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Schools Programme Officer (Voluntary Position)

Volunteer opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity posted by: War Child

Posted on: June 23, 2014

Volunteer Opportunity description

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War Child UK works with children who, as a result of conflict, live with a combination of poverty, exclusion and insecurity. These children might include street children, unaccompanied children or child-headed households, and children recruited into armed forces or armed groups. Our mission is to support and strengthen their protective environments. We look forward to a world in which the lives of children are no longer torn apart by war.

As well as working in some of the world's most dangerous war zones, War Child UK runs a successful development education programme in the UK. We are looking for an exceptional volunteer to co-ordinate the Schools Programme as part of our Campaigns/Advocacy work.

The Schools Programme Officer should be able to demonstrate outstanding initiative, creativity and enthusiasm for working with children and young people. This role will greatly benefit someone who is seeking to gain experience in the charity and education sectors – particularly in relation to international development within the UK schools system.

This role will be managed by the Policy and Advocacy Manager.

How to apply

If you think you are the right person for this role, please send your CV and brief covering letter, outlining how you meet the person specification, to Midnight, Sunday 6th July.Please entitle your email 'Schools Programme Volunteer Application'.

Interviews and a short assessment are likely to take place at the end of July at our Kentish Town offices. Please confirm your availability at this time. The successful candidate will be requested to commence the role in August 2014.

· Shortlisted candidates will be expected to read and sign up to our Child Protection Policy. This policy is a fundamental expression of our values and candidates will be expected to answer questions relating to this policy during interviews (this will be sent to interviewees in advance).

· The successful applicant will have to undergo a DBS (Disclosures and Barring Service) check and be expected to provide references.

Please note: we are a small charity with limited resources and we will only respond to applicants who are shortlisted for interview.


Linton House, 39-51 Highgate Road, London, United Kingdom

Time Commitment

3 months or longer
Time commitment
Full time (30-40 hours/week)
Times of day
Days of week
Flexible schedule