The Children’s Society, based in London, seek a Policy Officer to work on the vital issues of child poverty and inequality, within the Policy, Public Affairs and Research team. The role will comprise work on the specific issues of immigration, asylum and child trafficking. The successful candidate will need to stay abreast of key policy issues as well as having an understanding of social justice and social inclusion issues. The position requires a qualification relevant to the society’s core work, as well as experience producing research and analysis which aims to influence policy debate, utilising internal and external communication channels and experience of working with a team pursuing similar goals. The salary is listed as £28,239 with annual progression and the closing date is midnight on 12 April 2016. Prospective candidates are therefore advised to act quickly upon any interest in this position!
Save the Children seeks a Research Adviser for its Indonesia team, who will help to build research and policy-based content for Save the Children’s next global campaign. The pilot project will seek to identify barriers and obstacles faced by children and to identify exclusionary factors and their causes. This project will then aim to produce campaigns targeted at reducing exclusion among children in Indonesia. The successful candidate will be expected to design and conduct research and analysis, and produce briefings and publications in line with the project. Those applying should have a degree in a social science, proven research experience, strong writing and reporting skills, and the ability to communicate well and work effectively in a team. Any knowledge of inequality, exclusion, poverty, gender studies, and development would be a strong asset, as would post-graduate experience in related areas, and experience in international organisations. The closing date for applications is 19 April 2016. Salary information is not specified.
For those with a little more experience in children’s rights and policy, Save the Children is also searching for a UK Policy Adviser to catalyse the development of policies and policy change to fight for the rights of children, and to help them achieve their potential. The successful candidate will develop policy proposals for senior colleagues, particularly addressing the need to improve childcare and early education in children, especially those living in poverty. The successful candidate will also need to nurture excellent relationships among external stakeholders and government officials in order to foster this change. Experience in analysing policy challenges and developing solutions, and working on public and/or social policy in the UK is expected, as well as excellent research skills. Good awareness of the UK political landscape, particularly relating to social policy would be strongly desirable. The salary range is listed as £34,000-£39,000 and the closing date is 19 April 2016, with the contract to be signed for a year’s duration.
Unicef is looking for an Officer to support the Head of Unicef UK in Scotland where the organisation work to advocate the rights of children including implementing programmes in schools and hospitals as well as on sport-related themes. The Scotland Officer will conduct research, write proposals and reports and support high level events, whilst supporting the organisation Head, and coordinating with the London-based Unicef team. The ideal candidate will be able to manage competing priorities to meet deadlines, take a proactive approach with regards to information-gathering, foster positive relationships both internally and externally, as well as displaying resilience. Furthermore, the candidate should have experience of producing context-specific written and verbal reports, supporting events, monitoring budgets, and the ability to work and deliver at pace. Some specific knowledge of charitable landscapes, particularly in relation to Scotland would be desirable. The salary offered is listed as £23,993-£28,563 and the job is on a permanent contract, working 35 hours per week. The closing date is 5pm (UK) on 21 April 2016.
UNICEF is also looking for a Supporter Care Adviser to work towards developing supporter relationships, and acting as the first point of contact for members of the public and Unicef supporters, helping to maximise income and loyalty for the vital work done by the organisation in protecting children from violence, disease, hunger and war. The ideal candidate will have experience as part of a team in a supporter-care environment, as well as communications and social media knowledge and experience. The job is on a 12-month contract and consists of a 20-hour work-week plus home-working at weekends. The salary offered is listed as £22,945-£27,316 per annum (pro rata). The closing date is 5pm (UK) on 14 April 2016.