Find out what it's like to work at Samaritans and take a look at our list of job vacancies.
Working for Samaritans
Samaritans is a unique charity that provides support to people who are struggling to cope. From humble beginnings with just one phone line over 60 years ago, Samaritans volunteers now respond to a request for help – by phone, email, SMS or face to face – every seven seconds.
To make sure we can be there for everyone who needs us, in the right way for them, we have to constantly innovate and respond to the changing needs of our callers, and those people who provide our life-changing service. To help us do that, Samaritans is embarking on a really exciting period in our history. Through a brand new programme of work we'll be looking at how we make volunteering even more rewarding, how we use technology to deliver our service and how we learn and develop to make sure Samaritans remains relevant, accessible, available and affordable for everyone. All so we can deliver a better service to our callers and reduce suicide.
As part of these plans we have a number of exciting new vacancies. If you've got the skills, we've got a role where you will literally be changing lives by helping Samaritans be there for everyone who is struggling to cope, now and in the future.
If you're interested, please take a look at the opportunities below and send us an application. We'd love to hear from you.
Project Support Officer - Prisons
We are looking for a project support officer to support the delivery of Samaritans’ work in prisons including its renowned peer support service, the Listener Scheme. Apply Here
Research and Policy Adviser, Gambling related harms
We are looking for a Research and Policy Adviser to lead on a project looking at suicidal behaviour and gambling. Apply Here
Service Development Researcher
We are currently looking for someone with significant research experience to join our team and help us make a difference. Apply Here
Volunteering Development and Support Officer
Are you experienced in volunteer management or development? Are you passionate about ensuring volunteers have a supportive and positive experience? Apply Here
Head of Policy, Public Affairs and Campaigns
Are you passionate about using your influencing skills to create change?
We’re looking for someone who can bring their skills and experience to help us develop and expand our policy and influencing work. Apply Here.
Current voluntary vacancies
What we offer our staff
As an employer we offer a range of benefits to our staff:
- 25 days holiday
- 3 well-being days
- A truly flexible approach to flexible working
- Health cash-plan
- Pension scheme
- interest-free season ticket loan
- free car parking spaces are available for a limited number of cars with street parking also available close by
- shower/ changing facilities at central office