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Closing date: 9am Thursday 22 April 2021
Interview date: Tuesday 4 May 2021
Salary: £29,180 - £32,295 per annum
Job ref no.: 602-21
The Royal College of Music (RCM) is one of the world's greatest conservatoires. Our excellence was recognised by the 2021 QS World University Rankings, in which we ranked as the top institution for performing arts in the UK for the sixth consecutive year, and top in Europe. We now seek a proactive, confident, creative Communications Officer to raise the Royal College of Music’s visibility and promote our wide-ranging initiatives to a global audience.
The post is diverse and challenging, requiring expertise across the communications portfolio. The post holder will have a key role in producing internal communications for staff and students, presenting complex information in a clear way, whether through an email, a newsletter or a video.
Reporting to the Director of Communications the role will support the management of the RCM’s public relations activities and the production of communications related media and be expected to explore new ways of promoting our world-leading conservatoire. The successful candidate will contribute to the RCM’s social media channels and write news stories for the RCM’s website.
We seek someone who is passionate about our purpose and values and can demonstrate their experience delivering high-quality, multi-channel campaigns – which includes social media and audio-visual content as appropriate. Proven experience of working in a similar communications role, in a media handling environment, a creative HE environment or in the wider creative and cultural industries is welcome, as is handling relationships with media agencies. You will be sensitive to the different audiences and be able to tailor your approach when communicating with students, staff or alumni.
You will build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, be able to plan a strong communications calendar of activities and have experience of crisis communications. The successful candidate will need to be proactive, organised and used to managing a busy workload, working on several different campaigns simultaneously. You will possess impeccable writing and editorial skills, with the ability to take complex information and summarise it for a range of different audiences. You will have contacts amongst arts media and a good awareness of the Higher Education landscape. High-level IT/digital media skills, including use and development of audio-visual equipment and software; social media platforms; and desktop publishing packages is also welcome.
Please complete our 1) Application Form and 2) Equal Opportunities Form (available to download further down this page) and submit in PDF or Word format before the closing deadline for the post.
Please ensure that you include the Job Reference Number when submitting your application.
CVs without an application form will not be accepted.
For full details of this position please click the below "Job Description" to read the full Applicant Information Pack:
Completed forms should be returned by post or email to Karoline Josten, HR Assistant:
Royal College of Music, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BS
If you are applying by email, please state clearly in the subject line the title of the post for which you are applying.
The Royal College of Music is an Equal Opportunities Employer.
If you need to receive this documentation in a different format due to a disability, please contact Karoline Josten to discuss your requirements.
All applicants must be permitted to work in the UK and hold a relevant work permit where necessary.