Marketing and Communications Manager
Hours: 35 hours per week
Salary: £30,000 per annum dependent on experience
The Marketing and Communications Manager for Wasps is a key role within the organisation which has now become available as a result of the imminent departure of the current post holder. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced individual in a role which provides an important link between Wasps staff team, our 20 studio communities across Scotland, our Board, as well as a wide range of stakeholders, funders and development partners we engage with on a regular basis. Based in The Briggait, in Glasgow, the post will report directly to Wasps Chief Executive Officer, will join Wasps Senior Management Team and has a salary of circa £30,000 pa, dependant on experience.
The Marketing and Communications Manager will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of Wasps five-year Marketing and Communications Plan. The successful individual will play a key role in engaging with our diverse network of 1,000 studio holders located across Scotland and in managing all social media and web based platforms for the organisation. The role is supported by an Admin and Marketing Assistant, who the successful candidate will manage.
In light of COVID-19, much of our communications has moved online with tenant forums, digital marketing and a refresh of our website now key elements of the workload moving forward.
The Marketing and Communications Manager will work with the Chief Executive Officer to deliver a strategic marketing and communications plan for Wasps which ensures that the organisation builds positive relationships with Wasps studio holders (artists, cultural organisations and creative companies), Wasps’ Board, strategic partners, current and potential funders, supporters & stakeholders by delivering a pro-active and engaging communication and marketing strategy.
Wasps Marketing & Communication Strategy Objectives 2018-23
Communications and marketing have become increasingly strategic elements of Wasps operation since organisational restructuring in 2017. Given our geographic reach and the number of tenants across our estate, the need to communicate effectively with our artists across the network, as well as with partners, funders and external organisations, is critical.
Our website was restructured in 2016/17 to enable more social media activity and web interaction across a wider range of platforms. Wasps brand was refreshed in our 40th year (2017/18) to take us forward as a relevant organisation for the next 40 years. The rebrand has been implemented across our digital presence and print and will be rolled out to all our properties during the Business Plan period (2018-23).
For full Job Description, Strategy Objectives and Person Specification, including essential skills and attributes, please download the Job Application Pack in the side bar.
For further details please contact: Stuart McCue-Dick, Executive Director – Corporate Services Wasps Studios
The Briggait, 141 Bridgegate, Glasgow, G1 5HZ
Tel: 0141 553 5890
Please submit your CV along with a covering letter outlining why you would be suitable for the role to Stuart McCue-Dick at the above email address by Tuesday 6 October 2020 at 5pm. Please include the contact names, phone numbers and email addresses for 2 referees, one of whom should be your current or most recent employer. Interviews will be held on Friday 16 October 2020 online / in Glasgow.
Submissions should be titled: Private and Confidential - Job Application
PLEASE NOTE – no agencies
Wasps has been supporting the arts community in Scotland for 43 years. We have grown to become one of the UK’s largest studio providers and home to Scotland’s largest cultural community. We currently house 900 visual artists, 35 arts charities and 33 creative businesses at 20 locations from the Scottish Borders to the Shetland Islands. Their work in turn touches the lives of thousands of people across Scotland and beyond.
In addition, our activities support the regeneration of many deprived communities across Scotland. We redevelop redundant, historic buildings into beautiful facilities for artists and creative industries, improving the physical appearance and economy of the communities in which they are located.
Wasps also delivers a range of arts enterprise activity including exhibition, workshop and residencies opportunities, along with professional development support for our creative tenants, delivered across our nine galleries and four residency spaces.
Our plans for the future are exciting! We recently completed our first creative hub outside of Glasgow - Perth Creative Exchange, which opened in November 2019. Our next exciting development - Inverness Creative Academy Phase 2 is currently onsite and due to open in summer 2021, with Phase 1 completed in December 2018 and now a fully occupied, vibrant facility in the heart of the Highlands. These projects between them will deliver over 60 new studios for artists and space for 30 creative businesses in these locations. We also have a programme of property upgrades and energy efficiency initiatives planned as part of our five year Business Plan (2018-23).