The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK)
E20, London (Hybrid)
London, Greater London
Stratford, Greater London
Circa £60,000 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Part home/Part office (London) based


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 the Programme Director for the Baby Friendly Initiative.


As Programme Director, you will be responsible for the overall leadership of the Baby Friendly Initiative. This includes developing and implementing our strategic objectives, whilst successfully championing and upholding the Baby Friendly standards. At its heart, this role is focused on achieving the best possible outcomes for babies, their mothers and families receiving care related to infant feeding in the NHS and UK public services. You will be a key spokesperson for the Baby Friendly Initiative, working side by side with public service partners, the media, political stakeholders, and other sector leaders.


To be successful, you will be a highly experienced, credible, and successful leader in a field relevant to infant feeding, with significant experience working for, or with, the NHS and/or relevant public services. You will have previously led and successfully managed large-scale programmes to deliver transformational change, including applying lessons learnt to drive continual improvement. You will also have experience of dealing with the media and/or acting as an organisational spokesperson and representative.


Closing date: 5pm, Monday 14 February 2022

Interview date: Tuesday, 1 March 2022 via video conferencing (MS Teams)


We are gradually moving back to our offices on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London and we anticipate most colleagues will work one day a week in the office and the rest of the time from home.  We are happy to discuss other flexible options to suit your circumstances.


We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, 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.


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



Refreshed on: 06 February 2022
Closed date: 21 February 2022 at 11:28
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