Salary: £30,000 per annum

Location: Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle, NE1 7RH

Contract: 12 months Fixed Term, Full-Time (37.5 hours per week)

Applications close: Friday 12th July 2024


About us

Northern Stage is a theatre that has been part of Newcastle’s cultural life since the 1970s. Nestled in the Newcastle University campus, we make and present the very best theatre for people of the North East and beyond.

Proudly Northern, our theatre is a place for people to come together to socialise, have fun, to work, think, debate, perform and to imagine new possibilities for the future

The activities that take place on and off our stages are designed to welcome people to engage with, participate in and be inspired by theatre – creating safe spaces based on tolerance, inclusivity and respect.

As a business and cultural organisation we collaborate to enable our community and our local economy to thrive.


About the role

We’re looking for a Communities Manager to develop relationships with our local communities, schools and partner organisations, with a particular focus on our strategic priority groups (people from global majority, disabled, or low socio-economic backgrounds) and to manage community engagement activity across Northern Stage’s programme, ensuring it is integrated, impactful and achieves its full potential.

Essential experience & skills:

  • A passion for theatre and a belief in its power to impact lives, and the ability to communicate this to a wide range of people
  • A proactive and organised self-starter, who can take initiative and drive a project independently with minimal supervision, whilst working collaboratively as part of a small team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to engage with people from a wide range of ages and backgrounds
  • Excellent networking and relationship building skills, and able to represent the theatre in all contexts
  • Proven experience of project management, and an ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Budget management skills, and proven experience of delivering against targets on time and within budget
  • Strong and experienced administrator, able to collect and process data, experienced in project planning and delivery
  • Proficiency in the use of Word, Outlook, Excel, and a willingness to learn other computer packages and systems used by the theatre
  • Knowledge of best practice when working with young people and vulnerable adults, and the training and implementation of safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends, as required by the programme


View the full Job Description and Person Specification here or download below.


How to apply

Please send a copy of your CV and a cover letter outlining your interest in this role and what skills and experience you would bring to Northern Stage. Please refer directly to the job description.

Your cover letter should be no more than one side of A4. If you are requesting a flexible working pattern job share you may include one additional page of A4 to outline your proposal.

Your application should be addressed to – Zoe Hull. Along with completing your CV and cover letter, please also complete the Equality Monitoring Form here.

Please send your application and Equality Monitoring Form by email to (Email subject – Communities Manager).

Alternatively, you can apply by sending a short video or audio file, telling us about you and your experience.

If you need any support to help you apply, please don’t hesitate to get in touch and we will do our best to meet your needs.

We particuarly welcome applications from people of the Global Majority, people who are disabled, neurodivergent and people who are currently underpresented in our industry.

Reciept of your application will be confirmed by email.

Deadline for applications: 12th July


DBS CERTIFICATE – Please note, you will be required to hold an Enhanced DBS certificate in this role. This will be subject to regular review in line with the Northern Stage Safeguarding Policy.


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