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Senior Campaign Advisor – Conflict and Humanitarian, Save the Children UK

  • full-time job
  • London
  • Nov 21, 2018

Website Save the Children

Senior Campaign Advisor – Conflict and Humanitarian (4354)

  • Division:
    Policy, Advocacy & Campaigns
  • Department:
    Conflict & Humanitarian
  • Team:
    Conflict & Humanitarian Campaigns
  • Location:
    Farringdon, London
  • Contract Type:
    Permanent Contract
  • Full / Part Time:
  • Closing Date:
    21 November 2018
  • Salary:
    £35,000 – £40,000
  • Hours Per Week:
    35 Hours

We are looking for an experienced and creative individual to join us as Senior Campaigns Adviser.

One in six children across the world are now living in conflict zones, more than at any time in the last 20 years. From Syria to South Sudan, Yemen to DRC, children are caught up in violence which is not of their making. But it doesn’t have to be this way. That’s why we’re campaigning for change; to make sure that children caught in conflict are protected. By joining our Conflict & Humanitarian Campaigns Team, you too can help us speaking up for children, driving political agendas and fighting for a better future.

The Conflict and Humanitarian Department sits within the Policy, Advocacy, and Campaigns Division which 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. In the past year the Conflict & Humanitarian Campaigns Team has delivered 60,000 names to the Foreign Secretary calling for justice for Rohingya children and been campaigning for the UK Government to do more to protect the children caught up in the conflict in Yemen.

It’s an exciting time to be part of the team. If you are able to think creatively about engaging the public and strategically about how to influence policy makers, we want to hear from you! Our Senior Campaigns Adviserwill have to:

  • Develop and deliver innovative campaigns focused on Save the Children’s priority conflict and humanitarian issues.
  • Provide strategic campaigning and advocacy guidance and support for Save the Children programme staff.
  • Advise and support the planning and delivery of UK and global campaigns
  • Actively maintain positive working relationships outside of your role, across the organisation and with key regional and national staff
  • Support the development of strong relationships with campaigning partners and coalitions
  • Support Save the Children countries and members to develop strong civil society engagement and the building of social movements for change at national level
  • Understand and commit to promoting Save the Children’s Volunteer Framework within the campaigns team and wider organisation
  • Advise on budget requirements, operate within the budget available and manage budgets

To be successful for the role of Senior Campaigns Adviseryou will have a clear understanding of how to create impactful campaigns with the ability to work with multiple stakeholders and to handle multiple work streams are also essential. You will also have:

  • Experience working for an international organisational and experience developing campaign strategies
  • Knowledge and understanding of a range of campaign tactics
  • Knowledge of working with civil society actors to deliver change and the ability to effectively manage and work within networks and coalitions
  • A good understanding of target institution structures, processes and procedures
  • Good project management skills, with a proven ability to plan work and meet deadlines when working under pressure on a number of projects, across a complex organisation
  • In-depth knowledge of conflict and emergencies issues
  • Demonstrably strong verbal and written communication and presentation skills
  • A willingness and ability to travel to countries outside of the UK.

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 this happen through campaigning and strongly believe you can contribute as Senior Campaigns Adviserthen join us and we’ll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you!

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.

Closing date:  21st November 2018



Save the Children UK is committed to creating an inclusive working environment, promoting and providing equal opportunities in employment. To see our full statement please visit this link:

Save the Children UK has a comprehensive benefits package. To see our full offer please visit this link:


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.


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


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