Full-Time Permanent

Full-Time: 32.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday
Salary range: £46,466 - £54,613 per annum inclusive of London Allowance
Job reference: 22/048

The Royal Academy of Music is a creative and vibrant workplace with a diverse mix of students and staff from over 60 countries. Many of the world’s leading musicians and performers have studied with us and we are firmly focused on developing tomorrow’s musical leaders in a number of disciplines, including Classical Performance, Composition, Opera, Jazz, and Musical Theatre. Integral to the musical training we offer is the opportunity to perform; in an average year, the Academy runs a vibrant programme of around 500 events.

We are currently seeking a Head of Communications and External Relations to join the Communications and Marketing team. You will be responsible for all proactive and reactive media relations and support the Director of Communications and Marketing in PR-related work. Overseeing the creation and delivery of the Academy’s digital communications, including the website, you will ensure that high-quality, targeted content is utilised to fulfil the strategic aims of the organisation.

It will be important to bring significant communications experience across a wide range of channels and a strong knowledge of music. We are seeking a self-motivated and energetic person with excellent organisational and project management skills who is confident using technology. You will have the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with excellent attention to detail . Flexibility, a positive attitude and the ability to work under pressure are also essential attributes in order to succeed in this role. Experience working in communications within the arts or higher education sectors would be an advantage.

Completed applications must be received by 10am on Monday 22 August 2022.

Interviews are expected to take place on-site on Friday 9 September 2022.

This role meets the eligibility requirements for a skilled worker visa and is open to applicants who may require a certificate of sponsorship.

The Academy is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of all students.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates and candidates with disabilities because we would like to increase the representation of these groups in these roles. We want to do this because we know greater diversity will lead to greater results for students.