Farringdon, Greater London
Belfast, Belfast
£31,960 – 37,600
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Do you want to play a key role in an organisation which stands up for children? Join us as Partnership Lead and work closely with our early years partners, educational professionals and community partnerships to collaboratively address the impact of poverty on children’s early learning and development. 

In our Advocacy, Policy and Campaigns department, we fight for children every single day. We drive political agendas at national and global levels. We integrate lobbying, policy, research and campaigning into one agile, powerful engine for change. We go the extra mile - and we don’t rest until the work is done.

As Partnership Lead you will work with local communities and partners to generate the learning and evidence required to fulfil the national change strategy. You’ll be responsible for the delivery of our early years and child poverty work, including programme and project management, support for high impact implementation and training delivery. You’ll build strong relationships with children and families, engaging them in the development of local partnerships and national campaigns, and ensuring that our work promotes and reflects their voices and experiences. You will support influencing for local and national change, as well as developing relationships with donors. In addition you will:

  • Provide coordination and management to local partnerships, including working from and as part of the local partnership
  • Develop plans and ensure that work undertaken generates the learning and evidence required, drawing on the expertise of the Early Years team and working as part of (virtual) teams
  • Support work on innovation and practice development, helping facilitate partner engagement in this work
  • Carry out data, research and evaluation tasks to support the generation of the evidence and learning required to fulfil the national change strategy.

To be successful you will be a creative, solutions-focused team player with good knowledge and experience of the early years and children’s sector. You’ll have excellent programme and project management skills, with an understanding of early child development and broad knowledge of the evidence about effective approaches. Capable of building and maintaining relationships with a variety of stakeholders, you will have a good understanding of the impact of poverty on children, families and neighbourhoods and the barriers that communities face in seeking to bring about positive change. Additionally, you will have:

  • Experience of supporting partners to develop and deliver programme approaches
  • Experience of training delivery – programmatic and broader improvement work.
  • Experience in engaging children and families and supporting them to share their experiences, and of co- developing approaches with practitioners, children and families
  • Experience of developing or supporting monitoring and evaluation activity
  • A strong understanding of systems change theory and approaches

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.

If you share our belief in the power of children, join the fight. It takes relentless determination, creativity and a real commitment to real change. Because every child should be able to make their mark on their world, and help to build a better future. We look forward to hearing from you.

To apply please visit our website.

Closing date: 27th March 2020

Interview dates: 23rd and 24th April

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Posted on: 12 March 2020
Closing date: 10 June 2020
Tags: Advocacy, Business Development
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