Manchester, Greater Manchester
Glasgow, Glasgow City
Newcastle, Newry, Mourne and Down
£42,000 per annum
Contract, Fixed term – maternity cover, Full-time
Job description

Fixed term – maternity cover
Home based – North of England

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.

The Child Friendly Cities & Communities programme brings the UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) together with Local Government and other institutions to put children’s rights at the heart of communities and public services in the UK. It is part of UNICEF’s global Child Friendly Cities Initiative, and aims to create local systems and services that are child-centred, rights-based and responsive to the voices and experiences of children and young people.

As Programme Manager (North), you will play a leading role in continuing to develop and implement the Child Friendly Cities & Communities programme in the UK, with a particular focus on expanding the programme reach in the North of England and Scotland. You will cultivate relationships with local authorities, devise and deliver child rights training, and provide guidance during the implementation of programme projects.

To succeed, you will have substantial experience of social change within the public or charity sector.  We are seeking a highly organised Programme Manager, able to overcome the challenges inherent in implementing an ambitious and complex programme. You are an excellent people manager, committed to the development and wellbeing of others for the good of the programme. You are an excellent trainer/facilitator and you are able to both lead and work collaboratively with a range of stakeholders, including children and young people.

This is a great opportunity to use your knowledge of the issues facing children to secure social justice for the UK’s children and young people, particularly the most vulnerable.

Act now and visit our website via the link, to apply online.

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 27 September 2021.
Interview date: week commencing 11 October
via video conferencing.

We expect that once things are back to normal, this role will involve significant travel in the North of England and Scotland (about 40%).  Until then, this role will work from home or from wherever makes you happy.

We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, candidates with disabilities, 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 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)



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Refreshed on: 17 September 2021
Closing date: 27 September 2021
Tags: Social Care/Development, Social Work
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