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Vacanies with The Comedy Trust


Looking to venture into the world of all things comedy and community? Take a look below at all current vacancies at The Comedy Trust. 

Project & Administration Manager - £27-30k per annum - full time


The Comedy Trust are looking for a highly organised, meticulous individual to join our small team. The candidate should be highly motivated and passionate about community outreach work and able to operate within set budgets to deliver high-quality projects.

Job Summary

Reporting to the Artistic Director, the Project & Administration Manager will be responsible for the successful planning and delivery of Comedy Trust community projects and overseeing admin support for the organisation. 

The role will include seeing projects from beginning to end, ensuring all participants benefit from their involvement and that key projected outcomes of the project are met. They will manage all aspects of programmes from preparation to delivery and evaluation. They will liaise and advise The Comedy Trust staff, workshop facilitators, volunteers and other personnel associated with the projects. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing administrative, marketing and participant support to ensure the successful delivery of our unique programmes.

Tasks and Responsibilities

The role will focus on the overall management, organisation and delivery of Comedy Trust programmes. This will include:


  • Managing the development, organisation and delivery of Comedy Trust programmes

  • Lead on recruitment and marketing of programmes

  • Oversee monitoring and feedback submissions

  • Liaise with project participants, volunteers and staff

  • Build and oversee relationships between key partners

  • Manage freelance workshop tutors including contracts, training and invoices

  • Sustain and develop all relationships with a range of partner organisations including funders, local authority and health service

  • Manage venue, technical and materials hire

  • Manage booking and evaluation process

  • Support additional project-related work if required and capacity allows


  • Support in all administrative aspects related to the charity (Invoicing, filing systems, ensuring policies and procedures are kept up to date, updating insurance)

  • Manage phone calls and correspondence 

  • Create and update records and databases in line with GDPR regulations

  • Support budgeting and business planning

  • Oversee organisation project calendar

  • Be responsible for minute taking

  • Organise trustee meetings and staff training days

  • Assist colleagues whenever necessary


  • Support in the research, planning and implementation of fundraising

  • Support in writing funding bids to trusts and foundations


  • Support in promoting the organisation and projects

  • Create and capture content for online channels  

  • Manage the organisation website

  • Supporting the management of social media (messages, posted content) 

  • Support Artistic Director in any organisation development or administrative tasks

Skills & Abilities


  • Highly organised and able to work to timescales

  • Previous project management experience within the arts, culture or heritage

  • Previous experience engaging with the local community 

  • Ability to use initiative 

  • Awareness of issues impacting the local community

  • Flexible and adaptable

  • Ability to work as a team and individually

  • Enthusiasm to work with diverse groups in the local community 

  • Administrative skills with proficiency in word and excel or equivalent


  • Qualifications or equivalent expertise in the field of either arts, education and / or health

  • Ability to drive and / or be able to access public transport readily

  • Full enhanced DBS Check (TCT will arrange this if you are successful in your application)

  • An interest in comedy, laughter and humour and its benefits on our mental and physical wellbeing

  • An appreciation for the benefits of culture in our day to day lives

  • An understanding and knowledge of working alongside people from vulnerable and / or disadvantaged backgrounds

  • An understanding and desire to promote positive mental health and wellbeing practice

How to apply

We're passionate about trying to limit barriers faced in all aspects of The Comedy Trust from delivery to employment. Therefore we welcome application methods that best suit your needs. For access support please get in touch with or call us on 0151 702 5893.

To apply for this role please send us an expression of interest that highlights your past experience and why you'd like to apply for this role by 5pm on Friday 7th April. This could be in the form of a CV, video or audio recording, website or any creative means that highlight your skills appropriate for this role. Please send all applications to Successful candidates will be invited to Liverpool's Royal Court Theatre for an interview. 


We particularly encourage applications from disabled, ethnic minority and LGBTQIA2S+ candidates, as these groups are underrepresented at The Comedy Trust. Additionally, please don't feel discouraged if you feel you don't meet 100% of the criteria. We welcome your applications if you feel you can help us reach our goal of creating happier, healthier people across the Liverpool City Region.

About our projects

For more info on what we do please visit our website 

A large part of our work over the next three years will be our Why We Laugh programme. A project that will explore Liverpool’s rich comedy heritage whilst promoting happier, healthier communities.


This project explores:


How and when Liverpudlians have used humour as a coping mechanism over the decades, why Liverpool has historically been and is still perceived a ‘funny city’ and how humour:

  • has enabled Liverpool to heal through difficult times in our unique history

  • is a way to bring together different and diverse people and communities

  • is used to support wellbeing, to create happier, healthier people 

  • can be a way to challenge (and/or reinforce) perceptions and misconceptions of people, locations and communities

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