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Download a large print application pack here. To discuss applying in a format that suits you best, please email [email protected]

Could you be Blast Theory’s new Communications Manager?

Blast Theory has a long history of making social and political work, drawing on popular culture, performance, technology and games. Internationally, Blast Theory’s work has been shown at the Tribeca Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, and been nominated for four BAFTA awards. In 2016 we were awarded the Nam June Paik Art Center Prize in recognition of the group’s exploration of new boundaries in art.

We’re looking for someone to join our core team at an exciting time for the company. With a strong reputation and financial position, we are about to make a step change in our communications with a focus on audience insight and audience development across all platforms. Our commitment to inclusion and underrepresented voices will feature strongly in our future work.

You might be a freelance comms professional looking for more stability. You might have a keen interest in the arts, currently working in the commercial or charity sector and looking for a new challenge. Or you might be coming from an entirely different direction where you can demonstrate your skills in communicating and building a following.

This a full-time, permanent post, based at our studio in Portslade, with a salary of £28,000-£30,000 per annum (depending on experience).

Application pack

You can download an application pack with full details of the role and what we’re looking for here.

We do not expect you to have experience across all aspects of the job description and person specification. Even if you feel you don’t tick every box, please apply. We will support your professional development in areas that you are less experienced in, building your confidence and making sure you feel part of the family here.

Equal opportunities

We’re an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from people who are less represented in our sector: particularly people of colour, those with disabilities (including ‘invisible’ disabilities or neurodiversity such as dyslexia or autism), and people from lower socioeconomic backgrounds.

While we recognise that there may be some restrictions that apply to specific disabilities, we’ll try our best to make reasonable adaptations to accommodate your needs. If you have access needs, please email [email protected] with details so we can:

  • Support you to make an application in a format that suits you (video, audio or phone)
  • Make reasonable adjustments if we invite you to interview (for example short breaks during the interview; a longer interview slot with more time to respond; large print documents available; assistance to access the building; or something else).

Application procedure

Please send us:

  • A cover letter (no more than two sides of A4). We will be using a scoring system to assess applications so please make sure you show clearly how you meet the essential skills and experience for the role. All relevant experience is valid, even if gained outside a professional context (for example through personal projects, or volunteering).
  • Your CV (no more than two sides of A4). Please include all relevant skills and experience as well as any links to successful campaigns or relevant projects you have worked on.
  • A completed Reference & Disclosure form
  • A completed equal opportunities monitoring form. Please note this form is completely anonymous and will not be read with your application.

Please upload these documents and complete the relevant forms via our SurveyMonkey form here: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/CommsMgrapplication.

Key dates

  • Applications due: 17 March 2021, 12 noon (strict deadline)
  • Interviews: 25/26 March 2021
  • Start date: ASAP after appointment
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