BLOG ARTICLE: 05/08/2021

Job Advertisement – Communications Manager (Part-time, 25 hours per week)


Job Advertisement – Communications Manager (Part-time, 25 hours per week)

The British Ceramic Confederation is a national trade association representing the collective interests of all sectors of ceramic manufacturing in the United Kingdom. We safeguard the industry’s prosperity and lead sector discussions and negotiations with Government and public authorities.

The Confederation also provides wide-ranging professional advice to members, covering health and safety, energy and emissions, planning, employment law and skills, and trade. We also promote environmentally responsible and sustainable manufacturing. We’re driven by a member-centred strategy which focuses on supporting the thriving ceramic manufacturing sector by providing the right conditions to help, protect and grow our members’ businesses.

The Confederation is recruiting an experienced Communications Manager. This role involves developing and promoting a strong and positive image of the UK ceramic manufacturing industry with a broad range of stakeholders. This is an exciting and challenging role, working with the Chief Executive Dr Laura Cohen. The successful candidate will become fully involved in a wide range of communication initiatives including promotion of the sector and the Confederation. They will also deliver a range of projects within a small and dynamic team.

The post holder will have experience in business communications and have a high level of literacy, IT skills and numeracy, with the capability and energy to adapt to a diverse range of responsibilities. They need a proven track record in managing projects.

The successful candidate will need excellent communication, organisational, influencing and interpersonal skills. Experience in manufacturing industry or a membership organisation is desirable.  A full driving licence is required.

The salary will be up to £36,000 per year, depending on experience pro rata for 25 hours per week, i.e. £25,714 per year. These working hours may need to have some flexibility. This post is based at our offices in Stoke-on-Trent, although there is the flexibility to work from home for up to 60% of contracted hours. The person specification can be seen here. To demonstrate you have the right skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to thrive in this role, send your CV and covering letter to Helen Clarke ( by 30th August 2021. Interviews are planned for Friday 10th September 2021.