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Unlimited team members Isabella and Rachel. Photo: Claire Griffiths

New Unlimited roles: Communications Manager and Finance Manager (both freelance)   

Come and work with us! There will be a number of new roles advertised as Unlimited transitions into an independent organisation – and these are the first two! Both are freelance roles to provide input at a strategic level; we are looking for leads for both finance and communications. Unlimited will have a geographically dispersed workforce which means people can work for us from anywhere in the UK. Links to full job packs in multiple access formats included below.  

Unlimited is currently an arts commissioning programme that aims 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. 

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 4 million people globally and online, making it the largest supporter of disabled artists worldwide.  

We’re unique. We work across the whole of the UK and across all disciplines, proving that disabled artists are, indeed, unlimited.  

Unlimited is transitioning into being an independent organisation from 2022, with a new mission and new values – and a new way of working. 

As Unlimited transitions, we will begin to lose the amazing skillsets we have been lucky to have experienced via our parent organisations – Shape Arts and Artsadmin. These skillsets need to be replaced, which is why we are creating a number of new roles. The first two being advertised are a Strategic Finance Consultant and a Communications Manager – summary information on both is included below with links to downloadable information packs in a variety of access formats. 

Communications Manager (Freelance)  

Annual Fee: £4125 per quarter, initially for 5 quarters, January 2022 – March 2023.  

Total contract value: £20,625 (net of VAT if relevant). 

Employment type: Initial 15-month fixed term freelance contract, potentially leading to an extended freelance contract when additional funding confirmed. 

Hours: We anticipate this fee to cover between 16-20 days work per quarter, dates/hours to be determined by the needs of the role and the availability of other relevant team members. 

Key duties: 

    • Leading on comms and campaign strategies 
    • Managing the comms team & partner relationships 
    • Monitoring and reporting 

We’d like to receive your application by 12 noon on Monday 1 November 2021. 

We currently anticipate hosting interviews on Friday 12 November 2021.

Full job packs available to be downloaded: 

Strategic Finance Consultant (freelance) 

Fee: £5500 per quarter, initially for 5 quarters, January 2022 – March 2023.  

Total contract value: £27,500 (net of VAT if relevant). 

Employment type: Initial 15-month fixed term freelance contract, potentially leading to an extended freelance contract when additional funding confirmed. 

Hours: We anticipate this fee to cover between 25-30 days work per quarter, dates/hours to be determined by the needs of the role and the availability of other relevant team members. 

Key duties: 

    • Overview of long-term financial planning  
    • Maintenance of financial systems  
    • Managing the finance officer role /functions 

We’d like to receive your application by 12 noon on Monday 18 October 2021. 

We currently anticipate hosting interviews on Thursday 28 October 2021. 

Full job packs available to be downloaded: 

For both roles 

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, including our freelance team members. 

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. 

Inclusivity, diversity & 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: For these roles we would like people to apply in a way that makes sense to them. Applications can be made via text, audio or video. Ultimately, we want to know why someone would be great to deliver this contract and we don’t mind how they share this with us. To apply, send your application in whatever format to 

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). If you have a specific question about the freelance roles, please email Jo Verrent (joverrent@weareunlimited.org.uk).