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Policy & Advocacy Manager


Policy and Advocacy Manager

Salary: £36,994 per annum + London weighting (£3,200) plus a good range of benefits

Contract: Full-time, Permanent

Based: London

Your influence and ability to inspire change will transform children's lives around the world

World Vision is the world’s largest international children’s charity. Every day we bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places as a sign of God’s unconditional love. At World Vision, our aim is simple – to keep every child free from fear. We are also proud to be ranked 9thplace in the top 100 ‘Best Not-For-Profit Organisations to Work For' in 2016.

To increase WVUK's influence with government decision-makers, politicians, partners and the public on issues that impact the world's most vulnerable children. To champion our core policy themes, evidence and impact externally, and to manage our relationship with the UK Government a key strategic partner.

Key Responsibilities:

1. Lead the development WVUK's political advocacy strategyfor influence including on fragile contexts, aid effectiveness and wider development issues.

  • Lead, develop and deliver political and external engagement strategy

  • Proactively develop opportunities for influence including with key partners

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

2. Represent WVUK externally and develop relationships for impact

  • Build constructive, collaborative relationships with key players including government Ministers, civil servants and senior politicians.

  • Establish WVUK as a credible player and partner with peer NGOs and with faith groups and networks

  • Act as an external spokesperson for the organisation on key issues in the media

3. Lead the Policy and Advocacy team

  • Lead, coach and develop a high performing team;

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

4. Develop effective UK Government relationship management

  • Lead effective relationship management for WVUK, especially with our key strategic partner DFID, including effective relationship management systems.

5. Lead and/or participate in flexible cross organisation teams

  • Identify, lead and participate on issues across our teams

  • Drive collaboration and innovation in our work

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, subsidised gym membership, generous holiday entitlement, childcare vouchers and free parking.

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

Closing date for applications: 4thDecember 2017

Interview dates: 14thDecember 2017

World Vision UK is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, sexual orientation, religion and belief, race, gender, marriage and civil partnership status, and disability.

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.