Jobs and Volunteering

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

  1. With the national team of Caritas Social Action Network in London.
  2. Offered by independent organisations within the Network, where they have notified us about the opportunity.

If you are interested in volunteering with our member charities, please visit their websites or contact them directly – see the Our Members section of our website to find out more.

Please note that the small national team in London is not able to offer work experience placements or short-term volunteering opportunities.

Listing last updated 19 November 2019

Cardinal Hume Centre

Director of Services

Location: London

Contract: Indefinite, full time

Salary: £60,000p.a. plus benefits

The Centre is looking for a new senior leader to direct support for homeless and badly housed people. You will join at a critical stage as the Centre develops the focus and shape of future work. It will involve change and your role will be to ensure that this is in the best interest of homeless and insecurely housed young people and families. The Centre’s aim is to develop a distinct and strategic response that builds on its strengths and draws on the very best of its team, values and ethos.

For more information, please see the employer’s website.

Caritas Diocese of Plymouth

Caritas Manager

Location: Based in Ashburton, Devon, with travel across the Diocese

Hours: Flexible including some evening and weekend work

Salary: £40,000p.a. plus benefits

The Caritas Manager will lead Caritas work within the Diocese, with the aim of enabling the Catholic community of the Diocese to be responsive to those experiencing poverty and social exclusion.  This is an opportunity for an individual to make a significant difference to many people experiencing deprivation and it is a role that can grow with the right individual.

The post holder will be responsible for the planning and implementation of the strategy agreed with the Caritas Plymouth Committee, as well as promoting the work of Caritas through a variety of channels.

The successful applicant will demonstrate the following:

  • Relevant experience in the areas of charity management, strategic planning, project management, major fundraising, community relations, marketing and communications
  • Commitment to the Christian faith
  • Experience in finance and budgetary control, particularly in the voluntary sector
  • Ability to work in collaboration with outside agencies, paid and voluntary staff, schools and other diocesan teams
  • A proven track record of recruiting, motivating and inspiring volunteers
  • Empathy with the Catholic Church’s teachings together with an appreciation of its contribution to social action is essential
  • Access to a car to travel around the Diocese and beyond

You will be a well organised and enthusiastic individual who is team orientated and has the ability to prioritise and manage conflicting deadlines.  You will need strong interpersonal, leadership, communication and organisational skills and have capacity for innovation and creativity.

The post holder will be based at the Curia offices in Ashburton, near Newton Abbot. However the work for Caritas will take place across the Diocese determined by the projects undertaken.  Working hours are also flexible and will involve some evening and weekend working.  The appointment will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Check (formerly CRB).  Further information about Caritas can be found either at or on the Diocesan website at .

A job description/person specification for this role and application form can be obtained by either calling Jan Holton on 01364 645383 or by emailing  Applications should be made by submitting a completed application form and covering letter.

Closing date: 2 December 2019

Interview date: 17 December 2019

Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) UK

Deputy Director

JRS UK are looking for an experienced manager, with sympathy for the mission and ethos of JRS, to join their team as Deputy Director. This new senior post focuses on managing JRS UK’s services for destitute asylum seekers and those held in immigration detention, and the postholder will work closely with the Director to lead strategy for the organisation.

Location: London

Closing date: 29 November 2019

For more information and to apply, please see the employer’s website.

The Medaille Trust

Chair of Trustees

For more details, see the Trust’s website.

Closing date: 20 December 2019 at 10am

Interview date: 22 January 2020, London