Communications Manager

Location: York 

Salary: £32,000-£35,000 pro rata

Part time  0.5 fte (full time: 37.5 hours per week)*

Application deadline: 9am, Tuesday, 29 May 2018

The Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust makes grants for political, campaigning or lobbying purposes that are ineligible for charitable funding.  We seek to bring about significant changes in the political system, making it more accountable, democratic and transparent and to rebalance power for the well-being of society.

The Trust is looking for a part-time communications all rounder responsible for the day to day delivery of the Trust’s communications strategy and external events.

The role involves developing the website, generating content for the website, social media and newsletters, organising external events, and supporting a range of JRRT initiated activities.  It will appeal to someone who enjoys a variety of tasks from the strategic to day to day delivery. 

The successful candidate will have a strong communications background, excellent writing and IT skills, experience generating engaging content for website and social media, good interpersonal skills and a strong interest in campaigning communications.

For more information please see the job description and personal specification in the Application Pack..

*Flexible working patterns such as annualised hours would be considered.

Please download:

Application Pack PDF 235KB

Application details cover sheet

Diversity Monitoring Form

Eligibility to work in the UK PDF 95KB

To apply:

Please send the following to

  • A cover sheet with details of current role, salary and two referees
  • An up-to-date CV maximum 2 sides A4
  • A cover letter, maximum  2 sides A4, outlining why you want this role and what you would bring to it with reference to the Person Specification
  • A completed Diversity Monitoring Questionnaire.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 6 June 2018 at our York office.

Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust Ltd.
The Garden House, Water End, York, YO30 6WQ
Tel: 01904 625744 | Fax: 01904 651502 | E-mail:

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