Communications & Marketing Manager

  • Croydon
  • £28,000.00
  • OnSide Youth
  • 35-40 hours per week


OnSide Youth Zones is a charity with one simple aim…to build a network of 21st Century Youth Clubs, giving young people, safe and inspiring places to go in their leisure time. Young people need our help now more than ever before. Whether it’s a lack of ambition or qualifications, or negative behaviour and attitudes, the current childhood crisis is real and well documented. OnSide Youth Zones are designed to give young people aged 8–19 years old (25 for those with a disability) somewhere to go, something to do and someone to talk to in their leisure time; occupying their bodies and minds with fun activities, learning new skills and socialising in a safe, positive way. Youth Zones are there for young people in deprived areas, where the alternative for many is spending their evenings on the streets or isolated in their bedrooms, surfing the internet.


The brand new Communications and Marketing Manager will be responsible for raising the profile of the Legacy, Croydon’s brand new Youth Zone!  This will include development and implementation of a comprehensive communications and marketing strategy and taking responsibility for managing and maintaining all communications and marketing activities to enhance visibility and build support.  The post will engage with young people and wider community stakeholders alike and take a lead on producing high quality, creative and modern communications that really captivate the target audience and reflect Legacy’s brand.




  • Have extensive experience of delivering a comprehensive communication and marketing service, with of web content development and website management
  • Have experience of using varied IT systems in digital communications and be able to plan and deliver communications and marketing plans in line with organisational objectives
  • Have a natural ability to build relationships with senior stakeholders, and take a creative and innovative approach to engaging with young people
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to young people and have the ability to engage and build positive relationships
  • Be passionate about the aims and mission of OnSide Youth Zones, and Croydon.


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