Head of Communications

Birmingham, West Midlands
c. £40,000 pa
24 Apr 2019
29 Apr 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Head of Communications 

c. £40,000 pa

Birmingham 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.

We are managed by a voluntary board of Trustees as an independent charity, delivering our exciting programme of Hippodrome Projects, from transformational learning to fabulous festivals. 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

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.

To come and play your part with us please visit our website via the link and apply online.

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