We are looking to appoint a Maternity Cover for the role of Head of UK Programmes on a 9-12 month fixed term contract starting this autumn.
Plan International UK is a global children’s charity with over 80 years’ experience of working to deliver and protect girls’ rights across the world and to address gender inequality: we are the global experts on girls’ rights.
Supporting an empowered, motivated and ambitious team, you’ll ensure we deliver high quality programmatic work for girls and young people in the UK and play a leading role in connecting and convening the girls’ rights sector to accelerate the advancement of gender equality.
You’ll need to demonstrate the ability to take a girl-led approach throughout our activity, to consider all aspects of diversity and inclusion and to see that the voices of girls are at the heart of all our UK work.
This is a senior strategic role, so we are looking for considerable experience of commissioning, designing and managing UK programmes in the womens’, girls’ or children’s sector in the UK, working with large institutions and developing and maintaining high-level influencing networks. You’ll also have experience of acting as external spokesperson on a range of sectoral issues and to a range of audiences.
A vital aspect of this role is to be a safeguarding lead: you will be accountable for ensuring the highest standards of safeguarding are met throughout all our UK work, and that all team members are confident and competent in meeting safeguarding responsibilities.
The Head of UK programmes is a key member of a wider senior management team in Plan International UK, working particularly closely with Policy, Advocacy and Media colleagues to ensure an aligned approach to achieving our influencing aims, and the fundraising team to secure funding for our UK programming.
The deadline for applications is 10:00am on Monday 18 July 2022
We are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children, young people and adults in our work. We, therefore, apply rigorous recruitment and selection processes to ensure that only those who are suitable are recruited to work for us. Accordingly, appointment to all our roles is subject to a range of vetting checks and for this role this will include an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring (DBS) check and a check of the Children’s Barred List. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working for us; this will depend on the circumstances of any offences
Plan International UK is committed to being an inclusive employer and we welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.
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