The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK)
E20, London
London, Greater London
Stratford, Greater London
£32,000 - £35,000 per annum pro rata
Permanent, Part-time, 28-35 hours per week, Full-time
Job description

Full or part time; 28–35 hours per week


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 Governance Coordinator, responsible for ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the Board of Trustees’ work.


In this role, you will provide robust and efficient governance support and advice, as well as coordinate and support the formal governance functions of UNICEF UK. These include the Board of Trustees meetings, the Audit & Risk Committee, and the other committee and governance-level working groups in which Trustees are involved. You will help to ensure the highest standards of governance are upheld and that UNICEF UK fulfils its legal and regulatory obligations. In addition, you will work closely with Executive Team to proactively support and coordinate their contributions to governance activities.


Our successful candidate will have experience in supporting the work of Boards of Trustees or governance committees and, preferably, of coordinating the entire governance function. You will have proven experience in planning or project management, as well as an understanding of good governance and best practice in the charity sector.


Closing date: 11:59pm, Sunday 24 October 2021.

Interview date: Thursday 4 November via video conferencing.


We are normally based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London but while our office is 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 LGBTQ+ candidates, disabled candidates, 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 the Supporter Care line 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.


Registered Charity Nos. 1072612 (England and Wales) SC043677 (Scotland)


Refreshed on: 16 October 2021
Closed date: 24 October 2021
Tags: Advice, Information, Governance