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 six 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.
Head of Media
Are you an experienced communications professional, looking to make a big difference with one of the biggest charity brands in the UK? Samaritans is looking for a brilliant Head of Media to take the lead in telling our story. Apply Here.
Are you a talented writer with a knack for pulling together compelling stories to make Samaritans stand out in the media, and will also encourage people to volunteer and donate? Apply Here
Head of Rail Programme
We have an exciting opportunity for a Head of Rail Programme to lead the national Samaritans and rail industry suicide prevention programme. Apply here
Current voluntary vacancies
Could you provide support to branches to help our most vulnerable callers at risk of harm? Apply Here
Chair of Samaritans
Samaritans is seeking its next Chair, to provide ambitious leadership to the Board of Trustees and to the wider Samaritans organisation in shaping and developing the next phase of our strategy. Apply here.
Finance Committee Member - Property
Samaritans Finance Committee is seeking a new external member experienced in overseeing and developing a property strategy.Apply here
Finance Committee Member - Fundraising
Samaritans is looking for a fundraising expert to join our external Finance Committee. Apply here
What we offer our staff
As an employer we offer a range of benefits to our staff:
- 25 days holiday
- 3 well-being days
- health cash-plan
- pension scheme
- interest-free season ticket loan
- flexi-time policy
- 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