Communications and Brand Manager and External Affairs Manager

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Communications and Brand Manager and External Affairs Manager
Help Musicians UK
UK - London
£35,000 to £50,000 per annum depending on candidate experience
Date Posted:
Jun 4th 2018
Help Musicians UK

HMUK is Britain’s leading independent music charity and has provided help, support and opportunities to empower musicians at all stages of their lives for 97 years. HMUK's mission is to create a sustainable future for all musicians and the industry by supporting those who work in the music industry through grants, health and welfare services, campaigning, creative programmes and targeted investment initiatives. It exists to advocate, educate and provide information around issues which affect musicians and the industry that surrounds them. 

We have two new exciting opportunities to join our Communications & Campaigns team in our London office for a newly created Communications and Brand Manager and External Affairs Manager.

35 hours per week (Monday to Friday) 

Communications and Brand Manager

Working with the Head of Strategic Communications you will manage the development, implementation and evaluation of communications plans and strategy for HMUKs core projects and services, specifically leading the operational rollout of HMUK’s re-brand across all of the charity’s platforms and communications.

You will lead the day-to-day operations of the communications team, line managing team members and those with communications responsibilities in the regions, ensuring we respond to all media, marketing and communications matters in a timely and professional manner.

With previous demonstrable experience in Media, Marketing, PR and/or Communications, in developing, implementing and advising on integrated communications plans and strategies that blend the full range of communications disciplines (including announcements and news, digital communications, copywriting, marketing, events, partnerships and media relations).

External Affairs Manager

Working with the Director of External Affairs and the Head of Strategic Communications, you will manage the planning, delivery and evaluation of Help Musicians UK’s national and regional campaigns and policies, taking the operational lead on strands of External Affairs work. Working with peer and partner organisations, you will enable the charity to implement best practice in campaigns, communications and music industry policy generally.

You will have a strong understanding knowledge of the arts and/or music industry, with experience of lobbying and policy making processes within the wider governmental sector. You will have the ability to use this knowledge to develop, implement, manage and evaluate high quality policy and campaigning plans that enables the organisation to campaign for the issues that mean the most to musicians and the music industry, both in the UK and in the nations and regions.

Demonstrable and significant experience of leading the design and delivery of impactful and timely reactive and proactive public affairs activity, that has successfully achieved policy-influencing objectives, will be essential to the role.

To be successful in either of these roles, you will need the ability to work at all levels of the organisation, influencing internal and external stakeholders and media across many levels.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a fast-growing organisation and to contribute to achieving HMUK’s ambitions to support career and creative opportunities for music makers and the industry as the charity approaches its centenary year in 2021.

To apply please visit our website ( and request an application pack by emailing Deadline for applications: 5pm on Friday 15 June 2018

All enquiries and applications should be made to

T: 020 7239 9133

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