Traffic Manager

£29,374 - £34,374 yearly
  • JRF
  • York or London
  • Jun 22, 2020
Permanent Communications Data Design Campaigning Policy and Research Project Management

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If you are an experienced account, project or traffic manager who understands the importance of high quality communications and editorial, then we want to hear from you.

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.

The Traffic Manager role at JRF, is a fantastic opportunity to help shape our communications as we integrate design thinking into the way we work. You will be there to manage traffic and workflow across the team, ensuring that demand is met, and available resources are used to maximum effect.

You will work closely with colleagues, partners and suppliers to manage multiple briefs and projects, championing collaboration and playing a fundamental role in transitioning the organisation to improved ways of matrix working.

This role is in place to manage those workflows and the people involved all the while maintaining an eye on the detail in relation to proofing, editing and copywriting communications in whatever format they take.

About you:
Your communication skills will be excellent. You’ll be personable and able to turn abstract concepts into objectives and briefs. With advanced copywriting and editing skills, and extensive experience of working in virtual teams, you will be able to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.

Though not essential if you can demonstrate proven account management experience then so much the better.

You’ll have a keen interest in our research, analysis and policy solutions, you will get stuck into understanding them, and you’ll have the energy and ideas to develop initiatives that help shape them best for our users.

Helpful, thoughtful and professional, you’ll be a key point of contact for colleagues, and will build relationships across the organisation, to support and inspire others as we move 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 may 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.