Compassion UK is looking for a Marketing Specialist, (Maternity Cover). As a Marketing Specialist, you’ll work within the fast-paced, vibrant and collaborative Communications Team. An exceptional personal communicator with a broad range of marketing experience and strong project management skills, your focus will be delivering key marketing projects from brief to execution.

In this role, you’ll help develop clear propositions for Compassion UK’s communications, adding value and relevance for their sponsors and donors. At the earliest stages of projects, you’ll help feed into the ideation and refinement of campaign and marketing plans.

Working with teams and individuals across the organisation, you’ll help develop clear project briefs, commission creative from internal and external suppliers, manage stakeholders, schedules and resources and deliver creative, professional, cost-effective and targeted campaigns and collateral for our promotional platforms (e.g. church services, summer events and exhibitions), and across a range of mediums, including email, print, video, web and mobile app. You’ll ensure work is delivered on time and within budget, in line with our mission and brand guidelines.

Closing date: 16th August 22, 10am

Interviews: Interviews w/c 22 August 2022

Salary: £25,500 pa (within the grade £25,500 – £30,900 pa)

Contract: Full Time, fixed term maternity cover for 1 year or on the return of the post holder whichever is soonest.

Hours: 35 hours p/w

Location: Fleet, Hampshire, with flexibility for home working


  • Actively maintain and promote Compassion UK’s Christian ethos and values.
  • Support the wider marketing strategy

To flourish in this role, you’ll need:

  • Minimum of 1 year of experience in a similar marketing role.
  • Good project management skills.
  • Core office/administrative skills.
  • Experience producing a range of marketing.
  • Proactive and can-do attitude.

It would help (but isn’t essential) to have:

  • Experience working with external design agencies
  • Qualification in Marketing or Communications
  • Understanding of both creative and large-volume print processes
  • Experience and familiarity with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Premiere Pro

We need you to be:

  • Personally committed to the Christian faith. There’s an occupational requirement for the holder of this role to be a practicing Christian, in order to promote Compassion’s ethos and help others to experience, explore and express the faith-based motivation of our work. (You can read more about this in our Policy on Posts to be Held by Christians.).
  • Deeply connected to Compassion’s ministry to children.
  • Aligned to Compassion UK’s cultural attributes.
  • A ‘people person’.
  • A great listener and communicator.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Creative, innovative and flexible.


Office-based in Fleet, Hampshire, with great flexibility for home working. As a guide, we’d normally expect the role holder to attend meetings in the office on average once a month.


This is an office-based role in our modern, ‘agile’ office with free parking, just a 15-minute walk from Fleet station – with great flexibility for home working.

Enhanced pension scheme with 10% employer contribution, equivalent of 5 normal working weeks’ annual leave a year, plus normal bank holidays, Dental Insurance, Income Protection and Group Life cover on appointment plus Private Medical & Dental cover on successful completion of probation.


Compassion UK is committed to ensure everyone who comes into contact with us or our work is protected from all forms of harm, abuse, neglect, and exploitation. As such, Compassion UK expects all staff to share this commitment and uphold the highest standards of safeguarding.

All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which will include Disclosure and Baring Service checks. Compassion UK also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we’ll request from the job applicant’s previous employers information about any findings of sexual misconduct – such as sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment – during employment. We’ll also request information of incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. When someone submits a job application with us, they’ll be confirming that they understand these recruitment procedures.

Occupational Requirement

There’s an occupational requirement for the holder of this role to be a practising Christian, in order to promote the charity’s ethos and help others to experience, explore and express the faith-based motivation of our work. This individual will be responsible inside the organisation for representing, promoting, maintaining, and ensuring the conveyance of the Christian ethos and value of the organisation and as such the Occupational Requirement for an active Christian faith is justified under the Equality Act 2010 Schedule 9, Part 1, clause 3.

Information & Applications 

Please submit your application and anonymous (or blind) CV as soon as possible as Compassion reserve the right to change the closing date of their vacancies. Late applications may be considered.

Please note that Compassion UK can only consider applicants who presently have the right to work in the UK.

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About Compassion UK

Our approach to fighting poverty is highly focused and personal. You’ll be connected to and known by an individual child or children as their only sponsors. Through prayers and messages of encouragement, sponsors play a vital role in building the confidence of their sponsored child and affirming their worth in Christ.

Today, Compassion partners with more than 8,000 churches in 25 countries to deliver our proven child development programme to more than 2 million infants, children and youth. Around the world, children, families and entire communities are being empowered to overcome poverty and thrive both now and into the future.