Part Home/Part Office (London) Based
UNICEF ensures more of the world’s children are vaccinated, educated, and protected than any other organisation. We have done more to influence laws and policies to help protect children than anyone else. We get things done. And we’re not going to stop until the world is a safe place for all our children.
This is a great opportunity to join the UK Committee for UNICEF (UNICEF UK) Sports Partnerships Department as a Gaming Partnerships Specialist.
As Gaming Partnerships Specialist, you will support the growth of UNICEF UK’s work in gaming and e-Sports, by leading the establishment and development of new partnerships with the sector. You will have the opportunity to use your industry knowledge and contacts to generate new opportunities of working with the gaming industry, and you will seek to unlock additional income and awareness for UNICEF’s work by leveraging existing UK or international partnerships in new and valuable ways.
This role will sit in the Sport Team, as part of the wider Partnerships and Philanthropy Directorate, which secures and facilitates partnerships in sport and gaming that cut across fundraising, communications, advocacy and programmes. UNICEF UK has an existing network with creators, developers, publishers and in esports, we’re now looking for someone to help take our work in gaming to the next level.
To succeed, you will have a good knowledge of the gaming industry and you will have a track record of securing new business partnerships, and you will excel at engaging and influencing external parties at a senior level – particularly in the development of new partnerships and activities.
Closing date: 5pm, Friday 3 February 2023.
Interview date: Wednesday, 15 February 2023 via video conferencing (MS Teams).
In return, we offer:
- excellent pay and benefits (including flexible working, generous annual leave and pension, big brand discounts and wellbeing tools)
- outstanding training and learning opportunities and the support to flourish in your role
- impressive open plan office space and facilities on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
- an open culture and workplace with colleagues who share our values, enjoy their work and are motivated to do their utmost for children.
- the opportunity to work in a leading children’s organisation making a difference to children around the world
Our application process: We use a system called "Applied" that anonymises your response and focuses on your actual skills that are relevant to this role. This benefits you because living you a greater chance of expressing your skills in this objective selection process.
We are gradually moving back to our offices on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London and we anticipate most colleagues will work one or two days a week in the office and the rest of the time from home. We will happily discuss other flexible options to suit your circumstances.
We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, disabled candidates, and from men, because we would like to increase the representation of these groups at this level at UNICEF UK. We want to do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for children.
UNICEF UK promotes equality, diversity and inclusion in our workplace. We make employment decisions by matching business needs with skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.
We welcome a conversation about your flexible working requirements, personal growth, and promoting a workplace where you can be yourself and achieve success based only on your merit.
The successful candidate will be required to apply for a criminal records check. A criminal record will not necessarily bar you from working with us. This will depend on the nature of the role and the circumstances of your offences.
We only accept online applications as this saves us money, making more funds available for us to help ensure children’s rights.
If you require support in completing the online form or an application form in an alternative format, please contact Supporter Care on 0300 330 5580 during office hours.
If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please note that we only provide feedback to shortlisted candidates.
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