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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

The organisation is at an exciting stage as we embark on two campaigns – on UK foreign policy and on restoring faith in global governance – and look to streamline and focus our activities. The Communications Assistant will play a key role in moving forward these developments by providing high-quality media and online support across UNA-UK’s operations and activities.

Job Opportunities

Please note, we are currently recruiting for two comms roles at the same pay grade and level: a Communications Assistant and an UN75 International Coordinator (see below). Given the overlap in skills required, those who apply for one of these roles will automatically be considered for both (if you do not want to be considered for both, please make this clear in your cover letter).

Communications Assistant

UNA-UK is at an exciting stage as we embark on a campaign on restoring faith in global governance – and look to streamline and focus our activities. The Communications Assistant will play a key role in moving forward these developments by providing high-quality media and online support across UNA-UK’s operations and activities.

This is a full-time post (35 hours per week, excluding lunch hours) at the UNA-UK offices in central London. The appointment will be for 6 months initially, with the opportunity to extend subject to funding.

The post-holder will report to the Head of Policy, and will be part of a small, dynamic UNA-UK team, which currently comprises eight staff members.

You can download the full job description here.

To apply please complete and email the application form together with your CV and a covering letter to Fred Carver at jobs@una.org.uk with the subject line: Communications Assistant job application.

We would be grateful if you could complete the attached equal opportunities monitoring form.

Closing deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm December 1.

Shortlisted Candidates will be invited to telephone/skype interview on 9 December and face-to-face-interview on 16 December.

 

UN75 International Coordinator

The UN’s 75th anniversary year - 2020 - is a key year for UNA-UK’s Together First campaign.  World leaders will gather in September to adopt a political declaration on how the UN needs to adapt to address the raft of global challenges facing humanity.  Together First intends to make 2020 count by working with civil society groups in all regions to gather ideas, feed them into the political process and campaign for them to be adopted.  We are looking for an outgoing campaigner with a good knowledge of global politics who enjoys collaborating with people from different cultures to help facilitate the work of Together First’s global network.

This is a full-time post (35 hours per week, excluding lunch hours) at the UNA-UK offices in central London. The appointment will be for 6 months initially, with the opportunity to extend subject to funding.

The post-holder will report to the Head of Campaigns, and will be part of a small, dynamic UNA-UK team, which currently comprises eight staff members.

You can download the full job description here.

To apply please complete and email the application form together with your CV and a covering letter to Ben Donaldson at jobs@una.org.uk with the subject line: UN75 International Coordinator job application.

We would be grateful if you could complete the attached equal opportunities monitoring form.

Closing deadline for receipt of applications is 5pm on 1 December.

Shortlisted Candidates will be invited to telephone/skype interview on 9 December and face-to-face-interview on 16 December.

 

Administrative Assistant

UNA-UK is at an exciting stage as we embark on a campaign on restoring faith in global governance – and look to streamline and focus our activities. The Administrative Assistant will play a key role in moving forward these developments by providing high-quality administration support across UNA-UK’s operations and activities. 

This is a full-time post (35 hours per week, excluding lunch hours) at the UNA-UK offices in central London. The appointment will be for 6 months initially, with the opportunity to extend subject to funding.

The post-holder will report to the Finance and Events Coordinator, and will be part of a small, dynamic UNA-UK team, which currently comprises eight staff members.

You can download the full job description here.

To apply for the post please complete and email the application form together with your CV and a covering letter to Bryony Pike at jobs@una.org.uk.

We would be grateful if you could complete the attached equal opportunities monitoring form.

Closing deadline for receipt of applications is 10am on Monday 2 December 2019.

Shortlisted Candidates will be invited to telephone/skype interview on 6 December 2019 and face-to-face-interview on 10 December 2019.

 

Outreach and Campaigns Assistant

UNA-UK is at an exciting stage as we embark on a campaign on restoring faith in global governance – and look to streamline and focus our activities. The Outreach and Campaigns Assistant will play a key role in moving forward these developments by providing high-quality engagement with key UNA-UK consitutencies.  

This is a full-time post (35 hours per week, excluding lunch hours) at the UNA-UK offices in central London. The appointment will be for 6 months initially, with the opportunity to extend subject to funding.

The post-holder will report to the Engagement and Partnerships Coordinator, and will be part of a small, dynamic UNA-UK team, which currently comprises seven staff members.

You can download the full job description here.

To apply for the post please complete and email the application form together with your CV and a covering letter to Olivia Beach at jobs@una.org.uk with the subject line: Outreach & Campaigns Assistant job application.

We would be grateful if you could complete the attached equal opportunities monitoring form.

Closing deadline for receipt of applications is 10am on Monday 2 December 2019.

Shortlisted Candidates will be invited to a telephone/skype interview on 9 December 2019 and face-to-face interview on 12 December 2019.