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Governance information

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.

Our mission

For us, ending poverty in the UK is a moral cause: to ensure dignity and respect for everyone, and to address exclusion and powerlessness.

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.

Pay reporting

We are an accredited Living Wage Employer and we reward all of our staff fairly for their contributions, regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic.

We are committed to continuously increasing the diversity of our workforce and networks to make us stronger and more effective. Understanding the make-up of our workforce is key to informing our decision-making when supporting the organisation’s strategic aims.

We strive to create an inclusive and supportive working environment that provides opportunities for everyone in line with our equality and diversity statement.

Pay gap reports

Although only organisations with 250 or more employees are required to submit gender pay gap figures each year, JRF voluntarily publishes annually gender, ethnicity, disability and sexual orientation pay gaps. The methodology employed by JRF to calculate pay gap figures is in accordance with statutory guidance on pay gap reporting.

JRF Pay Gap 2023 (241 KB)


CEO pay ratio

The methodology employed by JRF to calculate CEO pay ratios is in accordance with statutory guidance on reporting, although only listed organisations with more than 250 employees are required to publish the ratio between their CEO's total remuneration and employees' pay and benefits.

Policies and statements