Head of Policy, Technical Support and Communications
Salary: £47,584 per annum + good range of benefits
Contract: Permanent – 36.5 hours per week
Based in London (London Weighting applicable c. £3,200 per annum)
World Vision is an international children’s charity working with children, their communities, and with supporters and partners, in almost 100 countries.
Through long-term development projects, emergency responses and advocacy we’ve helped bring lasting change to millions of children, over more than 60 years. And as a Christian organisation, everything we do is motivated by our faith as we strive to reflect God’s unconditional love.
Work for World Vision UK and you will be part of a truly global Partnership, building brighter futures for vulnerable children.
Overall, in this important senior role, you will be expected to drive real change in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children by leveraging World Vision’s global reach and experience to increase World Vision UK’s (WVUK) influence, credibility and impact with government, decision makers and influencers as well as delivering quality and timely advocacy and technical support to WVUK programmes.
Reporting to the Policy & Programmes Director, you will be managing a newly formed Policy, Technical Support and Communications team spread across WVUK’s two offices in London and Milton Keynes.
Ideally educated to degree level (or equivalent) with substantial experience in working in politics and policy affairs, international development or media, you will be adept in understanding policy development and the UK political system, with relevant exposure to accessing and influencing decision-makers across a broad spectrum of the public arena. You’ll be overseeing the development and delivery of communications campaigns, specifically to engage with and influence government and multi-lateral audiences.
You will be a passionate speaker, experienced influencer and networker with excellent communication, interpersonal, conceptual, critical, analytical, people-management and strategic thinking skills, combined with the ability to thrive under pressure.
As an active Christian, this role offers you the opportunity to integrate your Christian faith and be sensitive to its various expressions across cultures and denominations.
In addition to the salary offered, we offer good benefits including pension, generous holiday entitlement and free parking (MK only).
Using the link provided, you will need to complete our short online application form and upload your CV of full employment history explaining any gaps of employment and reasons for leaving your previous employer. This must be accompanied with a covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.
Closing date for applications: 11th September 2020
1st Round Interview Dates: 17/18th September 2020
2nd Round Interview Dates: 24th September 2020
Please note we reserve the right to commence interviews prior to the closing date, so please apply early to avoid disappointment.
World Vision UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in our workforce. We welcome applications from people representing all sections of the community. World Vision UK also operates flexible working policies and practices.
As a child focused organisation, World Vision UK is committed to the safeguarding of children, therefore any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of applicable background checks, including a criminal records check.
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