Work with us

Working for Hand in Hand means bettering people’s lives, at scale, in some of the most challenging places on Earth. Collaborating across teams, functions, borders and cultures, you’ll make a real and measurable difference, every day.

Hand in Hand is a lean, nimble organisation, excited by innovation and with the programmes to prove it. Got an idea? Let’s try it – no suffocating bureaucracy here. From Communications and MEL to Fundraising and Programmes, our team supports hundreds of thousands of members every year. In turn, we support our team, providing a range of enhanced employee benefits that set Hand in Hand apart, including sector-leading parental leave and pension contributions. 

If you are interested in working or volunteering for Hand in Hand but can’t see any vacancies that match your job search right now, click here to upload a recent CV and we’ll be in touch with more opportunities in the future. 

We treat all applications equally, however we actively encourage applications from people from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, people who identify as LGBT+, who have a disability, as well as those from a working-class background, as these groups are currently under-represented in the charity sector. Our aim is to become a truly inclusive organisation, with a workforce as diverse as the communities we serve.

Project Manager – Women’s economic empowerment

Working with the team in our friendly London office the successful candidate will support the Programme Development Manager to maximise the impact of a portfolio of projects that support agricultural entrepreneurs in East Africa to start and scale their enterprises. It’s a pivotal post with primary responsibility for successfully implementing a complex multi-year corporate funded programme supporting enterprise growth and job creation in Kenya.

If you’ve got significant experience managing large, complex international development projects within an NGO, government or the private sector as well as experience creating and using project management tools such as logframes, workplans, risk matrices and similar and you’d like to know more then please follow the link here.  Deadline 18 January 2023.

Programme Development Officer

We’re looking for a Programme Development Officer to expand the our  fundraising from institutions and foundations. Working closely with our small, friendly team you will identify new opportunities and funding sources, converting these from initial prospects to secured funds.

If you’ve got demonstrable experience in securing or supporting successful asks from different types of institutional donors then we’d love to hear from you.

For more information, please follow the link here.

Head of Corporate Partnerships and Philanthropy

Do you want to help millions of women in some of the world’s poorest countries succeed as entrepreneurs and work their own way out of poverty? Have you played a leading part in securing six- and seven-figure gifts from corporate or major donors? We’re looking for someone to lead our small but well-connected, award-winning fundraising team.

The Head of Corporate Partnerships and Philanthropy role is a great opportunity to join the Senior Management Team and contribute strategically to the charity’s future growth plans. As Head of Corporate Partnerships and Philanthropy, you will lead a highly motivated fundraising team to build on existing successes, working on their plans and approaches to deliver in-year targets and build future pipelines, as well as driving new partnerships and managing your own high value grant portfolio.

Find out more here 

We don’t have any consultancy vacancies at the moment.


Volunteer internships

If you’re looking for a change of career or a new challenge, spending a few months at Hand in Hand is a great way to find out if the International Development sector is right for you.

Hand in Hand offers a range of unpaid, voluntary intern placements in: HR, Finance, Events, Fundraising, Marketing and Communications, Social and Digital Media and assisting our Programmes Team with research, programme design and monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL).

By volunteering at Hand in Hand you will help us support women living in some of the world’s toughest places. In return we can offer:

  • One-on-one mentoring and support
  • Valuable experience in the charity sector
  • The chance to work with an award-winning team
  • Lunch and travel expenses
  • A reference and /or recommendation on LinkedIn

Who: We are looking for fluent English speakers who are motivated, proactive, organised and reliable, and can demonstrate excellent attention to detail. You will need to be familiar with Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel, with the ability to conduct online research and a willingness to learn how to use new systems.

When: Volunteer interns usually commit to two to three days a week, with placements lasting from one to three months. Students often volunteer with Hand in Hand during university holidays.

We aim to offer as much flexibility as possible, to enable volunteers to work part time while they are with us.

Where: Internships can be remote or in our office in Baker Street.

How to apply: Please email Rosemary Hadzianni with:

  • Some information about you (or your CV)
  • What area of our work you are interested in (e.g. supporting the project team)
  • Your availability

We’d also really appreciate it if you could fill in our Diversity Monitoring Form.