We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Communications Manager to join our team as we move from our existing festival model to an ongoing, year-round event series.
Salary: £28,000 - £30,000 pro rata (0.7)
Reports to: Programme Manager and Artistic Director
Contract: 3 years, fixed term until 31st March 2026
Probationary Period: 6 months.
Hours: Part-time (3 days per week).
Location: Piel View House, Barrow Park, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.
Please note that the role involves 2 regular days in the office (usually Tues & Thurs) with some weekend and evening working for events. Most events will take place at our in-house events space.
Annual Leave: Standard / 25 days pro rata
Working with: Programme Manager, Artistic Director, Communications Manager, external partners and freelance artists / musicians.
Eligibility: Applicants must have the right to work in the UK. All appointments are subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service Check (DBS).
Application deadline: 18:00, Friday 28th April
Please submit the following information:
- Complete the short online application & equal opportunities form* here
- Submit an up to date CV of no more than 2 sides of A4 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Shortlisted candidates: to be confirmed by 18:00 on Thursday 4th May by phone / email. Unsuccessful candidates to be notified by email. We will provide feedback for interviewed candidates upon request. We will not be able to provide feedback on applications from candidates who are not invited to interview.
Interviews: Tueday 16th May, in person at our office in Barrow-in-Furness.
Appointment: Candidates will be informed of the outcome no later than Thurs 18th May
Expected start date: the successful candidate will be expected to take up post w/c 19th June
We are committed to providing opportunities that are open to people who experience barriers to inclusion. Please let us know about any additional support you require to participate in the application and/or interview, including alternative forms of submission. If you require any support, please contact us on email@example.com in advance of the submission date.
We particularly welcome applications from those that are currently under-represented within our staff team, including those with disabilities (both seen and unseen), LGBTQ, and Black and Minority Ethnic candidates.
*All information provided in the Equal Opportunities Form will be treated in strict confidence and held separately for reporting purposes. Submitted information is filed separately from the application form and does not form part of the selection process.