Vacancy: Communications Manager – The Heritage Alliance

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Are you looking to make a positive change for the heritage sector? Are you an enthusiastic and persuasive communicator who can engage and influence through various channels? Come and work at The Heritage Alliance! 

Permanent contract, full time role 

Salary – £28,000 pa 

Holiday – 24 days + plus bank holidays + period between Christmas and New Year 

Location – The Heritage Alliance Office, London (with hybrid working options)

Closing date: 14 February 2023

We are looking for an experienced and passionate Communications Manager to join our small but effective team. Reporting to the Head of Policy, you will lead on all THA communication channels, including compiling and editing our fortnightly newsletter, Heritage Update. You will work with THA colleagues to deliver our communications strategy, with key responsibilities for social media content, website updates, and communication planning for our two annual events, Heritage Debate and Heritage Day. Your remit will also cover key communications projects, such as the website update project. As part of the Policy team, you will also contribute to the advocacy work of THA, assisting with running our Advocacy Groups and coordinating consultation responses.  

Person Specification: 


  • A proven strategic thinker, you can demonstrate your experience delivering coordinated pro-active and reactive content across Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn), websites and newsletters. You will be familiar with website editing. 
  • Clear and persuasive writing for multiple audiences across various channels, you can use the key features of different types of media to their full effectiveness.  
  • Demonstrable interest in heritage policy and political awareness, you are aware of the main issues facing the heritage sector. 
  • Strong research skills, you will be familiar with the key sources of political and sector information, as well as some experience in horizon scanning to identify emerging trends.  You can distil multiple information channels into summaries and usable comms products. 
  • A proficient Stakeholder manager, you have the ability to build strong working relationships with Alliance members, politicians and other sector contacts. 
  • An efficient project manager, you can manage a busy workload and deliver on multiple workstreams through prioritisation and excellent time management.  


  • Experience of working in a membership organisation.  
  • Experience with website coding, specifically html, and web design. 
  • Knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud programmes and Canva (or similar software), with the ability to edit and typeset documents and visuals. 
  • Events experience.  
  • Line management experience (you will manage interns at THA). 

You can download the full job description here.

And please download an application form here.

If you have any questions about the role, or would like an informal conversation ahead of applying, please get in touch with either the outgoing Communications Manager Daniella Briscoe-Peaple, (, or our CEO, Lizzie, (  

To apply for the role, please send a copy of your CV and a completed application form to by 23.59 on 14th February. Interviews for successful candidates will be held via Zoom on 23rd February.