July 2021


Media and Communications Specialist


Based at Vittoria Walk, Cheltenham and working across all YMCA Cheltenham sites


Chief Executive


Starting at £23,200 (YMCA Cheltenham BAND B, Tier 1) 


37.5 hrs per week

Closing Date and Interviews

Applications close 12th August, 5.00PM, and interviews will be held on 17th August 2021

Are you looking for your next challenge? Would you like to work for a growing local Christian charity?   Do you have outstanding communication skills?  Are you experienced in social media?  Do you have a track record in networking and building partnerships?  If the answer is yes, we may have the role for you.

YMCA Cheltenham is seeking a Media and Communications Specialist to join the organisation.  

The Media and Communications Specialist is responsible for the effective dissemination of messaging and information delivered internally and externally of YMCA Cheltenham using all means available within the budgetary constraints of the Charity.

The role supports the Charity’s strategic objectives by ensuring communication are of high quality, contain integrous information, while also ensuring that information in the public domain is current, meaningful to its intended audience and supports the reputation and good-standing of the charity.

The role is also responsible for effective engagement with the Christian communities throughout Gloucestershire, and, in particular within the communities in which the Charity currently or intends to operate. This includes the delivery of messaging and information about the Charity delivered within a specifically Christian context and framework.

This is an exciting time to join YMCA Cheltenham as we continue to grow and expand to meet the ever-increasing housing needs in Gloucestershire.

Since 2014 we have grown from having one supported housing project of 50 beds to being able to offer more than 250 beds every night, including long-term affordable accommodation, low to high level supported accommodation, and emergency homeless provision. YMCA Cheltenham is an organisation founded on Christian values.

The particular and specific nature of this role – in particular the requirement to successfully interact and engage with Christian communities throughout Gloucestershire - will require the post-holder to be an active and genuine adherent to the Christian faith.

For full details of the role, please see the job description here. 

The organisation provides a contributory pension, 20 days holiday (increasing after 2 years with an additional extra day of holiday, up to a maximum of an additional 5 days) and up to 10 days sick pay per annum.  The organisation also offers non-contractual benefits such as life assurance, health plan (such as money off dentistry and opticians), bike to work scheme and free use of the organisation’s sports facilities.


As part of the recruitment process you will be expected to complete a YMCA Cheltenham Application Form and Equal Opportunities Policy Monitoring Form.

Please email completed forms to [email protected] by 5.00PM on 12th August 2021. Interviews will take place on Tuesday 17th August.

YMCA Cheltenham is fully committed to the safeguarding and promoting of welfare of young people and vulnerable people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.

YMCA is an Equal Opportunities employer.