Digital Product Assistant

Closing date:Sunday 13 January 2019

Salary - £20,748 per annum

Hours - Full time, 35 hours per week

Location - York

Term - Permanent

About the role

This is a newly created role and you will join the team at an exciting and critical time in our digital development. We are seeking a dynamic individual with enthusiasm and initiative to support the Digital Product Manager and broader team as we develop a new roadmap for our core digital products.

You will collaborate with users and a wide range of experts and stakeholders to fully understand our organisational outcomes, and work to build a knowledge of how our web products and services contribute towards delivering these outcomes.

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. Each member of the JRF team will play an important role in us achieving our mission and we recognise the critical nature of digital in that journey.

Continuous improvement will be at the heart of your work as we transform our organisation and the experience of our users.

About you

We’re on the lookout for a natural digital advocate with a knowledge of user-centred design and Agile project management techniques.

You’ll need to be a team player who is able to engage with others and build robust, effective working relationships.

Inquisitive in nature and a keen problem-solver you’ll have some experience of working on digital products and roadmaps and possess a good understanding of enhancing User Experience (UX).

You will act as champion for digital communications, modern ways of working and web services across the organisation.

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 outcomes 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 protected]

Closing date for applications is Sunday 13 January 2019

Interviews will take place in January 2019

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.