Role: Project Coordinator

Salary: £25,000 – £33,000 per annum (dependent on experience)

Location: Remote – UK based. Our offices are in Toynbee Hall, East London, but we welcome applicants from across the UK who do not wish to relocate. You should be willing to travel to our London office for team and project meetings up to six times per year. You may be required to travel nationally for project delivery (these project costs will be reimbursed)

If you are working from home and based outside the M25, we can cover the cost of six return journeys to Toynbee Hall a year if you earn under £30k (full time). Full details will be provided.

Hours: Four-five days a week (flexible – minimum 28 hours/ week).

The Young Foundation supports a 4.5 day working week and staff work this, wherever possible (pro rata for those working less than a 35 hour week).

Contract: Permanent, starting ASAP

Benefits: 25 days annual leave plus three office closure days between Christmas and New Year. We also currently provide two well-being days per year. Staff are signed up to one of two pension schemes.

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 policy-makers, 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

We are looking for a Project Coordinator to join our growing Innovation and Practice team. The role will involve successful co-ordination of the team’s diverse portfolio of projects, working across communities, public sector and business. The role will offer a unique opportunity for you to work across a range of programmes that bring communities, organisations, and policymakers together to shape a fairer future, driving positive change and supporting collective action to improve people’s lives. The types of projects you might find yourself working on could include:

  1. Working alongside civic leaders to support the facilitation of workshops to grow their confidence and capabilities to influence change in their local areas, regionally or nationally.
  2. Coordinating projects that bring together public sector leaders, frontline practitioners, and communities to reimagine the future and take practical collaborative action to design and test new ideas, new ventures, and new ways of organising and mobilising for social change.
  3. Supporting large corporates, local businesses and social enterprises to shift their social and environmental strategies to create a more equitable and sustainable future by convening key stakeholders through events, writing blogs and facilitating discussions.

The role will be essential to supporting delivery of our projects and will require excellent project management, communication and relationship management skills. As our team grows, we need someone who can efficiently coordinate our growing portfolio of projects and communicate effectively with the rest of the team and partners.

How to apply

With reference to the recruitment pack, please send the application form and your CV to

The closing date for applications is noon 9 June 2023.

The selection process will consist of a virtual interview and task. Shortlisted candidates will be informed by Friday 23 June 2023

Interviews will take place 28 or 29 June via video-call and second round interviews to take place 6 July 2023.

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.

Please complete our online Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form  This information will not be seen by the hiring manager or impact your application.

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

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

Posted on: 16 May 2023


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