Keeping it flexible
“I joined London Business School in 2012 as a digital communications executive responsible for promoting degree programmes to external candidates. I wanted a more specialised role and LBS offered me that opportunity. Since then I’ve had two promotions - I now lead on all digital communications across the degree portfolio.
“There are just two people in my team. We’re responsible for writing inspiring sales copy and promoting the programmes to external candidates. Every day is varied, which I love, and I have a high level of autonomy. That’s really important to me. I meet with a range of different stakeholders - everybody from admissions managers and the wider recruitment team to the marketing department - working to build exciting communications and monthly campaigns to send out to candidates.
“LBS has been really good to me. I worked full-time in the office until I went on maternity leave, but since November 2018 I’ve been working flexibly. I live in Birmingham now, so I work two days in the office and three days at home. It provides a great work/life balance and all the benefits of being a full-time staff member while working remotely. I still really enjoy my London days – despite a 6-hour round trip commute, they mean I can have my meetings face-to-face and have that all-important weekly interaction.
“For me, being able to grow and develop professionally in a field and a place that I love is really important. Everything I try and do within my life, whether it’s to do with family or career, is about growth. LBS has helped me move into the specialist role I wanted, and then grow far beyond that.”