with clear objectives and communication cascades, so there is efficient roll out, delivery and review, where applicable. Examples in key areas are: 
    • The UK client strategic priority to embed our client FOCUS methodology across the UK with a pilot in 2022 and UK-wide launch in 2023 with continued focus thereafter
    • The UK messaging initiative and communications plan to make sure there is coordinated approach to building and maintaining our brand profile in the UK.  This will involve working with the UK Office MBD Managers, agency and the central communications team, to deliver the aims of the UK brand profiling element of the three year strategic plan for the UK. 
    • The UK Sector Strategy roll out of the second 3 year plan
    • Keep track of all activity with clear oversight of all programmes delivered locally providing UK-wide measurement and quarterly reporting.  At the start this will involve working with the UK Head of MBD to devise the logging and measurement system and then handling this on an ongoing basis
    • Write or draft internal communication pieces, articles, copy for external client-facing materials and communication of all forms
  • The role will utilise the full marketing mix including profile-raising through internal and external communication including the overall media planning for the UK business, events, writing copy for internal communication purposes, social media (working with the central social media team), marketing campaigns and client targeting programmes
  • This wide-ranging position covers all aspects of marketing and involves working with different parts of the business and counterparts in the UK team
  • This will be an interesting and fast-paced role in a lively, dynamic environment with the opportunity to work on a range of initiatives with an array of partners across groups and sectors, and with teams in all parts of the business


  • University degree
  • Excellent written skills with a passion for writing 
  • A professional approach, demonstrating commitment and dedication
  • Highly organised with excellent communication and project management skills, and sharp attention to detail  
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to be persuasive and diplomatic
  • Excellent understanding and experience of marketing with a commercial mind. Able to demonstrate a track record of managing, or being an integral part of the team delivering, successful marketing, media and communications campaigns 
  • Experience managing events of all types from business dinners and panel discussions to large receptions and conferences, working with high profile speakers and guests 
  • Ideally demonstrate experience of working with PR and media agencies or on PR and media campaigns, otherwise demonstrate a flair for learning and interest in this area of marketing
  • An ability to motivate others to be engaged and excited in programmes and activity which they might not initially see as a priority. Willing to be actively involved in the details whenever necessary
  • Used to dealing with a demanding workload and conflicting priorities 
  • Experience working with marketing agencies e.g. events, communications, PR, production
  • Competent presentation skills are required with a willingness to present and take the lead at times
  • Excellent skills with PowerPoint and Excel are an advantage. Competency with PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Outlook is essential, along with the ability to present data in an effective way
  • Have a positive, enthusiastic outlook and approach to work. Thrive on achieving results in a fast-paced environment. Confident working alone, and also enjoy being part of a team with a collaborative working style
  • Enjoy working in a vibrant, varied role and open to working on new initiatives


DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. Our global reach ensures that we can help businesses with their legal needs anywhere in the world. We strive to be the leading global business law firm by delivering quality, service excellence and value to our clients and offering practical and innovative legal solutions to help them succeed. Our clients range from multinational, Global 1000, and Fortune 500 enterprises to emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies, as well as government and public sector bodies.


In everything we do connected with our People, our Clients and our Communities, we live by these values:

  • Be Supportive - we are compassionate and inclusive, valuing diversity and act thoughtfully
  • Be Collaborative - we are proactive, passionate team players, investing in our relationships
  • Be Bold - we are fearless and inquisitive, challenging ourselves to think big and find creative new solutions
  • Be Exceptional - we are strategic and driven, exceeding standards and expectations


At DLA Piper, diversity and inclusion underpins how we live our values and everything we do.  We believe that everyone has a voice, and that everyone’s voice counts. We know that the rich diversity across our firm makes us stronger, more innovative and creative, which helps us to better serve our clients and communities. We are committed to providing an inclusive working environment and culture across our global firm, where everyone can bring their authentic self to work. 

Diversity of perspective, thought, background and culture combine to make us the leading global law firm; that’s why we actively seek to build balanced teams. We welcome the unique contribution that you will bring to our firm and actively encourage applications from all talented people – however your talent is packaged, whatever your background or circumstance and regardless of how you identify.

We support anyone with a disability or long term health condition to ensure they have the opportunity to perform at their best. If you have not done so already, please let us know if you require any support so we can make the right adjustments and considerations should they be required.


We know that people have responsibilities and interests outside of their career and that as a business, we all benefit from working flexibly. That's why we are open to discussing with candidates the different ways in which we are able to support requests for agile working arrangements.


In the event that we make an offer to you, and where local legislation permits, we will conduct pre-engagement screening checks that may include but are not limited to your professional and academic qualifications, your eligibility to work in the relevant jurisdiction, any criminal records, your financial stability and references from previous employers.