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We're hiring! If you think you have what it takes to be our new Project Manager read on to find out more and details on how to apply .

 

PROJECT MANAGER, 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 entirely new 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.

LOCATION: This role will be based in London in a coworking office with hot desking space.

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.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Project Management

  • 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.

    • Project managing a variety of campaigns and projects This will involve working with a range of external stakeholders and creating and putting in place processes that will help you keep track of the project 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.

Network Management

  • 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 very 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 celebrate what they do.

    • Organising communications and events that bring 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.

Operations Management

  • Working alongside the Campaigns and Operations Manager, 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

    • Managing HR processes

    • Working with the Director to ensure compliance with the requirements of regulatory bodies

    • Maintaining financial policies, processes and budgeting systems

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE & PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES

  • 3-5 years (minimum) 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

  • 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

COMPENSATION: £27,000-£32,000 p.a. (dependent on experience) 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 info@jocoxfoundation.org by 5pm on Monday 12th February