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Museums Northumberland – Communications Manager

Flexible: Part-time working/Freelance and Consultancy options available
Location: Flexible location in Northumberland (for example Ashington, Berwick or Hexham)
Salary: There is a budget of c£15K to be allocated based on experience and days worked.

Many of us have a favourite museum but Museums Northumberland is special because it champions the heritage of the whole of this ancient and beautiful county. Our strapline ‘Sharing Northumberland’s stories’ sums us up well. We are all about people and places, with the history and culture coming to life through our range of museums and collections.

If you have connections with the North East you are probably familiar with Ashington, which was once the largest pit village in the world and now houses our showcase colliery museum which is a scheduled ancient monument. You might have visited Berwick -upon-Tweed and seen our Art Gallery and Museum there, or perhaps visited England’s oldest gaol in Hexham? And who cannot feel nostalgic for the Northumbria pipes (brought alive at the Morpeth Chantry Bagpipe Museum).

We are proud to house the Pitman Painters Collection (officially known as the Ashington Group Collection of artworks) at Woodhorn Museum – made famous by the Lee Hall play which, following sell-out performances in Newcastle, opened to critical acclaim in London and New York.

Following our establishment as an independent museum charity in 2009 we have been developing a vision to add new stories for local people and visitor to enjoy – each representing a fascinating aspect of this wonderful county.

So, it will come as no surprise to know that we are now looking at how we can take our communications to the next level, whether it is online or in print, we need to make greater use of the vast data at our fingertips and share the incredible range of opportunities across our sites and collections with visitors locally, regionally and nationally.

For more information about the charity do have a look around our website.

You will have noticed we use the work ‘flexible’ a lot. This is because we know that if we insisted on the post being full or part-time or being based in a specific location or for applicants to have certain experience, we might be missing out on the very person we need. We know what our maximum budget is and if you want to work full time, and feel you have the experience and skills to cover the whole range of communications activities then that’s just fine. If you want to work part-time you could use some of the budget to bring in, say, a freelancer for a specific area such as marketing.

If you have any questions about the role, please do feel free to contact Jo Raw, our Deputy Director, either by phone (01670 624467) or email (joraw@museumsnorthumberland.org.uk).

When you are ready to apply, please email your CV to admin@museumsnorthumberland.org.uk. We are not asking for a covering letter (we know how tedious and time consuming they can be) but we would like you to add an attachment answering the following questions (in, altogether, a maximum of 500 words):

  • Which communications campaign are you most proud of, and why? Please describe your role and your responsibilities with the organisation and/or team.
  • If you had to reach a Northumbrian family audience to up visitor footfall for our Christmas events with a budget of £100, explain which platform would you choose and how would you engage them?
  • What will your biggest challenge be in this role? Please think as widely as possible and be completely honest.

Closing date for applications is 10 am Monday 7 October 2019. Interviews on 18th October.

St Oswald’s Hospice – Events & Corporate Fundraising Manager

Maternity Cover 12 months January to December 2020
£30,488-£32,782 per annum (Dependent on experience) 37.5 hours per week

Are you an experienced, spirited and dedicated fundraiser who really ‘owns’ what you do and wants to make a positive impact on everything you touch? Then we would love to talk to you.

We are in an exciting time of development here in Fundraising at St Oswald’s Hospice, with some very successful events which we need to maintain and build upon, some which are evolving or brand new events – we want you to drive them. We have a newly established business club which is building rapidly and initiatives ready to launch to our warm business supporters.

You will manage the Events &  Corporate Team, working across some of our biggest fundraising activities and relationships. This role will give you unlimited opportunities to demonstrate your skills and make a difference. You will be working with a much loved regional charity in the heart of the community, managing a dedicated team.

This critical role for the fundraising department working particularly closely with the Community Fundraising Manager. Together these two posts will work in partnership and are responsible for: the recruitment and operational management of the team; delivery of fundraising business plans; and ensuring that our portfolio of fundraising relationships, campaigns and events are delivered in a way which engages and enthuses supporters and meets revenue targets.

You must be creative and enthusiastic, have excellent organisational, customer service, and people skills, be good at spotting opportunities, have the drive and energy needed to succeed in a competitive environment and have good entrepreneurial and negotiation skills. An ability to multi-task is essential in order to implement the strategy and meet deadlines.

If you’d like to have an informal chat about the role please get in touch with Jane Hogan, Head of Fundraising at janehogan@stoswaldsuk.org or telephone 07801 237250.

For a full job description and to apply visit www.stoswaldsuk.org and complete the application form.
Please note: CV’s will only be accepted if accompanied by a fully completed application form.

This post will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Closing date: 13 October 2019 Interview date: 28 or 31 October 2019

St Oswald’s Hospice – Community Fundraising Manager

37.5 hours per week | £30,488 – £32,782 per annum (Dependent on experience)

Are you a seasoned fundraiser who is keen for the opportunity to use your experience, know-how, ideas and your motivational skills to improve the performance of our community fundraising across multiple campaigns and events? Then we would love to talk to you.

This is a critical role for the fundraising department working particularly closely with the Corporate & Events Fundraising Manager. Together these two posts work in partnership and are responsible for: the recruitment and operational management of the team; delivery of the fundraising business plans; and ensuring that our portfolio of fundraising relationships, campaigns and events are delivered in a way which engages and enthuses supporters and meets revenue targets.

You will lead and manage a team to deliver the hospice’s fundraising business plans. You will focus on developing supporter relationships across individuals, groups and businesses who will engage with the hospice’s annual programme of campaigns and events and especially generate individual efforts and donations.

You must be creative and enthusiastic, have excellent organisational, customer service, and people skills, be good at spotting opportunities, have the drive and energy needed to succeed in a competitive environment and have good entrepreneurial and negotiation skills. An ability to multi-task is essential in order to implement the strategy and meet deadlines.

If you’d like to have an informal chat about the role please get in touch with Jane Hogan, Head of Fundraising at janehogan@stoswaldsuk.org or telephone 07801 237250.

For a full job description and to apply visit www.stoswaldsuk.org and complete the application form. Please note: CV’s will only be accepted if accompanied by a fully completed application form.

This post will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Closing date: 13 October 2019 Interview date: 28 or 31 October 2019.

St Oswald’s Hospice – Senior Fundraiser – Business Partnerships

37.5 hours per week -Monday to Friday | £26,130 – £28,098 per annum full time

This is a great time to join the team as Senior Fundraiser responsible for our corporate relationships. With our philanthropic business club launched; securing new members and running its own networking events we have a strong platform which you can build on – but still, plenty to do! You will be responsible for the implementation of St Oswald’s Business Partnerships Business Plan, which includes the further development of our Better Together Business Club, working with business partners on events and campaigns in support of the hospice and securing new relationships. You will prospect and build partnerships and sponsorship for St Oswald’s at targeted and agreed levels while managing accounts and building strong relationships with existing business partners to ensure maximum return and retention.

If after reading the job description you require further information or an informal chat please contact Jane Hogan, Head of Fundraising at janehogan@stoswaldsuk.org or (0191) 285 0063 ext 2122.

For a full job description and to apply visit www.stoswaldsuk.org and complete the application form.

The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Closing date: 27  October 2019 Interview date: 7 November 2019


Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP – Senior PR Executive

WBD are looking to recruit a new full-time Senior PR Executive to be based in either our London or Newcastle office who will play a pivotal role in our Marketing and Communications team. You’ll be supporting our PR Manager to assist with the day to day running of the firm’s Press Office, providing a fast and effective media handling and response service and implementing the firm’s PR strategy.

What does the ideal candidate look like?

Your previous experience is likely to have been gained in legal, professional services or other B2B organisations, either in-house or with an agency background. It’s essential that you have experience in PR, digital media and copywriting. With so many parts of the business to look after, it’s crucial that you are able to handle a fast-moving ‘to do’ list with attention to detail and a sense of urgency. You’ll also know how to handle crisis PR and offer great advice when it’s needed.

For more information about this role, and to apply for job click here.


MHA Tait Walker – Marketing Manager

The MHA Tait Walker Marketing team in Gosforth have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Marketing Manager. As Marketing Manager, you would manage and mentor the other members of the team and report directly to the Board and Marketing Partner.

The successful candidate will work closely with the Board to create the overall marketing strategy for the firm and create and implement a marketing plan for all offices, service and sector teams. This includes in-house design, digital and online marketing, content creation, website management and managing our service and sector marketing.

Having completed a re-branding exercise in April 2019, the firm is now part of a national association brand. As part of this role, the candidate will work with the national branding team on marketing and business development projects. This includes helping to promote the national brand in our region, as well as internally communicating marketing projects and joint initiatives.

Click HERE for more information.

How to apply

If you would like to find out more about this exciting opportunity, the marketing team or MHA Tait Walker, please contact kirsty.ramsey@taitwalker.co.uk or brian.laidlaw@taitwalker.co.uk  or submit your CVs to jointheteam@taitwalker.co.uk

A Digital is looking for an experienced Content Creator and Digital Marketing Specialist

Digital agency ‘A Digital’ are looking for an experienced marketer, preferably with agency experience to support marketing campaigns for their clients. We want someone who can come up with creative campaign ideas, write absorbing copy and produce content for websites, social and email, manage social media accounts and paid search/social campaigns, as well as to measure campaign performance.

We’re going to be pretty selective about your abilities to:

  • Manage multiple social media profiles and content schedules.
  • Manage paid search and paid social campaigns.
  • Measure visitor data with Google Analytics and other analytics tools.
  • Absorb yourself in wider marketing trends and social media activity.
  • Use online tools to manage social media, build email newsletters and track campaign performance.
  • Work collaboratively with our clients, team and outside partners to make sure things are in the right place at the right time.
  • Manage your own workload and plan your time.
  • Awareness of legal obligations such as GDPR
  • Promote our own work and help to develop new business for the agency

This is a full-time role based in Kendal.

Salary would be dependent on experience.

Please, contact would be work@adigital.co.uk or apply via Indeed.co.uk at HERE


Web Developer Vacancies – theIdol.com

theIdol.com in Cumbria has a number of exciting Web Developer Vacancies to fill.

theidol.com is a rapidly growing tech company based on the edge of the Lake District National Park in Cumbria. It’s the ideal setting to get out, enjoy a walk, be inspired and conceive our next innovative product or solution. They’ve been leading online innovation since 1999 and specialise in creating cutting-edge web applications and solutions for customers and businesses of all sizes.

They’ve evolved over the years partnering with household brands such as GoCompare and ComparetheMarket. They pride themselves on innovation and early adoption of new technologies and working practices.

Did we also mention they were voted as a 2019 ‘Hot 100’ Cumbrian business by in-Cumbria magazine?

For more information about their culture and benefits please check out the vacancy here, and to apply please click here.


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