£45,900 - £54,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

UK Flexible Location / Split between home and our Office

The job of a Save the Children's UK Wellbeing Manager is rewarding and varied.

  • Do you have experience of developing and implementing a Wellbeing Strategy covering physical, emotional and financial wellbeing?
  • Do you have strong programme/project management experience?
  • Do you have experience in working with diversity and inclusion specialists and staff networks to ensure equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded in wellbeing provision?
  • Are you motivated by our vision of creating a world where every child doesn't just survive, but thrives, and can go on to change the world?

If the answers to these questions are yes, we would love to hear from you!

 About Us

Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the UK and around the world, we work every day to give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. When crisis strikes, and children are most vulnerable, we are always among the first to respond and the last to leave. We ensure children's unique needs are met and their voices are heard. We deliver lasting results for millions of children, including those hardest to reach.

We do whatever it takes for children, every day and in times of crisis, transforming their lives and the future we share. Doing this can take a toll on our staff and we are committed to ensuring that we provide high quality, wellbeing support to staff to enable us all to thrive.

Job Purpose

The purpose of the Wellbeing Manager is to lead the strategic delivery of Save the Children UK's (SCUK) wellbeing service and priorities.

As a rights-based organisation, we are committed to anti-racism and actively opposed systemic oppression of any form. The role holder will also support our commitment to celebrate diversity, challenge inequality, and build an inclusive environment for every one of our employees so we can better represent the children we protect.

 Main Accountabilities

The Wellbeing Manager's key duties will include:

  • Develop and ensure the implementation of SCUK's Wellbeing Strategy, ensuring a holistic view of health and wellbeing.
  • Ensure quality delivery of key external psychological support services available to staff including our trauma-focussed screening, support and treatment programme.
  • Ensure quality delivery of key physical health and wellbeing services and interventions for all staff.
  • Work with SCUK's Reward and Benefits Specialist to ensure integration of financial wellbeing interventions.
  • Ensure line managers are trained and confident in prioritising mental health and in implementing recommended health related adjustments, following external advice.
  • Work in partnership with teams across SCUK to ensure that staff health and wellbeing services are coherent, accessible and in-line with industry standards, legislation and the evolving needs of staff.
  • Contract manage Save the Children's wellbeing providers, ensuring high quality delivery that meets staff needs and ensures value for money.
  • Design and use tools to evaluate the efficacy and impact of our wellbeing work and conduct regular monitoring, reviewing and evaluation of the programme as per agreed objectives.
  • Work in partnership with the HR Business Partners to enable line managers and senior leaders to understand and respond to wellbeing related management data and key analytics, ensuring a strategic approach to all people related activity and planning.
  • Manage the delivery of specialist training to key roles across Save the Children, including coordination of Mental Health/ Psychological First Aid Training.
  • Work closely with the Diversity and Inclusion team and staff networks to ensure equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded in wellbeing provision and meets the needs of all staff.
  • Report on wellbeing issues to a wide range of stakeholders, including the Board.
  • Maintain awareness of external trends and developments, and changing circumstances, and adapt the Wellbeing Strategy within SCUK as appropriate.
  • Develop and maintain contacts with other key organisations and partners.
  • Provide advice and influence on organisational wellbeing risks, ensuring it is incorporated into risk registers.
  • Coach, develop and line manage the Wellbeing team, creating an inclusive environment for all.

Person Profile


  • Experience in writing and successfully implementing a Wellbeing Strategy covering physical, emotional and financial wellbeing.
  • Appropriate professional experience of psychology, counselling, or a similar qualification.
  • Experience of programme and project management including planning, developing, implementing, monitoring, evaluating and reporting on performance.
  • Experience of introducing and monitoring interventions to improve the wellbeing of staff in complex settings.
  • Experience in managing highly sensitive health related casework.
  • Experience in applying an intersectional lens to wellbeing work and working with diversity and inclusion specialists and staff networks to ensure equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded in wellbeing provision and meets the needs of all staff. 
  • Experience in line management to bring out the best in a team and its individuals.
  • Experience in procuring and managing contracts to improve service provision.
  • Experience in budget management.


  • An understanding of the impact of trauma/secondary trauma on frontline professionals.
  • Knowledge of the prevention of sexual violence and support to victims.
  • Well-developed relationship-building and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to liaise with and influence a wide range of stakeholders, either in small groups or in the context of public speaking or delivering training.
  • High levels of organisational ability, including working under pressure and with highly confidential data


  • A demonstrable commitment to the principles of diversity and inclusion and their practical application and integration in the work environment
  • A commitment to Save the Children UK's aims and core values of accountability, ambition, collaboration, creativity, and integrity

Please note we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and interviews will be scheduled as applications are received. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment

Remote Working:

The majority of SCUK employees are currently working remotely within the UK in line with UK Government guidance. Commencing July 2021 we will transition to flexible and hybrid ways of working (i.e. a mixture of remote/home and office-based working) as social distancing restrictions ease.

We are happy to discuss flexible working options at interview.


Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion: 

Save the Children UK is committed to diversity and equality of opportunity in all aspects of our work both external and internal. We strive to be an inclusive employer and particularly encourage applications from under-represented groups such as returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people who are LGBT+, from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic backgrounds, with a disability, impairment, learning difference or long-term condition, with caring responsibilities, from different nations and regions, and from less advantaged socioeconomic backgrounds. 

To see our full statement please visit our website.

Jobs are positioned within the salary structure on the basis of evaluation. New employees would normally be appointed at the bottom of the grade, however the appointed salary may also take into account the relevant experience a candidate brings to a role. Save the Children is committed to paying staff in a fair and equitable way and will benchmark all salary offers in line with the pay of existing staff.

Save the Children UK has a comprehensive benefits package. To see our full offer please our website.

Interview expenses: Candidates should note that unfortunately it is not our policy to reimburse expenses accrued when attending interviews at Save the Children UK unless you are requested to attend an interview in an alternative location to where the role is based.

Pre-employment Checks: Any Employment with Save the Children UK will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:

  • a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check (If applicable)
  • receipt of satisfactory references
  • proof of eligibility to work in the national location for this role
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Posted on: 24 September 2021
Closed date: 11 October 2021
Tags: Human Resources