Vacancy: Communications Assistant

The British Ceramics Biennial (BCB) is seeking to appoint a Communications Assistant to support the Communications Manager with the effective delivery of marketing and communications campaigns and activities, linked to key strategic plan priorities. The role will also support general office administration tasks where capacity allows. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with a proactive and innovative approach to join the team of one of the UK’s leading ceramics organisations. 


Our VisionMaking change through clay.

Our MissionTo develop, sustain and expand innovative ceramics practice and improve lives together with artists and creative communities.


Breakdown of the role 

Title: Communications Assistant 

Reports to: Communications Manager 

Salary: £20,000 p/a 

Contract: Permanent contract for 1 FTE (35 hours delivered over 5 days per week) 

Location: Based at Staffordshire University, Stoke-on-Trent 

Vacancy closing date: 12 noon, 12 September 2022 

Please download the job description for full details of responsibilities and the person specification. 


Summary terms and conditions

Annual leave is 33 days per annum including public holidays. The probationary period is three months and the period of notice is one month in writing. 



We are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is transparent and accessible. If you have questions or you require the application pack in an alternative format, please let us know. You can do this by emailing or by calling 07565 861037. Please note that alternative formats are made available upon request to ensure they are suitably tailored to support an applicant’s access requirements. 

 BCB will make every reasonable adjustment to the office or to working arrangements to accommodate the needs of people with disabilities. You are welcome to discuss your access needs with us at any stage in the application process by emailing 



To apply for this role, please submit the following by 12 noon, 12 September 2022.

  • A letter of application explaining how you believe your skills and experience match the requirements of the role and directly addressing the person specification. 
  • A CV summarising your professional experience and any other relevant information 
  • Names and contact details of two referees. We will only contact referees upon offer of employment. 
  • Applicants must also complete an online Diversity and Equality Monitoring Form.

Applications should be addressed to Clare Wood, Chief Executive and Artistic Director, and sent via email to with ‘BCB Communications Assistant’ in the subject line. 

Should you wish to have an informal conversation regarding this opportunity, please contact Clare Wood, Chief Executive and Artistic Director, on 



Deadline for receipt of applications: 12 noon, 12 September 2022 

Notification of applicants called to interview: by 5pm, 15 September 2022 

Interviews: 19 & 20 September 2022 


Equality and Diversity

We strive to ensure that opportunities to work for BCB are open to all. We treat all job applications equally, regardless of age, disability, gender identity or gender expression, race, ethnicity, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, relationship status, pregnancy or any other equality characteristic.  

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as being Black, Asian, LGBTQIA+, d/Deaf, disabled, neuro-diverse, from a lower socio-economic background or those with long-term health conditions as people from these groups are currently underrepresented in the cultural sector. 

We understand the paragraph above isn’t holistically reflective of the rich community in which we live and work and if you don’t feel this speaks to you and you would like to support how we communicate this in future please get in touch with us: