Reports to: Head of Marketing and Communications Manager
Contract: Permanent Full time
(We support flexible working, with many of the team working in a variety of ways, including working from home, flexible hours and other variations. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.)
Salary: £40, 000 – £45,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Location: Golden Square, London (with flexibility for some remote working)
About the Film and TV Charity
The Film and TV Charity is seeking a Communications Manager to join a team that is radically reimagining the way they support people working behind the scenes in film, TV and cinema. They should be a natural storyteller with a strategic flair and a passion for building effective relationships across the film, TV and cinema sector.
The film, TV and cinema sector is a jewel in the UK’s crown, both in terms of our exceptional creative talent and the sector’s growing economic importance, but a culture of long hours, challenging conditions, and an acceptance of a long-held status quo also mean it can be an incredibly tough sector to work in, with the retention of talent an ongoing problem as a result.
In 2019, the charity found that 9 in 10 people working behind the scenes had experienced poor mental health. The pandemic has only served to exacerbate the problem, while the harrowing conversations that followed the Black Lives Matter protests in 2020 have further highlighted the systemic nature of discrimination.
Since the introduction of the Film and TV Support Line in 2018, the charity has been on an exciting journey of change and has joined industry partners at the forefront of the movement to make work better for everyone in the industry. The charity is providing, and continuing to develop, mental health and wellbeing support, financial support and advice, and a host of practical resources that are making a difference to thousands of people every year, but its ambitions are necessarily bolder.
The Communications Manager is responsible for delivering a new communications strategy that focuses on the delivery of joined up external and internal communications to effectively tell the story of the charity, its services and the people it is able to help, ultimately building support while ensuring the charity’s message is warm, engaging and consistent across a variety of channels.
You will work within the marketing and communications team, alongside the fundraising team and working in partnership with teams and individuals from across the wider charity as it works to implement a new strategy that will see the charity help 15,000 people a year by 2024. You will build and manage relationships with a range of industry stakeholders including donors, beneficiaries, industry bodies and partners, and trade media, to plan, develop and launch campaigns on time and on budget.
The role would suit a tenacious, strategic thinker who can translate insight, knowledge and analysis into plans. As well as having strong copywriting and content experience the ideal candidate will also have complete familiarity with customer journey creation and integrated communications campaign management. Understanding of how the film and/or television industry works is essential, and a real desire to be part of a team that is passionate about making a difference is crucial.
The charity recognises that people from some backgrounds are under-represented in the film and TV industry and in the third sector and is committed to doing what it can to correct this. Therefore, we are especially keen to receive applications from people of colour; people with disabilities; those who identify as LGBTQIA; people with a mental health condition; and people who identify as working class now or in the past.
If you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, we will be happy to support you
Applications for this position are being handled by our recruitment partner Harris Hill.
Closing date for applications: Ongoing
If you would like to receive the full job description for this role, with details on how to apply, please contact Harriett Stevens:
Harriett Stevens [email protected] | 020 7820 7305
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