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Jobs at Barnardos

Work with us to change lives

If you’re driven by a passion to make a difference to young people’s lives, we want to hear from you.

At Barnardo’s we all play our part. We are a large, diverse family with a variety of skills working together to help the most vulnerable children in the country. 

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

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

  • 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 simply fill out the online application form for that vacancy. 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 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 your junk folder!) so you don’t miss a message from us.

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

If your application is successful, we’ll send you an email to invite you to interview, asking you to book a convenient time via your account. 

The email will also tell you everything you need to know about the interview and what you need to bring with you on the day. Please read all the 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 would like some feedback, 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.

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