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Current vacancy:
Communications Manager
Head of Development & External Relations (Parental Leave Cover)

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Anti-racist work on recruitment and retention
Access support
Equal opportunities
Policies to support staff such as Transitioning at Work and Accessibility.
Paying London Living Wage

Head of Development & External Relations (Parental Leave Cover)

  • Salary: £40,000 pa
  • Type of contract: Full time, fixed term contract for one year
  • Hours of work: 40 hours per week including a paid lunch hour, 10am – 6pm Monday to Friday. Flexi-working, job sharing and part-remote working options available.
  • Holidays: 20 days, plus eight public holidays. Artsadmin currently operates a two-week, discretionary closure over Christmas and New Year in addition to staff leave entitlement.

Benefits (post probation): 

  • 4% employer pension contributions, 1% above statutory minimum
  • Sick pay and income protection scheme 
  • Life Assurance scheme at four times annual salary 
  • Health scheme, reimbursing medical costs including eye tests and glasses 
  • Travel card / Season ticket loan
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave Policy

About the role

Artsadmin has an exciting opportunity for an experienced fundraiser or a fundraiser to take a step up into a senior leadership role as Head of Development & External Relations (Parental Leave Cover). The post holder will play a central role in embedding a recently refreshed fundraising strategy, case for support, story of change, organisational communications approach, and renewed funder conversations to develop our relationships and secure income. We are particularly looking for someone with expertise in trusts and foundations fundraising.

Artsadmin is an arts charity that creates the conditions for art to explore the spaces in-between. Our work and projects explore the areas between social and environmental justice, the hyper-local and the international. This leadership post will work closely with the Executive Director and Artistic Director to drive the charity’s development initiatives through a dedicated team, be an active member of the Senior Management Team (SMT) and oversee the Marketing & Development department. We are based in Aldgate East but proposals for flexi-working, job sharing and part-remote working are welcome and considered openly.

The successful candidate will have at least 2 years’ experience fundraising or income-generation role within an arts, culture, education, social enterprise or non-profit setting, with a demonstrable track record in delivering successful fundraising campaigns in multiple income streams. They will be a dynamic collaborator, compelling storyteller, and capable of cultivating and maintaining funding relationships, with excellent written skills and financial literacy. They will hold a deep commitment to access, inclusion and anti-racist practices in their work. 

If you would like an informal, confidential conversation about the role, please contact Katie Haines on katie@artsadmin.co.uk / 020 7247 5102.

Deadline for applications: 12 noon, Monday 13 June
First interviews: Monday 20 June
Second interviews: w/c 27 June 2022

Download the Job Pack in PDF format or Word document format

Apply for the job via our application portal and complete an anonymised Equal Opportunities form

Communications Manager

  • Salary: £32,000-£34,000, depending on experience  
  • Type of contract: Full time, fixed term contract for one year, with an intention to extend as a permanent post subject to funding. 
  • Hours of work: 40 hours per week including a paid lunch hour, 10am – 6pm Monday to Friday. Hybrid remote working available.  
  • Holidays: 20 days, plus eight public holidays. Artsadmin currently operates a two-week, discretionary closure over Christmas and New Year in addition to staff leave entitlement. 

Benefits (post probation):  

  • 4% employer pension contributions, 1% above statutory minimum 
  • Sick pay and income protection scheme  
  • Life Assurance scheme at four times annual salary  
  • Health scheme, reimbursing medical costs including eye tests and glasses  
  • Travel card / Season ticket loan 
  • Cycle to Work Scheme 
  • Enhanced Maternity, Adoption and Shared Parental Leave Policy 
  • Additional holiday and childcare benefits for length of service 

About the role  

The Communications Manager is an exciting new full-time role in Artsadmin’s Marketing and Development team. The postholder will work at a strategic level to own, deliver and evolve the communications strategy, alongside planning and implementing a new content strategy, developing our brand and reputation, and overseeing communications and data systems. In collaboration with producers and wider staff, artists, touring venues and partners, they will create engaging, inclusive and accessible content and digital marketing plans that deepen engagement with and widen the reach of Artsadmin’s artistic programme. 

Artsadmin is an arts charity that creates the conditions for art to explore the spaces in-between. Our work and projects explore the areas between social and environmental justice, the hyper-local and the international. This is an exciting time to join Artsadmin as we have recently completed a strategic organisational review and are poised to update our visual identity. 

The successful candidate will have at least 3 years’ experience in a marketing, digital, or content creation role within an arts, education or non-profit setting, with a demonstrable track record in strategic multi-year planning. They will be a natural collaborator with strong communication, analytical and team leadership skills. They will be confident working across digital communications platforms and must bring a creative flair and passion for the arts to the role delivery. They will hold a deep commitment to access, inclusion and anti-racist practices in their work. 

If you would like an informal, confidential conversation about the role, please contact Katie Haines on katie@artsadmin.co.uk / 020 7247 5102.

Deadline for applications: 10am, Monday 23 May 2022 
First interviews: Friday 27 May 2022  
Second interviews: w/c 30 May 2022  

Download the Job Pack in PDF format or Word document format

Apply for the job via our application portal and complete an anonymised Equal Opportunities form


Our anti-racist work on recruitment and retention

We are a friendly team comprising around 25 people where everyone’s contribution is valued. We acknowledge both that Artsadmin is currently a majority white organisation and our need to become an organisation that reflects the diversity of the country around us. This can only be addressed through deep, ongoing, active anti-racist training and policy-making, which is now underway.  

For recruitment, we are committed to ensuring that there is:

  • At least one person of colour on the interview panel
  • A chance to meet some of the team at interview stage to give insight into the organisational culture, as well as a chance to ask questions outside the interview

Once in the role, any successful candidate who is a person of colour will have access to an external coach or mentor to provide support in a majority white community. This support will be paid for by Artsadmin.

If you have any questions please email admin@artsadmin.co.uk. This email account is regularly checked.

Access support

Access support is available for all applications, including alternative formats and tailored support. If, for access reasons, you’d prefer to meet one of our team to talk through these guidelines or would like to submit your application in another format like video, please contact access@artsadmin.co.uk or call 020 7247 5102.

Access support for the application process
If you need an access worker to help you to apply, we understand it is good practice that this is someone nominated by the applicant requiring assistance, as many people will regularly use the same note taker or interpreter. You can request this support by emailing access@artsadmin.co.uk. We can pay for support such as: 

  • Note taking support to help a disabled applicant in meetings or to complete the application form.
  • British sign language (BSL) interpretation support for Deaf applicants in one-to-one meetings and translation of applications made in BSL into English.
  • Personal assistants for people with experience of the mental health system and for people with learning disabilities.

We will be working on the basis of up to £200 per day of support towards access. A quote for the access support services will need to be obtained and sent to access@artsadmin.co.uk then a fee agreed with us for its delivery. The access support worker should submit their invoice to Artsadmin. Once we have confirmed with you that work has been carried out satisfactorily, we can authorise payment.

The provision of access support does not require an application to be submitted. Applicants can access information on our commission and then decide not to apply. 

For open call and opportunities, awards or commissions for artists, we cannot pay for project development, such as the cost of an arts worker, development consultant, producer or bid writer to help people apply or translate from verbal languages (other than British Sign Language).

Access support for employees
If you are successful in getting a job at Artsadmin, we would do an access requirement audit as part of the induction process to identify and make a plan to meet your access needs. We have experience in supporting employees with Access to Work applications.

Equal opportunities

Artsadmin is an equal opportunities employer, and positively encourages applications from groups currently underrepresented irrespective of gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, disability or age.

This applies whether in relation to terms of employment, conditions of service or opportunities for training. Individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities and no one is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements that cannot be shown to be justifiable.

London Living Wage

Artsadmin pays a minimum of London Living Wage.