Centenary Commitment - Project Officer (4085)

  • Division:
    Policy, Advocacy & Campaigns
  • Department:
    Conflict & Humanitarian
  • Team:
    Conflict & Humanitarian Campaigns
  • Location:
    Farringdon, London
  • Contract Type:
    Fixed Term Contract
  • Full / Part Time:
  • Contract Duration:
    18 months
  • Closing Date:
    27 June 2018
  • Salary:
  • Hours Per Week:
    35 Hours

We are looking for an organised and professional individual to join us as Project Officer, coordinating the design and delivery of two of our campaign and advocacy priorities: Early Learning and Protecting Children in Conflict.

Our Policy, Advocacy, and Campaigns department 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. Together, we save children’s lives, fight for their rights and help them fulfil their potential.

As Project Officer you will coordinate the planning, design and delivery of projects and initiatives associated with early learning and protecting children in conflict campaigns. You will ensure synergy across the two campaign strands, identify and highlight to project teams any bottlenecks, interdependences and opportunities for collaboration in the development of project plan, supporter-engagement tactics and marketing plans. In addition you will:

  • Provide logitistical and administrative support to ensure the effective planning and running of programme meetings and associate sub-groups, creative brainstorms and other public events
  • Develop and manage the risk-assessment process foreach project as necessary and identify common and/or potential high risk
  • Support the coordination of the evaluation of campaigns and campaign moments, create integrated planning and collect evidence to monitor progress and to help review strategy
  • Coordinate and maintain a record of spend across all associated projects and campaigns.

To be successful you will have experience of project coordination skills in a complex organisation, initiative or campaign with the ability to source information and achieve results from senior internal and external stakeholders. You should also have excellent analytical skills, with the ability to identify key points from complex material or information. In addition you will have:

  • Excellent writing skills, with the ability to communicate clearly, summarise accurately and engage various audiences
  • Professional interpersonal and communication skills with a wide range of people at all levels
  • The ability to work with staff in different teams or organisations to take forward common and effective ways of working.

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.

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 it happen and strongly believe you can contribute then join us and we'll give you every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date: 27th June 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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