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Manchester City Of Literature

Salary: £27,000 pro-rata, 3 year contract in the first instance
Hours: 21 hours per week, 0.6 full-time equivalent

The Role

This is a new role in an ambitious, new not-for-profit organisation set up to manage Manchester's UNESCO designation as a City Of Literature. Manchester City Of Literature has been established by a partnership led by Manchester City Council, The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University.

The Partnerships and Communications Manager role will be to maintain excellent relationships with Manchester City Of Literature’s partnership network of publishers, festivals, writing agencies, libraries, cultural organisations, the education sector and tourism partners; and to help create and implement the marketing and communications plan. This will include preparing print marketing material, website development and updating, engaging our audiences via social media, preparing presentations and case studies and managing and updating the image and video library. Regular communications with partners will include convening stakeholder meetings and working groups, preparing e-publications and in-person briefings. 

The post will suit someone with excellent digital and communication skills, with a creative spark, and who is highly methodical, detailed and hard-working. A knowledge and understanding of Manchester’s arts and literature sectors would be a bonus. 

This is an exciting time to join Manchester City Of Literature to work with the Executive Director and the wider Partnership Network to deliver the organisation’s vision and to celebrate the diverse range of voices in Manchester.

To Apply

To apply for this role, please download the Recruitment Pack and Equality Monitoring Form 

Then submit:

Your CV including the names and contact details of two referees;
A letter (no more than two sides of A4) telling us:

  •  why you would like to be considered for this role
  •  how you demonstrate some or all of our core values and
  • what knowledge, experience and skills you would bring to the role.

If the role holder is disabled every effort will be made to supply aids, adaptations, equipment and support to allow them to carry out the role.

Closing date: Monday 23 December 2019 at 4pm

Interviews w/c 13 January 2020 in Manchester city centre

Manchester City Of Literature is committed to promoting equal opportunities and to ensuring the organisation is representative of the people of Manchester. We encourage applications regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation. We positively encourage applications from communities or groups under-represented in the governance of cultural organisations.