Communications Manager - Blackfriars, London
Are you an inspiring, creative and strategic Communications Manager looking to take your career to the next level? Then don’t miss out as Nesta has an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual to oversee the communication of all elements of material relating to the set up and delivery of a pioneering new Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre (PEC).
About Nesta and the PEC
Nesta is a global innovation foundation. We back new ideas to tackle the big challenges of our time. Our mission is to spark and shape new ideas that improve how the world works for everyone. We use our knowledge, networks, funding and skills - working in partnership with others, including governments, businesses and charities. We are a UK charity but work all over the world, supported by a financial endowment.
Nesta is leading a large consortium of university and industry partners to deliver a major new research centre on the Creative Industries for the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), which has the ambitious objective of using academic research to address the biggest policy challenges facing the UK’s creative industries.
About this pivotal role
You will oversee the development and delivery of an effective communications strategy and plan for the PEC that uses all channels across the communications mix, with a focus on driving and securing high-profile proactive and reactive media coverage. You will also lead and manage the PEC’s digital communications activities, including the development and delivery of a new website, the curation and production of digital content and the establishment of a social media presence for the Centre. You will also be expected to:
- Develop a coherent and impactful messaging approach for everyone who communicates on behalf of the Centre
- Act as brand guardian, with responsibility for the production of all marketing materials, including reports, presentations, printed materials and blogs, working with external agencies as required
- Work closely with the research and management teams to ensure all communications are captured
and shared in the most appropriate and effective ways
- Support and advise senior PEC colleagues on all matters relating to communications.
What we are looking for
You must have outstanding marketing and communications skills, including policy communications, gained in a similar role, with a particular focus on media and digital. An accomplished project manager, with the ability to work effectively across a broad range of projects, you will possess excellent networking, interpersonal and relationship-building skills, particularly with the public, third party creative agencies and research organisations.
You’ll also have experience of managing websites and social media presence, creating compelling digital content and delivering small scale website development projects.
Closing date: 17 October 2018 (11.45pm)
Interviews will be held week commencing 22nd and 29th October 2018.