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.

  • Hubs Resource Mobilisation Consultant

Start Network aims to support a locally-led humanitarian system, and has begun putting that into practice by enabling the formation of locally-led hubs. Hubs are collectives of local, national and international changemakers operating in the same country or region. They will control their own resources and define their own responses to crises affecting their communities, united by a shared purpose and common standards, and supported by a global Start Network platform.

The purpose of this consultancy is to provide resource mobilisation support for Start Network's five founding hubs in Pakistan, India, the Pacific region, Guatemala and the DRC, as they transition to independence. The consultant will be led by the hubs to determine their needs, scope relevant funding opportunities, develop tailored action plans and provide practical support for the hubs to take these plans forward.

Closing date for applications: 12 October 2021

Read more information and apply.

  • Proposals: Salesforce Administrator

We require a temporary part-time Salesforce Administrator to maintain and make improvements to our Salesforce instance and communities, you will also manage a Salesforce partner on the implementation of some projects.

You will be a certified Salesforce Administrator with strong Salesforce product knowledge and at least 2+ years’ of Salesforce Administration hands-on experience with [Sales Cloud or your Salesforce product] and experience managing Salesforce in a not-for-profit environment / for an NGO.


Deadline: 30 September

Read full details and apply.

  • International Grant & Finance Officer

We are looking for a talented grant management professional with sound financial acumen and a passion for detail and deadlines, who can be responsible for the development of our grant management processes and procedures.  

Based in the operations and finance team, this is also an opportunity to work closely with resource mobilisation, programme and project teams across the global membership.    

The International Grants and Finance Officer contributes to the effectiveness and impact of our work by supporting the Finance, Operations and Resource Mobilisation teams to ensure sound financial, grant management, and administrative practices across Start Network.  

 The post holder will ensure that the financial and administrative systems and procedures for the programmes and budgets are of high quality and compliant with donor and legal requirements. 


Deadline:  11:59pm, 26th Sep 2021 BST

For more information and to apply.


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