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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Advocacy Director

NGO/UN Job Vacancy

Organization: Action on Armed Violence
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 23 Aug 2017

£40,000 p.a. (+ 3% of salary pension contribution and 5 weeks’ holiday)

Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) has a central mission: to carry out research and advocacy in order to reduce the incidence and impact of global armed violence. The charity campaigns to strengthen international laws and standards on the availability and use of conventional and improvised weapons. It also works to build recognition of the rights of survivors of armed violence, and to research, understand and act effectively on the root causes of armed violence.

Working closely with the Executive Director and Board, as Advocacy Director, you will deliver a high-quality and effective advocacy programme, while maintaining a good understanding of the environment in which AOAV operates. You will advocate for AOAV’s aims at influential meetings, both nationally and internationally. You will continue to grow AOAV’s external network, while developing excellent working relationships with key stakeholders. You will identify and pursue funding streams, preparing and submitting compelling bids. We are looking for an enthusiastic and capable candidate, who can hit the ground running and play a key leadership role within a lean team.

Candidates should be educated to degree level, or demonstrate equivalent experience. They should have 5 years’ experience of advocacy in an international environment, and should be accustomed to working with politicians and civil servants. It is desirable that this should be in the field of reducing armed violence. Regular travel, within the UK and internationally, will be required.

This is an exciting opportunity to take ownership of the direction, focus and impact of AOAV’s advocacy engagement.

How to apply:

To apply, please view the full Job description at on AOAV’s website at: and send your CV, with a supporting statement of no more than 2 sides of A4, to: The deadline for applications is 23 August 2017. Interviews for successful applicants will be held in September.