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Join the Unlimited Team as Communications Officer!

As Unlimited transitions into anindependent organisation with a new home, and new mission and values, it will also have many new job roles – like our new Communications Officer role here. Remember, Unlimited will have a geographically dispersed workforce which means people can work for us from anywhere in the UK.Links to full job packsin multiple access formatsincluded below.

Since 2013, Unlimited has awarded more than £4.7 million to over 400 ambitious disabled artists and companies, through commissions, awards, and support, which have been seen by or engaged with more than four million people globally and online, making it the largest supporter of disabled artists worldwide.  That means there is a lot of communication both internal and external that we need to make happen!

Unlimited focuses on arts commissioning, to embed work by disabled artists within the UK and international cultural sectors, reach new audiences, and shift perceptions of disabled people. Unlimited has been delivered by the disability-led arts organisation Shape Arts and arts-producing organisation Artsadmin since 2013, and is currently funded by Arts Council England, Arts Council of Wales, Creative Scotland and the British Council amongst others, and has an artist’s alumni of 400 disabled artists who have gained support in some way over this period of time.

Unlimited is transitioning into being an independent organisation from 2022, with a new mission and new values, a new way of working, and a new staff team, hence this recruitment process.

Communications Officer 

Salary: £25,000 per annum (pro rata)

Employment type: Initial 14-month fixed term role, potentially leading to a permanent role.

Hours: The role is budgeted at 0.6 (24 hours or 3 days a week). As a team we have a highly adaptable working culture with flexible working hours.

Remote Working:All the team can work from home, from a local arts organisation base (when determined) and, if within commutable distance, from a hub office.

Training and development: Unlimited is committed to staff training and development, individually and as a team.

Access: Unlimited is delighted to meet reasonable adjustments, to adjust existing practices and procedures to meet access requirements and supports all team members to apply to Access to Work to cover relevant costs.

Key duties:

  • To generate, write, and create content that tells our story to people who know us and people who don’t spanning press releases, social media, email, website, blogs etc
  • Developing communication material and supporting Unlimited’s campaigns
  • Staying abreast of new and emerging trends, best practice in communications, and bringing new ideas to the team
  • Collecting and processing data on Unlimited’s audience and reach and developing analysis
  • Monitoring communications channels across all digital platforms

We’d like to receive your application by 12 noon on Monday 20 December 2021.

We currently anticipate hosting interviews on Monday 10 January 2022


Full job packs available to be downloaded:

  • Full job pack in Word
  • Full job pack in PDF
  • Full job pack in Large Print in Word
  • BSL version: introduction and about the role
  •  Audio version below:

Inclusivity, diversity and access

Unlimited loves inclusivity and values lived experience in all its forms.

People from the global majority*, who are LGBTQIA+, disabled** and/or from working class or low socio-economic backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply.

*This includes, but is not limited to, people of Black Caribbean, Black African, South Asian, East Asian, South East Asian, Middle Eastern, Arab, Latinx, Jewish, Romany and Irish Traveller heritage.

**This includes but is not limited to, those who define as disabled people, as people with long term health conditions, as deaf, Deaf, neurodivergent or in relation to their access requirements.

People from these groups are still currently under-represented in the arts nationwide, and we are committed to challenging and changing this.

Interviews: Interviews can be virtual on Zoom, unless the interviewee has a different preferred platform.

How to Apply: If you have any questions about Unlimited and want to find out more, please email info@weareunlimited.org.uk – someone will reply within 3-4 days. If you have a specific question about the role, please email Jo Verrent (joverrent@weareunlimited.org.uk).

We use Submittable for applications. This is an online application portal. Applications can be made via text, audio, or video – please use whichever methods you prefer. Ultimately, we want to know why you’d be great at this role, and we don’t mind how you share this with us. If you prefer, you can also apply via email, and we will upload the contents to Submittable ourselves.

You can access the Submittable portal for this application here.

You can access a Word doc version of the questions questions here.

If there’s another method you’d prefer to use due to your access requirements, please let us know. We want to remove as many barriers to applying as we can.

If you have any general questions about applying to Unlimited or want to know more about us, please email Harry Murdoch (info@weareunlimited.org.uk).