Location: Oxford/Remote 

Reporting to: Commercial Director 


Born from rocket science, the Smith Institute is a team of consultants who use advanced mathematics, analytics and AI to help customers do some pretty amazing things – like preparing the electricity grid to meet net zero targets, optimising satellites in the sky and making sure your favourite shop stocks enough cold drinks on a hot summer’s day.  

We are growing and are looking for a Marketing Manager to help us understand our personas, build our inbound marketing, and expand our impact.  


Reporting to the Commercial Director, you will work closely with our business development team, technical consultants, customers, and external providers to build a message and marketing program that sets the Smith Institute apart.  

  • Strategy and planning: Work with the Commercial Director and our agency/external partners to create, plan and execute an effective inbound marketing strategy.  
  • Content creation: Create content assets (guides, blogs, e-books, whitepapers, podcasts, video, webinars, etc.) to be used at all stages of the marketing process.  
  • Website: Lead improvements to the website, working with existing and new suppliers to optimise the site for lead generation, recruitment and customer engagement.  
  • Social Media and PR: Plan and execute effective social and PR activities to engage, inform, and build our brand.   
  • Marketing Automation: Manage our Hubspot Marketing platform, ensuring leads are tracked and nurtured from MQL to SQL. Create engaging marketing campaigns and nurture sequences for our target personas and customers.  
  • Events: Organise events, including our annual TakeAIM competition – handling promotions, organising logistics, managing suppliers, and creating or ordering marketing assets.  
  • Storytelling: Help us improve our company storytelling to communicate the interest and impact of our work.  
  • Monitor success: Use analytics to report on the success of our marketing efforts and make continuous improvements. 

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent  
  • 2+ years marketing experience  
  • Strong copywriting, communication, and collaboration skills  

Preferred Skills/Qualifications 

  • Marketing degree or certification 
  • Experience with the Hubspot platform and inbound marketing 
  • Skilled at crafting a story and making technical topics accessible 

Why work at the Smith Institute? 

  • Purpose and profit – We’re a company limited by guarantee. We reinvest our profits in growth and focus on the double bottom line. 
  • Flexible working – Work your contracted hours at times that best suit you and our customers, at home, in the office or as a mixture of both. 
  • Health and well-being support – Benefit from up to three months’ contractual sick pay, qualified Mental Health First Aiders, a Mindful Employer Plus membership and additional leave allowance to care for close family members. 
  • Social events – Join our ongoing activities and get to know your colleagues. 
  • Mentoring – Grow your career with mentoring from colleagues and leading academics. 
  • Generous pension scheme – Secure your future with generous employer contribution, income protection, and death in service benefits. 

Email us your CV and covering letter, explaining why you are the best person for this role, at careers@smithinst.co.uk

We operate an Equal Opportunities Policy. We currently have a rolling recruitment programme so applications will be reviewed as they are received, with a view to interviewing selected candidates when sufficient number are shortlisted.