Fixed term contract until December 2021
Plan International UK is a global children’s charity. We work to give every child the same chance in life.
Our Girls’ Rights and Youth Team has a focus on bringing our global work for girls’ rights to the UK and is also the leading voice for our global girls’ rights campaign, ‘Because I am a Girl’. Youth engagement and youth voices are at the heart of the work we do and the reason we do it. It is an exciting time for this dynamic team which is working at the forefront of delivering our universal girls’ rights message.
In 2016 we turned the spotlight on girls’ rights in the UK with the launch of ‘The State of Girls’ Rights in the UK’ report. This highlighted the disparity in girls’ rights across Wales and called for change for girls. We will now deliver an ambitious three year programme in Wales, working with girls and boys to empower young people to be champions of equality in their communities. We’re recruiting a Development Manager to oversee the Champions of Wales programme and to grow Plan International UK’s work in Wales.
You will serve as relationship lead across a range of grassroots partners in Wales while working to support successful implementation and delivery of the programme. You will represent the organisation externally, leveraging and building on existing networks to share our work and position us as the go-to partner for girls’ rights programming in the sector. You will also line manage the Youth and Support Officer and ensure they support young people’s participation in wider Plan International UK events and activities.
You will have worked directly in a field related to youth engagement, gender equality and/or girls’ rights, with a track record of implementing programmes, initiatives, campaigns or research in these areas. You will be able to advocate for girls’ rights programming and policy, persuading others of the importance and engendering support. Knowledge of women and girls’ rights in the UK (and current trends and policies in this area) and of the UK youth and local government context including funding streams, trends, and governance are essential.
This role will be based in Cardiff. It will involve overnight stays and occasional evening and weekend work, plus regular travel in Wales and occasional travel to London.
The deadline for applications is 9:00am on Monday 30 September 2019.
Interviews will take place in Cardiff on Friday 4 October 2019.
Due to the nature of our work with children, we follow rigorous child protection policies and procedures in our recruitment process. As a result, some of our roles are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from joining us as an employee or volunteer; this will depend on the circumstances of any offences.