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Communications and Marketing Manager
Music In Detention

Job Description

Music in Detention brings music-making to migrants in the UK’s immigration detention system.  We bring skilled artists together with detainees to create and share music, supporting them to rediscover and restate their sense of self, and to enhance their wellbeing and agency within what can often seem like a hopeless environment.  We also work with communities surrounding detention centres to collaboratively create music between detainees and residents, facilitating dialogue and helping to change pervasive attitudes towards migrants in the UK.   

Communications and marketing have increased steadily in importance for our work in recent years, and are central to the delivery of our strategic aims.  In the last few years we have developed the strategic frame for our communications work and our capacity to deliver on that strategy, which has three main aims:

  • Growing MID’s brand and reach
  • Support for fundraising (individual giving)
  • Marketing and promotion of our artistic programme and events

In recent months we have reviewed our brand, and the launch of a new name (‘Hear Me Out’), website and visual identity will take place in March.  So right now we have an exciting, once-only opportunity to increase our reach.

We now have a permanent, part-time vacancy for a experienced and creative communications specialist, to lead on our communications strategy and operation.  You will ensure our communications frame and strategy continue to evolve, and run our communications and marketing operation.  So you will need to be able to think strategically, at the same time as rolling your sleeves up and getting stuck into the practical detail. 

This is the only comms post in a small team, so it will be a demanding role, requiring versatility and initiative.  You will have the opportunity to shape the whole communications operation, and play a key role in an exciting work programme, driven by strong values and delivered by a supportive and collaboarative team. 

Lived experience of the detention and/or immigration system will be an asset in your application.  The ability to create compelling content in collaboration with people who have been detained, enabling them to tell their stories as they wish, and offering them support and editorial control, is essential.

Application is by application form.  The deadline is 1.00pm on Wednesday 10th February.