Senior Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns Manager

Save the Children
£32,000
Closing date: 28 March 2017
Job Type: Paid
Location: Cardiff
Permanent

We are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic individual with experience in Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns to join us as Senior Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns Manager where you will lead and drive influencing activities in support of Save the Children’s objectives in Wales.

Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our UK Global Programmes department delivers humanitarian and development programmes, builds partnerships with institutional donors – including governments, multi-laterals and trusts – and drives lasting change. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

As Senior Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns Manager, you will lead the development and implementation of policy, advocacy and campaign initiatives and strategy in Wales. You will be responsible for leading a small team who will influence decision-makers to drive change for children. The focus of our work in Wales is to improve the learning outcomes of children in their early years, who are living in poverty in Wales. In addition, you will:

  • Work closely with central policy, advocacy and campaigns teams and programmes teams to ensure a consistent and unified approach.
  • Lead the development and delivery of Assembly and Government relations strategies Support our external presence in Wales and continue to build our external profile and influence
  • Work with the Programmes team to gather the voices and perspectives of families, to create strong policy, advocacy and campaigns work

To be successful as Senior Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns Manager you will have experience in all three PAC disciplines - specifically policy work.  In addition you will have:

 

  • Demonstrable high level of competence at networking and influencing and the ability to work at all levels of a large and complex organisation.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the impact of  poverty on children and families
  • Experience of line management
  • Highly developed analytical writing skills and the ability to analyse complex data
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills at a level appropriate for high level external representation and the ability to tailor communications to different audiences

Fluency in Welsh is desirable.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply please visit our website. Closing date: 28th March 2017

Region: Wales
Location: Cardiff
Sector: Advocacy Campaigning Research

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