Batley, West Yorkshire
South Bank, Greater London
£24,000 per year
Contract, Fixed term until 31st Jan 2023, Full-time
Job description

This is an incredibly exciting opportunity for someone looking to play a leading role in a small but influential national charity building a positive legacy for the late Jo Cox MP. We are looking for someone with excellent relationship building skills, experience of working with volunteers, and a genuine commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion to help advance our communities work. Through this role you will play a key role in continuing Jo Cox’s legacy over the years to come.



The Communities Officer will play a key role in the delivery of the Foundation’s Moment to Movement project. Reporting to the Communities Manager, your primary responsibility will be to support the development and growth of our More in Common organiser community, including being the first point of contact for enquiries from existing members and potential new groups. You’ll also support the delivery of an organiser training and learning programme for both the More in Common groups and Great Get Together organisers. 



We’re looking for someone who is engaged, enthusiastic, and happy to work both as part of a team, but also on their own initiative. Excellent organisational skills are a must, as is the ability to work out what the most important thing to be doing is when things are busy! 

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 documents for a full Job Description and Person Specification.


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.  

The Jo Cox Foundation is an equal opportunities employer and we actively encourage applicants from people of all backgrounds. We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion both within our staff team and our community programmes. 

Job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation (Protected Characteristics).  To ensure this, we use a blind recruitment process.

Along with our Flexible Working policy and Employee Assistance Programme, the Foundation strives to provide the support and adaptations needed for every employee to fulfil their role to the best of their ability. 

Please let us know if we can make any reasonable adjustments to your application by emailing us. 

More about The Jo Cox Foundation
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... Read more

Posted on: 21 October 2021
Closed date: 10 November 2021
Tags: Campaigning, Social Care/Development