Content Designer

£36,036 - £41,036 yearly
  • JRF
  • York or London
  • Jun 22, 2020
Permanent Communications Design Campaigning Policy and Research

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The Content Designer is a new role at JRF and provides a fantastic opportunity to lead our approach to the specialism.

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.

Using our design principles, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of our users and their differing needs, and work with multi-disciplinary teams to design high-quality content that’s easy to find, simple to understand and accessible to everyone.

You’ll work with suppliers and our own subject experts, translating often complex information into user stories and engaging, useful content that will help more people to understand and want to solve UK poverty.

As well as developing content strategies and implementing new formats, you’ll also be monitoring and improving content based on user feedback, research and data.

About you:
We are looking for an exceptional communicator who can demonstrate their experience of producing outstanding content tailored to meet user needs. With advanced copywriting and editing skills, a passion for accessibility and plenty of content experience, you will be able to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.

You will be collaborative and personable, able, and keen to work with colleagues across the organisation and with external partners, including those with lived experience of poverty.

You’ll have an interest in JRF’s research, analysis and policy solutions. Having the energy and ideas to develop content that enables our users to support our vital outcomes on the road to solving poverty.


We are looking for a digital advocate, able to inspire colleagues as we move further through our digital transformation and into to matrix working.

About us:
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is a social change organisation with a 100-year history. We are 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. So, we’re embarking on a significant period of change - change that will see us become an outcomes-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 19 July 2020 - During the COVID-19 restrictions, our interviews will be by telephone and/or video call. The successful applicant will be fully supported to work from home for an initial period where restrictions on non-essential travel are in place.


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. Also we are not rigid in terms of work location but there would be a requirement to be present in York at least once a week.

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, and please be clear about your location of work.

Our commitment to diversity:
We are committed to creating opportunities for under-represented groups. BAME groups and those with a disability 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, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race, sex, sexual orientation, trans status or social economic background. We positively encourage applications from those with experience of living in poverty.