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Job Vacancy: Corporate Communications Coordinator

Application closing date: 10am on Friday 10th December 2021

Posted on 19 November 2021


The External Relations and Strategic Development team at Sage Gateshead is looking for new colleagues.

We’re the team that looks after development, communications, and business planning for the organisation. This includes everything from: hosting donor receptions, creating digital projects, writing our business plans, and coming up with new ways to tell our big story as a national music centre based in the North East.

There are currently 14 excellent people in our team who come from a variety of different backgrounds and have a wide range of professional experiences.

We’re hoping to find new colleagues to support us with fundraising and communications. If you’re passionate about music and creativity and have the skills to tell the story of its powerful impact on people and communities, we’d love to hear from you.

Within Communications, we’re looking to appoint a Corporate Communications Coordinator to work alongside two senior colleagues on our busy communications campaigns and PR office. We want to recruit a great person and are open to candidates with a range of experiences and skills. Our Job Description sets out what we envisage the role will cover and should help you decide if you feel it is right for you. If you don’t have experience in all of these areas, or feel you could offer something different to our team, we encourage you to apply stating what you’d bring to the role and the team. If you would like to discuss the role further before completing an application please contact us and we can arrange an informal discussion with Fraser Anderson, Director of External Relations and Strategic Development.

The Corporate Communications Coordinator will support the Corporate Communications Manager and Head of External Relations to tell the story of Sage Gateshead and improve public awareness of the organisation’s vision, mission, values, aims, impact and priorities.

The Coordinator will support the Corporate Communications Manager, and deliver activities across all channels, with a particular focus on website, social media and PR. The post-holder will work closely with marketing colleagues in programming teams (who promote concerts, gigs, classes, workshops and projects), with an aim to connect communications and marketing activity and co-ordinate this collaboratively. The Coordinator will also help implement effective and inspiring audience communications into the customers’ online and in-building journeys.

It’s a great time to join our team. During the last 12 months we’ve more than doubled our fundraised income, and we’re producing some exciting new work to shout about, including our award-winning The World How Wide project, a brilliant programme of music-making classes, and an exciting and innovative season of creative work. We’ve just announced Variations, a project which asked artists to explore issues of the pandemic and climate crisis, featuring John Grant, Tune-Yards, Moor Mother and Yoko Ono and Anohni.

We have some of the finest facilities for music making in the country, a world-class orchestra, and support an inclusive music learning programme that reaches 50,000 each year. Join us and help to make all of this and more happen!


>>To find out more about the role please view our recruitment pack.

We recognise and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. You will be welcomed at Sage Gateshead and will find an inclusive environment where different views and experiences are valued, and everyone is able to be themselves.

We welcome all candidates, and it is our policy that all applicants and employees receive equal treatment irrespective of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity or gender reassignment.


How to Apply

Applications should be made on a North Music Trust online application form. Please let us know if you need any adjustments or support to apply for this role. We will consider any reasonable adjustments that you may need if you are successful in being appointed to this role.

We regret that CV’s cannot be accepted. If you have any queries about your application please contact [email protected]

Completed applications should be returned no later than 10am on Friday 10th December 2021.


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