Save The Children Hiring Professional Practice Manager

Save The Children Hiring IT Project Manager 

The Opportunity


Save the Children International has an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as the Professional Practice Manager in the UK (London or Remote) or any existing Save the Children International Regional or Country office worldwide.

Role Purpose:

Global Assurance (GA) supports the Boards of various Save the Children entities [including, but not limited to, Save the Children International (SCI), Save the Children Fund (SCUK) and Save the Children Federation Inc (SCUS)] and other SC entities the management of these organisations by evaluating the adequacy and effectiveness of the governance, risk management, control and oversight systems in place.

The role holder will support the pursuit of GA’s broader strategic aims and will primarily be focused on the development and maintenance of GA’s professional practices, including its quality assurance and improvement program, methodology, and learning and development activities. They will be expected to work closely with the Global Assurance Management Team (GAMT) to ensure a quality, professional internal audit service.

Reporting to the Chief Assurance Officer, the Professional Practices Assistant Manager is responsible for: (i) managing GA’s professional practices and quality assurance improvement programme; (ii) operational planning and performance monitoring; and (iii) coordinating GA’s learning and professional development activities.



  • Internal audit experience with an understanding of the strategic and operational risks faced by large and complex organizations.
  • Experience leading and conducting risk-based audits and reviews of systems and processes (with a good understanding of the three lines model), identifying weaknesses and areas of improvements with minimum supervision and support.
  • Experience developing, maintaining, and/or contributing to improvements in internal audit methodology and other professional practices, such as quality assurance activities, performance monitoring, etc.
  • Experience developing and delivering training that supports the delivery of assurance and advisory work, and to build and maintain professional and business acumen.
  • Experience using audit management software to support the delivery of internal audits. 
  • Highly accurate, detail-orientated, and able to plan and complete multiple projects with conflicting priorities on time and within budget.
  • Strong interpersonal skills including influencing, negotiation, coaching and relationship building in a wide range of cultural environments.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with an ability to tactfully and confidently deliver challenging messages, coupled with an equal proficiency in actively listening and incorporating suggestions for improvement.
  • Have a strong cultural awareness and be able to work well in an international environment with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures, able to demonstrate standards of ethics and integrity and committed to Save the Children values.
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We can offer circa £55,000 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.

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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 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.


Find out more about this role by downloading the job description JOB DESCRIPTION

 4 JAN 2024

 12 JAN 2024 – 02:59 EAT