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Communications and Engagement Manager, Compass Live Art


Compass seeks a highly motivated individual who is articulate, friendly and well connected to join the team as Communications and Engagement Manager. 

The role focuses on the development, management and delivery of the Compass 2020 Marketing and Communications Strategy.

For a full job description please click here! 


Compass is based in central Leeds. The role will involve some face to face meetings and office time but also local travel to for meetings and events around the city, plus some independent working. 


This is a freelance agreement and the work is scheduled to take place part time between March and December. The time commitment per week will range from 1.5 days per week to 3 days per week depending on the proximity to Compass Festival 2020. Workflow to be negotiated with Compass. 


At this stage we are looking to solicit expressions of interest. Please note, the role is subject to pending funding (Decision confirmed December 2019). 

If you’d like to have an informal conversation about the role, please email

If you’d like to express interest in the role, please send a CV and covering letter explaining why you are interested in the position. Outline your specialist skills and experience that suit the role brief and some details about what you could bring to the team.

Please email this marked ‘COMMS AND ENGAGEMENT EOI’ to by 5pm on 8th November 2019. We’ll let you know if we’d like to invite you for a meeting to discuss the role by the 11th November 2019 and these meetings will take place on 18th November 2019.

Compass operates an Equal Opportunities Policy and welcomes interest in the role from people of all backgrounds, particularly those from BAME, LGBTQI+, working class backgrounds and those with disabilities (visible or not) currently under-represented in our sector. 

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