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 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.