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PROJECT OFFICER, THE JO COX FOUNDATION
ABOUT THE ROLE
This role is for somebody who wants to be part of a small team making a big difference.
This is an exciting role working as part of a small but influential charity building a legacy for the late MP Jo Cox.
We are a close-knit team that inspires and connects individuals, organisations, businesses to make a real difference to the causes that Jo championed.
We are convinced that by bringing people together we are greater than the sum of our parts. We are looking for an all-rounder with energy, passion and the ability to juggle competing and numerous priorities.
We have a flat structure and looking for someone who is up for getting stuck into the day to day running of the Foundation as well as supporting the development and delivery of our campaigns and projects and managing external relationships with our network of partners and individuals.
ABOUT THE JO COX FOUNDATION
Just as Jo did, we believe in working together with individuals and organisations that share the commitment to a fairer, kinder and more tolerant world. We are convinced that by working together effectively we are greater than the sum of our parts. We seek to amplify the voices of all those who believe that compassion, understanding and optimism are signs of strength and not weakness.
This work has been taking place since September 2016. We harness the goodwill generated by Jo’s life to build partnerships and coalitions to deliver high impact projects and campaigns in her memory. We work on issues as diverse as loneliness, supporting and encouraging women in public life and the protection of civilians in conflict and the prevention of atrocity. Alongside these practical steps, the Foundation continues to celebrate Jo's life in the confident belief that her example can and will inspire others to be doers like Jo was.
We work hard but it’s important to us that we have fun and look after ourselves and each other too.
Working to the Director, you will help to ensure that the Foundation is delivering high impact campaigns and projects. Responsibilities are likely to include:
Supporting the Director in the strategic development of campaigns and campaign delivery in order to make a lasting difference.
Working with a range of external stakeholders and putting in place processes that will help you keep track of the Foundation’s projects and ensure everything is delivered excellently and on time.
Working with the rest of the team to come up with the best ideas for our campaigns and how to make them a success.
Working to the Director, you will help ensure that the Foundation has a strategic and sustainable approach to building partnerships and coalitions for collective action. Responsibilities are likely to include:
Finding effective ways to map and track the organisations in our network so we can make sure we are working really well with our partners and celebrating what they do.
Organising communications and events that bring together the organisations in our network together.
Working with the rest of the team to develop ideas that will make our network stronger and help us to work together more effectively.
Administration of Operations and Governance Processes
Responsibilities in this area will ensure the effective and efficient management of the day to day administration of a small charity. Responsibilities are likely to include:
Preparing Board papers on budgets, narrative and report to Board on finances
Working with the Director to ensure compliance with the requirements of regulatory bodies
Maintaining financial policies, processes and budgeting systems
ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE & PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
Professional experience in a high paced social change context eg. politics, charity or public sector
Comfortable working collaboratively with a wide range of campaign partners from inception through to delivery and then evaluation.
Able to support and inspire people around them
Strong intellectual ability, as evidenced by degree or similar qualifications and/or experience
Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
An entrepreneurial mind-set, receptive to new ideas and creative
Strongly held personal values reflected in respect for others and wanting to make a positive contribution through your work
Flexible, adaptable and comfortable working in high paced environments
Confident voice in a variety of contexts
Strong judgement with high levels of discretion developed working in a high pressure and high profile context
Highly organised with strong planning and problem-solving skills
Able to set priorities, meet goals and evaluate the process and results
Self-reliant, capable of taking the initiative and working autonomously
Resilient and calm under pressure
Experience of using and managing CRM platforms (Salesforce or similar)
Professional manner, highly collaborative, able to develop good working relationships with people both internally and externally at all levels
Generous and supportive
Ambitious in vision, realistic in planning
Location: Central London with hot desking space in a coworking office
£25,000 - 27,000 p.a. plus pension scheme
HOW TO APPLY
Please send your CV and a 1 page covering letter explaining why you’re a good fit for the role to firstname.lastname@example.org by 18th May.