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Humanitarian Advocacy Manager

Organisation: British Red Cross Society

Posted on: 14 March 2017
Application deadline: 24 March 2017

Job Title: Humanitarian Advocacy Manager
Closing date: 24th March 2017
Location: London, UK
Salary: Level 5 £43,000 incl. Inner London Weighting
Contract: 35 hours per week, permanent

The British Red Cross (BRC) helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. BRC is a National Society of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement; the world’s largest independent humanitarian network.

The Humanitarian Advocacy manager will manage a small team of policy and advocacy advisers and will work in the broader Humanitarian Policy Department and the wider International Directorate to have the greatest influence and impact on a number of core humanitarian work streams. They will strengthen BRC's influence on migration and displacement as well as on emergencies, and ensure that BRC's voice is in keeping with its Fundamental Principles. They will also build and maintain a wide network of relationships both within the Movement, externally, with HMG and with other relevant stakeholders in order to sustain high level knowledge of key trends and policy processes and thereby strengthen BRC's opportunities for influence.

The Humanitarian Policy (HP) team is made up of a small and dynamic group of advisers in BRC's International Directorate who are tasked with ensuring high quality policy and advocacy that enables improved humanitarian outcomes. Our work currently focuses on a range of issues directly relevant to the work of the Movement:

• Migration and displacement
• National Humanitarian Action
• Principled Humanitarian Action
• Silent and complex emergencies
• Civil-military relations
• Trends in humanitarian action and their implications for the Movement
• Red Cross Movement policy support and Movement relations

For more information on the skills, knowledge and experience of the ideal candidate please see the job description attached.

Please apply online via our website www.redcross.org.uk/Jobs. For further information about this role or if you are unable to apply online please contact Maria Said at msaid@redcross.org.uk quoting the job title in the subject line.

Closing date for receipt of completed application forms is 24/03/2017

Internal applicants: Please note you will need to use your ID number as your username and your SAVI self-service password as your password in order for the system to recognise you as an internal candidate.


We are a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We enable vulnerable people at home and overseas to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help people recover and move on with their lives


We appreciate the efforts each individual makes to keep our organisation running smoothly and efficiently. As a result we offer a wide range of staff benefits.
These include:

> 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
> Up to 6% contributory pension
> Childcare vouchers

For further details on our benefits visit http://www.redcross.org.uk/About-us/Jobs/UK/Employee-benefits

We are committed to welcoming people from the widest possible diversity of background, culture and experience. The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

JOB POSTCODE: EC2Y 9AL
SALARY: £43,000
LOCATION: Moorgate, London
REF: REQ0000013FL
CONTRACT TYPE: PERMANENT
HOURS: Full time
ADVERT TYPE: Recruitment
CLOSING DATE: 24/03/2017

Contact details

Please contact Maria Said at msaid@redcross.org.uk quoting the job title in the subject line.


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