We help communities to take control of their challenges and overcome them together

We support people, predominantly in rural areas, to set up and run life-changing community businesses. These are enterprises owned and run democratically by large numbers of people in the community. They help people to tackle a range of issues, from isolation and loneliness to poverty, and come in many forms including shops, cafes, pubs and land-based initiatives.

Our values are extremely important to us, and our team is made up of people who have a vast range of expertise and experience. We’re united in our passion for supporting communities to work together, and expect everyone to reflect the ‘can-do’ attitude of our organisation.

Plunkett is committed to the advancement of equality, diversity and inclusion.  We seek to be a genuinely inclusive organisation by advancing equality, diversity and inclusion through our policies and practices.  We therefore encourage and welcome applications from people from all backgrounds.

Current Vacancies

Project Data Administrator


We’re seeking up to three Trustees with a genuine commitment to community businesses, a clear understanding of rural issues, interest in innovative and new ways of working, and the skills and experience to help move the charity forwards at an exciting time in its growth and evolution. The charity is an Equal Opportunities employer and particularly welcomes applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

If you are interested in joining the Board of Plunkett Foundation, and helping us grow the network of community-owned businesses UK-wide then we look forward to hearing from you.

Download our information pack here

Applications should be made to Plunkett’s Interim Head of Compliance and Operations

  • Closing date for applications : 9am Monday 30 May 2022
  • Interviews will take place on (or around) Thursday 16 June 2022

Further information

If you wish to arrange an informal discussion with James Alcock, Chief Executive, about this role or if you have any queries please contact