Southbank Centre – Senior Press Officer (UK)

Southbank Centre is a national flagship cultural institution. It is Europe’s largest arts centre and one of the UK’s top five visitor attractions, occupying an 11-acre site that sits in the midst of London’s most vibrant cultural quarter on the South Bank of the Thames.

Its impact and reach are significant and it is respected internationally as a convener of great artists and diverse audiences and for being entrepreneurial and innovative in response to a volatile and changing financial landscape. Southbank Centre is a charity that is determined to demonstrate its ambition to remain innovative, disruptive and experimental in what it does and to be highly relevant to the artists it wants to work with and to the audiences it wants to attract.

Southbank Centre believes that a commitment to diversity and inclusion helps it be a more relevant and effective organisation.

Our Artistic Mission

Southbank Centre exists to provide great artistic experiences for everyone. Through art, we invite our visitors to enjoy shared cultural encounters together. To gaze. To listen. To be moved. To discover a new idea or a new perspective. We are proud that for the last 70 years, the performances and exhibitions here have moved millions. We have provided a home for art and for artists. A community centred on art, where everyone, no matter their job, helps make the experience.

We create a place where as many people as possible can come together to experience bold, unusual, entertaining and eye-opening work. We want to take people out of the everyday, every day.​​​​​​​

Our values
  • Champion Greatness
  • We seek out great artists and give them the space to present their best work
  • Take the lead
  • We make sure we’re at the forefront of the arts – provoking and inspiring, not just following it
  • Open up the arts
  • Not everyone will love everything, but we make sure there’s something here for everyone
  • Have fun
  • We’re serious about the arts – but not stuffy. Culture here can be playful, provocative, exciting and entertaining. It is a joy not a duty

As a leading multi-arts centre in London, this is an exciting PR opportunity to work as a Senior Press Officer at the Southbank Centre to promote the classical and contemporary music and creative learning programmes. We’re looking for a proactive, dynamic Senior Press Officer who has the experience of devising and implementing creative media strategies and a desire to raise awareness of the work the Southbank Centre does with schools to inspire a love of the arts, how it champions the next generation of creatives, and through its Arts and Wellbeing programme help people escape loneliness, learn new skills and improve confidence. The successful candidate will have exceptional writing and proofreading skills, a proven track record in pro-actively pitching stories, drafting compelling media and PR materials plus a ‘digital first’ approach to all communications planning.

The Southbank Centre Way

The Southbank Centre Way is a framework that sets out how we want our people to work together. It describes the qualities that drive our ability to inspire, provoke and transform lives and illustrates behaviours that make Southbank Centre a warm and welcoming place to work, perform or visit. The language that forms the Southbank Centre Way comes from the people who work here. We have captured their words to help everyone we work with understand us.

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