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Blue Octopus
Salary: £19,583 per annum
Location: York
Job type: Permanent
Employment Type: All
Contact: Blue Octopus
Category: Design Jobs

 

About the role

 

This is a newly created role and you will join the team at an exciting and critical time. We are seeking a Creative Design Assistant to join us and play an important role in transforming the organisation's digital proposition.

 

Millions of people are locked in poverty in the UK; we don’t believe that’s right. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to solve it. JRF’s new strategy is to work alongside others to build public and political will for change and demand for solutions.

 

Joining us on our mission to inspire action and change to solve UK poverty, you will become part of an organisation that’s embracing matrix working, technology, innovation, digital and design thinking to modernise what we do and how we do it.

 

Creating meaningful experiences through user-centred design and problem-solving will be at the heart of your work as we transform our organisation and the experience of our users.

 

About you

 

We are looking for someone with huge enthusiasm for what we do, who can engage in our mission and purpose. Our ideal candidate will not only be passionate about the whole design experience, but also highly collaborative and in possession of a relevant art or design-based qualification.

 

Good communication skills are key as you will need to be able to explain ideas in a way that other people understand and engage the whole team in the design process. Above all, you will be able to prioritise your workloads and work with competing demands and deadlines.

 

About us

 

Joseph Rowntree Foundation is a social change organisation with a 100-year history. We’re built on trust, show we care, and exist to make a difference. 

 

We work with others to put forward sector-leading research, evidence, solutions and stories to the UK’s influencers and decision makers. 

 

We believe that a prosperous poverty-free UK is within reach, we just need more people to believe it too. 

 

To make our vision a reality we need talent, ideas, skills and passion, plus we need to change some of what we do and how we do it too. So, we’re embarking on a significant period of change. Change that will see us become an outcome focused organisation that embraces new ways of working and modern practices.

 

If you share our passion, then we need to hear from you.

 

Closing date for applications is Sunday 1 September 2019
Interviews will take place on Friday 20 September 2019

In support of our approach to flexible working we are happy to receive applications from those seeking full time employment, as well as those who may want to share the role on a part time basis. 

 

When making your application, please state whether you want to be considered for either full or part time work and, if part time, the number of hours per week you would be looking for.

 

Our commitment to diversity

 

We are committed to creating opportunities for under-represented groups. BAME groups are under-represented in the organisation and are positively encouraged to apply. We shall apply Section 159 of the Equalities Act 2010 in the recruitment process.

 

At JRF/JRHT we believe in being inclusive and giving everyone an equal chance to succeed. Applications are welcome from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, social economic background etc. 

 

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.

 

 


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