The Society (based at Burlington House in London) is a registered charity and the oldest learned society in Britain concerned with the material remains of the past. The Society consists of 3,000 Fellows who are scholars and practitioners working across the cultural heritage sector. The Society also owns and manages a historic property in Oxfordshire, Kelmscott Manor, which was the former Cotswolds retreat of William Morris and the final home of his daughter, May Morris. 

The Society is currently recruiting for a Communications Manager.

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Communications Manager

Contract: Permanent, full-time (35 hours per week)
Salary: £29,000
Holidays: 28 + 4 privilege days and UK bank holidays
Pension: 18% employer contribution

The Society is seeking to appoint a new Communications Manager to continue and strengthen its public-facing and membership communications and event programming. The post-holder will be responsible for managing public relations, marketing, website, and membership communications as well as event programmes at its headquarters at Burlington House (London) and supporting communications for its historic property, Kelmscott Manor (Oxon). This is an exciting time to join the team at Burlington House, as the Society is developing its public access and embarking upon stage two of a major conservation-led development project at Kelmscott Manor, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. The post-holder will work closely with the senior management team to contribute to strategic planning and fundraising initiatives, with the library and museum collections team to share our collections with public audiences, and with the board of trustees and Fellows to strengthen membership relations and deliver public-facing programmes. We are seeking an enthusiastic and driven individual with the ability to work independently but also within a team to help us achieve our charitable objectives.

For full details, please download the Job Pack:

How to Apply:

Applicants must complete the application forms (including the equal opportunities monitoring form), which should be sent to:

Deadline: 23.59 Sunday, 19 November 2017.

Interviews will be held Friday, 24 November 2017.

If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, please email Renée LaDue:

We are unable to provide feedback to applicants who are not invited to interview.

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