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Strategic Lead: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC)

Employer
The UK Committee for UNICEF
Location
Part home/part office (London) based
Salary
Circa £55,000 per annum
Closing date
11 Mar 2024

Job Details

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.

This is a great opportunity to join the UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) as our Strategic Lead: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), reporting to the Head of UK Policy and working closely with colleagues in London and our office in Edinburgh.

As Strategic Lead: UNCRC, you will lead our foundational advocacy work to incorporate and implement the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child across the four nations of the UK and Crown dependencies. Sitting within the Advocacy Department, as UNICEF UK’s leading authority on the CRC, you will be ensuring that child rights are embedded in all UNICEF UK’s work, playing a critical role in our influencing work.  

We are seeking candidates committed to children and their rights and motivated to work towards achieving a world that is fit for every child. You will bring demonstrable experience of advising, negotiating with and building relationships with senior stakeholders across governments, public sector and civil society grounded in in-depth knowledge of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and its status in legislation and policy.

Act now and visit the website via the apply button to apply online.

Closing date: 9am, Monday 11 March 2024.

First Round Interview date: Thursday 21 March 2024 via video conferencing (MS Teams).

Second Round Interview Date: Tuesday 26 March 2024.

In return, we offer:

  • excellent pay and benefits (including flexible working, generous annual leave and pension, big brand discounts and wellbeing tools)
  • outstanding training and learning opportunities and the support to flourish in your role
  • impressive open plan office space and facilities on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
  • an open culture and workplace with colleagues who share our values, enjoy their work and are motivated to do their utmost for children.
  • the opportunity to work in a leading children’s organisation making a difference to children around the world

Our application process: We use a system called "Applied" that anonymises your responses and focuses on your actual skills that are relevant to this role. This benefits you by giving you a greater chance of expressing your skills in this objective selection process.

We are gradually moving back to our offices on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London and we anticipate most colleagues will work one or two days a week in the office and the rest of the time from home.  We will happily discuss other flexible options to suit your circumstances.

We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, disabled candidates, and from men, because we would like to increase the representation of these groups at this level at UNICEF UK. We want to do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even 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 welcome a conversation about your flexible working requirements, personal growth, and promoting 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)

Company

UNICEF UK raises funds for UNICEF’s emergency and development work for children. We promote and protect children’s rights in the UK and internationally. We are a UK charity, entirely funded by supporters.

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.

 

Company info
Website
Telephone
0300 330 5580
Location
1 Westfield Avenue
1 Westfield Avenue
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
Stratford
London
E20 1HZ
United Kingdom

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