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Media Planning Specialist

Apply now Job no: 693961
Work type: Permanent Full Time
Location: Remote - work from anywhere within the UK
Categories: Brand & Marketing, Data & Analytics

Location: Remote, Glasgow or Gosforth
Business area: Brand & Marketing 
Salary range – from £28,800
Employment Type: Permanent

Join Virgin Money as we transform our team into one that is ready to meet the challenges of the future, setting us up to support our ambition to disrupt the status quo and turn traditional banking on its head. We’re on the lookout for like-minded individuals and innovators to help drive our strategy forward. We’re also transforming how we work, offering our colleagues more choice, control and flexibility to live and work how they choose with A Life More Virgin.

Here’s what it means for YOU:

  • 38.5 days annual leave for all colleagues (including bank holidays and pro rata if part-time)​
  • Five extra paid well-being days per year​
  • A 35 hour working week
  • 20 weeks paid, gender neutral family leave (52 weeks in total) for expectant parents and those looking to adopt
  • Market leading Pension & Private Medical Insurance
  • Flexible benefits including Cycle to Work, Wellness & Health Assessments and Critical Illness
  • Ability to work anywhere in the UK​ (where the role allows)

And, you get these Red Hot Rewards from day one!

We’re working hard to disrupt the status quo in UK banking and we can’t do this without a team of truly great people behind us. Our marketing team is going through a period of significant change as we look to grow the Virgin Money brand. It’s a fast-paced, exciting and creative time to work in a team where there’s plenty of collaboration and engagement with our colleagues and customers. Like all Virgin businesses, we love to challenge the norm, so you’ll need to be comfortable questioning the status quo.

Within the media team, we’re looking for a smart, ambitious, energetic individual who wants to come with us on this journey. The successful candidate for this entry level role could come from any career or educational background and will be looking to quickly establish themselves in the world of media and advertising. Experience to date doesn’t matter as much as willingness to learn and a desire to get stuck in delivering advertising campaigns from day one in the role.

The role is all about / Day to day you will…

The Media Planning Specialist will support the wider media team, working to deliver best in class advertising activity by working with our agencies and the wider Virgin Money business. The key responsibilities are:

  • Working with our media managers to plan advertising campaigns
  • Briefing our agency partners and working with them to help bring advertising to fruition, from planning stage through to post campaign evaluation
  • Working with media specialists and key teams at Virgin Money including creative, social media, product and commercial
  • Supporting the team’s work with aggregators and SEO
  • Supporting the media team by ensuring admin tasks are completed on time and to a high standard

To be brilliant you will bring…

  • An understanding of the media marketplace and a desire to work in media specifically
  • Advertising/communications planning experience
  • Hands on experience of working with one or more media channels
  • A desire to get stuck in across a wide range of projects and stakeholders
  • A passion for advertising
  • A problem solving mind-set with strong attention to detail
  • Experience working with data, particularly by using dashboards, media buying platforms and/or database programs
  • Strong attention to detail and a willingness to become a media specialist by working from the ground up

Inclusion at Virgin Money

Inclusion is at the heart of everything we do here at Virgin Money. It’s good for you, it’s good for us and it’s amazing for our customers. We know that great minds don’t think alike, so we rely on your diverse thoughts, feelings, beliefs and backgrounds to be the best we can possibly be. Got any questions about this or need some support with your application? We’d love to hear from you so get in touch with our careers team at

Now the legal bit…
Living A Life More Virgin allows our colleagues to be based anywhere in the UK (if the role allows it) but we will need to you to confirm you have the Right to Work in the UK.

If we offer you a job and you accept, there are some checks we need to complete before you can start with us. This will include a credit and criminal record check, as well as providing 3 years' worth of satisfactory references.


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