Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Christian youth based charity
  • Year established:
    2000
  • Website:
    http://www.message.org.uk
  • Contact
    • Lancaster House, Harper Road, Sharston, Manchester, M22 4RG

About The Message Trust

The Message Trust are a Christian youth-based charity that aims to spread their message to the hardest to reach young people. It was established in 1992 and is headquartered in Manchester but has offices around the UK and overseas. Passion plays a key role in their work and employees are encouraged to share their vision of reaching more young people.

There is a monthly prayer day that brings all staff together to set their vision, share stories and celebrate achievements. They also support many charity events, such as a collaboration with a local church and shelter to provide 12 homeless female asylum seekers with a safe place to sleep every Sunday night throughout the winter.

Once a year, all staff attend a Vision Night, where they are presented with the vision for the next 12 months and can understand more about this. There is also an Urban Hero award held annually, with the black tie event demonstrating the charity’s successes to its supporters.


What is it like to work for The Message Trust

Leadership
Leadership
The chief executive and deputy chief executive recently undertook a 1000km bike ride as part of a team that raised more than £150,000 in total to help to spread the organisation’s message. They both also lead weekly and monthly prayer meetings within the charity.
My Manager
My Manager
Coaching is provided for managers to receive practical help on day-to-day issues, while mentoring offers support and direction when they are dealing with broader concerns, as well as personal issues that managers and team members might need support with.
My Team
My Team
Teams are encouraged to head out of the office on retreat days, spending time with their colleagues outside of the workplace, to do something different. Previous venues range from art galleries to a remote location with no phone or internet access.

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Benefits:

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    Gym

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    Pensions

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  • Development
    Development

    Non work related training supported

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    115

  • Earning £35,000+:

    15%

  • Average Age:

    27

  • Staff Turnover:

    31%

  • UK sites:

    6

  • Male : Female:

    62% / 38%

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