Job opportunities

Marketing Cheltenham is a new partnership collaboration with ambitious plans to raise the profile of Cheltenham as a great place to visit, work, invest and study.   

2019 takes us into the second year of our ambitious 5-year strategy to grow the visitor economy and we are looking for a talented new marketing team who can join us in an exciting period of the regeneration of Cheltenham.

Who we are looking for?

We are looking for five dynamic people who can deliver the visitor economy strategy and evolve our work to increase interest in Cheltenham as a great place for business investment, for students to study and for people to come and live.    

Find out more about Marketing Cheltenham and see what type of work we have been doing so far.

Available positions

Please note: The closing date for all positions is Wednesday 27 February 2019.

Marketing Cheltenham Manager

The leader of Marketing Cheltenham – guiding the strategic direction working closely with key stakeholders and managing the team. If you’re not already, you will need to become Mr/Ms/Mrs Cheltenham – you will make things happen through your strategic relationships and dynamic ambition to increase interest and investment in Cheltenham. You will be a key driver in the success of the organisation, needing tenacity, diplomacy and bags of energy to take the organisation to the next level.

Digital Marketing Executive

Managing and delivering on all things digital you will lead on our owned and earned channels. You will be the engine that drives the consumer website and all its associates social media channels. You will also be responsible for and related B2B social media, plus the new channels that develop through the strategy. You will have your ear to the ground on all that is happening in Cheltenham, creating and sharing multi-media content to deliver the strategy and marketing plans. The ideal person will not only be digital savvy, you will be a content creator and editor telling stories of Cheltenham to the world.

PR and Marketing Executive               

Responsible for delivering all of the outward facing, proactive PR and marketing. Always looking for the opportunity to promote Cheltenham as a place to visit, invest, study and live, you will deliver the annual marketing plan, playing a key role in maximising all opportunities . You will lead on delivering PR, advertising, event attendance and partner collaboration working closely with the Digital Marketing Exec on content creation influencer marketing. It’s a broad remit but its very exciting, no two days are the same…

Commercial Partnerships Manager

This role is about helping sustain the future of Marketing Cheltenham and providing effective solutions for businesses who can benefit from what Marketing Cheltenham platforms and relationships. You will be responsible for developing and managing Marketing Cheltenham membership, advertising and sponsorship, building strong sustainable relationships that work to grow Cheltenham’s economy for mutual benefit. You will be ambitious and driven in reaching your financial and engagement targets and helping the members of Marketing Cheltenham thrive.

Event Manager

This role will support both Cheltenham Borough Council and Cheltenham BID in creating exciting events as well as managing third parties to deliver events and experiences, as part of the visitor growth strategy for Cheltenham. Project management and creativity are extremely important in this role where you will act as a coordinator between Council departments and external suppliers, ensuring events and experiences in the town are reflective of the Cheltenham brand. This role has a wide remit and a limited budget but the opportunities to make a difference are exciting.

A Year in Cheltenham – come and join the fun


There are a number of benefits to working with us.

Holiday The holiday leave year runs from 1st April to 31st March. Holiday entitlement on joining the council will be 25 days pro rata in addition to pro rata bank holidays. The entitlement increases to a maximum of 30 days as follows:
  • At year 1 – increases to 26 days (pro rata)
  • At year 2 – increases to 27 days (pro rata)
  • At year 3 – increases to 28 days (pro rata)
  • At year 4 – increases to 29 days (pro rata)
  • At year 5 – increases to 30 days (pro rata)
Pension You will enter the Superannuation Scheme automatically on appointment with appropriate deductions from salary. You may opt out of the scheme at any time by completing the relevant form and forwarding this to the Human Resources Division. A copy of the scheme booklet can be accessed by visiting the pension pages of Gloucestershire County Council’s website.
Sickness The council sickness scheme is intended to supplement statutory sick pay and incapacity benefit so as to maintain normal pay during defined periods of absence on account of sickness, disease, accident or assault. Sickness payment under the scheme is based on local government service and is as follows:-
  • During the 1st year of service one month’s full pay (and after completing four months’ service) one month’s full pay and two months’ half pay.
  • During the 2nd year of service two months’ full pay and two months’ half pay.
  • During the 3rd year of service four months’ full pay and four months’ half pay.
  • During the 4th and 5th years of service five months’ full pay and five months’ half pay.
  • After 5 years’ service six months’ full pay and six months’ half pay.
Other benefits
  • Subsidised parking
  • Employee welfare service
  • Enhanced maternity scheme
  • Paternity leave
  • Smart working – laptops, mobile phone, potential for remote and home working
  • Flexitime scheme
  • Potential to buy and sell annual leave

About Cheltenham

Cheltenham is an amazing place. From humble medieval origins to a buzzing borough of 115,000 people, Cheltenham is a place that has thrived through centuries of change. It is a place we are proud of and passionate about, and we are committed to helping it grow and prosper in years to come.

Cheltenham is one of Britain’s finest spa towns, set in a sheltered position between the rolling Cotswold Hills and the Severn Vale. It has a population of c117,000 and with its architectural heritage, educational facilities and quality environment, Cheltenham is an attractive place to live, work and play.

Cheltenham has an affluent economy that supports 72,000 jobs in a range of industries including defence, aerospace, electronics and tourism. Our key growth sector is cyber industries, and our relationship with GCHQ puts us in a unique position to drive our ambition in super-fast digital connectivity and innovation in technology and productivity.

We have a strong educational sector with a range of providers. As Cheltenham engages with the growth agenda, there is an increasing demand for skills and apprenticeships.

Cheltenham has an international reputation as a thriving centre for culture, heritage and sporting events. We host world-renowned festivals such as the Cheltenham Literature Festival and the Cheltenham (Gold Cup) Festival, which enjoys ticket sales of over 250,000. Embracing culture in its broadest sense, we celebrate the best of literature, art, music, sport and science, from the most innovative to the most accessible.

We are proud of Cheltenham’s strong and diverse communities. These are supported by a range of voluntary and community groups, resident associations, faith groups, partnerships and parish councils. Projects such as our Inspiring Families project, the St. Peters and The Moors Big Local Project and Midsummer Fiesta are just some of the building blocks on which we can build stronger, healthier and more inclusive communities.