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.  We’re a team of about forty people committed to doing things differently.  We’re keen to attract new people from outside the sector with an interest in learning about humanitarian action.  For some roles, we need more technical expertise, but, for many roles, we are looking for relevant transferable skills and the right attitude.  We’re also looking for people who align with our values:


-  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.


Our roles are open to discussion about flexible working, such as part-time working, formalised flexitime, fixed (non-standard) working hours, working from home and job-sharing.  While our team is office-based, home working is part of our culture.  We all work at least a day a week from home.  Start Network embraces diversity, promotes equality of opportunity and eliminates unlawful discrimination. We are an equal opportunities employer and treat every application on merit alone.  We particularly welcome applications from disabled, black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME), and LGBT and non-binary candidates.  We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet our minimum selection criteria.


Please feel free to contact us by email if you have any questions about our current vacancies.


Here's a flavour of what we offer:

Flexible working with options to work from home

Contributory pension

Life assurance

Family friendly policies, particularly maternity pay

Training and development opportunities for individuals and cross-organisationally

25 days’ holiday plus 2 company days over the Christmas period

Centrally located WeWork office with onsite drinks and snacks available free of charge

Access to cultural talks, events, pop-up sales, and a place to meet and socialise after work

Discounts at local cafes and restaurants in association with WeWork


The Start Network is an independent charity, as of May 2019. We also work with Save the Children UK, which manages a number of our programmes. Some of our roles adverstised below, may redirect you to the Save the Children website to the relevant application page.


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When applying for roles at Start Network, please complete the Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form.

  • Treasurer

Start Network is seeking a new Treasurer to join its Board of Trustees, with the ability to dedicate time to manage a fledgling organisation; the energy to play a key role in decision making around the network’s growth and strategic direction; and the diversity and skills to ensure governance excellence. The Independent Trustee and Treasurer will play an important role in helping to improve and maintain the financial health of the Start Network charity. As the Chair of the Finance & Audit Committee, they will be responsible for advising and supporting the Start Network's Executive team and Board of Trustees on financial strategy and policies, and audit arrangements; and will help to establish or improve standalone financial practices for the organisation. Read more about the role here.

This recruitment is being run by Nurole, the board-level hiring platform. To find out more and apply you will need to request to become a member of Nurole (which is free and completely confidential) at and quoting “StartNetwork2021”. Nurole has a few criteria for membership and cannot guarantee an invitation to all who request it but if further assistance is needed, please contact

Deadline: 3rd June 2021

Interview dates: Most likely week of 14th June

  • Consultancy: Locally-led anticipatory action (research, analysis and policy guidance)

A consultancy to produce a research and policy report which analyses barriers, opportunities and recommendations regarding how the anticipatory action and locally-led humanitarian action agendas can mutually support each other. The consultant will work with Start Network and REAP on the project.


Deadline: 22 May 2021

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