Community Engagement Manager

Closing date: Mon 18 Sep
We are delighted to open recruitment for a Community Engagement Manager to manage our community engagement activity and develop relationships with local communities, schools and partner organisations.

Theatre by the Lake has navigated a great deal of change over recent years and most recently a change in leadership, as this spring we appointed Executive Director Simon Stephens to join Artistic Director Liz Stevenson as Joint CEO.

It is an exciting time for the theatre; audiences are returning in abundance, our staff team is growing and we are planning for the future with ambition and renewed focus.

As our strategy evolves, the Community Engagement Manager will play a critical role in deepening and broadening relationships with our communities.

As we plan for our 25th year anniversary, we will capture Theatre by the Lake’s inspiring history and its impact upon communities and we will ask what people want from the theatre for the next 25 years.

The Community Engagement Manager will take a lead on this and will work across our strands of activity, making links between people, opportunity, ideas and resources. They will manage, co-ordinate and evaluate all existing engagement work that continues to inform and enrich our programme. Currently the focus of our engagement activity is young people and artist development and whilst we want to develop our work in these areas we also want to evolve our community engagement activity more broadly.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about engaging people in theatre and believes in its social impact. The postholder will enjoy making connections and developing relationships with a wide variety of people. They will be a strong project manager who will drive our community engagement work and maximise opportunity.

Whilst we have outlined he full breadth and depth of the role with the job description and person specification, we welcome conversations about candidate’s experience and ambitions for the role, as we would be open to shaping the job role to best utilise the skills of the right individual for the post. For instance, currently this role does not involve any creative facilitation, however if this is a skill set you would like to bring to the role, we’d welcome a conversation.

We are looking to appoint someone with the right combination of transferable experience, skill and enthusiasm who will thrive in the role so whilst experience in theatre is desirable, it is not an essential criteria.

Given the nature of this role, it is expected that the postholder will be based at Theatre by the Lake, and would be prepared to travel around the county regularly as part of the role.

Terms and Conditions
40 Hours per week
31 days leave pa plus Christmas Day (this allocation includes public holidays)
Salary – £29,400

Further Information
Full details of the role are available in the job description below.

How to Apply
Please send us your CV and a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form to by 5.00pm on Monday 18 September 2023.

If a written application is not the most accessible way for you to apply and you have an alternative preference (e.g. a video application) we’d encourage you to get in touch and we can discuss what adjustments we can make to our process so that it’s acessible to you.