Marketing & Communications Manager, Creative Europe Desk UK
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Region: UK Country: England Department: Arts Job Category: UK appointed staff only All staff / candidates with pre-existing independent right to work and live in the UK without restrictions. Location: London Pay Band: 7 Duration: Indefinite, full time











The British Council was founded to create ‘a friendly knowledge and understanding’ between the people of the UK and wider world by making a positive contribution to the countries we work with, and in doing so making a lasting difference to the UK’s international standing, prosperity and security. The programmes we use to do this are wide-ranging and cover the arts, education, English, science and society.


Our UK Arts team works with the British Council’s global network of offices to achieve significant impact and change by finding new ways of connecting and seeing each other through the arts. The global Arts team consists of seven specialist art form teams and three cross-disciplinary teams (Creative Economy, Cultural Skills and Culture and Development) based in our London headquarters who work closely with Arts Managers based at British Council offices in the devolved UK countries (Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) and overseas regions (Europe, Wider Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia, East Asia and the Americas).

Creative Europe is the European Union's programme to support the cultural, creative and audio visual sectors. From 2014-2020, €1.46 billion is available to support European projects with the potential to travel, reach new audiences and encourage skill sharing and development.

Creative Europe Desk UK promotes awareness and understanding of Creative Europe, and provides free advice and support for applicants from the UK. Creative Europe Desk UK’s team of specialists is based across the UK (in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast) and they organise workshops, seminars and industry events. British Council is home to the Culture provision in England and also the UK-wide Marketing and Communications Lead of CED UK who looks after both the MEDIA and Culture sub-programmes.

Equality Comment

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to try and avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights.
All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.




We have an excellent opportunity for

A Marketing & Communications Manager to communicate the role and activities of Creative Europe Desk UK across the UK. The role will work with a number of partners, including the British Film Institute and UK arts councils and governmental bodies. You will ensure that culture and audio visual organisations and companies across the country are aware of the opportunities that Creative Europe funding can provide, and how Creative Europe Desk UK can help them apply for funding and grow their networks.

The successful candidate must

· Raise the profile of, and interest in, the services of Creative Europe Desk UK and the opportunities available through Creative Europe.

· Work with Creative Europe Desk UK staff spread across a number of organisations in the UK, to deliver the Creative Europe Desk UK programme and improve access to services across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland by maintaining an effective website and social media platforms.

· Work with colleagues across Europe to identify and share the results of the Creative Europe programme and the opportunities it creates.

· Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the Creative Europe Desk UK marketing and communications and create future strategies based upon this.

· Ensure Equality, Diversity and Inclusion targets are included in as many projects as possible.

Some of the main duties include

· Working with the Director of Creative Europe Desk UK (at the BFI) and Creative Europe staff across the UK, and consulting the Partnership Board, to implement and build on the marketing and communications strategy for Creative Europe Desk UK in order to reach agreed targets for awareness and take up.

· Working closely with Creative Europe Desk staff in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland to organise and promote regular information events and presentations on specialist topics and cross-border networking events with other European countries, according to the annual workplan.

· Working with the Director of Creative Europe Desk UK and Creative Europe staff across the UK to provide content, develop a range of online and offline promotional materials, presentations, film resources etc., using CED UK’s brand guidelines that can be used by Creative Europe staff across the UK.

· Promoting projects supported by the programme by updating, on the CED UK website, project information, news, and events that are part of supported projects.

· Developing good working relationships with appropriate colleagues throughout the British Council, BFI, other CED UK partners around the UK to know who to engage with to enable effective implementation of procedural changes and improvements.

· Building a network to support effective service provision and knowledge exchange, and representing the British Council in discussions and dealings with a range of external suppliers/providers/partners and contacts within both the arts world, the European Commission and other Creative Europe Desks.

We require the successful candidate to have

· A solid understanding of the audio-visual, cultural and creative sectors in the UK and one or more other European country.

· Experience communicating complex concepts to a wider range of audiences.

· Experience of designing and delivering marketing and communications strategies to agreed targets.

· Experience of developing, delivering and maintaining digital solutions with suppliers and partners in an arts or creative economy context.




For further information please see the documents below:

Role profile

 Role Profile.pdf

British council behaviours

 BC Behaviours.pdf





· Generous pension

· 32 days annual leave

· Flexible working policy

· Childcare vouchers

· Season ticket loan

· Cycling Scheme





Generic Statement

If you are interested and feel you are suitable for the role, please apply before Wednesday 25th May 2016 at, 23:59 UK time.



Equality of Opportunity (UK)

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.