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Human Appeal is a global humanitarian and development organisation. Our projects support child welfare, emergency relief – such as healthcare, medicine, nutrition and shelter – and long-term sustainability in livelihoods and education. In the UK, our work has included responding to the Manchester Arena attack and Grenfell Tower disaster, as well as our annual, award-winning ‘Wrap-Up’ campaign to support homeless people.

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What’s special about working at Human Appeal?

At Human Appeal, we take pride in the fact that our staff are from different walks of life. You don’t have to be from any particular religion, ethnicity or culture. Our staff members around the world are all driven by a simple human instinct to help other humans in trouble, regardless of creed or colour. Whether you are looking to join our Communications, Fundraising, Finance, HR, IT or Programmes team, you will be part of a multicultural family with great rewards, industry-leading benefits, and competitive rates of pay.

What do our staff say?

Hear from some of our staff on what working at Human Appeal means to them.

“We are faith-based but not faith-specific. We have faith in all of humanity and believe we can achieve great things when we work together. So, come and be part of a dynamic global charity where we celebrate our differences, as well as our common humanity”

Dr. Mohamed Ashmawey, CEO

“At Human Appeal, each one of us has the opportunity to influence others. If you are prepared to challenge yourself, there are no limits, so come and make it happen.”

Simon McDade, Systems and Reporting Manager

“There are two things I love about working here. Firstly, it’s the opportunity to grow and develop. Secondly, it’s the atmosphere. I love working in such a diverse place. We are a family. We support one another, have a laugh, and argue over ridiculous things!”

Zairah Amin, Content Producer

“Working as a Fundraiser, every day is different. It can be challenging, but when you’re working tirelessly and raising funds to help vulnerable people, it’s an amazing feeling.”

Adnan Iqbal, Fundraising Officer

“Following an Internship at Human Appeal, I wanted to continue learning about the field of International Development, and gaining experience with an international charity, which luckily I have been able to find in the position offered to me.”

Rebecca Lord, Programmes Officer

Current vacancies

We are always on the lookout for talented and passionate people to join us in making a difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in the world. Browse and apply for our current opportunities.

Be recognised. Be rewarded

We’re passionate about recruiting and retaining a diverse, and talented workforce and giving them the rewards that they deserve.

Our Reward and Recognition Scheme is filled with benefits that reward your commitment and achievements, enables your career progression, and prioritises your work-life balance, health, and wellbeing.

Work-life balance

Human Appeal is an energetic and ambitious organisation, but we understand that to get the best from you, we must give our best by encouraging a good work-life balance.

• You’re entitled to 22 days of Annual Leave, as well as 8 UK Bank Holidays.

• We provide 2 company holidays for both Eid’al’Fitr and Eid’al’Adha celebrations (4 days in total per year).

• We give you every birthday off work. If your birthday falls on a weekend, you can choose to celebrate with a day off on either the Friday or Monday instead!

• Staff with 3+ years of service also receive one extra day of Annual Leave entitlement per year, up to a maximum of 5 days, to say thank you for your loyalty.

• After 8 years of service you will have 40 days off work each year.

• You can carry over unused Annual Leave days (up to a maximum of 3) into the following year, to provide flexibility.

• We have a Time-Off In Lieu (TOIL) Policy to ensure that any over-time worked is rewarded with equivalent half or full days off.

• We support new parents. Staff with 3+ years of service are entitled to an extended package of Maternity and Paternity Pay. For new mothers, this means fully paid maternity leave for 13 weeks (just over 3 months), then a further 13 weeks at 50% of their salary, followed by another 13 weeks at the standard rate of Statutory Maternity Pay. Meanwhile, new fathers are entitled to up to 3 weeks of Paternity Leave to be taken anytime within 4 months of the birth of their child. We also offer a package of Shared Parental Leave, for any new parents who want to split their Maternity and Paternity Leave periods more equally.

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Learning and Development

Human Appeal is growing, and we want you to grow with us. We’re committed to providing ample opportunities to improve your knowledge, skillset, and confidence and achieve your career goals.

• We enroll you on a minimum of 2 appropriate training courses per year.

• We have our own bespoke e-learning platform, offering you access to hundreds of relevant, free online training courses.

• We sponsor a limited amount of MA degrees or equivalent further education courses (e.g., ACCA accounting qualifications) per year.

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Health and Wellbeing

Some of the humanitarian response work we do can mean dealing with distressing stories, data, and images, and we take our responsibility to ensure your mental and physical health and wellbeing very seriously.

• Our Employee Assistance Programme is a free and confidential resource, including an online portal and telephone helpline which is staffed 24/7 by trained counsellors who are always ready to provide a listening ear and support.

• Where necessary, we can also refer employees for a block of 6 x free, 1-hour sessions with a dedicated, specialist counsellor.

• Along with our responsibility to provide physical First Aid training, we also ensure that we have a team of staff trained in Mental Health First Aid in order to provide targeted support to their wider colleagues

• Our People and Culture team conduct annual ‘wellbeing calls’ with all staff, to check in, and can increase this level of contact and support where necessary.

• All staff are entitled to a period of paid sick leave, and those staff with 2+ years of service can receive up to 20 days of full sickness pay, and then a further period of Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) support.

• You’ll have 24/7 access to a GP consultation service for quick and convenient advice and reassurance. This service includes a face-to-face webcam consultation and private prescription service for all employees and their immediate family members, including their spouse and any dependent children.

• We have formed a Wellbeing Committee from a diverse range of staff, representing different departments and demographics across the organization, who have volunteered to work together to develop new wellbeing and engagement initiatives for staff, based on their preferences.

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Financial Support – Advice, Discounts, Insurance & Vouchers

We appreciate that the cost of living is getting higher, and provide as much support as possible towards your financial expenditures. For example:

• We offer loan schemes if you wish to buy a new mobile phone, laptops and bicycle, whereby we cover the upfront cost of the item and this is then paid back in monthly instalments through your salary.

• Our Rewards Scheme offers discounted gym membership at 3,000 gyms, including branches of PureGym, Fitness First, Nuffield Health, Virgin Active and many more.

• We have teamed up with an online benefits site to offer all staff discounts and special offers on hundreds of well-known brands, that cover travel, shopping, eating out and much more, e.g., Tesco, Argos, John Lewis, Costa, Pizza Hut, Tui, Currys PC World, and Alton Towers.

• We have partnered with a benefits organization to provide financial support towards various healthcare costs, including dental, optical, hearing, physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic, acupuncture, chiropody, homeopathy and reflexology.

• Our benefits partner organisation also offers various insurance packages that staff can pay towards from their salary before tax, for a cheaper deal. This includes life, travel, cancer and personal accident insurance.

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Faith-Based Benefits

As a faith-based organisation inspired by Islamic values, our culture embraces the observation, and celebration of our diverse workforce’s multi-faiths. This includes:

• A dedicated prayer space at our Head Office in Cheadle, complete with the provision of prayer mats.

• Appropriate wash facilities in the bathrooms at our Head Office in Cheadle, to enable pre-prayer washing rituals.

• An hour of free worship time every Friday afternoon. Our male Muslim staff like to use this opportunity to conduct Jummah prayer at a local mosque, for example, but all staff are invited to use this time to worship in any way which aligns with their faith, if they practice any other religion.

• Our Muslim staff are likely to fast during Ramadan, which will mean interrupted sleep patterns with late dinners and early breakfasts, and lower energy levels through the day. Therefore, at this time every year we introduce a Ramadan Rota to enable all employees to work adapted hours if they choose (e.g., shorter working days for 6 days per week).

In-Office Rewards

If you’re based at our Cheadle Head Office, we offer some additional facilities to make your working day easier:

• Free on-site car parking, and a bike shelter, is available to use on a first come first served basis.

• Unlimited free tea and coffee. There are also water dispensers and vending machines available at our Head Office in Cheadle.

• Fridays at all of our UK offices are dress-down days, where we relax our ‘business dress’ dress code as we ease into the weekend.

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