Community Coordinator

Who we are 

The Crafts Council is the national charity for craft.

We inspire making, empower learning and nurture craft businesses at a time when the public’s interest in making has never been greater.

We believe that craft skills and knowledge enrich and uplift us as individuals and in doing so will change our world for the better.

The Role 

We are looking for a dedicated and community-focused person to join the Crafts Council in a new role as Community Coordinator.  The Community Coordinator will support the transition of our publication Crafts to a biannual model, helping to deliver an enhanced digital offer and regular events.

Working closely with the Head of Editorial and Deputy Editor, the Community Coordinator will support the development of our Crafts community, nurturing our new and returning readers and helping to grow our audiences.

You will bring energy, enthusiasm and a passion for forging relationships, as well as an interest in planning and delivering events for a growing community of craft enthusiasts and makers.  A digital native, you will be comfortable engaging on social media with our members and followers, and bring practical and incisive ideas for growing the community.

This role would suit someone with a background in marketing, communications, memberships or working with digital communities. A passion for craft and an interest in working in a publishing/editorial context would be ideal. As this is a new role there will be opportunities to develop in the role and make it your own, with training and support available.

Job typePermanent, part time, 21.75 hours per week (0.6 FTE).

We offer flexible and hybrid working where possible.

Salary: £24,000 - £26,000 gross per annum, depending on experience.

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Please read the Job Description & Person Specification here in full before applying.

To apply click ‘apply for this job’ at the top of this page.

For the application process you will be required to:

  • Provide personal contact information
  • Respond to three to four questions in a typed format. If you would prefer to provide your answers as video or voice note (no longer than 5 mins), please note this in the box and email a link (or file if under 5MB) to [email protected]
  • Upload your CV

The application system times out after a few minutes and is unable to save drafts, therefore we strongly recommend you draft your answers in a separate document and paste them in when you are ready to submit.

Deadline: 9am Monday 22 August

Interviews: w/c Monday 5 September

We aim to remove barriers and be open to all and strongly encourage applications from individuals currently underrepresented in the creative and cultural sectors. This includes but is not limited to people of African or Caribbean heritage; Arabic heritage; Latin American heritage; East Asian, South Asian and South East Asian heritage; people from traveller communities; disabled people; LGBTQ+ people and people from a low-income background.

We fully support Access to Work applications.

To apply for the role, you must be eligible to work in the UK - Crafts Council is not a sponsoring organisation.

Guaranteed Interview Scheme

We operate a Guaranteed Interview scheme. This means that we guarantee to interview any applicant who identifies as from African or Caribbean heritage; Arabic heritage; Latin American heritage; East Asian, South Asian and South East Asian heritage; people from traveller communities; and disabled people, whose application meets the essential criteria for the role. The essential criteria is detailed in the person specification section of the job pack.

Access

We welcome applications in written, audio or video formats. To submit applications in an alternative format, or to request information in an alternative format, please email [email protected]

If you would like more information about accessibility before applying, please see the guide we have here.