Jobs and Volunteering

This page lists any opportunities for paid or voluntary work that are:

  1. With the CSAN national team in London.
  2. Offered by our member charities, where they have notified us about the opportunity.

If you wish to volunteer for a member charity, please visit their website or contact them directly – see the Our Members section of our website to find out more.


Caritas Diocese of Salford

Caritas Diocese of Salford is a registered charity recognised for the unique services it provides to support the most vulnerable children, families and older people to reduce barriers and help them to fulfill potential. Their vision is that people should be free from poverty, disadvantage and discrimination.

Service areas range from services commissioned by Local Authorities to volunteer-led community projects which enable communities to get involved in their own neighbourhoods. Caritas Diocese of Salford now operate 21 Family and Community Services.

Community Centres Manager (Lalley Centre & Bury Services)

Date posted: 9th Feb 2017

Closing date: 3rd March 2017

Interview dates: 15th March 2017 (formal) & 17th March 2017 (at centre with a panel of volunteers and clients)

Length of contract: Indefinite

Salary: £23,935 – £27,394 per annum

Hours: 37 per week

Location: Collyhurst & Bury

Extra information: CVs not accepted and agencies not allowed

This role includes working with adults and families in need through overall management and coordination. This will involve:

  • Management of the centres
  • Management and coordination of the foodbanks
  • Leadership and supervision of staff, volunteers and supporting visitors
  • Identifying gaps in the provision of services to clients
  • Using initiative to devise ways of delivering services and training to improve the lives of visitors to the centres
  • Responsibility for managing financial resources and generating income

The successful candidate will have:

  • The ability to drive with a valid licence and use of own vehicle insured for business purposes
  • IT skills
  • Excellent communication skills

For more information and to apply please see this advert and visit the Caritas Diocese of Salford website.


Depaul UK helps young people who are homeless, vulnerable and disadvantaged. They have 38 varied and complimentary projects based around the UK that work with young people to tackle homelessness at every level. Depaul UK also run Depaul Nightstop UK, the affiliated body for over 45 Nightstop schemes across the UK. Nightstop schemes offer emergency short term accommodation in the homes of local volunteers on a night by night basis.

Supporter Services Assistant

Date posted: 2nd March 2017

Closing date: Midday, 20th March 2017

Interview dates: 23rd or 24th March 2017

Length of contract: Indefinite

Salary: £21,500 per annum

Hours: 37.5 per week

Location: Southwark, London

Extra information: No contact from recruitment or media agencies

This role includes being part of an innovative and fun fundraising team. This will involve:

  • Responsibility for processing donations and recording them
  • Being the main point of contact for supporter queries
  • Communicating with the Database Officer, fundraising and finance
  • Writing donor thank you and response letters

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience working with a CRM database
  • Experience of working within a fundraising, sales or customer facing environment
  • Good computer skills
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Good attention to details
  • High levels of numeracy skills
  • Initiative
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Financial literacy with good record keeping skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of the implications of data protection legislation
  • Understanding of gift-aid legislation and tax claim practice
  • Knowledge of Health and Safety and anti discriminatory working practices, and the implications of both in the working environment

For more information and to apply please visit the Depaul website.


Marriage Care

Marriage Care is the largest faith-based provider of relationship support services in England and Wales. They provide marriage preparation for those marrying in the Catholic Church as well as professional relationship counselling, and are run by a dedicated team of talented volunteers. Marriage Care is currently advertising several volunteer roles. Please see below for examples of the roles available or visit the volunteering section of the Marriage Care website for a full list.

Head of Centre(s)

Date posted: 13th Feb 2017

Closing date: N/A

Interview dates: Tbc

Salary: N/A

Hours: 6-8 hours per week

Location: London, Reading, Tyneside & working from home

Extra information: Flexibility needed for quarterly centre meetings and attendence to Annual Conference, Head of Centre and National training days. Travel and out-of-pocket expenses will be paid.

This role includes leading a team of volunteers in a number of centres. This will involve:

  • Coordinating and motivating all centre members
  • Recruiting and helping select centre volunteers
  • Chairing centre meetings
  • Leading planning and budgeting processes
  • Raising awareness of Marriage Care in the local area
  • Building relationships with the Catholic Church community and Parish Priests
  • Representing the vision, mission and values of Marriage Care

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience in managing and leading a team
  • Experience in recruitment and conducting interviews
  • Communication skills
  • Initiative
  • IT skills
  • Appreciation for the traditions, structures and current developments in the Catholic Church
  • Ability to engage in the Catholic/Christian values and ethos of Marriage Care
  • Ability to work from home

For more information and to apply please visit the Marriage Care website.

Marriage Preparation Course Facilitator(s)

Date posted: 13th Feb 2017

Closing date: N/A

Interview dates: Tbc

Salary: N/A

Hours: Flexible

Location: Local Marriage Care centre

Extra information: Hours include 3 days of initial training, the provision of a minimum of 3 courses per year, preparation of materials prior to courses, attendance to quarterly centre meetings and group supervision as required at a centre, attendance at regional and national conferences

This role includes facilitating engaging one day courses for small groups of couples who are getting married in the Catholic Church. This will involve:

  • Co-presenting and facilitating marriage preparation days
  • Preparing and delivering the course using Marriage Care resources
  • Liaising with the marriage preparation coordinator regarding availability for facilitating courses

The successful candidate will be:

  • A practicing Catholic with an understanding of and commitment to the values of Catholic/Christian marriage
  • Enthusiasic about marriage and supporting couple relationships
  • Experienced in facilitating groups with an understanding of adult learning styles
  • Personal experience of marriage in the Catholic Church
  • Sensitive to the anxieties of couples preparing for marriage
  • Willing to subscribe to and share in the values and ethos of Marriage Care

For more information and to apply please visit the Marriage Care website.

Pact (Prisons Advice & Care Trust)

Pact is an independent Catholic charity that supports people affected by imprisonment. Pact helps prisoners and their families to make a fresh start and to minimise the harm caused by imprisonment to offenders, families and communities. Pact works in fifty prisons across England and Wales, runs seven visitor centres and a number of supervised play services for families of prisoners, as well as raising public awareness of the needs of prisoners and their families.

Non-Executive Director of Pact Futures CIC

Date posted: 20th Feb 2017

Closing date: Open process

Interview dates: Tbc.

Length of contract: At least 3 years

Salary: N/A

Hours: Includes x6 board meetings & x2 trustee meetings per year & preparation for meetings

Location: South London Central Office

Pact Futures CIC is a wholly owned but independently governed subsidiary community interest company. Following its first 12 months of trading, Pact is looking to strengthen the non-Executive Board of Directors.

This role includes ensuring good governance and development, strategic oversight and direction. This will involve:

  • Helping to drive the growth of the Pact Group within criminal justice services in the UK
  • Providing constructive criticism
  • Tracking targets and performance
  • Monitoring financial viability
  • Attending Board and Trustee Meetings

The successful candidate will have experience in:

  • Forming an organisation
  • The Criminal Justice Sector
  • Learning & skills
  • Marketing, PR, communications

For more information and to apply please see this advert and visit the Pact website.