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Reference: 77991

Date Added: 8 April 2021
Closing Date: 25 April 2021

Job Title: Head of Child Poverty (maternity cover)

Working For: Save the Children

Location: London

Salary: £45,900 - £54,000

Length of Contract: Fixed term contract for 12 months

Job Details

Join us as our Head of Child Poverty and help us to change outcomes for children experiencing the injustice of poverty in the UK.

This role is situated in the UK Impact Department within our Policy, Advocacy and Campaigns Division. We integrate lobbying government, research, policy, media and campaigning and organising into one agile, powerful engine for change. It's fundamental to how we do things that we alongside families who know what poverty feels like.

As Head of Child Poverty, you will lead Save the Children's child poverty work to influence the UK government. You will work with minimal supervision, leading a multi-disciplinary team to drive change for children in poverty, alongside families on low incomes and other organisations. You'll also line manage the child poverty policy team, consisting of a senior policy adviser and adviser. You'll be able to hit the ground running quickly, spot how we can respond quickly to new opportunities in a fast moving environment, while keeping focused on how we can maximise impact for the long term. You'll have significant experience of leading teams and enabling staff to be their best, developing high impact partnerships and collaborations, and applying your strategic thinking to develop campaign approaches that build public and political support. Understanding of the child poverty policy landscape is also desirable.

To be successful you will have / be:
• Strong knowledge and understanding of the child poverty policy context, or expertise in a similar field
• Demonstrable strategic thinking skills and political nous, which enables you to develop effective plans for change, working with others
• Experience of leading multi-disciplinary teams to achieve significant public policy changes and engage the public, as well as some line management experience
• Experience of ensuring that children and families from low incomes are meaningfully involved in policy and strategy development, and in advocacy and campaigning
• Experience of working with external stakeholders from a variety of sectors to maximise impact, based on establishing a shared vision and values
• Experience of creating a learning culture to develop and improve strategies and campaigns, and to enable all members of the team to learn and develop their skills and knowledge

Closing Date: 25 April 2021

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Website: https://www.savethechildren.org.uk/

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