Press and Communications Officer

Thank you for your interest in the role of Press & Communications Officer at the Octagon Theatre Bolton.

With our new Artistic Director Lotte Wakeham in post and our £10m capital project due to complete in 2020, this is an exciting time to join our thriving Marketing department.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and ambitious Press and Communications Officer. Working as part of the Marketing and Communications team the Press and Communications Officer will implement effective and efficient communications campaigns, liaise with and cultivate national and regional press contacts, to facilitate PR campaigns and lead on the management of the Octagon’s social media strategy.

The ideal candidate will have experience in developing positive relationships with press contacts and confidently delivering campaigns. They will also be an experienced user of social media and CMS for business purposes and be confident on creating and delivering content across a multitude of platforms.

In this pack you will find the job description and person specification, as well as guidance on the process, terms and conditions, and background information. You can also get further information about the Octagon on our website www.octagonbolton.co.uk and a copy of our most recent annual report www.octagonbolton.co.uk/annual-report

The Octagon is an employer that is passionate about equal opportunities and diversity. We warmly welcome applications from all sectors of the community. 

This is a full time, permanent position. Job share applicants will be considered.

I hope that you enjoy finding out more about this opportunity. The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 9th September. Interviews are to be held on Monday 16th September at the wellsprings building in Bolton, adjacent to the Theatre. Good luck with your application.