Unicef UK

Senior Government Relations Adviser

Unicef UK
Stratford and New Town, London (Greater)
£35,000 - £40,000 per annum
06 Mar 2019
20 Mar 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 strives to improve government policy and practice on issues affecting children here in the UK and internationally, by presenting decision-makers with a compelling case for change based on evidence, through lobbying and public campaigning. 

We are recruiting for a Senior Government Relations Adviser to support the design and implementation of Unicef UK’s political work, leading on our work in Parliament and the devolved assemblies, and overseeing our engagement with Parliamentary consultation processes. You will have the opportunity to design and manage Parliamentary events, including political party conference programmes, Westminster briefings and field trips.

To be successful you will have a proven track record of lobbying to influence government policy and practice and you will have excellent communication skills and be able to develop compelling arguments for change. In addition, you will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the UK political context and knowledge of child rights, international development and domestic children’s issues.

Closing date: Wednesday, 20 March 2019.

Interview date: Tuesday, 2 April 2019.

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

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 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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