Salary: £28,000 per annum

Location: Remote – UK based. Our offices are in east London, but we welcome applicants from across the UK. You should be willing to travel to our London office for team and project meetings.

Hours:  35 hours per week, full time

Benefits: 25 days annual leave, excluding bank holidays, and three days off between Christmas and New Year pro-rata. We are currently trialling a 4.5 day working week, with staff having Friday afternoons off, and expect to confirm this policy in 2023.

About The Young Foundation

The UK faces significant social, economic and environmental challenges, which demand urgent collective action.

Today, The Young Foundation’s mission is to develop better-connected communities and shape a fairer future. Together with individuals, organisations and policymakers, we explore new ways to tackle the issues people tell us they care about.

We believe that stronger communities, where people have influence, will secure the greatest wellbeing in society. That’s why we work with local people; to understand the issues affecting them, involve them in research, and innovate with them to drive positive change.

About the role

This is an exciting opportunity to join our ambitious, creative, and friendly team. We at The Young Foundation are committed to shaping a fairer future – and we’re looking for someone that shares that passion, is bursting with enthusiasm, and is driven to help build and showcase the impact of our work.

Our new Communications and Design Officer will play a key role, joining us at a crucial time to share our growing organisation’s work tackling some of the UK’s biggest challenges.

Job description

Supporting the Head of Communications and External Affairs, the purpose of the role is to design, create and place high-quality communications outputs. You will work collaboratively and creatively to extend The Young Foundation’s reputation and reach through exciting and innovative multimedia content that elevates our work on both owned and external platforms.

The successful candidate will design reports; produce written, video and audio content; champion our brand; create high-performing social media, website and newsletter content; proof-read reports; secure media coverage on national, regional, and sector platforms; collaborate with partners and stakeholders; and monitor performance of communications outputs against goals and objectives.

How to apply

With reference to the job specification, please complete the attached application form and return it to

The closing date for applications is 9.30am on Monday 12 December 2022.

Interviews will take place on 10 January 2023 via video-call.

The Young Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and as part of our commitment to increasing the diversity of our team we actively encourage people from Black and Ethnic Minority or other under-represented groups to apply for this role. We positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

You must have the right to live and work in the UK. Applicants who require a work permit in order to take up employment will not be considered.

Upon submitting your application, you will receive an automated response to say we have received your application.

Please note that we review application after the closing date and we regret that we will only be able to reply and give feedback to short-listed applicants.

Posted on: 28 June 2022


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