Job Description

We’re looking for a creative and innovative Director of Marketing and Communications to the join the CBSO on a 9-month fixed-term basis.

This role oversees all marketing and external communications for the organisation, working closely with the CEO and wider team on clear strategies to deliver the organisation’s ambitious objectives, maximise income, hit targets, build reputation, and grow engagement with all aspects of the CBSO’s brand and activities.

The ideal candidate will be experienced in leading a busy team and have a strong understanding of a strategic approach to marketing, PR, branding, audience experience, audience development, CRM, content and digital. They will also share the CBSO’s belief that orchestral music can and should be for everyone and have a passion for connecting audiences with joyful musical experiences.

Experience of working within the arts and culture sector is essential – and knowledge of classical/orchestral music would be a distinct advantage.

How to apply

To apply for the role of Director of Marketing and Communications (Fixed Term – Maternity Cover) please send a CV and a supporting statement of no more than two pages of A4 to Hollie Dunster, HR Manager at

We ask that you complete the equal opportunities information online when you submit your application. The information collected will be treated as confidential and used for to help the CBSO improve its approach to becoming a more diverse and inclusive organisation. It will not be treated as part of your application.

Finally, please ensure that you have included your contact number and email address, as well as any dates when you will not be available or might have difficulty with the indicative interview timetable.

If you wish to have an informal discussion about this role, please contact Beki Smith on

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