Communications Manager - Projects

Birmingham, West Midlands
12 Mar 2019
02 Apr 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Communications Manager - Projects

1 Year Fixed term Contract


Birmingham Hippodrome B5 4TB

A great theatre needs great people.  We can only thrive by having the right team on board in a fast-paced, constantly changing, creative workplace.  

About Us

Presenting the best in musical theatre, ballet and opera, dance, drama, comedy and pantomime, we work successfully with some of the world’s biggest international producers.  With our resident partners Birmingham Royal Ballet and DanceXchange; with collaborators such as Welsh National Opera and Sadler’s Wells; and with names like Cameron Mackintosh, the Royal Shakespeare Company, Qdos Pantomimes, and the National Theatre dull moments don’t get a look in.

Average annual paid attendance of over half a million theatre-goers underlines our claim to be the UK’s busiest and most popular single theatre.  We are managed by a voluntary board of Trustees as an independent charity with no revenue subsidy from the public purse.  In our main auditorium or Patrick Studio, in our conference spaces or restaurant, and in schools and communities, we make sure that everyone is welcome, we settle for nothing but the best and we bring flair to everything we do.

About The Role

This is an outstanding opportunity to use your expertise to build and shape our communications strategy for non-show related activity. This will involve driving communications for various departments from Catering and Access to Fundraising and Events as well as general corporate and brand messaging. You will focus on promoting our Hippodrome Projects work. This will include our own curated programme of indoor and outdoor live performances and festivals, exhibitions, community work as well as transformational learning projects. You will also support the Head of Communications in advocacy work. You will help ensure that our messaging reaches the widest possible audience in line with our organisational strategy as well as develop our reach and reputation through print, broadcast, online media and social media engagement.

Of graduate calibre, and ideally with a journalism or marketing qualification, you will have experience in a senior level media and digital communications role. You will have a track record of delivering effective national media campaigns and PR projects, ideally relating to theatre or arts environments. You will have worked across digital platforms on successful social media strategies and are comfortable using analytical tools to measure performance too.

Good at copy-writing, researching, editing, proofing and originating printed and digital communications, you will possess excellent communication and relationship management skills. You will also have strong commissioning skills and a creative journalistic sense.

To enjoy a new stage for your skills please visit our website via the link and apply online.

Closing date is the 2nd April 2018

At Birmingham Hippodrome we are committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone.