Communications & Marketing Manager, London Borough of Culture 2020

Brent Council
Brent, London Borough
£44,691 - £47,541p.a. inc.
03 Oct 2018
06 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Salary range: £44,691 - £47,541p.a. inc.

Contract: Fixed term/Secondment (December 2020)

Hours of work: 36 hours per week

Location: Civic Centre and other locations from time to time

Brent: London Borough of Culture 2020

Brent Council won the bid to be London Borough of Culture for 2020. The Mayor's London Borough of Culture award is a new initiative by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, to celebrate the wealth of creativity across every corner of London.

The London Borough of Culture title will put Brent on London's centre stage in 2020. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to celebrate life in Brent, showcase what Brent is about to other Londoners and create a cultural programme which will leave a lasting legacy. See the website for more info at:

We want people who don't know Brent to discover it in 2020, and those who do to enjoy celebrating everything that's special, intriguing and ground-breaking about their incredible corner of London.

Brent is a tremendously vibrant London borough where the iconic arch of Wembley Stadium dominates the skyline. Spanning both inner and outer London, it is a borough of huge contrasts in terms of its economic, environmental, ethnic and social make up. Brent's diversity is evident to all who visit our borough and our long history of ethnic and cultural diversity has created a place that is truly unique and valued by those who live and work here.

The council is pursuing a far-reaching transformation agenda that better meets the needs of our community so it is an exciting time to join us.

The Post

The Marketing and Communications Manager will lead on the development and delivery of the Borough of Culture marketing and communications strategy and manage all aspects of the planning and implementation of marketing, communication and digital campaigns, including e-mailouts, advertising, content for the website, social media, press and media relations and key account management of major stakeholders.

You will be responsible for developing and implementing creative ideas for maximising audiences and engagement with the Borough of Culture projects, while ensuring brand design guidelines, tone and aesthetic are applied consistently across LBoC and all its activities.

The Person

To be successful in this role, you will have experience of delivering, planning and evaluating high profile local and national campaigns, and delivering and evaluating them, ideally within a complex organisation promoting a cultural programme. Your knowledge of integrated marketing communications means you are experienced in developing and delivering marketing and communications strategies, online and offline.

Needless to say, you have excellent writing, proof-reading and editorial skills, with a keen eye for detail and proven ability to communicate effectively and persuasively with different audiences, project partners, local community groups, colleagues across the Council, artists and the general public. You'll therefore have the ability to work well under pressure, prioritise a complex workload and manage multiple work streams and stakeholders.


  • Excellent professional knowledge of the core disciplines of marketing, media and digital communications
  • Strong awareness, understanding and interest in the UK arts and culture sector
  • Knowledge and understanding of Brent and the local cultural context

  • Clear understanding of equality and diversity issues in service delivery and commitment to implementing the Council's Equalities policies

Closing Date: Sunday 4 November 2018 (23:00)

Assessment & Interview Date: TBC

For more information on Brent London Borough of Culture please visit

Additional Information

Brent Council values the diversity of its community and aims to have a workforce that reflects this and therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community.

Applications are particularly welcome from people with disabilities and LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender) applicants as they are under-represented across the council.

All organisations and individuals who work with children and young people, or are involved in providing services for them have a duty to safeguard and promote their welfare.

We are committed to safer recruitment and safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Before you join Brent Council, you will need to provide your National Insurance (NI) number and undergo a Home Office Standard I.D. check.

Please note CVs will not be considered as part of your application for this position.

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