Interim Programme Advisor – Digital & Community (maternity cover) at Family for Every Child

Family for Every Child is dedicated to a vision of a world where every child can grow up in a permanent, safe and caring family, supported by temporary, quality alternative care where needed. Family for Every Child was developed to demonstrate a different way of doing international collaboration. It is premised on the importance of diverse and contextually informed knowledge from all parts of the globe being given equal value internationally. Although our members all grow independently, they are connected by a shared “root” system, tended to by a small team of Family for Every Child staff (the Secretariat). This makes each member more effective, and the network as a whole more resilient, because together, we’re more than the sum of our parts. We believe in collective leadership and working horizontally bringing together our member organisations, our Secretariat and our Boards. We are committed to becoming a model of ways of working that starts to decolonise the sector. We are determined to improve as an Alliance on this journey. Ours is a “future focused” model that will facilitate growth, change and impact in a sustainable way.

Working closely with both the Alliance Programme and Communications team, this maternity cover role will manage and further develop our ‘Changemakers for Children’ online social network, help to build a global movement of local civil society organisations by identifying and using digital mechanisms and contribute to the development of Family for Every Child’s overall digital strategy.

  • This is a part-time role working 28 hours a week, with the availability to work full time if needs be.
  • This is a maternity cover role fixed term contract of initially 9 months (likely to extend to 12 months), with a salary of GBP £40 – £45,000 pro rata (or equivalent depending on experience and location).
  • This role is home based and flexible working patterns are possible, with the expectation that regardless of time zone you will be able to work flexibly to support work with colleagues in different time zones including occasional work outside normal working hours.
  • Candidates must have the right to work in the country they are based – we do not sponsor work permits or contribute to costs.
  • Candidates can be based in either: New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, UK, India, Kenya or South Africa. DO NOT APPLY IF YOU ARE BASED IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY OR IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO WORK IN THE COUNTRIES LISTED.

There are an extensive range of benefits on offer for this role, including life assurance, pension and support towards internet costs and co-working space if desired.

We are looking for a digital communities expert to manage and further develop Family for Every Child’s Changemakers for Children platform. This includes developing, coordinating and supporting platform initiatives such as communities of practice, campaigns, collaborations and connections between platform users; and facilitating effective engagement and communications.

The ideal candidate will have experience of building a global movement of local civil society organisations, ideally in the development sector, identifying and using digital mechanisms, in order to support Family for Every Child to engage with our members and wider stakeholders to enable advocacy at national, regional and international levels, based on a wealth of locally led experience and credible evidence.

You will be contributing to the development of Family for Every Child’s overall digital strategy therefore a demonstrable recent track record of rapid growth in subscribers and social media followers on a professional platform is essential, coupled with experience of using and developing different online communication tools and an awareness and interest in using a range of tools and mechanisms to support relationship management and case management.

You will be an active listener with the ability to work across different actors, cultural contexts and technical areas to bring stakeholders together for a common goal.

Please download a full Interim Programme Advisor – Digital & Community Candidate Pack for a full job description and person specification.


Initial interviews will take place virtually on either 14 or 15 December 2021.

Interviews will last one hour.

Times will be arranged to fit around UK working hours therefore evening and early morning interviews may need to be scheduled.


Start date will ideally be no later than 31 January 2022 although the current post holder is going on maternity leave at Christmas and therefore ideally we would hope to arrange a handover call before 22 December 2021.


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