Unicef UK

Director of People

Unicef UK
London (Central), London (Greater)
circa £80,000 per annum
29 Mar 2018
16 Apr 2018
Full Time
Contract Type

Unicef ensures more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated and protected than any other organisation. The organisation has done more to influence laws and policies to help protect children than any other. We get things done. And we’re not going to stop until the world is a safe place for all our children. 

Unicef UK raises funds for Unicef’s global work. We advocate and campaign for the fulfilment of children’s rights in the UK and abroad. We employ around 300 talented individuals to support this work.

As a leading UK charity, we have ambitious plans for the future. Our people and values are critical in achieving those goals. As Director of People, you will help us achieve our goals by developing, leading and implementing our people and culture strategy. You will be supported by a professional team, covering learning and organisational development, talent, reward, recruitment and retention, employee relations and people transactional services. Through your expert leadership, you will support senior managers, empowering them to attract and retain the best people and to develop the high performing teams required to deliver Unicef’s strategic goals for children.

To succeed in this role, you will be an ambitious and inspirational leader, respected for your results, expertise and commitment.  With the ability to enthuse and promote, you will have a strong track record of developing high-performing teams. As a key member of the Senior Leadership Team, you will build effective relationships with other directors and their functions and share mutual responsibility for achieving the best outcomes.


If you’re looking for a genuine opportunity to make a difference to the lives of children around the world, act now and visit www.unicef.org.uk/jobs to apply online.

For initial queries regarding this position, please contact Michelle Agyakwa, Resourcing Manager, on 020 7375 6157 or email: recruitment@unicef.org.uk

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 16 April 2018.

Interview date: Thursday 10 May and Friday 11 May 2018.

This role is currently based in Farringdon. From Summer 2018, Unicef UK will relocate to Stratford (zone 2).  Our new offices will be close to the new Crossrail station and the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Stratford is also served by the Jubilee and Central Lines, DLR, London Overground, TFL Rail and National Rail services.

We welcome applications from a diverse range of people, respecting and drawing on different perspectives, skills, experience and knowledge. 

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a criminal records check. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the role and the circumstances of your offences.

We only accept online applications as this saves us money, making more funds available for us to help ensure children’s rights. CVs will not be accepted.

If you require support in completing the online form or an application form in an alternative format, please contact Supporter Care on 0300 330 5580 during office hours.

If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please note that we only provide feedback to shortlisted candidates.

Registered Charity Nos. 1072612 (England and Wales) SC043677 (Scotland)

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