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Staffcare & Wellbeing Specialist

Date: 11-Oct-2021

Location: Flexible, UK

Company: Plan International

The Organisation


Plan International is an independent development and humanitarian organisation that advances children’s rights and equality for girls.


We believe in the power and potential of every child. But this is often suppressed by poverty, violence, exclusion and discrimination. And it’s girls who are most affected.


Working together with children, young people, our supporters and partners, we strive for a just world, tackling the root causes of the challenges facing girls and all vulnerable children.


We support children’s rights from birth until they reach adulthood. And we enable children to prepare for – and respond to – crises and adversity. We drive changes in practice and policy at local, national and global levels using our reach, experience and knowledge.


We have been building powerful partnerships for children for over 80 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.


The Opportunity


At Plan International, we are proud to have built a strong global function, with a successfully modernised and well respected People and Culture team. We continue to seek to improve our ways of working and recognise the need to actively promote the well being of our staff in all aspects, both physical and mental and the people and culture team is focussed on supporting our global client groups to deliver on our goal of sustained well being within our workplace.


In this new role as Staffcare & Wellbeing Specialist, we are looking for an experienced and qualified Wellbeing professional, who will work closely with the Executive Director of People & Culture and the broader Executive Leadership team to build an exceptional staff wellness service. We need an individual to join us with a proven background in either HR or Psychology, with exceptional facilitation and communication skills, a mindset that is both calm and customer focussed and an ability to coach others through specific cases including both critical incident and cumulative stress management. You will be a highly credible and consultative partner to senior managers with the confidence and interpersonal skills to negotiate, challenge and influence at all levels within the organisation. As well as bringing technical expertise in well being and stress management matters, you will be a resilient, self-aware individual, who can model best practice in self care and wellbeing , not just to the team but across our global organisation.


Working globally, this role requires an understanding of working across a broad range of cultural, economic and social contexts, so an understanding of the challenges and complexities that come with delivering international solutions is required. Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to Plan International's values and desired culture and this role is key in promoting that culture.


Some key deliverables:

  • Act as a trusted and credible global advisor on staff care related matters.
  • Build our staff care capacity, to identify and build a peer supporter network in our locations globally.
  • Embed sustainable and scalable staff care strategies, including communications and outreach frameworks.
  • Develop our staff care policies and work to embed and influence practice across the organisation.
  • Work with leadership to confidentially advise and consult on escalated wellbeing cases and possible actions.
  • Promote education and awareness among managers regarding critical incident stress management well being strategies.
  • Maintain a strong network of professional staff care organisations, practitioners and well being experts in other international agencies.

If you would like to find out more about this opportunity, please refer to the job description.

For more information or to apply for this new position please contact Rebecca Beardwell at Morgan Law on 0207 747 6810 or Email


Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the very heart of everything that Plan International stands for.


We want Plan International to reflect the diversity of the communities we work with, offering equal opportunities to everyone regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


Plan International is based on a culture of inclusivity and we strive to create a workplace environment that ensures every team, in every office, in every country, is rich in diverse people, thoughts, and ideas.


We foster an organisational culture that embraces our commitment to racial justice, gender equality, girls’ rights and inclusion.


Plan International believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. This means that we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with and we must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.


A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plan International's Safeguarding Children and Young People policy. Plan International also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this scheme we will request information from applicants previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures.