Head of Communications

Birmingham, West Midlands
£35 - 40k plus great benefits
24 May 2019
19 Jun 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

A great theatre needs great people, and our client IS a great theatre.  They have a mission to enrich the culture life in their region.

About Them

They have varied productions in their 1,850 seat auditorium which dates back to 1899!  They have circa 400 live performances a year in the main house and they present nothing but the best in touring musical theatre, ballet, dance, opera, pantomime, as well as drama and comedy.  They are the busiest single theatre in the UK with a paid attends of over 500,000.

They are managed by a voluntary board of Trustees as an independent charity, delivering an exciting programme of projects, from transformational learning to fabulous festivals. 

They were to a "triple bottom line": economic, social and artistic.  Their strategic plan include a bold vision for off stage engagement and they want to maximise the positive impact on their immediate surroundings by working with cultural and creative partners and their neighbours.

About The Role

Do you want to lead an award-winning Communications Team and shape the communications strategy at one of the busiest theatres in the UK?

Working across multiple channels to engage a wide audience of stakeholders, influencers and opinion-formers, ideas, creativity and strong planning skills are key. This role will involve creating persuasive and compelling organisational messages that develop and enhance our reputation, profile and brand values. You will ensure coherent and consistent brand communications and materials as well as devise and oversee our reputation management strategy. We will look to you continue the development of a high performing team, cultivating media contacts and overseeing external partner relationships

Ideally with a PR, journalism or marketing qualification, you must have senior management experience in brand development, stakeholder management and marketing communications, ideally in the arts or charity sector.

Digital content, film and social media is key to our success, so you’ll need strong experience in designing, implementing and analysing digital strategies. You will also have strong journalistic skills, amazing writing abilities and a track record in delivering effective media campaigns and PR projects, on and offline. You will understand the importance of setting motivating KPIs and monitoring, evaluating and reporting on activities. Your impressive range of relevant contacts will be matched by a nose for a good story and an interest in the Arts.

Alongside the salary of up to £40k you will receive some great benefits ... 5 weeks holiday, contributory pension, subsidised parking or a season ticket loan, discounted privat medical, a private medical fund, and more!