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Work with us to change lives

Whether you’re starting out on your career or you already have experience, at Barnardo's we have positions where you can build on your strengths, enthusiasm and skills.

We can offer rewarding roles working with children, families and young people, as well as many other careers that support our vital work, such as:

  • fundraising
  • retail
  • human resources
  • IT
  • marketing and finance

How to apply for a job

When you find a job you’d like to apply for, click the ‘Apply now’ button. You’ll be asked to log in to your account – or create one if you haven’t already.

Then you can take your time filling out the online application form for the vacancy you’re interested in. You can save your application and return to it later if you need to.

Our Interview Guarantee Scheme

We interview all applicants who have a disability, impairment, or mental or physical health condition, and who meet the essential criteria for the job. If you wish to be considered under this scheme, please tell us in the appropriate part of the application form.

Keeping in touch

We’ll stay in touch with you by email during the recruitment process. Please check your email regularly (including the junk folder) so that you don’t miss a message.

We aim to contact all applicants within four weeks of the closing date. We’ll let you know if we aren’t going to interview you, but due to the number of applications we receive, we can’t give you detailed feedback.

Coming for interview

We will email you if we select you for interview. We’ll ask you to book an interview slot through your account. The email will tell you everything you need to know about the interview and what you need to bring with you on the day. Please read all of this information carefully.

After your interview

We aim to let you know the outcome of your interview as quickly as possible. If you are successful, we will phone you and send you a letter with a conditional offer.

If you are not successful and you would like feedback on your interview, please email the recruitment team.

Job offers and carrying out checks

If we offer you a job, we will check your:

  • proof of eligibility to work in the UK (we don’t support sponsorship requests)
  • proof of address
  • references

Some roles are also subject to:

  • a criminal records check
  • an overseas police check if you’re not currently living in the UK or have spent significant time overseas
  • verification of your registration with relevant professional bodies

Please note that carrying out these checks may take some time, but we cannot offer you a start date until they are complete.