We are looking for an Operations & Communications Executive

Are you determined to make a positive difference to the world around you and help end racism? Are you an activist at heart with the energy and skills to help deliver lasting change? Are you self-motivated and able to work across a variety of projects?
We are looking for a Operations & Communications Executive to join us as we work towards creating the UK’s first anti-racist county. You will be working in a small but growing and positive team, with an incredible support network of more than fifty fantastic volunteers from a wide range of backgrounds, heritages and cultures.
Creating an anti-racist county means working at both structural and grassroots levels, bringing our communities together and building projects with them, that matter to them. We want change to come from within Cumbria rather than happen to it. Our ethos is to educate about the realities of racism whilst providing the tools to overcome it, whether that be to individuals or organisations. We are working with schools, businesses and communities and with people of all backgrounds to make this a reality and ensure that Cumbria is a county where no one is left behind regardless of the colour of their skin, financial start in life, religious beliefs, sexuality or how they identify. An anti-racist and equitable county that embraces people as authentically ‘them’ and encourages and enables people to reach their full human potential.  Read our full values here.










Joining us at a pivotal moment, the beginning of our next chapter as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation your role will cover three main areas.

1. The roll out and implementation of Anti Racist Cumbria’s 8 Step Programme. Managing relationships with organisations ready to make the move to anti-racism and organising a bank of facilitators who will deliver our programme.

2. Provide support to our Communications Director with both web and social content and upkeep with organisational support for the management of the communications volunteers.

3. Helping maintain an organised and co-ordinated office (real and virtual) so our growing team remains as efficient as possible.



Reports to: CEO for Operational activity. Communication Director for Communication activity.

Salary: £32,000 per annum (flat pay structure, all the team are paid the same)

Hours: 40 hrs per week (job shares and P/t and flexible hours considered)

Office/Home: 1 day per week in Windermere office (though you are welcome here as much as you like too!) otherwise we don’t mind where you work from.

Contract: this is a permanent role

Benefits & Statutory Entitlements

  • Hybrid office/home working/ flexible working environment
  • 36 days annual leave including Bank Holidays
  • Well-being and wellness support
  • Statutory sick pay
  • Employers pension scheme contributions

How to apply 

Please submit a one page A4 covering letter, detailing your motivation and passions for an anti-racist county, along with your CV to hello@antiracistcumbria.org We also ask you to complete our Equitable Opportunities Monitoring Form. If there are any barriers such as a disability which may impact your ability to apply in this way please contact us at hello@antiracistcumbria.org

Closing date: 5pm 24 January 2022

Interviews: will take place on 31 January 2022. If you are called for an interview, you will be notified by 5pm 26th January at the latest. Interviews may be held in person or virtually.

Equitable Opportunities: As you would expect we are deeply committed to equality, equity, diversity, and inclusion. We recognise that to achieve all we want cannot happen without a wide and varied contribution to our thoughts, plans and ideas. We want and need a broad range of people around our table. Having a unique, rich and diverse team is important to us and means we get the best people doing the job because they bring with them a rich tapestry of creativeness and experience. We strive to ensure that certain voices in our communities are amplified and heard to ensure that things we may never think let alone consider are included in our plans and aims. Our future is positive and we make no apologies when we say we want our team to include people who are Black, Brown or Minoritised, Working Class, LGBTQIA+, Disabled and of a wide range of ages. So that we can monitor how we are doing in this regard, who is applying and what their backgrounds are, we ask you to complete this form and return it with your application.

Completion of the form is voluntary. Returned forms will be separated from job applications and used solely for monitoring purposes.

The information collected will be treated in the strictest confidence and will be used only for the purpose of furthering and improving our aim of creating equitable opportunities.

Before you apply: We cannot tell a lie, working in anti-racism and being consistently confronted by the impact of racism (for some whilst being impacted personally by racism too) is hard work and it requires the ability to be robust. Sadly racism never sleeps and the environment is fast-paced and at times requires reactivity as well as proactivity. Your welfare and wellbeing is vital and we offer both internal and external support as well as flexible working and more holidays to help with this, but we think it is important you understand that this work can be emotive, challenging and potentially triggering before you begin.


Anti Racist Cumbria is Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO)
Charity Registration No: 1197005 Registered in England and Wales
Company Registration No: CEO27522 Registered in England and Wales
Registered Office: Windermere Works, Windermere, LA23 2HJ