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Current Vacancies

Ploughshare manages the technology transfer of Intellectual Property (IP) developed by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl). 

Dstl maximises the impact of science and technology for UK defence and security - giving the right science and technology advice at the right time. It provides the government with a wide programme of research and scientific and technical support, delivered from internal and external resources.
Ploughshare coordinates between the scientific and support staff at Dstl and industry in order to find new market opportunities for IP orginally developed for the Ministry of Defence (MOD).

Ploughshare was established in 2005 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl).

Marketing Manager

£40-60k plus Benefits                 Full-time or part time considered

This multi faceted Marketing role would suit an individual who loves autonomy and responsibility within a diverse high tech environment. Ploughshare Innovations Ltd is the technology transfer arm of Dstl, the MOD research lab, and its role is to commercialise the technical innovations emanating from Dstl, one of the world’s leading research laboratories. Being the sole Marketing specialist for this organisation is not a typical role. It involves supporting a team of highly qualified and experienced Commercialisation Managers who are developing both spin out ventures and ‘licensing’ deals with global organisations.

The person recruited will be responsible for the:

  • planning and execution of marketing strategies with the Company management team
  • company promotion and public relations
  • event planning and show / conference organisation
  • relationship development with key customers and stakeholders
  • content development and maintenance of Ploughshare’s website & social media
  • marketing data management and development, including the company CRM

In addition they will support the Ploughshare sales activities by undertaking targeted:

  • market research
  • market information gathering and presentation
  • sales visit organisation and lead management / reporting
  • account development and relationship management
  • management of third party marketing and PR suppliers
  • budget management

Candidates are likely to be highly motivated graduates (or equivalent) in either a science or business management discipline. They would have had:

  • experience of planning a company level marketing and promotions strategy
  • direct responsibility for marketing and PR projects
  • responsibility for business administration and process development / improvement
  • ability to work with both private sector and public sector organisations

They will have a highly developed interest in technology and science and to be able to operate in a small team, flexible and creative in their approach with an eye for detail and accuracy.

Candidates should be UK nationals who will need to undertake security clearance as part of their employment. Reporting to the CEO they will have the opportunity to develop their career in this exciting high technology organisation.

To apply for the position, please send a cover letter of no more than 1 page and a copy of your CV to Maureen Levey at maureen.levey@ploughshareinnovations.com