Soccer Aid Programme Lead

Job Title: Soccer Aid Programme Lead
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London (Central), London (Greater)
Salary: £44,617 - £53,116 per annum
Reference: 15622705
Job Published: November 10, 2017 00:00

Job Description

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.

Soccer Aid is a pioneering television event which brings together two teams of celebrities and football legends from England and the Rest of the World for the biggest charity celebrity football match in the calendar, broadcast live on ITV. The event, which started in 2006, has taken place every two years since and raised more than £17million, providing much needed support for children in danger. From 2018, Soccer Aid will become an annual event and we are recruiting a permanent team to help realise this. The Soccer Aid Programme Lead is one of two roles we are recruiting to work with the newly appointed Director of Soccer Aid to shape and deliver the annual campaign.

As Programme Lead, you will be responsible for operational delivery and project management across all campaign stakeholders, delivering both the in-year activity and preparation for subsequent years.  

To succeed in this role, you should have excellent skills in relationship management and negotiation and a talent for influencing senior colleagues and of fostering collaboration among diverse stakeholders. You will have experience of managing multiple projects and understand fundamental project management tools and techniques.


This is a fantastic opportunity to support Unicef UK, is critical to Soccer Aid’s future success and a high-profile position where you will be exposed to senior stakeholders across all key partners for Soccer Aid. The level of success that the project achieves will have a direct effect on the levels on the income raised to support Unicef’s work.

Act now and visit to apply online.

Closing date: 5pm, Monday 27 November 2017.

Interview date: Tuesday 7 or Wednesday 8 December 2017.

We welcome applications from a diverse range of people, respecting and drawing on different perspectives, skills, experience and knowledge. 

The successful candidate will be required to apply for a Basic Disclosure from Disclosure Scotland. 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. CVs will not be accepted.

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.

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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