Marketing and Communications Manager (Windrush Caribbean Film Festival)

CaribbeanTales Media group


Salary: £20/hr (part time)

The Windrush Caribbean Film Festival (WCFF) is seeking an experienced marketing and communications professional to join its small team. 

This is a part-time 20 hours a week role starting in January 2023 for six months until the end of June 2023  with the possibility of an extension for up to an additional six months to the end of 2023. The Festival is delivered in June across multiple venues around the country. The successful candidate can be based in London, Birmingham as well as remotely. There will be a one month probationary period. The role is budgeted at £20/hr.

The Windrush Caribbean Film Festival (WCFF) is as non-profit Community Interest Company which successfully launched in 2020 with a mission to engage and educate audiences across the UK about the contributions of the Windrush generation and its impact on the country through screenings, talkbacks, interviews, workshops and a micro cinema challenge to create new short films. WCFF is a joint venture Community Interest Company established in 2019 between Caribbean Tales TV in Canada, the largest collection of Caribbean films in the world, and Recognize Black Heritage and Culture in Birmingham, a social enterprise that provides access to the heritage and culture of the African Caribbean community following the successful nationwide screenings of the award-wining film HERO.  The WCFF annual film festival is delivered by a consortium of community partners as a traditional multi city/venue film festival in 2019 which pivoted into a Covid secure Digital Film Festival using live streaming and interactive social media and will move forward in 2023 as a live event with some streaming as required.

The chosen candidate will work in collaboration with and have the support of the WCFF Steering Group:  Garry Stewart (community partners and arts funders), Patricia Hamzahee (sponsors and commercial partners), Evadney Campbell (publicity and advertising) and Frances-Anne Solomon (filmmakers, artists and CTTV team)) for strategy and UK execution and with the Caribbean Tales TV Festival team, primarily: Diana Webley (CTTV’s WCFF Festival Director) for strategy and Festival delivery as well as other CTTV colleagues to coordinate technical delivery and event planning. S/he will also work with the WCFF Programming team, PR agency and Social Media team to support the Festival’s promotional campaign. S/he will report to the WCFF Festival Director.

Main responsibilities

  • MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY:  Develop, with the Festival Director and WCFF team, the 2023 marketing and communication strategy to align with the Festival’s critical path
  • PARTNERSHIPS:  Help to manage and maximise Community, Media and Marketing Partnerships to build audiences, drive engagement and secure ticket sales.
  • ADVERTISING: Manage and implement the advertising budget and deliverables, including agreeing creative assets and securing advantageous deals where required.
  • SPONSORSHIP: Manage existing and support the development of new sponsorships (including any in kind donors) to maximise audiences and raise the profile of the Festival as well as deliver promised activations.
  • COMMUNICATIONS:  Create and disseminate content for the WCFF website, WordPress blogs, Mailchimp newsletter and social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram) on a regular basis as well as prepare donor/sponsor/partner thank you letters, awards acknowledgements and helping with the final Impact report.
  • EVENTS:  Support the Festival partners and WCFF programming team to promote and deliver Festival events in aid of ticket sales and audience development.
  • DESIGN: Help to secure and manage suitable graphic design resources to support the creation of brand, collateral and event print and digital resources.

Skills and requirements

  • Knowledge of Film Festivals
  • Experience of media, marketing and sponsorship
  • Ability to prioritize tasks in a deadline-oriented, detail focused environment
  • Create and manage databases and lists
  • Excellent written, verbal and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of Google Docs, Microsoft Excel, Asana and other software and project management tools
  • Excellent organizational skills and a keen eye for detail
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends if necessary
  • An interest in Black history and culture is welcomed


Interested candidates should email their resumes to Makayla Campbell at

The closing date for this position is 31/01/2023 at 23:59

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