Salary: equivalent to NHS Band 7, £160.00 per day
Hours: Ad hoc – approximately 20 -30 days per year (minimum two days per month, ten months of the year) up to 2 days per week. Flexibility is required on the part of the Professional Officer and will be reciprocated by the Baby Friendly Initiative.
Location: Home based, will involve travel
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) Baby Friendly Initiative as a Professional Officer to support our Programmes.
In this role you will take part in assessments of services seeking Baby Friendly accreditation. Depending on specialist knowledge and experience, other work may also be offered, for example training, document review.
You will be a practitioner with experience of leading on the implementation of the UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative standards in a relevant UK public service and of teaching infant feeding to health professionals. Training will be provided.
Closing date: 5pm, 3 June 2022.
Interview date: 29 June 2022 via video conferencing (MS Teams).
We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, and disabled candidates, 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 our 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.
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