Joseph Rowntree Foundation Trust
Joseph Rowntree Foundation Trust

Charity registered in Scotland SC049712

The Joseph Rowntree Foundation is an independent social change organisation working to solve UK poverty.

Current vacancies

Top job! Interim Deputy Director of Scotland

  • Full time
  • £64,682
  • Scotland/Home Working with flexibility
  • Closing 30th September 2020

Millions of people are locked in poverty in the UK, including one million people of all ages in Scotland and one in four children. 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 create demand for effective solutions.

This role will lead the development of our outcomes across our work in Scotland, tailored to the distinct opportunities of devolution and ensuring that people with lived experience of poverty are at the heart of our work.

This is an interim role for 9 months initially, spanning the pre- and post-election phases in Scotland, and is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference in a short space of time.

You will be leading our Scotland team and joining a leadership team that is committed to transforming JRF into a social change leader for the 21st century, embracing matrix working, technology, innovation, digital and design thinking to modernise what we do and how we do it.

About you

We are looking for an effective and motivating leader who is highly collaborative, with significant experience in public policy, senior stakeholder engagement and managing strategic programmes.

You’ll be used to driving change through engagement and influencing.

You will be experienced in leading organisational change and nurturing a culture of continuous improvement in those that you lead.

You will be used to overseeing a team and projects in a fast paced and changing environment, within the public arena.

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. We are part way through a significant period of change - during which we are becoming 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.