Jobs at ActionAid | ActionAid UK

We’re on a mission to help women and girls living in the world’s poorest places change their lives for good. To do that, we need the best, most talented, committed people. Could that be you? Then we want you on our team.

With great employee benefits and tons of learning and development opportunities, working for ActionAid isn’t just a job; it could be the start of a fulfilling new career. Browse our current vacancies below, scroll down to see a bit more about what it’s like to work here, and good luck! Hope to meet you soon.

Good news! We’re hiring

Proposal Writer and Grant Manager

Central London

We are a value driven, forward thinking organisation, focused on achieving long-term change through supporting our partners to make a sustainable difference. To help increase income and ensure programmatic quality we are recruiting a Proposal Writer and Grant Manager to join our Philanthropy and Partnerships Team.
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Senior Web Developer

Central London

ActionAid have made digital transformation a priority, so it is now more important than ever for the best and most diverse digital talent to join our team.We have a fantastic opportunity for you to join us now as a Senior Web Developer.
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Internal Communications Specialist

Central London

Could you use your internal communications expertise to help us further improve the way in which we communicate with each other, helping shape an environment where people can be their best self?
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Senior Business Development Specialist

Central London

Do you have a passion for designing innovative development programmes to transform gender norms and realise women’s and girls’ rights? ActionAid UK is looking for an experienced business development expert to lead the development of commercial tenders and complex grant proposals to fund the delivery of our ambitious new strategy, Together with Women and Girls.
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What makes ActionAid different?

Working for ActionAid is different to working with other charities. For a start, we’ve been around since 1973, so we’re one of the longest established and best respected charities in the UK. Many of our frontline staff and partners around the world live in the communities in the 45 countries where we work across Africa, Asia and America.

Our approach is all about empowering people to claim their rights. And so our working relationships in the UK and across the world are based on mutual trust, respect and democracy. If you like the sound of that, we can’t wait to welcome you aboard.

You can find out more about our mission and what we do in the UK here


Meet your new colleagues

From receptionist to chief executive, front-end developer to grants administrator, ActionAid staff are incredibly committed, creative and talented. People join us at many different stages of their careers – from apprentice to chief operating officer — bringing a wealth of different experience and points of view.

We’re proud of the opportunities we create for employees to help them progress and develop their skills.

Click on the pictures below to meet a handful of UK staff and read about their ActionAid journeys for yourself.

  • Anna


    Administrative and Research Assistant

  • Ruth


    Project Manager

  • Himaya


    Editorial and Stories Officer

  • Natalia


    Digital Content Editor

  • Nick


    Supporter Contact Officer

  • Susan


    Celebrity Coordinator

Welcome to the (central London) neighbourhood

Our UK head office at Bowling Green Lane is a spacious, open plan, wheelchair-accessible building in the heart of London’s Clerkenwell – a bustling but friendly, relaxed part of the city with a great history. Surrounded by beautiful buildings, and seconds away from the lively Exmouth Market — full of interesting shops, stalls and restaurants - you’re spoilt for choice for lunch, with options to suit all budgets. 

We’re also lucky to be near many famous cultural hotspots, as well as some hidden gems and secret green spaces. Great transport links (several train, bus, and tube lines are nearby) will make your journey to and from work stress-free. Check out the local area!


Page updated 17 August 2018