Online Communities Manager

Closing date:Sunday 18 April 2021
York / London / Remote Working

Annual salary - £29,884 (plus £5,000 if London based)

Hours - 35 hours per week full time but willing to consider flexibility

Term - Fixed term for 12 months

About the role

This role is vital in shaping and leading the approach and delivery of our social media strategy and presence. Seeking to make improvements on our reach, levels of engagement and online conversation.

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.

Joining us on our mission to inspire action and change to solve UK poverty, you will become part of an organisation that’s embracing matrix working, technology, innovation, digital and design thinking to modernise what we do and how we do it.

Effectively managing our core social media accounts, you will also be responsible for seeking out new opportunities for presence in emerging and developing online communities as well as maximising our reach across all areas of social media.

About you

We are looking for someone who is passionate about what we do and can bring insight and experience of leveraging social media to maximise its impact. You will be able to communicate complex concepts in a simple to understand form and be able to support and develop the wider team on tips and techniques on social media use.

Good communication skills are a key part of this role, as is the ability to follow best practice guidelines. It is a busy role that will have many competing deadlines so the ability to schedule and manage priorities is also key.

This is a brilliant opportunity to gain excellent experience in this area and in addition we can offer a fantastic benefits package, working in a truly values-driven, financially stable 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 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 protected]

Closing date for applications is Sunday 18 April 2021

Interviews will take place week commencing 26 April 2021

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.

Application documents

Our commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion

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 or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, social economic background etc.