Current vacancies

Work with the Start Network

Working at the Start Network is an opportunity and a challenge to change the way we do things in the humanitarian sector. 


The Start Network’s principles set out the behaviours expected from our staff and member organisations as their contribution to the Start Network vision.

We put people first: the communities we serve come first in our decision-making and programming.

We are brave: we have great ambition and are willing to explore new things and are willing to take risks to achieve it.

We operate collectively: we leverage the value of working as a network, sharing risk and resources and learning together.

We are inclusive: we see the value in diverse perspectives and work to remove the barriers that prevent voices from being heard.

We are open: we work transparently and with integrity, building mutual trust in all levels of our work, from governance to programming.


The Start Network is currently hosted by Save the Children UK; as such, we are compliant with Save the Children employment policies and processes. If you wish to work for the Start Network, you must apply through the SCUK website – any links below will re-direct you to the relevant application page.

For any questions relating to our current vacancies, please contact Ekaterina Schubert.



The Start Network Board is seeking a new trustee with the ability to dedicate time to manage a network at scale; the energy to play a key role in decision making around Start’s strategic direction; and the diversity and skills to ensure governance excellence. The trustee will be recruited specifically for demonstrated high-level experience in one or more of the following areas: business acumen (experience with early or mid-stage entrepreneurial organisations); network development and engagement; governance; legislation; international politics; digital business approaches. We value diversity in our leadership and are open to individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds–we particularly encourage applicants based in the Global South.

Closing date: 3rd Febuary 2019

For further information on this role or to apply please click here.


The Start Network Nominations and HR Committees are looking for new members with fresh perspectives to contribute their knowledge, skillsets and ideas to vital areas of Start Network governance and decision making. 

Nominations Committee (Terms of Reference) | 2 vacancies | Deadline: Friday 25th January

The Nominations Committee facilitates Board and sub-committee appointments, and ensures a good balance of skills is held by the trustees. They are looking for two member volunteers with governance experience.
If you are interested, please send your CV and a statement of interest (max. 1 page) to Antigone Mathianaki.

HR Committee (Terms of Reference) | 1 vacancy | Deadline: Friday 25h January

The newly formed Human Resources Committee oversees the organisation's People Strategy and advises the Board on important recruitments. They are looking for one member volunteer with expertise in human resources, remuneration, and/or employee engagement.
If you are interested, please send your CV and a statement of interest (max. 1 page) to Antigone Mathianaki.


  • Start Fund Regional Advisor for East and Southern Africa

The Start Fund is looking a regional advisor for East and Southern Africa. The objective of the Regional Advisor is to create greater awareness of, and engagement with, the Start Fund and the Network more broadly.

Closing date: Open

For further information and to apply for this role, please click here.

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