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. Looking for a fulfilling new job? Then come and join us. 

What to expect when you work for ActionAid

As part of our current strategy we are focusing on a number of key elements. This means that all our staff need to show a commitment to our focus on working with women and girls living in poverty, and embrace a digital-first way of working.

As part of our commitment to safeguarding, we will complete a basic disclosure check on all new hires. We encourage applications from under-represented groups, in particular those with a right to work in the UK who come from the Global South. We offer a variety of different flexible working options, and therefore welcome applications from individuals who would like to explore flexible working.

Browse our current vacancies below.

Good news! We’re hiring

Senior Research and Policy Specialist

Central London

We are recruiting for a Senior Research and Policy Advisor to play a key role within our International Development Policy and Practice team.
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Safeguarding Coordinator

Central London

As Safeguarding Coordinator, you will play an essential role within ActionAid UK.
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Senior Stories and Content Gathering Specialist

Central London

We are recruiting for a Senior Stories and Content Gathering Specialist to help shape ActionAid’s identity as a leading voice on the rights of women and girls living in poverty across the world.
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Central London

We are very excited to be recruiting for four volunteer Trustees to join the Board to help lead us as we deliver on our commitments.
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Individual Giving Specialist

Central London

Could you plan and deliver direct marketing campaigns which engage, retain and raise income from supporters, helping ActionAid UK deliver on our 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. 

As part of our commitment to women’s and girls’ rights, we recognise, embody and champion feminist principles not only in our work or what we do but also in the way we work or how we do things. Find out more about how we practise feminism at work.

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.


Why you should work for ActionAid UK

Watch our CEO, Girish Menon explain what ActionAid UK stands for. If you are passionate about women and girls’ human rights and if you care about social change, ActionAid UK is the place for you!


Page updated 10 September 2019