Marketing & Communications Manager, Southampton Culture Trust


Job Summary

Are you passionate about telling stories that shine a spotlight on Southampton’s communities? Are you looking for a challenge where you can use the breadth of your marketing and communications skills, maximise your existing digital knowledge, and want to make a real difference in your work?

Job Description

We're recruiting a new team to support this ambitious approach and work in partnership to support the delivery of a culture-led vision in Southampton. We're excited by this opportunity to grow our team and discover talented individuals in the city, and beyond, that can play their part in turning the vision into a reality.

Working for Southampton Culture Trust, you will thrive on making a difference to the cultural ambitions of Southampton and love getting things done. You will have proven experience in delivering marketing and communications strategies and leading on campaigns that deepen engagement or unlock investment to a great cause. You'll have a solid understanding of digital marketing through a range of social media platforms and know how to get the most out of an online presence to boost visibility and engagement. You'll have a good eye for detail, be financially literate, and be brilliant at building and maintaining relationships at all levels. A creative self-starter with a passion for delivery and teamwork, this role is perfect for someone who wants to make their mark and champion Culture, Festivals and Events, and Tourism in Southampton.

Job Requirements

Developing and implementing marketing and communications plans, writing a variety of collateral. Excellent written and verbal communication skills (with experience of copy writing), with the ability to tailor messaging and content to a diverse range of audiences.

Building and maintaining relationships with suppliers, stakeholders, donors, corporates, local communities, and influencers. Experience of managing staff and team development.

Experience of delivering campaigns with a significant digital content. Experience of digital marketing, including use of scheduling tools, developing website content and effective management of a wide range of social media platforms.

Experience of using audience segmentation to build effective approaches to engagement. Financial literacy and the ability to manage budgets in accordance with financial policy and requirements

Job Responsibilities

To be responsible for all internal and external communications, marketing activities and outreach for the Trust. To work with the Commercial and Marketing Director and CEO of the Southampton Culture Trust in supporting the development and implementation of a high impact Brand and Marcomms Strategy. To build good relationships with colleagues, agencies, suppliers, supporters, and communities to collaboratively develop and deliver the Southampton Culture Trust Marketing and Communications campaigns, projects, and strategies.

To work collaboratively with the Fundraising and Development Manager and team in increasing engagement and investment in the Trust's activities in Culture, Festivals and Events and Tourism. To nurture an equity of access for audiences and participants to the Trust's activities by developing appropriate and accessible marketing campaigns, communications and promotion of activities and events.

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How to Apply

Please apply in writing by sending a CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements of the role giving examples of experience and knowledge, skills, and abilities. Please also download the complete the equal opportunities monitoring form. * Please email your application to

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