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Communications Officer – Leeds

  • Organisation:Royal Armouries
  • Location:Leeds, England
  • Salary:£26,000 per annum Band C / L 1
  • Contract type:Permanent / Full-Time

The Royal Armouries is the United Kingdom’s national museum of arms and armour and one of the most important collections of its type in the world, housed at its headquarters and flagship museum in Leeds, its historic home at the Tower of London, and the Victorian Fort Nelson in Hampshire.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Communications Officer to join our Marketing & Communications team.  Reporting to the Communications Manager the successful applicant will be essential in our ambitious plans to increase our engage with audiences across a range of communications channels.

We’re keen to hear from skilled communications professionals who want to join a fast-paced team with a track record of delivering millions of impressions every year. We’re on a mission to grow our visitors as well as increase our reach and reputation. This role is essential to help us inspire a wide range of people to find out about our collection of arms and armour and the stories of human endeavour connected with our objects.

The successful candidate will have a high level of copywriting skills, knowledge of developing audiences using organic social media, and ability to influence and work with a range of internal and external stakeholders. They must be able to analyse data and create digital content that delivers engagement, as well as experience of working in a communications team.

Working 36 hours per week, typically Mon – Friday with some weekend and evening working.  The role will be hybrid with a mix of home and office working from our Leeds museum.


  • Access to the discounted bicycles via Bike2Work scheme
  • Access to free EAP services via the (Employee Assistance Program)
  • 27.5 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Company sick pay scheme
  • Discounted staff car parking
  • 25% off staff shop
  • 10% off food in on-site café
  • Pension scheme max employer contribution is 9% 
  • Access to free on-line learning

A Police Check/ Disclosure will be requested in the event of a successful application. Please refer to the job description for the level of check required. A criminal record would not necessarily be a bar to employment.

Please note that all job offers are subject to the receipt of satisfactory references, DBS/Police checks and right to work documentation.

Closing date: midnight on Wednesday 30th November 2022 

Interview dates: Week commencing 5th December 2022

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