Development and Communications Officer

Leeds Film


Salary: £22,571 - £24,920

Leeds Film is looking for a Development and Communications Officer to join their team.

About Leeds Film

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Leeds Film team and work on Leeds International Film Festival and year-round programmes and projects. Leeds Film is part of Arts, Events & Venues at Leeds City Council which also organises Light Night, Leeds International Concert Season and Leeds International Beer Festival, operates Leeds Town Hall, Carriageworks and Millennium Square, and runs major city services like Breeze and Leeds Ticket Hub.

Supported by the British Film Institute, Leeds Film organises:

  • Leeds International Film Festival (LIFF) in November;
  • Leeds Young Film Festival (LYFF) in March/April;
  • Independent Directions Film Festival (The INDIs) in February;
  • LIFF Presents – year-round previews of new films in Leeds city centre;
  • LIFF Supports – year-round sector support for film culture in Leeds and the region;
  • Leeds Film Player, the streaming platform for the festivals and the year-round programme LIFF Select;
  • INDIs Movie Nights – year-round screenings of films for young audiences at Carriageworks;
  • the INDIs Network and Young Programmers Group;
  • the film strand of the multi-arts Burberry Inspire project for young people.
About the Role

The post coordinates and delivers audience development and communications for LIFF and year-round activities presented or supported by LIFF, with a focus on new, young and diverse audiences. Responsibilities include devising and implementing the audience development plan, developing marketing partnerships, creating and delivering marketing campaigns, and coordinating online content and engagement. We are looking for candidates with experience of developing audiences in the film or other arts sector and creating a wide range of marketing activities, excellent communication and organisational skills, and a very strong interest in exploring and supporting film culture.

The post is on a full-time contract initially until 31 March 2023 and continuation is subject to external funding. Leeds Film is temporarily based at Carriageworks (alongside home-working) while its usual base Leeds Town Hall is being redeveloped.


Please apply via the Leeds City Council website.

If you would like to talk about this post before applying, please email Chris Fell (Leeds Film Manager) at to arrange a time.

We promote diversity and want a workforce that reflects the population of Leeds. Leeds City Council is a Stonewall Top 100 employer 2020, a Mindful employer and a Disability Confident employer.

All new Leeds City Council appointments are made subject to the satisfactory completion of a six month probationary period.

This role is based in the UK. Employment is conditional on confirmation of the right to work in the UK  – either as a UK or Irish citizen, under the EU Settlement scheme or having secured any other relevant work visa. If you do not have the right to work in the UK and the role does not meet eligibility for sponsorship, please consider carefully whether you meet the eligibility to apply.

The closing date for this position is 24/05/2022 at 23:30

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