Arts Council England seeks Communications Officer

Closing Date: 23 April 2021

Arts Council England

Location: Manchester

Remuneration: £27,668 per annum


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Are you inspired by the idea of a challenging role in communications? Can you rise to the challenge of shaping how the Arts Council talks to its audiences? Arts Council England is looking for a skilled Communications Officer (marketing and digital) based within Manchester with a generous salary of £27,668 and benefits.

About us:
Arts Council England champions, develops and invests in artistic and cultural experiences that enrich people’s lives. We support a range of activities across the arts, museums and libraries – from theatre to digital art, reading to dance, music to literature, and crafts to collections.

About the role:
The Communication Officer (marketing and digital) has a big part to play in shaping how the Arts Council talks to its audiences. From creating exciting audio-visual material, to communicating funding information really clearly – this is a great opportunity to join a creative team.

Who we are looking for:
We are looking for someone with great communication skills to contribute to our communications work.
Do you have a passion for social media? Or maybe you’re interested in creating content for websites? Perhaps making the most of events (online or in person) is your passion? If this is where your skills and interests lie, and you’re prepared to draw on them to produce excellent communications content, read on…

Reporting to the Marketing Communication Manager, your skills will help to deliver the following work:

• marketing communication activities and projects to help deliver the Arts Council’s strategy, Let’s Create, and ensuring that the reputation of the organisation is protected at all times

• planning, executing and evaluating marketing and digital activity, across different channels, for different audiences, as well as providing creative ideas in the day-to-day activity of the team

• writing and producing content for different channels including blogs, podcasts, webpages and social media

• ensuring our communications and content are accessible to everyone

• assisting in planning and event management of briefings and events

Our commitment to diversity and equality is a long-standing one. We believe arts organisations, museums, and libraries, should ensure that their work draws on and reflects the full range of backgrounds and perspectives to be found in our society.

Disabled, D/deaf and/or neurodivergent people, those from Black, Asian and Ethnically Diverse backgrounds and people under 30 are under-represented in our workforce so we particularly encourage applications from people in these groups.

Due to the Covid-19 lockdown, initially, the job will involve flexible working and remote working, with staff based at home until it is safe to return to the Manchester office.

To view the full job description and our recruitment pack, please visit our website.