Global Head of Campaigns


London, United Kingdom 🇬🇧

By 2030 we want everyone everywhere to have safe water, sanitation and hygiene. We need you to help us make it happen. If you bring your expertise, passion and professionalism, we’ll give you a lot back.   

WaterAid is currently seeking a Global Head of Campaigns to play a vital role in our mission to transform lives in the world’s poorest communities. 

Working within the Policy and Campaigns department, the Global Head of Campaigns will develop and implement a dynamic global campaigns vision and strategy to help deliver the influencing ambitions of WaterAid’s Global Strategy. They will lead the delivery of ‘Healthy Start’, our global advocacy priority, and develop new work aimed at reducing inequalities that prevent the poorest and most marginalised people accessing their basic human rights to safe water and sanitation. They will make change happen by developing campaigning strategies to maximise WaterAid’s influence on global policy debates.

WaterAid is seeking an outstanding candidate for this role. To be successful, you will need to demonstrate a proven track record of leading successful international campaigning and advocacy strategies, including through lobbying and influencing institutions and governments and achieving political change. You will also be a strategic, innovative and creative thinker with the ability to deliver tangible results through your leadership. Most importantly, you will have a strong commitment to WaterAid’s values and a working style that reflects these.

Working with us, you will be entitled to a wide range of employee benefits, such as an exceptional pension fund, medical cash plans, an employee assistance programme, generous annual leave and Save As You Learn schemes, as well as fitness and lifestyle programmes. 

To apply, or to download further information, please visit quoting reference 2809. Applications should include a full curriculum vitae (including comprehensive details of key achievements and responsibilities and current salary) along with a covering letter addressing the candidate profile and indicating motivation for both the role and WaterAid, as well as an indication of the candidate’s right to work in the UK.

The closing date for applications is 9am GMT on Friday 9th December 2016Second stage interviews are likely to take place in London in the week commencing 16th January 2017.