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JOB: Programme Officer

  • Hours: Full time, flexible 
  • Salary: £28,148 (including London Weighting)
  • Pension: 10% employer contribution
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Holiday: 25 days +Christmas break
  • Location: London office, but currently working remotely. 

The Living Wage is an independent movement of businesses, organisations and people who believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. The Living Wage campaign was launched by London Citizens in 2001 and aims to ensure low paid workers have enough money to get by and enough time for community and family life.

The Living Wage is an hourly rate calculated according to the basic cost of living in the UK that employers choose to pay on a voluntary basis. The Living Wage Foundation recognises and celebrates employers that pay the real Living Wage through an accreditation programme which awards the Living Wage Employer Mark.

The independently-calculated rates are announced during Living Wage Week each November when we celebrate our growing network of Living Wage employers. There are now over 6,500 accredited Living Wage employers across the UK which has secured pay rises for over 240,000 employees. 

The Living Wage Foundation is committed to being an inclusive employer. We value a diverse workforce and encourage anyone with an interest in this role to apply, regardless of whether you meet all the desirable criteria. We invest in our staff and will support you to develop the skills and knowledge required to deliver the role. We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates, who are underrepresented at the Foundation. Please contact us if you would like to discuss flexible working arrangements ahead of applying.

Main Responsibilities

Living Wage Accreditation

  • Support key contacts at potential Living Wage Employers through the accreditation process, from dealing with initial enquiries to guiding them through the employer journey, to checking and processing their accreditation.
  • Develop rewarding relationships with key employers, industry and campaign partners within our networks to build interest in the Living Wage and deliver a high-quality experience to our accredited employers.
  • With support from the wider team, develop plans and strategies to grow the number of accreditations in specific regions or industries.
  • Collate and disseminate Living Wage criteria and policy issues through both internal and external facing guidance, whilst reviewing and monitoring its suitability.

Project Support

  • Support the development and implementation of projects to promote and grow Living Wage accreditations and develop the quality of service offered.
  • Engage with a diverse range of internal and external stakeholders to support projects as required.
  • Support the growth and development of new and existing Living Wage schemes including, Recognised Service Providers, Living Wage Funders, Living Wage Places, Living Hours, Global Living Wage and Living Work Consultancy

Administration

  • Respond to telephone and web-based enquiries by providing advice and support to employers and supporters.
  • Provide administrative support for all aspects of the accreditation journey, including processing accreditations, recognitions and renewals.
  • Maintain information stored on administrative systems for the Living Wage Foundation, including the Salesforce database of employers.
  • Support the maintenance of our systems to ensure efficient processes and develop reporting mechanisms for effective monitoring and evaluation of our impact and progress against plans.
  • Coordinate and administrate Steering, Advisory or Leadership Groups as required, including coordinating agendas, sending out timely papers, taking minutes and following up on actions.

Events and Communications

  • Plan and organise events to celebrate and grow our network of Living Wage Employers, including playing an active role in the delivery of Living Wage Week and assisting other members of the team with event logistics.
  • Represent and speak on behalf of the Living Wage Foundation at internal and external meetings and events.
  • Develop or feed into employer resources including marketing materials, blogs, reports, templates and guides.

General

  • Work with Citizens UK community organisers, members and leaders to promote civic engagement with and ownership of the Living Wage campaign.
  • Responsibility for delivering agreed areas of the Living Wage Foundation’s work plan and leading on agenda items to report into team meetings.
  • Feed into the Living Wage Foundation strategy and objective development.
  • Work collaboratively with the Living Wage Foundation and franchise teams to share learnings and experience and ensure that we are meeting the expectations of our network and stakeholders.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Please apply by reading the below job description and filling out the below application form.

There is also a voluntary and anonymous Diversity Monitoring Form which helps the Living Wage Foundation to monitor against the aims and commitments of our Equal Opportunities Policy. We appreciate your help and cooperation by filling in this form.

METHOD

Method: Fill out the application form which you can download at www.livingwage.org.uk/jobs. Please save file as ‘Name – Programme Officer Application’

Submit to: recruitment@citizensuk.org
Please note: The subject heading of the email must contain the applicant's name and the words ‘Programme Officer Application’
Applications deadline: Midnight on Sunday 20th September
Interviews: Monday 28th September

For more about the Living Wage Foundation and Citizens UK please visit www.livingwage.org.uk and www.citizensuk.org.

The Living Wage Foundation is committed to being an inclusive employer. We value a diverse workforce and encourage anyone with an interest in this role to apply, regardless of whether you meet all the desirable criteria. We invest in our staff and will support you to develop the skills and knowledge required to deliver the role. We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) candidates, who are underrepresented at the Foundation. Please contact us if you would like to discuss flexible working arrangements ahead of applying.

25th August 2020, 14:49
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