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We are currently recruiting for four roles:

  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Head of Outreach
  • Senior Communications Officer
  • Administrative Assistant (Maternity Cover)

Read below for more information on the roles and how to apply.

About UNA-UK

The United Nations Association – UK (UNA-UK) is the UK’s leading source of independent analysis on the UN and a grassroots membership organisation with a network of supporters and local groups across the UK. Our vision is of a safer, fairer and more sustainable world, which we pursue through the promotion of an effective United Nations. We work towards this goal by:

  • explaining why the UN matters to key audiences in the UK and beyond
  • influencing decision-makers and opinion-shapers in support of UN ideals
  • generating a critical mass of public support for, and engagement with, the UN
  • working with educators and young people to foster a new generation of UN advocates
  • stimulating ideas and action on how the UN can operate more effectively and sustainably

Job Opportunities

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

UNA-UK is looking for a new CEO to build on these foundations and continue to develop the organisation’s mission at this natural inflection point in its history. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the CEO has overall responsibility for strategy, programmes, governance, operations, finances, fundraising and staffing. They line-manage other members of the Senior Management Team and provide mentoring and supervision to the rest of the small team. And they engage with our UK-wide network of members, supporters and UNA groups on events and campaigns.

Candidates should be passionate internationalists - politically-savvy but non-partisan, equally at ease at campaign rallies and in the corridors of power. They should see ambition and kindness as mutually reinforcing, human rights as non-negotiable, and diversity and inclusion as essential ingredients for success. As UNA-UK believes diversity is crucial to its success, we welcome applicants who represent diversity in all its forms.

Full-time and job-share options are available for the right candidate(s). The salary range is £70k to £75k, with a 7% contribution to the organisation’s pension scheme. This role is a fixed-term position for three years, subject to a probationary period of 6 months.

Staff are based at our offices in central London (Whitehall Court). We operate a flexible working policy which includes the potential to work remotely for two days per week. We are currently going through a staff consultation process on the possibility of moving to a 4-day working week from January 2022 with extended hours Monday to Thursday, to allow staff to use Fridays for work/life balance and focus on personal/professional development. The number of contracted hours is 35 hours per week, excluding lunch hours.

To apply, please email your job application form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form - along with your CV and a cover letter - to jobs@una.org.uk with ‘Chief Executive Officer 2022’ in the subject of your email. The deadline for applications is 23:59pm on 19 January 2022.

More information on the role can be found within the CEO Job Description and Person Specification

The application form can be downloaded here

Our Equal Opportunities Monitoring form can be downloaded here
 

HEAD OF OUTREACH

UNA-UK is looking for a Head of Outreach to inspire, engage and grow our network into a global movement for a better future for all. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the postholder will work closely with our team and Board, as well as our 30,000 members, 100+ community and youth groups, and 1,000 civil society partners spread across the world.

This is a full-time post based at our offices in central London (Whitehall Court). The salary range is £40k to £45k, with a 7% pension contribution to the organisation’s pension scheme.

This role is a fixed-term position for one year, subject to a probationary period of 3 months.

Staff are based at our offices in central London (Whitehall Court). We operate a flexible working policy which includes the potential to work from home for two days per week. We are currently going through a staff consultation process on the possibility of moving to a 4-day working week from January 2022 with extended hours Monday to Thursday, to allow staff to use Fridays for work/life balance and focus on personal/professional development.  The number of contracted hours is 35 hours per week, excluding lunch hours.

To apply, please email your job application form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form - along with your CV and a cover letter - to jobs@una.org.uk with ‘Head of Outreach 2022’ in the subject of your email. The deadline for applications is 23:59pm on 19 January 2022.

More information on the role can be found within the Head of Outreach Job Description and Person Specification

The application form can be downloaded here

Our Equal Opportunities Monitoring form can be downloaded here

 

SENIOR COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER

UNA-UK is looking for a creative communications professional to transform our storytelling and improve our digital offer as we enter a new era amidst the pandemic, with new leadership and sufficient funds to invest in communications.

This is a full-time post based at our offices in central London (Whitehall Court). The salary range is £25k to £29k, with a 7% pension contribution to the organisation’s pension scheme.

This role is a fixed-term position for one year, subject to a probationary period of 3 months.

Staff are based at our offices in central London (Whitehall Court). We operate a flexible working policy which includes the potential to work from home for two days per week. We are currently going through a staff consultation process on the possibility of moving to a 4-day working week from January 2022 with extended hours Monday to Thursday, to allow staff to use Fridays for work/life balance and focus on personal/professional development.  The number of contracted hours is 35 hours per week, excluding lunch hours.

To apply, please email your job application form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form - along with your CV and a cover letter - to jobs@una.org.uk with ‘Senior Communications Officer 2022’ in the subject of your email. The deadline for applications is 23:59pm on 28 January 2022.

More information on the role can be found within the Senior Communications Officer Job Description and Person Specification

The application form can be downloaded here

Our Equal Opportunities Monitoring form can be downloaded here

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Maternity Cover)

This is a fixed term full-time post for maternity cover, at the UNA-UK offices in central London with some remote working.  Annual salary, including London weighting, will be £21,000 pro rata. Benefits include 20 days annual leave pro rata for the term of the contract, and 7% employer contribution to the company’s workplace pension scheme. The post-holder will report to the Administrative Officer, and will be part of a small, dynamic UNA-UK team.

We operate a flexible working policy which includes the potential to work from home for two days per week. We are currently going through a staff consultation process on the possibility of moving to a 4-day working week from January 2022 with extended hours Monday to Thursday, to allow staff to use Fridays for work/life balance and focus on personal/professional development.  The number of contracted hours is 35 hours per week, excluding lunch hours.

To apply for the post, please complete and email the application form – together with your CV and a covering letter – to Lauren Muir at jobs@una.org.uk. with the subject line of ‘Administrative Assistant 2022’. Applications without all 3 documents will not be accepted.

Deadline for applications is 12:00pm on 19th January 2022. Applications submitted after this time will not be accepted.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a telephone/zoom interview on 25th January and an in-person interview on 27th January. Please ensure you are available on these dates.

More information is available within the Administrative Assistant (Maternity Cover) Job Description and Person Specification

The Application Form can be found here