Head of Campaigns and Mobilisation

Job Description

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 Head of Campaigns and Mobilisation, covering maternity leave (we call this Early Moment Leave).

A senior role in the Advocacy Department, the Head of Campaigns and Mobilisation leads a team and sets the direction, ambition, and strategy for public mobilisation for UNICEF UK to ensure that our advocacy campaigns effectively reach our audiences, mobilise our activists, engage rightsholders appropriately, so that we can influence those in power to create change for children. You will work directly with colleagues across UNICEF UK, UNICEF’s offices in New York and partner organisations, and you will also represent the organisation externally.

This is an exciting opportunity for an exceptional candidate who is motivated to deliver change for children.

To succeed, you will have experience in a similar role, along with strong campaigning and mobilisation skills and experience.  You will have an in-depth understanding of the external public and campaigning landscape in which we operate.  You will be committed to supporting and managing a team of experts, have strong communications skills and experience of designing and delivering successful advocacy campaigns that have achieved change.

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

Closing date: 11.59pm, Sunday 03 October 2021

First round interview date: Thursday 14 and Friday 15 October, via video conferencing

Fixed term: 12 months; maternity cover

Currently working from home

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.

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