Job Opportunity - Communications Manager

Jobs, Opportunities

Monday 30th January 9:00am – Monday 13th February 2023 9:00am

We’re looking for an experienced professional with excellent marketing, communication and digital skills and a strong work ethic to join the ‘a space’ arts team as Communications Manager.

‘a space’ arts Communications department is a small and dynamic team, responsible for promoting the organisation’s multiple project strands, activities and partnerships. The Communications team ensure that a broad and diverse range of audiences engage with our projects and activities, and look to support ‘a space’ arts wider commitments to sustainability, community, and social equity.

The Communications Manager will be responsible for developing and implementing strategic communication plans that coherently present multiple projects to build public awareness of our cultural activities. Key to the role is the ability to generate new commercial opportunities through communications plans that drive sponsorships, sales, private hires and ticketed events to support delivering a new business plan. 

Having secured Arts Council England NPO funding for 2023-2026 and working with the National Lottery Heritage Fund to support GHT, this is an exciting time to join the organisation.

The successful candidate will be a self-motivated and pragmatic professional, with an enthusiasm for team dynamics and a passion for working in the arts sector.

We encourage applications irrespective of peoples background or circumstances and welcome applications from people of global majority communities, any sexual orientation, gender or socio-economic backgrounds.

The role is full-time (40 hours per week/option for flexible working) with a salary of up to 28k depending on experience.

You can download the job application pack here / large print application pack here


How to apply

To apply for this role please send the following information to with the subject line clearly stating – Communications Manager

  • A completed Equal Opportunities form –
  • A CV detailing all relevant career highlights, personal experiences and contact details
  • A covering letter on one side of A4 outlining:
    • -Why you are suitable for the role?
    • What motivates you to take on this role at this point of your life/career?
    • How you would approach delivering the role in the first three months?

Applications close on Monday 13th February at 9am.


We operate a blind recruitment process to ensure parity across all applicants and as a commitment made in our anti-racism action plan. Therefore when applying for this role the selectors and interviewers will not see your name or personal details submitted on your CV or covering letter until shortlisting is complete.  Your application will be received and initially reviewed by a member of the team who is not on the interview panel.

Interviews will be held at God’s House Tower, Southampton, SO14 2NY.  Travel expenses to attend interviews will be reimbursed for those with caring responsibilities.

A relocation fund of £1k is available for a successful candidate currently living outside of Hampshire or the bordering counties.



As an organisation we actively look to reduce barriers for applicants applying for our jobs, and we are committed to being fair, accessible, transparent and inclusive. 

We offer a range of access support for applicants, including alternative formats for information, recorded applications (audio or visual) and have an applicants access fund; please contact us so that we can discuss your individual needs and provide appropriate support for your application. Please either email us on or call 023 80 338 778