Job Title: Senior Campaigns Adviser - International Development
Job Ref: 2848
Employer: Save the children
Job Location: London
Closing Date: 24/11/2016
Job Description:

We are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to join us as Senior Campaigns Adviser, developing and delivering innovative campaigns that support Save the Children’s strategic objectives globally and in the UK. 

Working in more than 120 countries, we do whatever it takes to create breakthroughs in the way the world treats children. Our Policy, Advocacy, and Campaigns department is where we drive political agendas at national and global levels. We’ve integrated lobbying, policy, research and campaigning into one agile, powerful engine for change. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

As a Senior Campaigns Adviser on International Development you willprovide strategic campaigning and advocacy leadership for the Every Last Child campaign in the UK and support for Save the Children programme staff in developing countries. Reporting to the Head of International Development, you will:

  • Make a significant contribution to the development and delivery of Save the Children’s long term campaign strategies
  • Advise on and support the planning and delivery of national campaign and advocacy strategies in key countries, as well as global campaigns
  • Develop and lead on our engagement with key campaigning partners and coalitions
  • Advise on budget requirements, operate within the budget available and manage budgets, as required
  • Actively maintain positive working relationships outside of your role, across the organisation and with key regional and national staff.

To be successful you will have experience of developing campaign strategies with the knowledge and understanding of a range of campaign tactics. Assertive, energetic and creative, you will have a good understanding of target institution structures, processes and procedures. In addition you will have:

  • Good project management skills, with the ability to plan work and meet deadlines when working on a number of projects across a complex organisation
  • Experience in successfully finding and using insights into supporter’s lives, behaviour and motivations
  • A good knowledge of working with civil society actors to deliver change
  • Excellent communication and writing skills with the ability to tailor communications to a wide range of different audiences
  • Excellent relationship and partnership building skills.

At Save the Children we are committed to the safeguarding and protection of children in our work. We will do everything possible to ensure that only those who are suitable to work with children are recruited to work for us. This post is subject to a range of vetting checks including a criminal records disclosure.

Our mission is to inspire breakthroughs in the way the world treats children and to achieve immediate and lasting change in their lives. If you share our mission, are passionate about making it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

Please note that candidates may be contacted before the closing date.

Interviews will be held the week of 28th November.

Closing date: 24th November 2016



Interview expenses: Candidates should note that unfortunately it is not our policy to reimburse expenses accrued when attending interviews at Save the Children UK unless you are requested to attend an interview in an alternative location to where the role is based.

Candidates may be contacted before the closing date.

Interviews are due to take place the week of the 28th November.

Pre-employment Checks: Any Employment with Save the Children UK will be subject to the following checks prior to your start date:

  • a satisfactory police record check to include a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or an International Criminal Record Check (If applicable)
  • receipt of satisfactory references
  • proof of eligibility to work in the national location for this role