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Programme Officer: Funders for Race Equality Alliance

London, United Kingdom, £ £ - Annual Annual, Permanent


A chance to play a key role working with funders and the race equality sector to increase funders' knowledge of and investment in racial justice, as well as generating greater racial representation in the philanthropic sector.

Equally Ours is the national network of organisations working to make equality and human rights a reality in people's lives. Members include Runnymede Trust, Stonewall, Age UK, the TUC, Fawcett Society, Mind, Law Centres Network, Disability Rights UK and many others.

We provide the Secretariat for the Funders for Race Equality Alliance (the Alliance). The Alliance is a group of leading charitable funders working together to advance race equality in the UK and support a sustained and thriving race equality sector. It does this by:

Increasing funders' focus on race equality and racial justice
Seeking more and better funding for race equality and Black and Minoritised-led organisations
Improving meaningful racial representation in foundation leadership and governance.

You will be managed by a Black senior colleague who has a wealth of experience to share. You'll be working within a diverse team who are committed to equality and continuous learning.

We are positive about flexible working. The location for the post is likely to be a hybrid of London office and home working, but is open for discussion.

We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, including age, disability, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, class or socio-economic background.

Job description: key responsibilities

Supporting the strategic and operational activities of the Secretariat:

Organising and curating content for agendas for Alliance meetings, steering group meetings and project working group meetings. Includes researching and prepping speakers, producing briefings, meeting minutes, and responsibility for follow up
Taking the lead on delivering on a programme of activities that progress one of the Alliance's strategic objectives i.e. more and better funding
Creating and maintaining a directory of mapped race equality organisations in England as a resource for Alliance members
Processing invoices and membership contributions
General Alliance correspondence (responding to queries, diary management).

Developing the Alliance's communication and online presence:

Developing and updating the Alliance website regularly with new content i.e. new resources, press releases, blogs etc
Building the Alliance's online network and social media presence, including engaging with followers on Twitter
Creating comms packs, including templates, infographics and visuals to promote Alliance projects/reports
Drafting bi-monthly email updates for members.

Monitoring and evaluation:

Creating and updating action plans and progress reports for projects
Drafting quarterly Secretariat reports
Collating feedback for the annual Secretariat review

Strengthening and expanding the Alliance membership:

Building and nurturing partnerships and relationships between Alliance members and the race equality sector to foster collaboration
Attending external meetings and events with existing members and stakeholders such as UKCF, London Mayor's Office, Runnymede and CORE
Contributing to member's individual work on racial justice, such as Trust for London's Racial Justice Fund and Youth Futures Foundation's Ethnic Disparities sub-group
Supporting the Head of Programme to establish relationships with potential members
Inducting new members into the Alliance, and members into the steering group/project working groups
Connecting members or small groups to share learning/best practice and facilitating collaboration.

Person specification

Essential (items 1-6 are weighted in the short-listing process)

Lived and/or professional experience of the disadvantages experienced by Black and Minoritised communities, and the credibility to work with and alongside Black and Minoritised communities
Have a strong understanding of the drivers and consequences of racial injustice, combined with a forward-looking focus on finding solutions
Experience of working on strategies and action plans through co-production
Experience of using social platforms to create change and increase engagement
Excellent interpersonal skills with a strong record of developing and maintaining relationships with partners, civil society, networks, stakeholders, groups and individuals
Highly organised, with project and budget management skills, including monitoring, reporting and evaluation, ensuring learning is captured, shared and acted upon.
Excellent written and verbal communication and presentation skills.
Proven commitment to equality, human rights and/or social justice.


Experience of establishing and maintaining relationships with trusts and foundations
Experience of developing creative/innovative solutions to influence strategies, thinking and discourse
Experience of developing and maintaining websites, in particular on Squarespace
Ability to 'translate' complex documents into clear and accessible content

Positive action

We are committed to positive action in line with the Equality Act 2010 to address disadvantage in recruitment. See the full job pack via the apply link to our website .

Deadline 12 noon on 21 January 2022

Interviews 1 - 3 February 2022
The post will start as soon as possible after 21 February 2022

Job Details

Thu, 06 Jan 2022 19:00:00 EST
Not Specified
London, United Kingdom
£ £ - Annual Annual