Children North East exists because growing up can be hard.
For 127 years we have been working with children and young people in their families, schools and communities to ensure they grow up healthy and happy. Our support services focus on those periods in growing up when a little help can make a big difference to a child’s life and future. They are also the periods where if things go wrong, they are likely to have a far-reaching detrimental effect on the child.
The Campaigner will support our campaigning against injustices experienced by children and young people by inspiring people, changing practice and altering government policy. As a long established and respected local charity Children North East has the potential to lead effective campaigns to right injustices experienced by children and young people. The trustees wish to expand this aspect of the charity’s impact.
The post holder will have day to day responsibility for planning, executing and evaluating the effectiveness of campaigns under the direction of the Operations Director.
You will have proven commitment to children's rights and understanding of services for and legislation about children, young people and families, and the ability to engage effectively with children and young people. Ideally you will also have experience of successfully campaigning against injustice.
This new post will be accountable to the Operations Director. You must be able to collaborate with colleagues inside the charity including the communications team to identify, develop and deliver effective campaigns. You will have excellent diplomacy and communications skills and will work with external stakeholders who share our aims.
If you have the following values and behaviours, the relevant experience, knowledge, skills and abilities then you could be the person we are looking for.
Equality: Ensures people are treated with dignity and respect, values diversity, respects individual beliefs, is non-judgemental, and ensures people are treated fairly.
Empowerment: Encourages, motivates and supports others, encourages teamwork, avoids criticism and uses positive language, encourages initiative, engages early with problems.
Acceptance: Is committed to CNE, its purpose and beneficiaries, embraces change, accepts feedback, supports collective decisions, despite personal views, and celebrates success.
Partnership: Works collaboratively internally and externally, actively supports and helps to find solutions, seeks opportunities to work with others, supports all of CNE’s functions, builds trust with others.
Respect: Listens to others, recognises other people’s values, keeps promises and demonstrates integrity, invests in the development of others, makes timely clear decisions.
Openness: Is open honest and transparent, communicates openly and effectively builds trust with others, encourages open honest discussion, actively listens.
For an informal discussion please also contact Jeremy Cripps, Chief Executive on 0191 256 2444.
We are committed to safeguarding children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff and volunteers will be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.
Children North East welcomes a diverse range of applications.