At Plan International UK, we come to work every day because we won’t stop until we create a just and fair world for girls - a vital step in building a better world for all children. It’s our people’s passion, commitment, expert knowledge and skills that enable us to create lasting change for children who need it most.
Meet some of the team – find out what makes them tick and get a taste of what it’s like to work for us.
“My role involves programme development and delivery as well as fundraising through working closely with country offices across the regions that Plan International Operates in.
Addressing social injustice and ensuring realisation of rights speaks to me at both a personal level and professionally. I have always been passionate about creating lasting change for girls and women.
I enjoy working with colleagues in Plan UK and across the wider Plan Family including those working close to the point of impact to cocreate programmes that bring transformative change and lasting impact in the lives of the children, young people and the girls we serve. I enjoy working closely with our programme participants as we engage them as active participants in our programming work and not as passive recipients of aid”.
Tsungai Mahumucha, Director of International Programmes
“Hey, my name is Lizzy Brothers, I have been at Plan for 4 years as the Wales Project Coordinator.
I love my job; it is so rewarding seeing the impact our programmes have on the girls in Wales. I have seen so many of them grow into passionate young women standing up for what they believe in and smashing those every day gender stereotypes they face. I also love working with our young men and boys, helping them to become allies and supporting girls in their communities.
My highlight has been a trip to Brazil. It was an incredible experience to learn and listen from the girls about the issues they face. I was also able to take over some artwork from our Welsh girls showing solidarity. It is amazing to see how young people in Wales are part of something global!”
Lizzy Brothers, Wales Project Coordinator
“I Joined Plan International UK 21 years ago… I wanted a change from the private sector, and while I hadn’t thought of the charity sector at the time, Plan International UK was a good fit in terms of the work environment, career prospects, and Plan International’s mission to help all children in need. Staff are very friendly and at the same time incredibly talented, professional, and efficient. It’s more than just a job, with multiple social clubs including softball, badminton, and film club to name a few.”
Tarik Hasan, Senior IT Operations Manager
“In my role as Individual Giving Coordinator, I work across all of the teams within Individual Giving (Fundraising). This job is very fast paced and each week can look quite different to the last depending which team requires support which keeps my job exciting!
My favourite part of working at Plan International UK is the people who I work with - I am so fortunate to be working in such a supportive environment and to get to interact with such inspiring and passionate colleagues every day.
I am currently on the Staff Council, which is a body of staff who represent the workforce, providing an opportunity to feedback ideas and issues as well as providing a more formal
opportunity to discuss matters that affect staff across the organisation with senior leadership. I am also an Office First-Aider though fortunately I have not had to use this skill yet!”
Sian Dempster, Individual Giving Unit Coordinator
“As a little girl I spent most of my time writing stories and really wanted to be an author. But as I grew up, I realised real life can be far more interesting and inspiring than fiction.
For me, being brave enough to talk about your experiences publicly in the hope that it will help others is one of the most impactful things you can do, and I’m very proud to work with young people all over the world who do just that.
My ambition for Plan International UK is that we will continue to turn issues that girls are facing into everyday conversations. Recently we’ve supported young people to talk to the media about public sexual harassment, the global hunger crisis and girls’ participation in politics – who knows what’s next!”
Laura MacLeman, Press and Media Manager