Current Vacancies

We are a humanitarian network of over 90 agencies seeking to bring systemic change to the humanitarian sector. We are an organisation committed to doing things differently. For some roles, we need more technical humanitarian expertise, but for other roles, we are looking for relevant transferable skills, the right attitude, and a passion to bring change.

Current Vacancies

Head of Network Development

This senior management role will enable strategic thinking and design, influence diverse stakeholders, adapt agile ways of…

Innovation Manager

Are you motivated by the desire to help shake things up and do things differently? Start Network is on a mission to disrupt…

Event Coordinator

Are you an experienced Event Coordinator looking for an engaging role with a purpose?

Membership Engagement Advisor

We are looking for a committed and collaborative individual, with previous experience of working in a membership focused role…

Start Fund Programme Officer

We are looking for an experienced and committed individual to join us as a Start Fund Programme Officer, a critical role…

Finance Business Partner

The postholder will be partnering with the Start Network as part of SCUK Global Programmes division, working and influencing…

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Our FAQs offer answers to some common questions regarding vacancies at Start Network.

We post all opportunities on our website. Select which vacancy you would like to apply for and submit an online application.

Closing date for applications are specified on each advert and are at midnight UK time. We may sometimes review applications on a rolling basis and close the advert once we have a pool of candidates.

You will be updated by email on your progress throughout the recruitment process.

Unfortunately, we are unable to accept speculative applications but please continue to visit our website for all our current opportunities.

Many apologies but due to the high volume of applications received, we are unable to give feedback on individual applications.

Start Network is committed to protecting people, particularly children, at-risk adults and affected populations from any harm that may be caused due to their contact with Start Network as well as responding effectively should any harm occur. We are also committed to safeguarding staff from bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination, and abuse of power. We are a member of the Interagency Disclosure Scheme, will seek a statement of conduct from all successful candidates’ previous employers.

Start Network embraces diversity, promotes equality of opportunity and seeks to eliminate discrimination. We treat every application on merit alone. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, BAME, LGBTQ+ and non-binary candidates. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet the essential selection criteria set out in the Job Description. 

We use Be Applied, as our online recruitment platform. Rather than relying on CVs and cover letters, Be Applied allows you to demonstrate your skills and abilities through answering questions which are blind-reviewed by our team to reduce bias.

Our Benefits

In joining Start Network you become part of a team seeking to change the humanitarian sector!

All our roles are open to discussion about flexible working. For part-time working and job-shares, please get in touch with us for a conversation about possibilities. Start Network operates a hybrid approach to working from our offices, with the expectation that staff will be in the office once per week or 4-5 days per month.

If based in the UK, we operate from centrally located office in London with onsite drinks available free of charge.

Our core benefits are

  • Competitive salary matched against the local country market where the role is based
  • 25 days holiday plus 2 company days over the end of year period
  • A contributory pension
  • Life assurance
  • Family-friendly policies
  • Learning and development opportunities

Our global staff are usually hosted by a member of the network and terms and conditions may therefore slightly vary but the principles set out above still apply.

Visas, Internships & Work Experience

Unfortunately, all candidates must have the right to work in the country for the vacancy for which they are applying. Start Network is not able to provide sponsorship for visa or work permits.

Unfortunately, Start Network is unable to offer internships or work experience opportunities.