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What is it like to work with Save the Children?

Find out what you can expect from a career with us.

There's something special about spending your days alongside like-minded people

Our people feel valued, a sense of belonging, and truly make a difference in the lives of children. Read more about what it’s like to work with us.

Whether out in the community or working behind the scenes, beneath every shirt of a Save the Children staff member beats an activist heart. Our people are connected to our cause, bring their whole selves to work, and collaborate to make a difference in children's lives. We’re embedded in 120 countries around the world, locally led but globally connected to the places and issues that matter most for children. Come join the world’s largest, independent child rights movement. You won’t regret it!

Mat Tinkler, CEO Save the Children Australia

A place to make a difference

A place to make a difference

Whether out in the community or working behind the scenes, our people are connected to our cause. You are empowered to make a difference in children's lives. Learning, sharing, and collaborating - we're always looking for new ways to solve problems. Every day we see how the small wins become big.  

A place to feel valued

A place to feel valued

You come here to make a difference. We know you care and want to deliver great outcomes, so we focus on impact and better ways of working. Fulfilling work and personal life go hand in hand, and we trust and support you to work in flexible ways. Here you have the space to grow and support to bring your best every day, knowing that you are valued.

A place to belong

A place to belong

It takes all types of people to do the challenging work we do. We are teams of diverse personalities, backgrounds and talents, embracing our differences as one strong and united team. Being part of a leading organisation and global network means learning from inspiring people - each with their own unique value to offer.

Children are at the heart of our organisational values

How we show up each day matters. To be truly fearless and impactful for children we hold ourselves and each other to the highest standards, living our core values. Our culture is not just talk or values on a page, it is demonstrated every day through the behaviours of our people in every interaction and in how we walk alongside children, young people, their families and communities.


We take responsibility for being efficient, measurable, and accountable - most of all to children.


We set high goals and commit to improve the quality of everything we do for children. 


We respect each other, thrive on our diversity, and work with partners to make a difference for children.


We are open to new ideas and take risks to develop sustainable solutions for and with children.


We aspire to the highest standards of honesty in behaviour and always act in the best interests of children.

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