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Thinking of Working for Save the Children?

Save the Children is the world's leading organisation for children, employing around 25,000 staff. We save children's lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential. Through our work in 116 countries, we put the most deprived and marginalised children first.

We offer careers across a whole range of professions - whether in hands-on international development or humanitarian work, or with our support functions such as HR, IT, Finance, Legal, or Global Assurance. Whatever your profession, or career level, your contribution will help ensure children's voices are heard at the highest levels, and that we achieve our global strategy, Ambition for Children 2030, and reach every last child.

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You can also view jobs in our Country Offices and Member organisations by visiting their websites.

The work here is challenging, but is also immensely rewarding. At Save the Children, you will be in good company, working with talented, like-minded individuals who are determined to ensure that all children survive, learn, and are protected.

We look for candidates who share our passion and dedication to making a real difference in the world. You'll need to demonstrate a commitment to our mission and values, as well as our child safeguarding policy.
Each role will have its own requirements, but broadly speaking we look for candidates who have a high-level of technical competence, and are able to work collaboratively in a highly-matrixed, and culturally-diverse organisation. We need people who can deliver to a high standard, in often challenging circumstances, both ethically and professionally.

For some roles, you will need to be able to travel internationally, and may need to be internationally mobile to develop your career. Any requirement for international travel will be outlined in the job description.


What we offer

Child and employee

People are at the heart of Save the Children and this is the fundamental principle in our reward approach, which is designed to help us attract, retain, develop and mobilise the best talent. Our Reward approach supports and reflects Save the Children's mission, strategy, and values, as well as our commitment to fairness and diversity.

Many talented and passionate people join Save the Children to make a difference, and monetary reward will not be the primary motivator. Our reward offer ensures a minimum standard of living for our employees and their families, as well as a fair and proportionate reward for the contribution our employees make to delivering positive change for children. We provide:

  • Family-friendly policies including flexible working, maternity/parental leave
  • Competitive pay (as per the INGO market) which takes into account relevant skills, competencies and experiences
  • A competitive benefits package, as per the sector and relevant local market
  • Support for international relocations (where applicable)

At Save the Children, we are committed to supporting your development and helping you to enhance the impact you have on the organisation. We offer a varied curriculum of management and leadership development, personal effectiveness, technical and specialist practitioner training, which blends formal development with on the job learning. Where possible, we also support our staff to achieve externally recognised professional qualifications, and to take up opportunities to participate in working groups across our sector; which help you to build your network and enable us to benefit from industry learning and best practice.

We are focused on developing capable and diverse leaders who will enable the delivery of our global strategy. We offer a varied, best in class and bespoke leadership development curriculum, which reflects the demands and challenges of leading in a complex, global organisation. We invest in the development of our talented leaders and allow them to shape their own learning curriculum to reflect the needs and challenges of their individual roles. This includes targeted leadership coaching and intentional moves to different parts of our organisation in addition to formal learning.

Frequently asked questions

Please visit our careers portal to set up an account and profile. Once your profile is set up, click on the 'My Jobs' page, and then 'Access my profile'. Under the 'Preferences tab', you can create email alerts for new vacancies by the business function and location.

Roles available in our country offices for national staff will not be listed on this careers portal at this time. Please visit our country websites for those vacancies.

All roles available in our member offices will not be listed on this career portal until 2020. Please visit our member websites for those vacancies in the meantime.

Where a candidate is required to have the existing right to work in that country, it will be listed as an essential requirement. Otherwise, there is the potential for Save the Children to support with a visa or work permit.

We invite all candidates to confirm their salary expectations on application,  if you are shortlisted for interview this will be discussed with you at this time.

You can make changes to your application by logging into your account on the careers portal.

We will be in touch within four weeks of the closing date to confirm if we have short-listed your application.

All volunteer opportunities are advertised on our website. We do not accept speculative applications.

Save the Children offers paid internships in our London office. These vacancies are advertised on our website.

We do not offer work placements on a formal basis, but in some instances arrangements can be made through schools or universities. Please note that we do not accept individual requests.

Please request a new password on the e-recruitment system by selecting 'Forgot your password'. If you're still having problems, please contact for assistance.

Ready to Join Us?

You can also view jobs in our Country Offices and Member organisations by visiting their websites.