Creative Access
Communications officer

Communications officer

locationLondon, UK
ExpiresExpires: 21/08/2022
Comms / Marketing / PR
Permanent position
£20,000 to £30,000 per year

Closing date: 6pm on Sunday 21 August 2022

Salary: £26,000 - £32,000 per annum pro rata

Interviews: Successful candidates will be invited to interview by Friday 26 August 2022.

Contract: Full-time permanent, 10am - 6pm Monday to Friday 


Are you ready to play a key role in communicating the mission and activities of this leading arts foundation?

Freelands Foundation works to broaden access to art education and the visual arts across the UK. We work with teachers and educators to develop diverse and ambitious approaches to art education. We support artists and arts organisations across the breadth of the UK to develop and present original ideas and practices. We commission research that explores the value that art and culture bring to society.

Our initiatives include a unique programme of residencies, workshops, films and resources for art teachers and educators; the annual Freelands Award championing mid-career women artists; and the Freelands Artist Programme supporting emerging artists in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. We fund art organisations across the UK to expand their work within their communities. Our London project space in Chalk Farm houses workshops, discussions, exhibitions, films, residencies and an extensive library, which explore new approaches to teaching, learning and making art.

Freelands Foundation was set up in 2015 by Elisabeth Murdoch. It is a registered charity (number 1162648). Over the last seven years, the Foundation has grown in scale and ambition, with 17 members of staff and a UK-wide programme of projects and partnerships. The organisation is led by the Director, who sets the strategic and creative vision, and reports to a Board of Trustees.   



The Communications Officer takes a key role in engaging audiences in the Foundation’s vision and programmes. They deliver all digital  activities, initiating and realising exciting, creative, high quality content across the website, social media, newsletters and other online platforms. 

The Communications Officer works closely with colleagues across the organisation to ensure clear and accurate online representations of projects and partnerships, that articulate the Foundation’s ethos and approaches across art education, artist development and research.  They are line managed by the Head of Communications, and support a broader communications strategy to expand awareness of the Foundation and the impact of its work across the visual art and education sectors and beyond.


Knowledge, skills, experience

  • Experience working in communications in a visual art context
  • A proven track record of creative, original digital campaigns, and enthusiasm for possibilities of digital content
  • Experience of writing, editing and proofing skills, ability to produce and edit engaging, clear articulate copy, understanding different tones and context
  • Interest in and commitment to contemporary art and art education, and key communities and discussions across the sector
  • Understanding of audiences and marketing, ability to adopt different perspectives and approaches
  • Experience of time management and prioritisation across different projects; ability enforce deadlines and schedules when working with internal and external partners, and deliver projects on time and to budget
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to understand different priorities and working styles and collaborate with different colleagues and partners, promoting a positive and constructive working environment through a solutions-focused approach
  • Strong visual sensibility, confidence handling images and design, as well as audio and video
  • Strategy, analysis, ability to proactively plan for the future and apply learnings
  • Commitment to audience development and diversification, accessibility, ensuring that Freelands Foundation digital presence is inclusive, welcoming, engaging and user friendly
  • Experience of working with website CMS
  • Experience of managing social media accounts


For more information and to download a job description, please visit our website via the apply button.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 1 September in person at 113 Regent’s Park Road. The Foundation is a certified member of the Visit England COVID-19 ‘We’re Good to Go’ scheme, which confirms that the venue follows current government and industry standards. 

Freelands Foundation is committed to anti-racism and to addressing inequality in the arts sector. We warmly welcome applications from Black, Asian and ethnically diverse candidates, as individuals from these backgrounds are currently underrepresented at all levels of our organisation. 

Please state in your application that you found this role through Creative Access. 

If you require particular adjustments for any part of the recruitment or selection process, including an alternative format for the job description or job advert, please contact and we will be happy to accommodate your access requirements.

Fields of study

  • Visual arts / Design

Required degree level

  • Level 3 (e.g. A Level)

Years of experience

  • Junior

Salary range

  • £20,000 to £30,000 per year

Required skills

  • Digital Marketing