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Staff Away Day April 2023


Do you want to help build a more equitable and just future, free from poverty? Join us and use your skills to make a real difference.

Our mission

We are an independent social change organisation, working to support and speed up the transition to a more equitable and just future, free from poverty, where people and planet can flourish.

JRF supports and undertakes many different types of work in all four nations of the UK. This includes policy development and insight gathering, advocacy and campaigns, impact investment, funding pioneers and visionaries, field building, and supporting those building grassroots movements. Our work is supported by around 150 permanent staff across York, London and Glasgow.

Job vacancies

Voluntary opportunities

Reasonable expenses will be paid for our voluntary roles.

Benefits of working here

  • an excellent defined contribution pension scheme (with employer contributions of 6%)
  • 33 days holiday, including bank holidays
  • enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay
  • a health care cash plan
  • low cost employee loans and saving accounts with Leeds Credit Union
  • a Season Ticket Travel Loan
  • an Employee Assistance programme (giving completely confidential care, support and advice when you need it 24 hours a day)
  • discount packages with over 800 retailers (for example, shopping, utilities and leisure)

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As an employer we are committed to an ethos of equality of employment opportunities, where the different talents and perspectives of each individual are embraced and nurtured to the mutual benefit of all. Our goal is to embed these commitments in our day to day working practices.

Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race, sex, sexual orientation, trans status or social economic background. We positively encourage applications from people with experience of living in poverty.

Disability Confident Employer

We are a Disability Confident Employer. This means that we’re committed to the recruitment, progression and retention of disabled individuals. We also offer interviews to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the job. If you have a disability, please tell us if you would like to be considered for an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme.

Our staff networks

We have a number of staff networks and support groups within the organisation, which are open to all:

  • Disabled Staff Network
  • LGBT Plus Staff Network
  • Race Equity Network
  • Women’s Staff Network