Working for Make-A-Wish

Working for Make-A-Wish

We create life-changing wishes that restore the childhood critical illness often takes away, bringing light and joy to children and their loved ones at the darkest of times, leaving a profound and lasting impact on all their lives.

However, we can’t currently be that light for everyone.

We’re looking for creative, ambitious people who have a passion for working collaboratively to help us step that much closer to achieving our ambition: to grant a wish for every eligible child.

If you share our passion for this mission, feel a natural affinity with our values and see how you could support us in reaching our goals, please take a look at our current vacancies and send us your application. We'd love to hear from you!

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What’s it like to work at Make-A-Wish?

Meet a Wishgranter

Imagine how amazing it would be to make children's wishes come true every day! Here, Wishgranter Erica tells us how proud she is of her role at Make-A-Wish and what being a Wishgranter means.

Our Values

As an organisation, we're committed to being child-led. Wish children are at the centre of our decision-making and always come first. We strive for excellence and have integrity - we are honest and treat everyone with respect.

We want everyone who is part of Make-A-Wish to feel inspired, capable and empowered to help grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Therefore our values are:

We are dedicated, creative, kind, caring, trusting, and trusted. We bring joy band excitement to children and young people through the whole wish journey. Everyone together

We are one community united in our ambition to bring lasting impact to every child and young person, and their families. ​We stay true to who we are, stand up for what we believe in and our differences are celebrated.

We believe in the dreams of every child and young person. ​We inspire hope and courage to search for rainbows and reach for the stars. We build excitement, invent, create and do things that have never been done before.


You'll also benefit from a work environment providing:

  • Competitive salaries
  • 26 days annual leave with the option to buy more
  • An additional day's leave on your birthday
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Access to our Make-A-Wish skills portal
  • Access to a pension scheme into which we pay 4% of the value of your monthly salary value
  • Two days of additional paid leave a year to volunteer
  • Access to wellbeing support, training and events
  • Enhanced maternity pay for eligible employees (12 weeks at 100% of your salary (to include statutory maternity pay due), followed by 27 weeks at SMP)
  • Season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work initiative

Work experience

Unfortunately, we’re currently unable to offer work experience or internships. Search our volunteering opportunities to find out if there are any short term or one-off roles available or take a look at our job vacancies.

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