Working with the Community Foundation

Working with the Community Foundation

Working hand in hand with communities to build a better future.

The Community Foundation team are a motivated, driven team. For all our roles, a high degree of self-awareness and teamwork is required.

Working as part of our team

We are lucky to have a team of great staff who share our values of ambition, passion and integrity and are committed to positive social change and improving the lives of people in Northern Ireland.   Our aim is to be the best charity to work for in Northern Ireland.  We value our staff and treat them well, providing excellent salaries and benefits, prioritising staff health and wellbeing, encouraging hybrid working and supporting staff development and growth.

Why work for us?

As a first class employer, with strong values and behaviours and a culture of workplace wellbeing  we endeavour to live our values and behaviours in our day to day work:

We are Ambitious

Having or showing a strong desire and determination to succeed.  Not doing more but doing it smarter and better in a way that puts all communities at the heart of our work.
Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of  becoming’   – John R Wooden​

We are Passionate

Having or showing great excitement and interest – in our work, our communities, our team and our impact on Northern Ireland society.
‘What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us’  –  Ralph Waldo Emerson

We have Integrity

We believe string in adherence to both moral and ethical principles.​
‘It takes courage to create a meaningful life of integrity. It also requires good company. And practice’   – Shelly Francis​


Health and Wellbeing

The Community Foundation is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of all employees and supporting staff to look after their health and wellbeing. We recognise our duty of care as an employer, to look after the health and wellbeing of our staff.

We value the contribution our staff make to our success. We know that supporting employee health and wellbeing is good for people and for the organisation. Promoting health and wellbeing can help prevent stress and create positive working environments where individuals and organisations can thrive. Good health and wellbeing can also have a positive impact on employee engagement and organisational performance.

Supporting the health and wellbeing of our employees can help create a happy workplace, boost motivation and productivity, and support employees in life and at work.

We have a staff wellbeing group, which includes seven Wellbeing Ambassadors and three Wellbeing Champions.  This group helps to develop and implement our annual Staff Wellbeing Plan, which supports wellbeing activities, training and staff rewards and recognition.

Employee Benefits and Career Development

The Community Foundation values and invests in our staff, providing excellent salaries and benefits, including flexible and hybrid working, a health cash plan, volunteering days and birthdays off, in addition to a defined contribution pension scheme with life insurance and permanent ill-health insurance.

We encourage staff to develop their skills, experience and qualifications to enable them to achieve their next career goal. We support staff through mentoring and coaching, training, learning opportunities and formal qualifications.  We have an annual staff training plan in place, providing both all staff and optional on-line training modules, in addition to face to face training and team-building activities.

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Who to speak to

Fiona O'Toole

Fiona O'Toole

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