Digital Communications and Marketing Manager



Recruiting Organisation: YMCA DownsLink Group   

Working hours: 30 hours a week
Salary: £40,000 per annum pro rata
Contract: Permanent
Location: Hove, East Sussex


YMCA DownsLink Group is a charity working to transform the lives of vulnerable young people, working to prevent youth homelessness and provide a home to 763 young people every night. They reach a further 10,000 young people and their families through our other key services, such as counselling, support and advice, mediation and youth work. This is challenging yet rewarding work that helps the young people they support to belong, contribute, and thrive.


The Role:

They are looking for a permanent, part-time (30 hours per week) Digital Communications and Marketing Manager to join the experienced, passionate communications and marketing team. This is an exciting opportunity for a Digital Communications and Marketing specialist to help drive digital engagement, run campaigns, lead on digital fundraising, with the aim to increase awareness of the YMCA DownsLink Group’s impacts. The role also involves helping to develop the digital marketing strategy and deliver integrated campaigns to increase awareness and improve individual giving.

  • Working with the Head of Marketing and Communications, you will be responsible for leading the day-to-day management and ongoing development of the charity’s digital channels.
  • You will have a strong technical background with a knowledge of digital analytics which will enable them to plan and develop relevant KPI’s.
  • You will also manage the day to day creation of digital content for all the external channels, including website, social media and e-newsletters.
  • This role works as a key part of the Fundraising and Communications Directorate supporting their overall strategic goals and inputting/supporting wider teams in the organisation.
  • In addition, you will support the re-development of the charity’s website to improve user experience and encourage donations.

The expected working pattern is four days a week; with a flexible working arrangement, working at least two days onsite at Reed House in Hove.


Who You Are

They are looking for an individual that has a ‘digital first’ approach to communications with proficient digital marketing skills and experience of running digital campaigns.

  • You will have a passion for using your digital skills for good; to raise awareness, drive engagement and increase digital fundraising to transform the lives of vulnerable young people.
  • You will also have the ability to work collaboratively in a small team and use your initiative and creativity to create inspiring digital content.
  • You will already have a broad understanding and experience of all aspects of communications and digital marketing including experience of delivering engaging marketing plans which deliver a return on investment.
  • You will need to be adaptable to move frequently between technical detail and the more creative opportunities required by the role
  • Candidates will already have the right to live and work in the UK.


Please apply via  website:

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YMCA DownsLink Group welcomes applications from all sections of the community. They value diversity and promote inclusion, which they demonstrate through their activities, as well as in their policies and working practices. Reinforced by their culture and values, they seek to create an inspiring and inclusive place to work.

YMCA DLG requires all staff and volunteers to be committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and to respond proactively to safeguarding concerns. Successful applicants are required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

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Closing Date: 15 August 2022

Interview Date: 22 August 2022

Please note this is a rolling advert; applications will be reviewed regularly, and suitable applicants will be invited to attend interviews on a rolling basis. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.



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