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Work with us to create a world safe for every child

At Unicef UK, we’re united by our belief in a better world for children. By working here, you can help us change children’s lives for the better everywhere.

As the UK Committee for Unicef, we raise funds to help change and save the lives of children in 190 countries around the world. We lobby and campaign to ensure children are kept safe and their rights are upheld. And we work with schools, hospitals and communities here in the UK to ensure that children flourish.

We promote equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. It doesn’t matter who you are or where you’re from. If you share our values and are ambitious, talented, and motivated to make a difference for children you’ve come to the right place.

In joining Unicef you will be joining the world’s leading organisation for children, promoting the rights and wellbeing of every child.

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The Unicef Way

At Unicef UK we believe in a happy workplace, and in the power of fulfilled colleagues who enjoy their work. The Unicef Way is a shared set of values, developed by and for our people, that sets out how we work together and the culture we want to create.

We’re looking for people who share our values, and our passion for making a difference for children all around the world.

Our colleagues talk about working at Unicef UK

Our values

HONEST

We tell it like it is. We’re proud of what we do and we don’t shy away from the truth.

We communicate the impact of our work for children in ways that people understand and connect with. Through children’s stories and their voices, we powerfully convey the reality of their situation. We don’t exaggerate or mislead. We are honest with each other and we share information appropriately. We celebrate our successes and, when things don’t go to plan, we embrace learning together.

BRAVE

To achieve great things with, and for, children, we need to speak out and be courageous.

Always risk-aware, we aren’t scared to discuss difficult issues and take on unpopular causes. We set ourselves big challenges and we hold ourselves to account to deliver them. We break boundaries, leading innovation and embracing change, to help us make even more impact. We take personal responsibility for our actions, constantly seeking feedback and empowering each other to deliver.

HOPEFUL

We passionately believe in making the world better for all children, and we inspire others with that belief.

We communicate powerful stories about our vision and impact to persuade our supporters about the difference they can make. We build relationships based on support, trusting each other to do the best possible job and respecting the unique contribution that each person makes. We know that when we work together, we have even more impact.

SMART

We know what we’re talking about and are a voice people trust. We understand the power of both head and heart and take decisions based on evidence.

We are focused on delivering results for children which means adapting to take on new challenges in the most impactful way. We have high standards for what we deliver and also how we treat each other. We develop ourselves and learn from others. We show care to each other and support each other’s wellbeing so we can take bold action to achieve our goals for children.

Our work culture and environment

We believe in being able to choose the working environment that allows us and our colleagues to do our best work. That’s why we have a flexible working policy that allows for staggered and compressed hours, working from home and more.

We understand that everyone has a life and responsibilities that work has to fit around. So we support our colleagues to manage a healthy work-life balance, to promote better wellbeing and professional effectiveness.

Our bright, open-plan office in Stratford, East London has quiet, collaborative and agile working spaces, and technology that supports us to do the best work for children.

 

Our new office is located in International Quarter London, a vibrant new neighbourhood next to the Olympic Park and Stratford's excellent transport links.

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Anand is Community Fundraising Development Manager at Unicef UK. Unicef 2016 Walker
The opportunities we get given here are like no other charity. We work on incredible, innovative projects which are world changing for children.

The impact I can have with my colleagues here, be it through lobbying international governments, by working with our world-class ambassadors or partners, is like no other place I’ve worked.

Anand
Innovation Manager

Investing in you

We invest in our colleagues’ personal and professional development and will offer you a range of paths on your learning journey. As a new employee, you’ll learn more about Unicef’s work in the UK and abroad, and how different teams contribute to achieving our ambitious goals for children.

Our salaries are competitive and are benchmarked externally each year. You’ll receive 25 days of annual leave from your start date, rising to 30 days with service. You’ll receive access to a full range of benefits including Interest-free Cyclescheme, Season Ticket and Learning Loans, generous pension benefits, childcare vouchers and discounts on big brands.

 

At Unicef UK, you'll have access to learning workshops, e-learning, mentoring and our Leadership Development Programme.

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