E20, London
Greater London
Stratford, Greater London
Circa £80,000 per year pro rata
Contract, Part-time, 0.75 FTE
Job description

Circa £80,000 pro rata per annum

Job share – currently 0.75 FTE but flexible

12 months from mid-April (maternity cover)

Currently working from home


This is a fantastic opportunity to lead an award-wining direct marketing team at Unicef UK.


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.


Key to achieving this objective is ensuring the public supports our work and gives generously. The Direct Marketing team at Unicef UK inspires members of the public to support Unicef’s amazing work.  We do this using a wide range of media channels and across a number of successful fundraising products. Direct Marketing delivers nearly half of Unicef UK’s income and we have ambitious plans to increase this income significantly.


We are seeking to recruit a Director of Direct Marketing to cover maternity leave (we call this early moment leave). This role is offered as a job share and you will co-lead a high performing, passionate and friendly group of 28 people. You will oversee the development and delivery of Unicef UK’s ambitious strategies and plans to build relationships with and inspire donations from the UK public through inspiring campaigns, outstanding supporter experience, and innovative new products.


To succeed, you will have significant indepth experience of direct marketing. You will be an experienced leader, able to motivate and inspire a high performing team with different disciplines and skill levels, and you will have experience of managing income and expenditure budgets of £5m+. A supporter-centric perspective and digital innovation will be at the heart of your approach and excellent relationship management skills will help you bring together colleagues inside and outside of the organisation to deliver results for children. 


Closing date: 5pm, Monday 22 March 2021.

Interviews will take place in the week commencing 5 April via video conferencing and with a start date shortly after that.


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 particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, candidates with disabilities 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. CVs will not be accepted.


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: 13 March 2021
Closed date: 22 March 2021
Tags: Fundraising, Senior Management