Concern team member, Sam (26) takes a camera to document the damage to crops in Nsendje.  Photo: Gavin Douglas/Concern WorldwideConcern team member, Sam (26) takes a camera to document the damage to crops in Nsendje.  Photo: Gavin Douglas/Concern WorldwideConcern team member, Sam (26) takes a camera to document the damage to crops in Nsendje.  Photo: Gavin Douglas/Concern Worldwide

Working with Concern Worldwide (UK)

Working with Concern Worldwide (UK)

Joining Concern is rewarding in more ways than one. You will feel like you're part of something big, and you'll be making a difference. Plus, when you join our organisation you'll be entitled to a range of benefits.

Who we are

Our values

Built on our Irish history and the voluntary, compassionate commitment of Concern’s founders.

Your Benefits

When you join Concern Worldwide (UK) you will be entitled to a range of benefits.

Annual leave

  • You will be entitled to 25 days’ annual leave, pro-rated for part-time employees.
  • The office is closed between Christmas Day and New Year’s Day and staff are not required to take leave to cover this period.
  • Concern has an annual leave purchase scheme, which will enable you to purchase up to an additional 5 days annual leave per holiday year.
  • There is enhanced parental leave pay subject to qualification.
  • You are entitled to other leave to attend to family and domestic matters in line with our Other Leave policy.

Pensions

Season ticket loan

Cycle scheme

Life assurance

Your wellbeing

We put our staff wellbeing at the top of our priorities, which is why we have a number of things in place to ensure your mental and physical health is being looked after, and that you have a good work-life balance.

Flexible working

We have a Flexible Working policy in place which offers staff a degree of flexibility to organise their working time so that they can achieve a better work-life balance.

Access to the Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)

Eye care

Your development

Your development matters to us. That's why we offer a range of opportunities, as well as support from the minute you start working with us.

  • Our induction programme is there to ensure you get to know Concern Worldwide and its people, policies and processes. It is the beginning of your development at Concern Worldwide (UK), and certainly not the last.
  • We have a dedicated Learning and Development department that also supports our employees in their development which includes line management training and a leadership programme.
  • We have an e-learning site called Learn365. E-learning has been identified as a vital tool in delivering training and knowledge across our global workforce and it allows staff to develop in their roles. On it, you can access training from French to IT to how to look after your own, and others, mental wellbeing.
  • We also offer a range of learning opportunities, from our appraisal process to a dedicated training budget and study leave to allow our employees to achieve their full potential.

Your social needs

Some of the delicious food from one of our bring and share lunches.
Some of the delicious food from one of our bring and share lunches.
One of the tasks from the 2019 summer party - build a slide!
One of the tasks from the 2019 summer party - build a slide!
One of the tasks from the 2019 summer party - build a slide!
One of the tasks from the 2019 summer party - build a slide!

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 Green Team

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).

About our offices

Views from our office near Clapham Junction, London.
Views from our office near Clapham Junction, London.

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.

The front of our office in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
The front of our office in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

How to apply

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

Testimonials

Still not sure if you're the right fit for Concern Worldwide (UK)? Don't just take our word for it!

Dawn Weir

Dawn Weir, our Fundraising Partnerships Manager in Northern Ireland
I find it rewarding and motivating to work as part of a team with a clear focus in ending extreme poverty.
Dawn Weir - Fundraising Partnerships Manager (NI)

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. 

Brandon Sternquist

Brandon Sternquist, Contracts Manager in International Programmes at Concern Worldwide (UK)
...Concern’s people-centred approach applies as much to the people who work for Concern as it does to its humanitarian and development programmes.
Brandon Sternquist - Contracts Manager, International Programmes

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.

Tania Khalil

Concern is a place where everyone is trying to work together to make the world a little bit better.

Tania Khalil - Major Donor Partnerships Executive, Fundraising

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. 

Martin Shaughnessy

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.

Martin Shaughnessy - Training & Development Officer, Human Resources

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.

 

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