ABOUT THE JO COX FOUNDATION
The Jo Cox Foundation was established in 2016 by the friends and family of the late Jo Cox MP. The Foundation exists to build a positive legacy for Jo and to create something positive from the tragedy that was her murder. Just as Jo did, we believe in working together effectively with individuals and organisations that share the belief that we have more in common than that which divides us.
Our mission is to build stronger communities, a better public life and a fairer world in Jo’s name. To date, our campaigns and initiatives have addressed a broad range of issues including tackling loneliness, reducing abuse and intimidation in public life and preventing atrocities in conflict-affected countries. No one day is ever the same as the next!
We are a close-knit, passionate and dedicated team. Whilst we work hard, it’s incredibly important to us that we have fun and look after ourselves and each other too.
ABOUT THE ROLE
In early 2020, with the support of Spirit of 2012, the Jo Cox Foundation embarked on the Moment to Movement project. Moment to Movement explores the relationship between two of the Foundation’s community programmes - the Great Get Together and More in Common Network - asking under what conditions ‘moments’ such as the Great Get Together might spark long-term social change via movements such as More in Common.
Now, eighteen months into this three year project, we’ve set the foundations for the More in Common Network to grow, laying out clearly what it means to be a More in Common group and working collaboratively with our existing More in Common groups to understand and respond to their support needs.
This role offers an exciting opportunity to take the More in Common Network to the next level, developing and implementing a strategy that will enable new More in Common groups to form across the UK, and further developing the support offer for our existing groups. You will also oversee the wider delivery of the Moment to Movement project, acting as the key point of contact to our funders Spirit of 2012, and leading on monitoring and evaluation.
You will have extensive experience of working to develop or deliver community building initiatives and will be confident galvanising and supporting volunteers. You’ll have strong project management skills, including experience of developing and implementing monitoring and evaluation frameworks, and an ability to work well with a wide range of stakeholders, from community volunteers to funding partners.
In addition, you will have strongly held personal values which align with The Jo Cox Foundation’s vision and Jo’s ‘more in common’ ethos. These will be reflected in your respect for others and the desire to make a truly positive contribution through your work.
Please see the attached JD for more information.
The Jo Cox Foundation is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity to ensure that we reflect the full breadth of people we aim to support and are able to fulfil our vision of a kinder, more compassionate society where every individual has a sense of belonging. We recognise that our team does not currently reflect a diverse range of life-experiences and perspectives. Currently, people from Black communities, people from minority ethnic communities and people who have a disability are underrepresented in our organisation. We would therefore particularly welcome applications from these groups.