Communications Manager


The Communications Manager is a new role at AudioActive created to meet the needs of a rapidly developing organisation. You will be responsible for marketing and communications in all areas of our work, using existing and new platforms to achieve our mission and goals. You will develop and deliver communications plans that highlight our strategic messaging, drive our media, work with our participants to help them to tell their story and demonstrate the impact of the organisation.

Whilst the majority of activity will be working from our central Brighton office, you will occasionally be required to travel around our area of operation to attend relevant meetings and events and to develop key relationships and partnerships relevant to the role. You will also be required to work occasional evenings and weekends.

We have a very low turnover of staff, we want our relationships with staff to be long term and developmental. As such we pride ourselves on creating as open and flexible working environment as we can. We are always open to discussing specific needs around flexible working and other needs of our team.



Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Keeping Patrons updated with impact and developments as a result of their support

  • Support the Charity’s impact reporting by developing a bank of case studies, which can also be used for advocacy, fundraising and other purposes

  • Manage and maintain our website -- including supporting on the development of a new site in 2020

  • Develop and deliver the AudioActive Communications Plan, in line with our Business Plan, which will also encompass our audience development plan and digital plan

  • Devise and deliver press and marketing campaigns for our key announcements

  • Working alongside the Engagement Manager, develop creative digital engagement campaigns and strategies through our social media channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube) and coordinate our quarterly newsletter

  • Manage freelance and volunteer artist pool for comms content inc. photographers, videographers & copywriters

  • Support CEO with internal communications with core office team and extended freelance team of practitioners, as well as year-round planning and capturing key milestones, new developments and successes

  • Support the CEO with keeping Trustees up to date with events and advocacy opportunities

  • Develop and maintain corporate and individual donor relationships e.g engagement and retention of ‘The Movement’ our monthly business donation initiative

  • Oversee the creation of print and digital marketing materials including project flyers/posters and digital assets

  • Alongside CEO, Patrons and Director of Programmes & Development, design and deliver communications aspects for our major fundraising and capital campaigns e.g. engagement of stakeholders/corporate sponsorship for our Centre of Excellence capital project in Worthing

  • Create and manage CRM database in compliance with GPDR legislation, working with the Finance and Operations team, as well as the rest of the team to deliver efficient contact management

  • Monitor and evaluate all marketing and communications activity, producing and contributing to regular funder monitoring and Board reports, as and when required

  • Represent AudioActive publicly at events



  • Be familiar with and adhere to the Company’s Policies and Procedures including Child Protection, Equal Opportunities and Health and Safety.

  • Regularly refer to the branding and communications associated with the company, communicating in line with them at all times.

  • Contribute to the company’s ongoing fundraising activity, referring opportunities to other staff, and contributing to work around fundraising such as applications as required.

  • Refer regularly to the company Business Plan which will form the foundation for our working practice and objectives.

  • Provide necessary information to support the company’s monitoring and evaluation procedures.

  • Attend and support company networking, performance opportunities and events as required.

  • Update your online calendar to inform the company of your timetable.

  • Complete holiday / lieu forms in accordance with company procedure.

  • Where applicable, be responsible for monitoring your own CRB and its date of renewal.

  • Complete relevant finance forms in a timely manner when using company money.

  • It is important that our work is safe, and accessible to other members of the team. Regularly back up your work using appropriate databases such as the company server, or Google Drive in accordance with company filing guidelines within the business plan.

  • Work in a flexible manner, being flexible to work evenings and weekends and willing to undertake other duties as required.

  • Uphold the core values of AudioActive and operate in accordance with them.

For more information please download the JOB PACK


Please email a COMPLETED APPLICATION FORM and a covering letter

A job pack with application form can be downloaded at



Interviews will be held from w/c Monday 11th May 2020. Due to current social distancing restrictions, interview may take place online through video call.

Start date: ASAP after interview subject to successful candidate’s notice period and receipt of satisfactory references. We will have a flexible approach to the post’s start date and working arrangements, in line with government guidance on covid-19.


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