ABOUT ME

Jayne Whitton

Jayne Whitton

A senior marketing, communications and digital professional with over 20+ years’ experience of successfully transforming organisations by balancing: strategic leadership, a credible voice at board level and good people skills, with an excellent track record of delivering award-winning campaigns and effectively leading transformational change.

Skills

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Career History

COVID CAREER BREAK

October 2020 – Present 2021

MSC VOLUNTARY SECTOR MANAGEMENT at CASS September 2018 to October 2020

MARKETING, COMMUNICATIONS, INSIGHT/DIGITAL DIRECTOR at The Children's Society

January 2015 to July 2018

CONSULTANT

Jayne+Ltd/The Children's Society

August 2010 to April 2014

HEAD OF MARKETING

City Hall - [Ken & Boris]

April 2001 – August 2010

HEAD OF COMMUNICATIONS Energy Saving Trust

Sept 2000 – April 2001 (Freelancer)

MARKETING MANAGER

Westminster City Council (WAES) May 1995 – Sept 2000

TOURISM MARKETING OFFICER Vale of Glamorgan Council

Oct 1994 – May 1995

MARKETING OFFICER

BBC\BSS

June 1992 – September 1994

ROLE: Set up TwoTogether using an accountability partnership model as a tool to support women to stay focussed on what was important to them during the pandemic, volunteered at a Food Bank and home schooled, in addition to a job search in a challenging market. 

ROLE: A specialism in digital and digital transformation, shadowing the CEO at We Farm a top 20 digital social enterprise, and writing a dissertation on the impact of performative business modelling, in driving successful digital social enterprises. 

ROLE: Reported to the CEO, as part of the Senior Leadership Team, to lead the organisation through significant and transformational change. Responsible for creating and embedding a new Marketing, Communications, and Digital Directorate, delivering all aspects of external communications, leading a team of 50+ and managing a budget of £2 - £3 million, with operational responsibility for brand, audience segmentation and data, comms planning, creative development, media, reputational management, digital and impact and performance management, with  accountability to the Board of Trustees. 

ROLE: Founded successful consultancy to diversify my experience and work with a wider variety of sectors, by providing stand-alone consultancy and leading consortium projects that brought together boutique agencies. Services included: marketing and brand strategy, and campaign planning and implementation, with a bias towards digital and social media. Clients included: British Board of Film Classification (BBfC), Team London (City Olympic Volunteers), Nat Can Social Research, Joe's ice cream, The Children's Society

ROLE: Reported to the Chief Exec, built the marketing team from 3 to 30+, managed a budget of £7 million+, and oversaw GLA Group Marketing (£100mil+). Responsibility for: business planning, integrated external comms planning, delivery of external comms plans (TV, cinema, radio, outdoor, press, print, PR, direct mail, events, exhibitions, managing a team delivering 50+projects a month for London in addition to leading partnership working, commercial sponsorship, website development and a strong bias towards new/social media, within an audit compliant administration process and representing the team at public meetings including Scrutiny Committees. 

ROLE: Managed a team of 2 and a budget of £480,000 to develop and implement a new marketing strategy for the transport team, developed a new brand and digital assets and provided business planning support to the programme director.

ROLE: Managed a team of up to 7 and a budget of over £245,000 to develop and implement a traditional 7 ps marketing strategy to create an audience-focused organisation and executed their annual communications plan including their first website in 2007.

ROLE: Implemented the tourism strategy with a programme of PR, direct mail and industry-facing events, managing a budget of £125,000, a team of 2 and meeting brochure advertising sales targets.

ROLE: Provided marketing and publishing support for a broad range of BBC social action programmes e.g. Radio 4’s In Touch.

Education

MSC 

Voluntary Sector Management

CASS

MA

Marketing

Westminster

BA 

Economic Analysis

Kent (UKC)

A Levels

Economics, Geography & English 

Comprehensive

O Levels

x 9

Comprehensive

Awards