Government Relations Manager

12487-00S00001
London
11-Feb-19
International Role - No - Only National applicants will be considered.

Government Relations Manager

£36,994 per annum + London Weighting + great benefits

Permanent, Full Time

Location: London

Your influence and ability to create great relationships will transform children's lives around the world

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.

We are looking for a Government Relations Manager to manage our relationship with the UK Government, acting as account manager for the Department for International Development (DFID) a key strategic partner. We need you to increase WVUK's influence and impact with Government Ministers, Senior Civil Servants, politicians and partners on issues that affect the world's most vulnerable children.

Key Responsibilities:

1.Develop our UK Government relationship management approach

  • Build an effective relationship management approach for DFID and Foreign Office.

  • Develop and implement effective relationship management systems.

  • Lead engagement and co-ordination across Policy and Programmes, and the wider organisation to enable influence, income and innovation.

2. Develop WVUK's external engagement approach

  • Develop and deliver an external engagement strategy for influence and income

  • Build feedback systems to enable external insights to be brought back into WVUK

  • Co-ordinate teams across the organisation to build buy-in and engagement

3. Develop a great team

  • Develop and coach a high performing team which covers fragile states programmes and advocacy, political engagement and the case for aid;

  • Play an active role in the leadership of the PACT team, across Policy and Programmes and the wider organisation.

4. Represent WVUK externally and develop relationships for impact

  • Potential to build constructive, collaborative relationships with key players including government Ministers and DFID civil servants.

Please click here to view full Job Description.

Please upload your CV and covering letter stating how you meet the essential criteria given in the Job Description.

Closing date for applications: Monday 11th February 2019

Interview date: Wednesday 27th February 2019

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.

World Vision UK is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all sections of the community and has polices regarding flexible working arrangements including part time and job share.

In addition to the salary offered, we offer good benefits including pension, subsidised gym membership, generous holiday entitlement, childcare vouchers and free parking.

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.

No agencies please.