Rights Respecting Schools Professional Adviser

Employer
Unicef UK
Location
Stratford and New Town, London (Greater)
Salary
£36,000 – £43,000 per annum
Closing date
30 Oct 2019
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

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 Rights Respecting Schools Programme is an innovative and creative programme that aims to embed the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in the ethos and practice of schools. The vision of the Programme is that all children in the UK learn in a rights respecting school community where the CRC is fully embedded in values and practice.  We are looking for a Professional Adviser to join the team, working in London and the South East.

Supported by the Senior Professional Adviser, you will promote the Rights Respecting Schools Programme in schools and local authorities, supporting schools to achieve and maintain their Rights Respecting School status. You will contribute to the promotion, development and growth of the Programme within your region and you will build relationships with key stakeholders.

A confident and results focused individual, you will have proven experience of working strategically at a senior level with children and young people in UK schools. You will also be an advocate for children’s rights, demonstrating a strong commitment to the CRC. Strong IT skills are essential, including the ability to work efficiently remotely and manage multiple demands and priorities.

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

Closing date: 5pm, Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Interview date: Monday, 11 November 2019

We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, from candidates with disabilities, and from men, because we would like to increase the representation of these groups at this level within Unicef UK. We want to do this because we know greater diversity will lead to greater results for children.

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 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.

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)

Unicef UK is a registered charity that raises funds for the emergency and development work of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) around the world. Unicef UK also runs domestic programmes, working with schools, hospitals and local authorities to support child health and well-being in the UK. Founded in 1956, Unicef UK is headquartered in London, and has more than 250 employees and 200 volunteers.

Unicef provides nutrition, water, sanitation and protection for children caught in emergencies. It has permanent offices in more than 190 countries around the world and coordinates relief when emergencies like earthquakes, flooding or violent conflict, strike. Unicef provides emergency aid supplies such as water containers and nutrition supplements. It also supplies vaccines for one in three of the world’s children. Beyond life-saving supplies, Unicef also offers safety and learning opportunities for children through protected child-friendly spaces and schools.

Unicef doesn’t receive any funding from the UN budget and Unicef UK’s prime task is to raise money from the public to support Unicef’s work. Unicef UK is also funded by charitable trusts and foundations, government departments and corporate partners.

Unicef UK has its own projects and works with schools, hospitals and local authorities in the UK to promote the rights of children and young people. The Rights Respecting Schools Award aims to put children’s rights at the heart of schools in the UK. The award recognises a school’s achievement in supporting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child both within the school and beyond.

The Unicef UK Baby Friendly Initiative was launched in 1994 and is designed to support breastfeeding and parent-infant relationships by working with public services to improve standards of care. The charity supports best practice by NHS trusts, other health care facilities and higher education institutions and recognises those that have achieved the required standard through an accreditation process.

Unicef UK is also working with a small number of local authorities, such as Derry & Strabane, Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle and Tower Hamlets, to transform services for the most vulnerable children through a child rights based approach. The Child Rights Partners programme was launched as a three year pilot in November 2013 and focuses on children in care or leaving care and services for young people with drug and alcohol problems.

Unicef UK says it is committed to a positive and friendly work environment and sound work-life balance. It offers a range of employee benefits.

Read our latest articles:

Unlock your global career potential in the philanthropy team at Unicef UK

Why work for Unicef?

Want to help change the world for children?

Contact Us
  • 1 Westfield Avenue
  • 1 Westfield Avenue
  • Stratford
  • E20 1HZ
  • GB
  • 0207 490 2388
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert