Business Development and Marketing Coordinator

Job Title: Business Development and Marketing Coordinator

Salary: up to £35,000

Hours of work: Full-time

Location: Hybrid/Manchester

About Purcell

Purcell is an award-winning employee-owned architectural and heritage consultancy practice with a commitment to quality, innovation, and diversity. We have staff of approximately 280 talented architects, designers, heritage consultants and surveyors across 14 offices, in the UK, Hong Kong and Australia. Winners of Architect Employer of the Year 2022.

Collaboration is central to our employee-ownership culture, providing opportunities to work on some of the finest buildings; from meticulous heritage and conservation schemes to bold contemporary design. We offer a rewarding and supportive environment for personal and professional development and our employee-owned ethos empowers everyone to use their voice. We believe in creating an equitable and inclusive culture, founded on our values, which celebrates knowledge sharing and our successes, to build an inspiring work environment.

It is our distinctive employee-owned working culture that has contributed to our status as a World Architecture Top 100 Practice, renowned for our excellence in architecture and heritage consultancy.

About the role

We are currently looking for a Business Development and Marketing Coordinator to join our team in Manchester. The successful candidate would be based in our Manchester Studio but is expected to travel across to Purcell’s North Region studios (Manchester and York) to fulfil their role.

Job duties include the following:

  • Regional business development (BD) strategy, campaigns, initiatives, and research: work alongside the Regional Senior Team to support and coordinate a meaningful strategic plan and initiatives.
  • Regional BD meetings: coordination and support.
  • Excellent writing skills to draft text for company collateral (brochures, website etc)
  • Peer-to-peer (P2Ps): Strategic programme and coordination of P2Ps ensuring research is undertaken in advance and relevant collateral is prepared.
  • Manage appointment setting for regional team
  • Regional networking events: Research, coordinate and attendance to networking events. Arrange collateral if needed and ensure follow ups are completed.
  • Publicity: Pro-actively championing regional project and people stories for publicity opportunities and social media campaigns, to feed through to the central Marketing & Communications team
  • Customer relationship management (CRM): Updating BD information in the company’s CRM system (Rapport).
  • Purcell events: Organisation and management of Purcell planned events. Includes the strategy, coordination and follow ups to the events.
  • Collateral support: Work closely with central Marketing & Communications team to develop and ensure collateral is up to date and relevant.
  • Award support: Work closely with central Marketing & Communications team on regional award submissions and strategies.
  • Support on thought leadership pieces to celebrate our projects and people.
  • Champion the North Region within the company.

Optional possibilities for the role:

  • There is a potential for the role to have an element of graphics if the candidate has skills in this area
  • There is a potential for the right candidate to develop their research and writing skills through assisting with thought leadership pieces and research papers

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in marketing and / or business development
  • Experience with social media and CRM management
  • Experience of dealing with people at all levels, both on the telephone, via email and in-person
  • Experience of working in a pressured environment with frequent interruptions.
  • Knowledge of the architecture / construction industry
  • Able to work proactively on own initiative and prioritise workload
  • Ability to be responsible for own areas of work
  • Quality standards of accuracy and presentation
  • Excellent organisational skills and able to multitask
  • Clear and quality communication skills both verbal and written
  • Co-operative team member.
  • Enthusiasm for developing skills and knowledge
  • Able to turn their hand to just about anything and must enjoy a challenge
  • Proactive ‘can do’ approach
  • Takes proactive initiative
  • Travel and ability to go between studios
  • Able to work additional hours during peak workload/holiday
  • Positive outlook, professional, commitment to the role


Our benefits package includes agile, flexible and hybrid working, (a minimum of 3 days in office, up to 2 days WFH) annual leave increasing with long service, life assurance, study sponsorship with paid study leave, sabbaticals, employee assistance programme, season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, virtual GP service, subscription fees, company day out, a volunteering scheme and enhanced learning & development opportunities.

This job description is a guide to the duties the post holder will be expected to undertake. It is not intended to be exhaustive or exclusive and will be subject to change as working requirements dictate and to meet the organisational requirements of Purcell.

As world leaders of Heritage and Conservation, Purcell is committed to embracing diversity and equal opportunity within our international teams, reflective of the society in which we work and live.

We welcome people from all backgrounds and celebrate differences through our culture of employee ownership.

For a chat about the role, you can reach out directly to Dom Szczecinski in the Inclusive Recruiting team. Email or call 0203 397 8333.

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