Jobs - The Message


Across the UK, we’re looking for people to join our team, whether it’s taking the gospel into communities, schools and prisons; or being part of the dedicated team that helps to make the mission happen.

Previously voted the Sunday Times Best Not-For-Profit to work for, The Message is an inspiring and exciting place to work, where what you do every day will help transform lives. And we’re always looking for talented people looking to join us.

‘Being a Community Grocery Manager is more than a job, it’s a frontline mission. The work makes the ordinary things we do in everyday life extraordinary, and that’s exciting. It’s what makes us different to other groceries.’ 

Jill, Community Grocery

Message Values

By joining the Message team, you’ll be joining a family. A family united around one vision to see lives transformed.


Seeing whole communities and lives transformed as they discover Jesus’ love in word and action.


We won’t stop until every young person, adult and community has heard the good news of Jesus.


Partnering with the local church is at the heart of everything we do, so that decisions can grow into lifelong discipleship.


Always seeking innovation so we can stay on the front-foot of mission.


Do I need to be a Christian to work for The Message?

As an evangelical ministry, The Message’s mission and core compel us to apply a Christian approach to our work. It is therefore a ‘genuine occupational requirement’ that post holders must be committed Christians who believe in the Lordship of Christ and the authority of scripture, and who want to see the Christian message communicated effectively to young people and communities.

We are, however, a very broad church and as long as applicants for these positions are practicing Christians and will bring a Christian heart and mind to the role it doesn’t matter what creed or church tradition they are part of.

What does The Message believe?

The Message is an evangelical Christian charity who believe in the Lordship of Christ and the authority of scripture, and who wants to see the Christian message communicated effectively to young people and communities.

We are a member of the Evangelical Alliance and subscribe to their Basis of Faith.

How do I apply to work at The Message?

If you have seen a vacancy on our website that you are interested in applying for, please follow the ‘Apply Now’ link on the web page to apply online.

How do I know if this is the right job for me?

For each of our vacancies you’ll find detailed information about the role as well as the experience we’d like applicants to have in the job description document.

When shortlisting we always look at how applicants match these criteria, so do make sure you cover each of these points and the experience and knowledge you have in your application form and CV.

When will I hear if I’ve been shortlisted?

We always aim to contact candidates within two weeks of the closing date to let them know if they have been shortlisted or not.

Do I have to be based in Manchester to work for The Message?

The Message works right across the UK and overseas so we have regularly have vacancies available across the country.

Do you offer voluntary work?

We’re always looking for volunteers to be part of The Message team and have lots of opportunities for you to get involved. Find out more by visiting our Volunteer With Us page.

‘The Message is a fantastic place to work. I get to be part of a global mission, a supportive community, and grow under a group of inspirational leaders.’

Ruth, Central Support

Benefits and Rewards

Want to know about some of the benefits of working for us? Click the drop down buttons below.

A Culture Of Prayer

As a Christian organisation, we believe in the power of prayer and how this benefits our personal and professional lives. That’s why we intentionally make space in your working day to pray.

Every morning we gather together for a prayer meeting, with live worship led by our worship band. On Tuesdays we open up the on-site prayer hut, which we encourage all staff to attend as we pray for specific areas of work. On Wednesdays, we meet in our teams and pray for work and our personal lives.

Not only that, but once a month we have a Prayer Day. This is where we’re encouraged by different aspects of the organisation, as well as press into prayer and worship, get inspired by the word of God and recharge for the mission work we do.

Importance Of Family Life

Having good work/life balance is a key aspect of the culture of The Message. That’s why we have parental and adoption leave, with an Enhance Maternity Pay for those eligible. Flexible working is also available (job dependant), so that you can make it work with your family.


We offer 10% discount at Message owned business, including our on-site café, The Mess Café.

As a charity worker, you’re also eligible to discounts through Charity Worker Discounts.

Long Service Benefits

We’re so thankful for those who are part of The Message for long parts of their careers, and as a thank you, we offer two extra days holiday and increased pension contributions after 5 years, and private medical insurance after 10 years. Plus, we give certificates every 5 years of service at our Prayer Days.

Health And Wellbeing Benefits

As well as pastoral care, pension schemes and free tea and coffee in the offices, we offer lots of health and wellbeing benefits. We offer free access to Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) which gives 24-hour mental health support, access to counselling, and lots of advice and tips for mental wellbeing.

We offer cycle to work schemes and free eye tests.

Plus, we’re mates on a mission, so we have a great culture with our fellow employees, holding charity-wide events, including our Christmas parties.


Whether you’re wanting to support our work, be on the front end of mission, gain work experience or take part in a Corporate Volunteer Day, we always need people who can spare a few hours or days to help run The Community Grocery, support youth outreach events, or work in our offices. Check out our opportunities by clicking the link below.

I have volunteered at the Sheffield branch of Community Grocery for 18 months. It truly has been one of the highlights of my time at Sheffield University. It is a brilliant cause that’s provided huge support to many people and families across the Sheffield community throughout the pandemic and the current cost of living crisis. I have met some brilliant people and volunteers throughout my time here.

Tom, Community Grocery Volunteer