Leeds, West Yorkshire
£35,000 - £38,500 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Candlelighters is committed to fighting children’s cancer, improving treatment and finding cures, and in doing so is helping ordinary families who are facing extraordinary circumstances. Candlelighters is one big family, and anyone touched by children’s cancer in Yorkshire is considered to be a member of that family and is able to access the charity’s varied range of support and services. We are looking for a Head of Marketing and Engagement to join this values driven, ambitious and collaborative organisation

As Head of Marketing and Engagement you will be responsible for the effective strategic leadership of marketing and communications across the charity. The keys aims of this role are to increase income and improve the journey for families, ensuring they receive the right type of support, at the right time, in an accessible way. Reporting to the CEO, you will take the lead on shaping this new department, devising and implementing Candlelighters’ engagement strategy focussing on marketing and communications (to include both on and offline activity). In this role you will play an integral role in ensuring the charity gets recognised as ‘a centre of excellence’ for its family support delivery model. The role will be varied and interesting and will involve strong leaderships and close work with a range of teams and individuals within the organisation.

To be considered for this unique opportunity you should come to us with substantial experience of creating and delivering successful engagement strategies and a proven track record of influencing a team at a strategic level. You should have a demonstrable track record in increasing income and improving customer journey experiences, and also possess strong budget management and financial forecasting experience. A strong and confident communicator, you should be able to relationship build with ease and influence teams in an inspiring way. Candlelighters is an inherently values driven organisation with big ambitions, a high-performing ethos and a collaborative approach to success – if this sounds like the kind of environment in which you would prosper, then apply today.

The role is a permanent full-time position and will be based partly from the charity’s wonderful premises in Leeds, but also allows for some flexibility to work from home. The recruitment for this position is ongoing, and when a sufficient number of suitable applicants have applied the role will close – early application is therefore advisable. Apply below or, for more information, contact Leanne or Charlie at Charity Horizons.

Charity Horizons is an equal opportunities employer and as such actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We welcome and encourage applications from all suitable candidates irrespective of age, disability, hidden disability, race or national origin, religion or belief, gender, gender expression, political view, sexual orientation, medical condition and pregnancy.




Refreshed on: 17 March 2021
Closed date: 08 April 2021
Job ref: CH0203
Tags: Senior Management, Marketing