Frequently Asked Questions


I am interested in working for Save the Children, but I don’t see a suitable vacancy advertised. How can I set up an email alert for suitable vacancies?

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.

I’m interested in a role in one of your Country offices, but don’t see it on the careers portal. Where can I find the posting and apply?

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

I’m interested in a role in one of your Member offices, but don’t see it on the careers portal. Where can I find the posting and apply?

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

I am interested in applying for a role where I do not currently have the right to work. Does Save the Children support with visas and work permits?

Where a candidate is required to have the existing right towork 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.

I am interested in applying for a vacancy but would like to confirm the salary before applying?

We invite all candidates to confirm their salary expectations on application. For London-based opportunities, please email and we will be able to confirm the salary range. 

I am applying from a country which the US applies sanctions to, and I get an error message when I try to submit an online application via ReliefWeb and LinkedIn. How can I submit my application?

Please apply directly via the relevant Save the Children website and your application will be received.

Can I make any changes to my application once it has been submitted?

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

How long will it take to hear back on my application?

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

I would like to volunteer for Save the Children. How do I learn about available opportunities?

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

Does Save the Children offer internships? How do I register my interest?

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

Does Save the Children offer work placement opportunities?

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.  

I am locked out of my account on your e-recruitment system. How do I reset my password?

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

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