Digital and communications manager, full time

The deadline for this post has passed. This new position is an exciting opportunity to take a central role in our small but growing team. You will have a particular focus on developing our digital resources and platforms, including our website and social-media presence. You will be working closely with staff, volunteers and members to create and share impactful communications and marketing for a wide range of audiences.

Job Summary

  • To lead NSEAD’s communications and digital strategy
  • Working remotely, with some UK travel
  • 28-32K (depending on experience); one-year fixed term in the first instance


In this role you will support the organisation to take forward its brand identity and strategic ambitions, managing our website, newsletter and social-media accounts, and take a proactive approach to increasing and diversifying our membership. You will help ensure our day-to-day digital communications are engaging, high-quality and driven by best practice, through a mix of content writing, editing and design across our digital communications channels. You will work across the team to support our use of digital platforms and media, and will be expected to manage and research basic technical problems, deferring to specialist developers if required. 

This role would suit a creative-digital media and communications professional with experience of working in a similar setting, who is looking for a more strategic role. You are likely to have around two years’ previous experience in communications and, ideally, some experience of education in any phase or learning, arts or culture. 


As the voice of art, craft and design education, NSEAD is unique. Established in 1888, NSEAD is the only trade union, learned society and professional body for art, craft and design educators across the UK. We aim to be an inclusive organisation that promotes diversity and equity, fully representing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints.

Our priorities are to grow our membership through attracting new members and to deepen our impact, whether that is helping members achieve improvements in the work place, supporting their professional development, or changing the policy environment for art, craft and design education.

You will be joining an organisation driven by its values and desire to see meaningful change – art education and the professional needs of our members are at the heart of everything we do.

Diversity is an important value for NSEAD. We are passionate about promoting equity at work and are committed to it for all our staff. We are particularly interested in applications from candidates who are underrepresented in art, craft and design education and in the creative industries.


Closing date for applications: Friday 16 July 2021 at 12 noon

Interview will be held during the week beginning 2 August

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