Unicef UK

Head of Policy and Advocacy

Unicef UK
Stratford and New Town, London (Greater)
Circa £50,000 per annum
21 Jan 2019
04 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.   

As Head of Policy & Advocacy, you will manage a team of policy specialists delivering high quality policy analysis covering sustainable development, humanitarian response, child trafficking and exploitation, child protection, migration and general child rights agendas.

The Sustainable Development Goals, present huge opportunities to further child rights and wellbeing in the UK and around the world. Now is an exciting time to lead the development of Unicef UK’s policy agenda to achieve change for children. You will manage relationships with policy experts and influencers to maximise support for our policy and advocacy priorities and will work with colleagues in the Advocacy team, and across the international organisation, to devise and coordinate the delivery of policy influencing strategies.

You will have substantial experience of working in international development at a similar level, with a track record of managing teams to develop relevant policy analysis of the highest quality. You will have in depth knowledge of international development policy and child rights issues, and a sophisticated understanding of the role of the UK government in international development and domestic children issues. You will have a robust understanding of complex and fast changing public policy debates and emerging trends in the UK and globally.

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

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 4 February 2018.

Interview date: week commencing 11 February 2018.

We particularly welcome applications from black 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. 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.

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

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