Hours: 21 hours per week, worked flexibly

Working Pattern: Home working with the possibility of working on a hot desk system in Sheffield if Yorkshire-based. Some travel across the UK will be required, for events, face-to-face meetings, and PiPA team days. This could be up to once a month but more likely once a quarter. 

Salary: £34,000 - £36,000 per annum, pro rata, depending on experience

Holiday Entitlement: 38 days annual leave (inclusive of Bank/Public holidays and 2 days closure at Christmas), pro-rated to hours worked 

Contract duration: Permanent 

Application Deadline: Monday 26th February 11:00. 

Zoom Interview Dates: Wednesday 6th/ Thursday 7th March.

Estimated Start Date: April/ May 2024

About the Role: This is both a strategic and delivery role. We are looking for the right person to bring to life and deliver our 2024 marketing and communications strategy, and to help establish PiPA's online presence within the UK's Arts and Culture sector.  Day to day delivery is part of all roles at PiPA and we all share responsibility for administration. Equally, as a change making organisation, a strategic mindset is required for this role to be able to identify and maximise opportunities that drive change.  We are searching for an empathetic individual who understands and cares about people and representation. Join a team that values diversity, equity, and inclusion, who work flexibly and remotely. 

About PiPA

PiPA was created by actor Cassie Raine and director Anna Ehnold-Danailov in 2015, to address a lack of provision for parents and carers in the performing arts.  

We are a charity that promotes inclusion and diversity by providing factual evidence of the benefits of parent and carer involvement and supporting employers to develop working practices and attitudes to promote inclusion and diversity. Our aim is to shift mindsets, address disadvantages, and find practical paths forward by bringing together employers, unions, and representative groups within the arts sector and beyond.  PiPA values everyone's contribution and we help our Partners discover new possibilities about flexible approaches to employment. We aim to ensure our workforce reflects the diverse society we live in. Our different ideas, perspectives, and our respect for one another enable us to be innovative, creative and build a sense of belonging that actively encourages our people to add to our culture. We want everyone to feel that PiPA is a place where they belong and that is the reason why we look for the cultural add, not the cultural fit.

Next Steps 

PiPA welcomes applications from everyone regardless of their age, sex, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, disability or nationality. We respect and value what everyone can bring to PiPA. We recognise that diversity of experience, thought and voice adds immeasurable strength to our team.  

We are keen to hear from people from underrepresented groups in the performing arts (including people from Ethnically diverse backgrounds; D/deaf & Disabled people; people who are from lower socio-economic backgrounds; and/or people with caring responsibilities, or any other under-represented backgrounds in the performing arts sector.) 

PiPA is happy to talk about flexible working. We enable and empower parents and carers to meet work and family commitments. We are always happy to discuss solutions that promote work-life balance for example through job shares or flexible working arrangements. 

PiPA is committed to attracting, supporting, and retaining a diverse and flexible workforce.  

How to Apply

1. Create a profile and enter your details on our online platform - https://hr.breathehr.com/v/marketing-communications-lead-33723

When submitting your application form via our website, please ensure your full name is part of the file name of the document you upload. 

Please note: once you have finished your application you have 24 hours within which you can edit it or upload additional documents. If you need to change or add anything after 24 hours, please don’t worry, we can do that from our end. Just contact us at recruitment@pipacampaign.com and we can help you. 

2. Upload a copy of your CV and a Supporting Statement 

In your Supporting Statement, explain why you are interested in this role and how your experience and skills match the essential criteria in the person specification on the job description (found in the job pack which can be downloaded below), giving specific examples, as appropriate. 

Supporting statements can be submitted in the following formats: 

  • Written – should be no more than 2 pages 
  • Video – no longer than 5 minutes, unless longer is needed to meet your access needs. We welcome application videos in BSL 
  • Audio – no longer than 5 minutes, unless longer is needed to meet your access needs 

If you cannot upload your audio or video statement you can email a copy or a link to where the file can be found online to recruitment@pipacampaign.com  

Please note: At PiPA we understand and respect that people have career gaps for many different reasons (for example, family circumstances, caring responsibilities, sickness) and believe that many invaluable and transferable skills can be developed during a career break. Please don’t let a gap in your employment history prevent you from applying for this position. 

Additionally, if you feel it would be useful for us to look at an access statement you have already created, please feel free to attach that with your application form. 

3. Complete our equal opportunities monitoring form via this link: PiPA Monitoring Form 

If you require the Application & Monitoring form in an alternative format, please email: recruitment@pipacampaign.com. Ali, our Operations Manager, can arrange a phone or video call to take down your answers.   

All monitoring form discussions will be kept strictly confidential, and the contents do not form part of the recruitment process 

The deadline for receipt of completed applications is Monday 26th February 2024 at 11:00. Applications received after 11:00 on the deadline date will not be accepted.  

We look forward to receiving your application and thank you for your interest in working with PiPA. 

If you’d like to know more about this role you can join us for an informal online chat with some of the team on Wednesday 7th February at 14:00. You’ll hear a bit about what it’s like to work at PiPA and be able to ask any questions you might have for us. To register for the online event click here.

Application Materials 

Job Pack
Job Pack (doc)
Job Pack (EPuB)
Job Pack (AUDIO)