Strategic Communications Manager - FESTIVAL UK* 2022

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Closing Date - 15/12/2020 The Strategic Communications Manager for Festival UK* 2022 has a crucial role to play to ensure we keep multiple and diverse stakeholders informed about the festival as it develops and progresses. Working with the marketing team, the role will involve the utilisation of CRM and the development of materials for external and internal stakeholders. Reporting to the Communications Director, this is an exciting role, which is likely to develop alongside the festival.


Develop a stakeholder communications strategy, to support the timely dissemination of accurate information about the festival.
Devise appropriate materials to engage with different stakeholders, including the DCMS and the devolved nations.
Support the Communications Director on public affairs activity.
Develop our network of advocates and ambassadors.
Utilise CRM to help manage relationships and communications activity.
Work with the press and marketing teams to ensure coordination of information going out to external stakeholders and audiences.
Work with festival producers and Creative Teams to ensure they receive timely information, and interpret information they provide to create materials for stakeholders.
Coordinate internal communications activity.
Skills and Experience Required


Relevant qualification and/or substantial professional experience and knowledge gained from working in a similar position.
Experience of working at a strategic level on stakeholder engagement.
Experience of working with multiple partners and stakeholders at different levels.
Experience of engaging audiences through different channels and platforms, including, print, broadcast and digital.
Experience of writing copy for websites and social media.

Public affairs experience.
Experience of internal communication activity.

Salary: £(phone number removed) per annum

This position is subject to a Basic criminal record check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Festival UK* 2022 is an equal opportunities organisation and Disability Confident employer and we encourage applications from all backgrounds and communities. We are working towards achieving Leaders in Diversity through the National Centre for Diversity. The principles "FREDIE" (Fairness - Respect - Equality - Diversity - Inclusion and Engagement) support our aim of delivering a truly inclusive and accessible games.

As part of our commitment as a Disability Confident employer, we offer a guaranteed interview to anyone with a disability whose application meets the minimum criteria for the post. If you wish for your application to be considered under the Disability Confident scheme, please submit a completed form with your application, which can be found on the Festival UK* 2022 jobs site under the current vacancies drop down.

To apply for this role please follow the link and complete the application attaching a single document containing your CV and Covering Letter. Please also submit your disability confident/ reasonable adjustments form (if required).

On occasions where we receive a large number of applications, we may close the advert ahead of the publicised closing date. We would therefore advise that you submit your completed application as soon as possible.

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