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Hiring! Communicatons / Marketing/ Arts Job in Manchester - Freelance Comms Officer at Creative City

Updated: Apr 23

Freelance Communications Officer

Creative City is a creative community development organisation, working across Greater Manchester. We use creative techniques to bring communities closer to decision making; we inspire people to engage with big ideas in interesting ways; and we improve wellbeing, confidence and connection to community through creative activities. We are a small but growing social enterprise, with a very small core team.

Creative City is looking for someone with excellent written and visual communication skills, strong design skills and some experience of social media and marketing.

The post holder will:

  • Help shape and coordinate our calendar of online activity.

  • Be responsible for designing flyers, posters and other events-related materials.

  • Support the design of reports and proposals.

  • Be responsible for social media campaigns promoting events.

  • Write blog posts for our website.

  • Support the writing and sharing of press releases.

  • Schedule social media posts.

  • Create original content that helps explain our work (e.g. designed quotes and images).

  • Help shape and manage topical social media campaigns that advance our aims.

  • Manage some social media interactions.

  • Other administrative duties as required.

The post holder will: • Work strictly within our core values of equality and inclusion. • Ensure the effective implementation of our Social Media, Safeguarding and Equal Opportunities policies in all work that they do.

This is a freelance position so the successful candidate will be responsible for paying their own tax and insurance in line with HMRC requirements. The successful candidate must be willing to have an Enhanced DBS check if this becomes a requirement of the post.

The post is for a minimum of 5 hours per week, with the possibility of additional hours some weeks depending on workload and if additional funding is secured. The position is for 3 months, with a possible extension subject to funding. We can arrange hours flexibly around your other commitments.

We especially encourage applications from people who identify as LGBTQ+, women, disabled people and people of colour.

To apply please send your CV and any relevant examples of your design work alongside a cover-letter outlining why you would like this role to our Managing Director, Beth Powell, via For an informal chat about this post please email Beth to request a call. Deadline 25th March 2019, at 12 noon.

Interviews are likely to be held on Friday 29th March.

Creative City’s vision is a socially just city, buzzing with creativity, community, laughter and life. We help people to feel connected to their communities and empowered to help solve social problems, creatively. We use the arts as a tool to support people to express themselves, to gain confidence and to get to know the people and the world around them better.

Term: 3 months (possible extension)

Hours: Minimum 5 hours per week (flexible)

Fee: £11 per hour

Location: Primarily based in Chorlton, Manchester, with some flexible work that can be completed from home or elsewhere.

Deadline: 25th March, 2019 at 12noon