Director of Soccer Aid

Director of Soccer Aid

  • London
  • Permanent and Part home/Part office
  • £102,000 per annum

£102,000 per annum


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 Soccer Aid team as the Director of Soccer Aid.


Since its inception in 2006, “Soccer Aid for UNICEF” has broken milestones in fundraising and raising awareness of the work UNICEF does for children globally, linking to a child’s right to play.


Soccer Aid has become a highly anticipated annual televised fundraising campaign, and the Director of Soccer Aid has the overall responsibility of delivering the year-on-year event, fundraising growth strategy, goals, and key growth targets. You will be supported by strong leadership and supportive peers; a very successful and supportive Soccer Aid team; enabling close working relationship with our joint venture partners Soccer Aid Productions Ltd (SAP Ltd) and other key stakeholders across UNICEF UK, UNICEF globally, along with external talent and organisations.


You will know this is the right move for you because not only will our mission and values be meaningful to you, but you will also be an inspiring leader of people. You will relish the opportunity to lead this successful flagship fundraising programme, in conjunction with high profile partners and stakeholders, with all the promised supportive help.


Act now and visit to apply online.


Closing date: 5pm, Thursday 18 July 2024.

Interview date: Thursday 1 August 2024.


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 responses and focuses on your actual skills that are relevant to this role. This benefits you by giving you a greater chance of expressing your skills in this objective selection process.


We anticipate most colleagues will work one or two days a week in the office on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, East London 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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