Unicef UK

Director of Advocacy

Unicef UK
Stratford and New Town, London (Greater)
21 Jan 2019
11 Feb 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

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.

Unicef UK’s Advocacy team works to improve policy and practice of the UK Government on child rights in the UK and internationally, by presenting decision-makers with a compelling case for change based on evidence, through lobbying and public campaigning. The team designs impactful public campaigns to mobilise the UK public and influential actors to influence policy change that benefits children. 

We’re seeking a passionate and determined advocate for children’s rights, with extensive experience of influencing at the highest levels to achieve change to attitudes, policies and practices.

As Director of Advocacy, you will lead a team of policy, campaigns, public affairs and youth engagement specialists, delivering effective influencing strategies on children’s rights issues. You will have a good understanding of key policy and political debates affecting the human rights, development and humanitarian sectors, and a track record of leading major, integrated campaigns and initiatives that bring about real change. 

For an informal, confidential discussion about this role, please contact Michelle Agyakwa Resourcing Manager on 02073756157 or email recruitment@unicef.org.uk

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

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 11 February 2019.

Interview date: week commencing 25 February 2019.

We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are under-represented within Unicef UK at this level.

Unicef UK promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We make employment decisions by matching business needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

We are happy to talk about flexible working, personal growth, and to promote a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.

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.

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.

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

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