Head of Policy (Early Moments Cover)

UNICEF UK
£50,000
Salary range: £40,000-£50,000
Closing date: 17 June 2021
Job Type: Paid
Location: Stratford, London
This is a great opportunity to join the UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) as our Head of Policy, covering parental leave.

As a senior role in the Advocacy Department, the Head of Policy leads a team of policy advisers to develop clear and robust policy positions and advocacy strategies to ensure we can effectively influence those with power to create change for children, around the world and in the UK. You will work closely with colleagues at UNICEF in New York, as well as partner organisations and you will represent UNICEF UK externally.

This is an exciting opportunity to join UNICEF UK’s advocacy team and we are looking for an exceptional candidate who is motivated about delivering change for children.

To succeed, you will have experience in a similar role with strong analytical skills. You will have a good understanding of the external policy and political landscape in which we operate, will be committed to supporting and managing a team of experts.   We are looking for strong communications skills and experience of presenting policy positions and analysis to senior external decision-makers.

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

Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 17 June 2021

First round interview date: Thursday, 1 July 2021 via video conferencing

We are normally based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London but while our office is currently closed, this role will work from home or from wherever makes you happy. We are expecting to move to a hybrid approach (part home/part office based) when our office reopens.

We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, candidates with disabilities, 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 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)

Region: London and the southeast
Location: Stratford, London
Sector: Advocacy

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