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Mothers’ Union is a Christian membership organisation with 4 million members in 83 countries and our members have been empowering communities to combat poverty, speak up for social justice and improve wellbeing of those around them for more than 140 years.


This is a full time permanent position (14 hours per week) with a full time equivalent salary of £37000.00.





To support the global movement in policy and advocacy matters, providing expertise which is in line with MU priorities, and complementary to that of the Domestic Abuse Advocacy Manager


Key Tasks:


  • To support the Global Policy and Advocacy Advisory Group in uplifting the voices of the membership around the world to call for change in agreed areas – and to help nurture a global community of interest of MU members on key topics, including potential speakers and ambassadors.
  • To build an appropriate network of organisations with like interests, including building on existing relationships with movements such as Faith in Beijing, Side by Side and the UKCSWA.
  • To evaluate the value of the accreditation of MU at the United Nations, including our attendance at UNCSW, and recommend an approach for the future.
  • To identify other key events or fora where MU may wish to have a voice.
  • To review the global strategy on Gender Justice prepared in November, 2019, refresh, and propose a realistic implementation plan, including whether, and when, to focus beyond domestic abuse.
  • To offer expertise in 1-2 areas beyond DA, within the overall  area of Gender Justice.
  • For Britain and Ireland, where there are issues which link to current affairs about which members care passionately, to be able to connect with other organisations, to uplift the voice of members in an informed and appropriate way.
  • To develop a deep understanding of ongoing MU development programmes, and to draw together stories of impact to inform policy calls.
  • To represent MU externally on matters beyond Domestic Abuse, including in Government and the Church.

Key Interfaces


The jobholder will work  closely with the Domestic Abuse Advocacy Manager, to ensure that all global engagement is consistent with DA strategy. They may also need to engage with the Head of Communications & Campaigns on content for any campaigns beyond Domestic Abuse.


The jobholder will work with the global policy and advocacy advisory group, and the Development Team, to develop an effective globally advocacy network in the membership, and to ensure that development programme MEL yields data which will enable MU to advocate on relevant matters beyond domestic abuse.

Externally, the jobholder will assess the relevance of the range of current networks  with which MU is engaged, and engage actively with those where there is an agreed strategic value


Essential Attributes


  • Must have a proven track record of policy development and advocacy in Gender Justice or Family matters beyond domestic abuse.
  • Should have a good understanding of the international policy environment, including, for example, the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and an understanding of the ways in which MU could best exert influence

Contract Type


This is a full time permanent position (14 hours per week) with a full time equivalent salary of £37000.00.


Work Location


This role is primarily based at our head office in Central London. Mothers’ Union is currently operating a hybrid working pattern. The successful candidate will be expected to work to a hybrid working pattern with a certain number of days in the office in Central London.


How to Apply


If you are interested in this position, please apply by sending your CV and a Cover Letter via e-mail to Ranjeewa.Wickramasuriya@mothersunion.org


The Cover Letter should clearly outline how your skills match the main responsibilities of the role.


Application Deadline


The closing date for applications is 15 July 2022. Due to the number of applications we receive, we may not be able to individually respond to each applicant. If we do not get in touch with you within 4 weeks from the application deadline, then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for this position.


Equal Opportunity


Mothers’ Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to create an inclusive environment for all employees.


Closing date

15 Jul 2022


£37000.00 Full time equivalent (FTE)

Role type

Part time