Unicef UK

Government Relations Manager

Recruiter
Unicef UK
Location
Stratford and New Town, London (Greater)
Salary
£40,000 – £45,000 per annum
Posted
21 Dec 2018
Closes
17 Jan 2019
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent

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

We are currently recruiting for a Government Relations Manager to join Unicef UK. This is a fantastic opportunity to serve as Unicef UK’s focal point for institutional relations with the UK Government and Parliament, Devolved Governments and Parliaments as well as managing the two other roles in the Government Relations team.

As Government Relations Manager, you will design, manage and implement Unicef UK’s targeted strategies to help achieve positive change for the world’s children. You will represent Unicef UK externally with Government, Parliament and political parties. You will provide up to date political analysis to ensure Unicef UK’s policy and executive are aware of upcoming political issues for children. You will also line manage the Government Relations Adviser and Senior Government Relations Advise while managing the team budget.

To succeed in this role, you will have extensive experience of the UK political context and combine an ability to influence decision makers with a passionate commitment to upholding children’s rights. You will be able to communicate clearly and effectively to political audiences a range of complex policy areas, from the need to ensure UK Aid prioritises the most vulnerable, to ensuring refugee children are able to safely and legally reach safety, to reducing the impact of toxic air on the health of children in the UK. You will also have experience people management and be able to provide strategic direction and sets clear objectives and expectations in delegating work appropriately, encouraging and empowering others to act on their initiative and make decisions.

This is a fantastic opportunity to use your skills and experience to make a difference at the highest level to the lives of children around the world.

Act now and visit www.unicef.org.uk/jobs to apply online.

Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 17 January 2019.

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 Basic Disclosure from Disclosure Scotland. 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.

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.

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