The UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK)
E20, London
London, Greater London
Stratford, Greater London
£39,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

£39,000 per annum


Currently working from home


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 Advocacy team at the UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) strives to improve government policy and practice on child rights in the UK and internationally, by presenting decision makers with a compelling case for change based on evidence, through lobbying and public campaigning.


As Senior Campaigner, you will develop and deliver strategic campaigns and communications, grounded in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, that create children’s rights impact, reach our decision-making target audiences, mobilise our activists, and engage rightsholders appropriately to position UNICEF UK as the ‘go to’ organisation on child rights.


To succeed in this role, you will have experience of planning, developing and implementing advocacy campaigns that include both digital and offline channels. You will be able to communicate complex policy and advocacy issues in a way that is compelling and engages and inspires a variety of audiences to support the campaigns we work on for children.


Closing date: 5pm, Monday 24 May 2021.

Interview date: Wednesday, 2 June 2021 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 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. 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)


Posted on: 06 May 2021
Closed date: 24 May 2021
Tags: Campaigning, Advocacy