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Communications Co-ordinator - EY Foundation - Permanent - UK Wide

Location:  London
Other locations:  Anywhere in Country
Salary: Competitive
Date:  12-Aug-2022

Job description

Requisition ID:  918281

The Opportunity

The EY Foundation is a charity and a company, limited by guarantee, established in 2014. We were founded by EY, the professional services firm, which continues to provide funding and donations to the charity under a multi-annual funding agreement.  We are governed by a board of trustees, who are supported by a number of committees and leadership and management teams. 

The EY Foundation helps young people, disadvantaged in the labour market, to fulfil their work potential. We are unique in our position as the link between employers and young people, having strong relationships with both. 

Our work involves designing, developing and running our own services: Smart Futures, Our Future and Accelerate, as well as raising independent funds to support new initiatives and reach more young people across the UK. We work with organisations from across all sectors, including commercial, not-for-profit, education and government.

As an independent charity we have to diversify and raise our own income through traditional fundraising, grants and, increasingly, through the development of our work with corporate partners.

EY Foundation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will need to undertake an Enhanced DBS check via the Disclosure and Barring service, where appropriate.

Within the Foundation we adopt flexible roles that reflect the dynamic nature of our charity and enable our people to learn, develop and grow their skills and open up career opportunities. This is part of our investment in you.

This role profile provides an outline of what will be involved in your role rather than an exhaustive list of duties. Both you and this role will naturally evolve.

In your role you will be expected to demonstrate or develop leadership competences based on the Foundation’s four key values. They are:

  • Growth mindset – increase our impact on more young people through dedication, innovation and hard work 
  • Empower people – everyone is given the opportunity to develop and to succeed
  • Courage – use new learning and diversity of thought to challenge the status quo, embracing lessons learned even if a project misses its targets
  • Collaboration – build relationships – internally and externally – to share ideas, embed an inclusive approach, and achieve bigger outcomes.

The scale of the challenge to tackle racial inequality is huge but we are passionate in our determination to secure change – both for our organisation and the young people we serve. 

With over 80% of the young people we work with from Black, Asian or ethnic minority communities, our team and Board need to reflect the young people we support. 

In 2019, we made diversity and inclusion a strategic priority, with a focus on race and in 2020 we published eleven race commitments. . This included 50% of our team and leadership team coming from the Black, Asian or ethnic minority communities by 2025. Specifically, it is our objective that 30% of our team and leadership team will come from the Black community. You can find out more here.

Key Responsibilities

Whatever your specific responsibilities and specialisms, as a co-ordinator you will be customer and delivery-focused, structured and organised in your approach, highly engaged and interactive with colleagues and beneficiaries of our work. You will take personal ownership of your work and will be proactive in your own development. You will be collaborative with colleagues and supportive of each other in achieving our collective targets and objectives.

We are looking for a highly motivated, creative, and organised co-ordinator who will bring ideas, imagination, energy, and impact to the way we communicate with our target audiences. 

This role will focus on amplifying the communications of the young people we support to increase the reach, engagement – and ultimately impact – of their voice. 

The postholder will have strong creative and digital skills and a passion for harnessing the communication potential of social media and a range of communication formats, with a specific focus on video creation and promotion. 

Specific tasks will include;

  • Content creation for variety of social media channels, newsletters, and website  
  • Video and graphic production 
  • Support campaign development and delivery, 
  • Help to increase audiences for social media channels and 
  • Support delivery of high-quality events.


What you will bring to the Foundation is your demonstrable experience and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Excellent storytelling skills, with an ability to harness social media to bring our work to life. 
  • Strong written, visual and oral communications skills – with a specific focus on video production. 
  • Experience of growing reach and impact of a range of social media channels, this could be your own channels, or an organisation you have supported/worked for 
  • Passion for, or experience of (this could encompass volunteering) in a young person focused organisation 
  • Delivering excellent customer service, to internal or external customers or service users
  • Working in a delivery-focused organisation
  • Co-ordinating multiple activities or tasks effectively
  • Ability to foster positive relationships with a range of people
  • Collaboration and flexibility in your team working, whilst also being able to work with minimum supervision
  • Strong and evidenced commitment to diversity
  • Strong commitment to improve the working lives and prospects of young people form a low-income background in the UK
  • Please note that this role is open to someone with a low level of experience in the workplace 


You will be able to demonstrate some of the competences expected of an EY Foundation co-ordinator. Where you need more time to fully develop those competences, we will support you in so doing. 

Please note
Prior to finalising your application, you will be asked to provide personal information across several dimensions of diversity and inclusiveness. The information you provide is kept entirely confidential and will not be used to evaluate your candidacy. We collect this data to help us analyse our recruitment process holistically and implement actions that promote diversity and inclusiveness. While optional, we encourage you to provide this information to hold us accountable towards our goal of building a better working world. Read more about our commitment to diversity & inclusiveness here. We ask because it matters! 

If you can demonstrate that you meet the criteria above, please contact us as soon as possible.

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