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
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 advertised below may redirect you to the Save the Children website to the relevant application page.
When applying for roles at Start Network, please complete the Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form.