We have a social committee who organises fun events for staff. Previous events and initiatives have included: bring and share lunches, book clubs and movie nights. These events offer a great way to be social with your colleagues.
We also have opportunities to fundraise and get involved with challenges for Concern. Every year we have a number of employees who get involved with events such as the London Marathon and the Ration Challenge.
The purpose of the Green Team is to promote and assist with Concern’s new environment policy, and to support carbon audits of our head offices. We also exist to promote and raise awareness for better green practices in the office (and at home!)
Some initiatives include meat-free Mondays, efficient recycling systems in the office, and ensuring best green practices with our suppliers (e.g recyclable paper etc).
Concern Worldwide (UK) is currently working remotely. However, when we are there, our London office is located ten minutes’ walk from Clapham Junction Station and is a riverside office with great river views and tranquil surroundings.
Our Belfast office, on the other hand, is in a busy area close to lots of useful local amenities.
All applications need to be sent via our online application portal unless otherwise stated. Please ensure you have read the job description and person specification thoroughly and check application requirements, i.e. if a cover letter and/or application form needs to be filled in.
Occasionally we will end an advert before the closing date due to high numbers of applications. This will be highlighted in the job advert, and where it is the case, we strongly urge you to submit your application as soon as possible.
Before submitting your application, you will need to complete a disclaimer.
We can only provide feedback at the interview stage.
As part of our ongoing commitment to safeguarding, Concern will require all successful applicants to sign a criminal records self-disclosure along with their offer letter. Some roles will require additional vetting including at a minimum, a Basic disclosure. The requirement for any additional vetting will be disclosed in the job advert and description. Having a criminal record will not necessarily bar you from engagement and/or employment with Concern. Please refer to our Fair Processing Notice and Recruiting people with criminal records for more information
Still not sure if you're the right fit for Concern Worldwide (UK)? Don't just take our word for it!
I have been working at Concern UK for 2 ½ years as NI Fundraising Partnerships Manager. My role at Concern has provided a great opportunity to develop my skills working as part of a global organisation with a team of people who are goal orientated and supportive. I enjoy the variation of projects I work on, with key highlights being the opportunity to visit the countries where we work, meet the individuals and see the transformation our fundraising makes. I find it rewarding and motivating to work as part of a team with a clear focus in ending extreme poverty.
Since joining Concern in 2016 I’ve found supportive colleagues and delivered work that has allowed me to use the experience I arrived with and to also develop new skills and experience. Working somewhere with a clear mission and strong values is really important to me. Having worked with Concern teams around the world and made use of shared parental leave and other benefits I can say that Concern’s people-centred approach applies as much to the people who work for Concern as it does to its humanitarian and development programmes.
Working with Concern feels right. As a humanitarian, the marrying of ‘work’ and ‘purpose’ is essential to me – and I have found that working for Concern really allows those two things to come together. My colleagues care about the things I care about and vice versa. It’s a global community, where debate is encouraged and most importantly, diversity, my number one value, is shared. Concern is a place where everyone is trying to work together to make the world a little bit better.
As an organisation, Concern Worldwide is fully committed to ensuring that all members of staff have the relevant knowledge, skills and expertise to perform their work to consistently high standards and to achieve their full potential compatible with Concern’s policy and priorities.
Our Induction programme for all new starters is designed to enable anyone joining Concern to learn about the organisation so that they can deliver your work with greater confidence, understanding and commitment, in order to achieve greater impact for Concern’s work.
We have a dedicated Learning and Development department who provide people development initiatives for staff such as our own Management development and leadership development programmes. Concern Worldwide (UK) has its own e-learning portal Learn365 providing staff with an array of online learning offerings highly relevant and tailored to the organisational needs. Online learning offers staff flexibility with the opportunity to access quality resources when and where they need it.