Marketing & Communications Manager, Canal & River Trust

Deadline: Friday 28 August 2015. Paid (£25k-30k pro rata) Part time

Super Slow Way is part of Creative People and Places, a national action research programme funded by Arts Council England to test out new and experimental approaches to arts and cultural activity to build audiences and participants in areas currently shown to have low levels of engagement. This exciting and innovative arts programme is being shaped by the people of Blackburn with Darwen, Burnley, Hyndburn and Pendle collaborating with local, national and international artists and arts organisations. In brief, we are here to make art happen and in making art happen, transform lives and places.

We are now looking for a Marketing & Communications Manager to join us and play a crucial role in supporting the delivery of our activity. You will be responsible for developing and implementing a dynamic communications, marketing and audience engagement strategy for Super Slow Way to ensure the maximum possible audience development for an ambitious, diverse and exciting programme of work, which will see a whole range of arts activities developed with, for and by the people of Pennine Lancashire.

The ideal candidate will be imaginative, tactical, and hands on and will be interested in how digital tools and social media can develop audiences and participation in the arts. You will have a track record of successfully developing new audiences, particularly from less engaged communities, and will be an exceptional communicator at all levels. The post-holder will be employed by the Canal and River Trust on behalf of Super Slow Way and will become part of a committed and passionate team based in Burnley.

This is a part time role (22.5hr per week) and a fixed-term post to October 2017.

Starting salary: £25,000 pro-rata

Interviews week commencing 14 September

For a full job description and to apply visit the Canal & River Trust’s Job Listings page ( and search for Vacancy Ref 2015-1840. If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role please email Katy May ( to arrange a time.