Global Head of Integrated Planning and Strategy

The Opportunity

Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Global Head of Integrated Planning and Strategy in the UK (London or Remote) or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office worldwide.

Role Purpose:

The Global Head of Integrated Planning and Strategy will play a pivotal role in developing and driving our Global Brand, Marketing and Communications Framework and integrated marketing strategies, as well as planning priority global moments across Save the Children to support our organisational strategy; helping to accelerate growth, strengthen our brand and increase audience engagement.

We are at a transformative moment in our organisation where integration across brand, fundraising, advocacy, communications and media is key to brand growth and building our supporter base.

Working closely with the Global Engagement Director and the Global Communications Director, as well as the Heads of Units within the department, this role will lead the strategy, planning and integration of marketing communications for the organization, ensuring this is supported by a workplan with clear objectives, audience hierarchy and associated business metrics.

This includes leading on the strategic planning of our global annual narrative helping to ensure we deliver inspiring, audience-centred activations for themes, campaigns and key moments where the global federation can unite to create more impact; accelerating both our financial and non-financial support. 

This role will also ensure that change initiatives and critical projects are set up and delivered, bringing in particular strong communication, analytical skills, coordination and performance monitoring.

The post holder will drive effective business partnering with key stakeholder groups such as communications, media, fundraising, advocacy and programme colleagues in Save the Children member and country offices.


  • Exceptional planning and organisational skills, with an ability to meet deadlines, manage multiple demands and competing priorities, while maintaining high quality standards.
  • Exceptional project and change management skills and experience related to multi-stakeholder projects for complex, international organisations and involving cross-functional teams.
  • Excellent knowledge or experience of integrated marketing, strategic communications, planning theory and best practice.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to motivate, influence and negotiate both internally and externally.
  • Demonstrates a high level of interpersonal skills including influencing and negotiation.
  • Great ability to work as part of a team within a networked structure, and to maintain good working relationships with colleagues across functional and geographical boundaries.
  • Experience of working in an international or large organisation, working with different levels of seniority.
  • Strong experience of utilising brand, audience insight and the engagement funnel for integrated marketing communications activations.
  • Creative communications experience with a good knowledge of latest trends.
  • Strong analytics skills, in distilling large amount of information into useable outputs.
  • Significant ability to work in a fast-paced environment and to adapt work plans flexibly depending on external opportunities.
  • Commitment to Save the Children’s values and ways of working.

We can offer circa £71,000 per annum (If based in the UK) with an option of flexible working hours. If the role is based outside of the UK, National Terms & Conditions (including pay and benefits) will apply.

This role can be based in the UK (London or Remote) or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office location on approval, provided the successful candidate has proof of eligibility to work from the preferred location for the duration of the contract.

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The Organisation

We employ approximately 25,000 people across the globe and work on the ground in over 100 countries to help children affected by crises, or those that need better healthcare, education and child protection. We also campaign and advocate at the highest levels to realise the right of children and to ensure their voices are heard.

We are working towards three breakthroughs in how the world treats children by 2030:

  • No child dies from preventable causes before their 5th birthday
  • All children learn from a quality basic education and that,
  • Violence against children is no longer tolerated

We know that great people make a great organization, and that our employees play a crucial role in helping us achieve our ambitions for children. We value our people and offer a meaningful and rewarding career, along with a collaborative and inclusive environment where ambition, creativity, and integrity are highly valued.

Application Information:

Please attach a copy of your CV and cover letter with your application, and include details of your salary expectations. A full copy of the role profile can be found available for download at

We need to keep children safe so our selection process, which includes rigorous background checks, reflects our commitment to the protection of children from abuse.

All employees are expected to carry out their duties in accordance with our global anti-harassment policy.

Save the Children does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.

Job Description

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28 Mar 2024

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