£90,000 per annum
Fixed Term Early Moments Leave cover – up to 12 months
Part home/Part office (London) based
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.
This is a great opportunity to join the UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) as the Director of Communications.
The role is one of great breadth, with huge scope for inspirational leadership and team building across Communications teams, the Extended Leadership Group, the broader UNICEF UK organisation and UNICEF.
The role has responsibility for Ambassador Relations, Media Relations, Creative Content and Organic Social Media and has a close working relationship with the Chief Executive as a part of the Extended Leadership Group. You will play a critical role in helping the marketing function to deliver on its objectives, as well as helping other teams across the organisation deliver influence, income and impact. The role also has responsibility for safeguarding the reputation of UNICEF UK; using foresight to identify and mitigate any major communications risks and managing any communications crises that may arise.
You will have previously led and managed large communications teams, including developing and implementing integrated communication strategies; cultivating significant high profile relationships; and managing reputational risk and crises. You will be able to nurture professional relationships with colleagues and external contacts at all levels along with engaging and guiding others to achieve ambitious goals.
Act now and visit www.unicef.org.uk/jobs to apply online.
Closing date: 5pm, Monday 12 September 2022.
Interview date: Tuesday 27th September 2022 via video conferencing (MS Teams). *There will be an additional interview stage.
In return, we offer:
- excellent pay and benefits (including flexible working, generous annual leave and pension, big brand discounts and wellbeing tools)
- outstanding training and learning opportunities and the support to flourish in your role
- impressive open plan office space and facilities on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
- an open culture and workplace with colleagues who share our values, enjoy their work and are motivated to do their utmost for children.
- the opportunity to work in a leading children’s organisation making a difference to children around the world
We are gradually moving back to our offices on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London and we anticipate most colleagues will work one or two days a week in the office and the rest of the time from home. We will happily discuss other flexible options to suit your circumstances.
We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates and disabled candidates, 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 welcome a conversation about your flexible working requirements, personal growth, and promoting 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 require support in completing the online form or an application form in an alternative format, please contact Supporter Care on 0300 330 5580 during office hours.
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.
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