Communications and Project Manager (England's Creative Coast)

We are seeking a Communications and Project Manager (England’s Creative Coast) for a 1 Year Fixed Term Contract.

Primarily, this role will be dedicated to the delivery of England’s Creative Coast (ECC), an ambitious project led by Turner Contemporary to drive cultural tourism across the south east.  As the project moves into delivery phase, the focus will be providing project management for the whole project and particularly on the management of the communications and marketing campaign in the delivery phase. The aim of ECC, revised in the light of Covid-19, is: 

To be a key component of the visitor economy recovery for the region, contributing significantly to rebuilding visitor numbers and encouraging tourists to return to England’s Creative Coast in the South East (Essex, Kent and East Sussex), by creating an innovative and immersive new visitor experience driven by the region’s exceptional art and culture. 

The revised objectives are to: 

  • Help rebuild domestic visitor numbers to the South East visitor economy 
  • Inspire visitors to lengthen their stay and local people to explore their town/region 
  • Create a partnership across cultural and tourism networks in Essex, Kent and East Sussex 
  • Develop the information and knowledge core through research, training and shared learning  

From December 2020 to May 2021 you will work 3 days per week on ECC. From June 2021 to December 2021, you will work approximately 2.5 days per month to oversee the project’s reporting and evaluation and complete the final claims for outstanding funding on project completion 

For the remaining days you will work as part of Turner Contemporary’s Communications team. You will work to ensure that England’s Creative Coast is embedded within the wider organisational communications strategy for the 10th Anniversary Year as well as managing other key communications campaigns during this period.  

The gallery is keen to attract staff from backgrounds that are under-represented in the organisation. Applicants who can demonstrate lived experience of diversity and/or understanding of the issues most affecting our community are particularly welcome.

To apply:

Download the detailed job description and the application form below. We do not accept CVs.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 28 October 2020

Interviews to be held virtually: Thursday 5 November 2020

Applying for a position at Turner Contemporary

If you wish to apply for a vacancy, please download our application form. We do not accept applications by CV.

Before completing your application form, please ensure that you read the job description for the vacancy. If you have any difficulty completing your form, please call us on 01843 233000 or email

If you have any questions about the role, please contact Moya Stirrup, Head of Communications on email

The application form plays an important part in the selection process, both as a tool for helping us to shortlist candidates for interview and as a basis for the interview itself. Any decision to shortlist you for interview will be based solely upon the information you supply on your application form. Once you have completed your application form this should be returned to Medina Ward, Administrative Co-ordinator, Turner Contemporary, Rendezvous, Margate, CT9 1HG or you can do this by emailing your application to

Please note that applications need to be received by 5pm on the closing date unless otherwise stated.

Turner Contemporary takes promoting the equality of opportunity seriously and is committed to building a diverse workforce. All our vacancies are advertised to ensure that everyone has access to opportunities within Turner Contemporary. Going through the process of applying for one of our vacancies is the best way to show how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the specific role advertised. We can therefore only accept applications through this process and cannot accept CVs.

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Communications and Project Manager (ECC) Job Description