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Working at World Vision
- We maintain our Christian identity while being sensitive to a diverse world.
- We are committed to serving the most needy people on earth.
- We give priority to people before money, structure and systems.
- We are stewards of God's creation, working in ways that are ecologically sound.
- We are partners with the poor and with donors in a shared ministry.
- We are quick to respond to life-threatening emergencies.
There are many benefits to working at World Vision, not least the sense of purpose we feel working for an organisation that helps change the lives of children around the globe. We are driven, we are passionate, we are professional. But we still need to pay the bills!
25 days per year, plus statutory Bank Holidays.
Performance related salary, which is comparable with other large charities.
Option to obtain childcare vouchers through a salary sacrifice scheme.
Option to buy a cycle though the national Cycle to Work salary sacrifice scheme.
Around the clock access via telephone, email and online, this is a free, independent resource to help you balance your work, family and personal life.
An insurance scheme which provides for a lump sum payment of four times basic salary in the event of death in service.
Maternity benefits which exceed Statutory Maternity Pay after one year's service, providing for up to 13 weeks full pay followed by 26 weeks at the published SMP rate.
Sick pay benefits which exceed Statutory Sick Pay after one year's service, providing for 13 weeks full pay and 13 weeks half pay for certified sickness.
A Stakeholder scheme with employer contributions of 7% and employee contributions of at least 3%.
An insurance scheme which provides 60 percent of salary after six months of continuous sickness absence.
An insurance scheme which provides various payments in the case of staff being permanently injured in an accident.
Option to access independent 1-2-1 counselling in situations of personal difficulty where external support would be beneficial.
Option to obtain preferential rates for personal and family BUPA cover.
Option to join a gym close to the office at a preferential rate.
An allowance for staff who live particularly far away from our office to help offset some of the additional travel costs.
Comprehensive cover for all work related international travel.
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World Vision is a large global organisation that welcomes people from all over the world to be part of our cause: to stand with the world's most vulnerable children. Here are a few stories of employees that have relocated to join the team here in the UK:
GraemeDirector of Fundraising
I moved from World Vision New Zealand to World Vision UK in 2010 with my family. It’s a large global organisation where you have opportunities to grow your skills and expertise. The chance to experience a different culture and fundraise in a different market, at a time when World Vision UK was embarking on an exciting new strategy, was a big attraction for me.
My top tips about relocating? Be realistic about timeframes – both practically and socially things take time to set up. Also don’t compare your new life with your old life – just appreciate the differences. For me and my family it was quite a challenging upheaval moving away from friends, family and our support network, but we were well supported by my new colleagues at World Vision UK and I was keen for my children to have the chance to live in a new place and broaden their world view.
SnehaHead of Finance - International Programmes
I had never been to Milton Keynes before my interviews, so when I got a job in the finance team at World Vision UK, I needed to settle in from scratch. During my first weeks my colleagues helped me navigate the grid road system, which can be confusing to the outsider, and offered suggestions on places to visit during the weekends. I have found a local church to be part of, and have been coaxed into joining some of my colleagues for salsa lessons – both of which have helped in terms of making friends in MK!
The World Vision UK working environment is open and friendly and the staff make you feel welcome from day one. The atmosphere is more informal than what I was accustomed to in the private sector, which took some time to adjust to!
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Roles with World Vision International
If you're interested in opportunities outside the UK, you can view our current vacancies with World Vision International.
You can also contact the World Vision International team if you have a query regarding non-UK roles.
It depends on the particular role that you’re interested in. Our mission and core values here at World Vision compel us to apply a Christian approach to our work. Many positions therefore have a legal ‘occupational requirement’ that the post-holder must be a Christian. Each position is assessed individually to determine whether there is an ‘occupational requirement’ for a Christian faith.
We are, however, a very broad church and as long as applicants for these positions are practicing Christians and will bring a Christian heart and mind to the role it doesn’t matter what creed or church tradition they are part of.
If there is no ‘occupational requirement’ to appoint a Christian, questions about faith and church connections will not be asked at interview. We will, of course, ask questions designed to ensure that applicants would be able to work with our values and fit well with our culture.
We don’t currently offer a graduate training programme, although from time to time we are able to provide internships when there is a good fit between the area of interest of the applicant and our work.
If you are interested in registering an interest in any opportunities with World Vision you can do so through our website. We have a facility for individuals to sign up for a jobs alert in their specific area of interest.
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World Vision employs over 31,000 people working in 100 countries. In the UK, we employ around 200 people.
Yes! We have a real diversity here at World Vision in terms of our backgrounds, with some people coming from the commercial sector, some from other charities and others from the broader public sector. We’re all able to contribute different things!
Have a look at the section of our website which features individuals who have moved from another sector – they describe their backgrounds and also their impressions on joining World Vision!
Most of us are based in Milton Keynes, although we do have a small office in London near Victoria tube station for staff who need to be close to Parliament, media or peer NGOs. We encourage flexibility in working location where the role lends itself to this, and several of us work from home on occasions.
We’ve outlined a summary of the key financial benefits of working with World Vision, and you can see this in the Our benefits section of the website. While we recognise that we all need to pay the bills, many of us would describe the non-financial benefits of our work as just as or more important. We know too that this is one of the key reasons people choose to join us at World Vision, and why we choose to stay.
There are many different routes into the international development sector, all of which incorporate gaining relevant education and experience to equip you for the challenges you’ll face in our type of work. Some of our staff gained transferable skills through paid and/or voluntary work and then switched to the sector. Others worked overseas or with other types of charity before coming to World Vision.
Here at World Vision some of us are locals, having lived in the Milton Keynes area almost since the roundabouts and concrete cows were created! Many others have relocated, either from within the UK or internationally. And some live in London, Oxford, Northampton and other surrounding areas.
Milton Keynes has much to offer in terms of great infrastructure (being just off the M1), good train links to London and Birmingham, great cycle paths, extensive shopping, sporting venues, and much, much more. Staff in different personal and family situations find different things to love and hate about Milton Keynes!
The majority are based in our Milton Keynes office, with a smaller presence in our London office, which is very close to Victoria tube station.
World Vision is a global Partnership with a presence in over 100 countries around the globe. Many of us are, therefore, involved in international travel on a frequent basis as we work collaboratively with colleagues around the world. The extent of travel depends on the particular job.
We are mindful of both the financial and environmental costs of travel, and are, therefore, making more and more use of new technologies and tools which enable us to minimise travel.
All of our advertised positions are salaried opportunities. We don’t have many opportunities for volunteering, but we do have a small number of volunteers who help us in our Milton Keynes office and contribute to what we’re able to achieve. In terms of salary, we don’t aim to compete with the private sector. We do, however, compare ourselves with other large charities with similar levels of income to us.
Those who move to World Vision bringing experience from the commercial sector may, therefore, be looking at a reduction in salary. Many of our staff who have done this would tell you that the other non-financial benefits of working with World Vision more than make up for this financial sacrifice!