£44,881 yearlyJoseph Rowntree Foundation York, UK
Nov 13, 2018Full time
About the role: This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a brand-new team, working with others to develop credible policies and solutions that work towards solving poverty in the UK. This post will be Joseph Rowntree Foundation’s (JRF) leading social security expert, working with partners to develop solutions that work towards one of our key outcomes; more people find a route out of poverty through a better system of social security. Millions of people are locked in poverty in the UK, we don’t believe that’s right. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to solve it. JRF’s new strategy is to work alongside others to build public and political will for change and demand for solutions. We will develop those credible solutions with those who have the power to effect change, and we’ll hold governments and others to account for their impact on people locked in poverty. This role is a critical part of delivering that mission and strategy. JRF works alongside the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT), whose mission is to develop strong, empowered communities, based in Yorkshire and the North East. In this role, you’ll work to achieve improvements to the social security system, to improve the lives of millions of people who are struggling to keep their heads above water. You’ll collaborate with a range of a talented teams in both organisations and directly with those that can make a difference. About you: You will be passionate about our aims and outcomes and have proven experience of working alongside a wide range of stakeholders and partners. You will have significant expertise in the field of social security and you’ll be confident in formulating policy positions and solutions that can lead to positive change. You will have exemplary communication skills, a high degree of credibility and be experienced in communicating complex information to a variety of audiences, powerfully and persuasively. You will have exceptional understanding of the stakeholder, policy and political landscape across the social security field, and knowledge of UK government and devolved administrations, as well as sub-national and local government. You will be skilled in interpreting the potential impact of policy developments on people and places affected by poverty. About us: Joseph Rowntree Foundation is a social change organisation with a 100-year history. We’re built on trust, show we care, and exist to make a difference. We work with others to put forward sector-leading research, evidence, solutions and stories to the UK’s influencers and decision makers. We believe that a prosperous poverty-free UK is within reach, we just need more people to believe it too. To make our vision a reality we need talent, ideas, skills and passion, plus we need to change some of what we do and how we do it too. So, we’re embarking on a significant period of change. Change that will see us become an outcome focused organisation that embraces new ways of working and modern practices. If you share our passion, then we need to hear from you. How to apply: Please download and complete the application form along with an equal opportunities monitoring form and email to email@example.com Closing date for applications is Sunday 2 December 2018 Interviews will take place week commencing 10 December 2018 In support of our approach to flexible working we are happy to receive applications from those seeking full time employment, as well as those who may want to share the role on a part time basis. When making your application, please state whether you want to be considered for either full or part time work and, if part time , the number of hours per week you would be looking for. Our commitment to diversity We are committed to creating opportunities for under-represented groups. BAME groups are under-represented in the organisation and are positively encouraged to apply. We shall apply Section 159 of the Equalities Act 2010 in the recruitment process. At JRF/JRHT we believe in being inclusive and giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race, sexual orientation, transgender status or social economic background. We positively encourage applications from those with experience of living in poverty.