Job Opportunity at the George Padmore Institute - Outreach and Communications Officer

February 14, 2023

Outreach and Communications Officer

Closing date: Sunday 5 March 2023

Artform: Heritage/Literature

Role: Marketing, Digital and Outreach

Contract: Part-time (0.4ft/2 days a week) employed, with pension

Salary: £12,600 (pro rata gross – full time equivalent £30,500)

Based: North London (some flexible work allowed)

Job Summary

The George Padmore Institute is looking for a part-time Outreach and Communications Officer who can multi-task between PR communications work, managing events and digital outputs, and developing outreach strategies with artists and organisations.

Job Description

Are you passionate about the historic struggles for racial equality and social justice? Would you like to help promote understanding of black communities of Caribbean, African and Asian descent in Britain and Europe? Then join the small but dedicated George Padmore Institute team whose mission is to make our unique archive collections more widely known.

We are looking for a part-time Outreach and Communications Officer with some experience and many ideas who can multi-task across PR, managing our events and digital outputs and developing outreach strategies.

In this varied and busy role, you will work with the GPI staff to: create digital content (website and across social media); develop marketing strategies for our publications and fundraising; create PR campaigns for events, new publications and any other work; and bring your ideas about making the Institute more visible.

This post offers hybrid working, with a mix of remote and office working. Ideally you should be able to come into the office on a Monday or a Tuesday.

Funding by Arts Council England for three years, the role is permanent (subject to passing probation) for 2 days a week, with pension and holiday benefits.

We believe in widening the diversity of people we employ so that our staff reflect all sections of society, at all levels of the organisation. We are committed to an inclusive culture, where all perspectives are valued and everyone is made to feel like they belong. A diverse environment enables different, creative and fresh ways of thinking, helping us to work better.


• Knowledge and experience of PR work including relevant media contacts;

• Strong digital management experience across websites and social media;

• Excellent writing and communication skills;

• Ability to build sustained partnerships with artists and organisations;

• Strong interest in the UK’s diverse communities and history;

• The ability to work flexibly with others and alone;

• Some experience of fundraising;

• All employees are expected to provide proof of their right to work in the UK before or on their first day of employment.


• Lead on managing and publicising GPI events (in-house and external) and workshops, and participation where needed;

• Writing publicity or other copy needed for events, press releases, funding applications etc;

• Media promotion of publications, events etc;

• Getting reviews of new GPI publications in the media, organising media interviews with GPI authors and Trustees etc;

• Developing strategy for regular calls for donations and sales promotions of GPI books etc;

• Promoting and carrying out of outreach work of GPI with variety of community, library, educational and other organisations;

• Developing and managing relationships with established and new GPI partner organisations;

• Helping the team and Trustees with funding applications;

• Updating website and regularly posting social media with the help/approval of the Office Manager and the Archivist – and consulting the Trustees where necessary;

• Writing annual Newsletter and sending it out via Mailchimp etc with the help of the Office Manager;

• Producing a report for each Trustees’ meeting (four a year).

To Apply

Please email a covering letter and CV by Sunday 5 March to Teresa Palmiero at