Marketing and Communications Lead

Location: Hub (Egerton Street)
Team: Fundraising Marketing
Contract: Full Time Permanent
Pay: £29000 - £31000 per annum (dependent on experience)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Mahdlo Youth Zone is a state-of-the-art multi-million Pound location providing young people aged 8 to 19, and up to 25 for those with additional needs, engaging and exciting opportunities to try something new, seven days a week.

We’ve got incredible facilities including a 3G Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) pitch climbing wall, boxing gym, three court sports hall, sensory room, fully equipped gym including weightlifting equipment, recreation area and dance, arts, music and media suites and much more.

With more than 100 full-time, part-time and volunteer staff we have a fundraising target of £1.7 million this year, raised through our Patron’s Programme, community fundraising, and events.

The role

We are seeking a highly motivated, creative, and results-driven Marketing and Communications Lead to join our team.

This new role will be responsible for implementing the organisational marketing and communications strategy to increase attendance, enhance visibility, raise brand awareness and drive income generation.

Good candidates for this role will be high achievers, with excellent communication skills, plenty of creativity and initiative and a successful track record delivering marketing and communications activity.

You’ll lead on all aspects of the strategy developing marketing campaigns, take ownership of digital channels, manage the website and identify PR opportunities to bring Mahdlo to the centre of the conversation with key decision makers and influencers.

To achieve you will be supported by the fundraising manager, Chief Executive, Board to trustees and wider team, to develop plans and to make our key messages compelling and our content engaging.

The strength of Mahdlo Youth Zone and the OnSide network of Youth Zones is the diversity of its people; we place huge value on equal opportunities and encourage applications from candidates of diverse backgrounds, communities and abilities.

This role offers:

  • Flexible working
  • 33 days annual leave (including bank/public holidays)
  • Free onsite gym access
  • Life insurance
  • Birthday gift
  • Automatic enrolment to Medicash Health Care scheme on successful completion of probationary period.

In accordance with Mahdlo’s Child Protection and Safeguarding procedures, this position requires an enhanced DBS check and will require you to complete Safeguarding training within three months of appointment and refresher training thereafter.


Application forms are also available by emailing

You must be committed to working within the spirit of Mahdlo’s core values – Passion, Respect, Inclusion, Dependability and Excellence – which describe the way we work.

Closing date: 5pm on Tuesday 9th April 2024

Interviews to be held on: Thursday 18th April 2024

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