£32,000 - £36,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Challenge Events Marketing Manager
Full time, we are open to a conversation about how you work these hours
Split between home and our London Office or Home-based
Salary: £32k - £36k (London) / £28.5k – £32.5k (National)

We’re looking for a creative and results-driven individual with excellent marketing skills to lead on the marketing for the Mighty Hikes, one of the fastest growing mass participation events in the sector.

We are striving to do everything we can to ensure that our workforce is representative of the people we support, and those who support us. We advocate for being an inclusive organisation, where everyone can feel that they belong and where there are no barriers to success. 

We want every individual to feel empowered to bring their best to work, and that’s why we offer flexibility in our working locations, working hours and benefits so we can support you in your life and your career, and we welcome a conversation about how these options can best support you.

We offer a range of flexible working patterns, such as compressed hours, e.g. 34.5 hours in 4 days instead of 5, flexibility to work earlier or later around our core working hours of 10am-4pm and more options. 

About you

You must have demonstrable experience delivering multi-channel marketing campaigns with proven results and experience of agency and supplier management. We are looking for people with an appetite to trial and test new channels and creative ideas. You must also have excellent budget management skills.   

Experience working with creative agencies and content planning is also desirable.  

About the role

The Mighty Hikes are a series of one-day full and half marathon hiking events in beautiful locations across the UK. In this role you will be responsible for the strategy, planning and delivery of our through-the-line multi-channel marketing campaign with support of the Senior Programme Manager. You will be in charge of day-to-day management of our media agency and other suppliers to plan, monitor and analyse the campaign throughout the year to ensure relevant KPIs and ambitious recruitment targets are being met.

In collaboration with our brand and design teams and creative agency, you will lead on briefing content and creative that brings the Macmillan brand to life and inspires people to do Whatever It Takes for people living with cancer. You’ll be rewarded by joining a fun and high-performing team at one of the UK’s most loved charity brands. You will also be rewarded knowing your work is making a real difference to people living with cancer.

This role does require weekend work (although not at your desk) as you’ll be out and about cheering on our participants. A full UK driver’s license is preferred and a willingness to drive a van is a bonus. Any offers on this role are made subject to a criminal records disclosure check or equivalent. You will be compensated for your weekend work with days in lieu and we commit to developing you throughout your career at Macmillan. We also offer benefits including private medical insurance, life assurance, pension, generous leave and interest free loans for season ticket and gym membership.

Please note, the internal job title for this role is Challenge Events Programme Manager.

About us
We help millions of people with cancer across the UK live life as fully as they can through physical, emotional and financial support. Our values are at the heart of who we are and everything we do, inspiring our thinking and guiding our actions. Together, we do whatever it takes for people living with cancer; with heart, with strength and with ambition.

Recruitment Process
The application deadline is Sunday 31st July.

In order to ensure fairness and consistency to select the best candidate for this role, all of our applications are anonymised up until an interview has been confirmed so that shortlisting is based solely upon the suitability of the candidate’s experience.


Please submit your application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to change the closing date of our vacancies.

We welcome applications from everyone who meet the criteria and strongly encourage individuals to apply who have a disability, impairment or health condition or individuals who identify as Black, Asian or from another minority ethnic background, as these groups are currently under-represented at Macmillan. Our Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy here along with our internal employee representation body, ‘Our Voice’ and 8 Employee Network groups help us promote fairness and belonging, becoming an engaged and inclusive organisation for all our people.

So we can support you to be your best during the application or interview process, please contact Macmillan People Services Team for advice and recruitment adjustments. In your application, please feel free to note which pronouns you use (for example, she/her/hers, he/him/his, they/them/theirs).

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Refreshed on: 29 July 2022
Closed date: 06 August 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Marketing, Management