Working for Make-A-Wish

Working for Make-A-Wish

Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Since being established in 1986, we've granted over 13,000 wishes. A dedicated team of professional Wishgranters works alongside other core teams and hundreds of talented volunteers within the organisation to turn these children's wishes into a magical reality.

We’re looking for creative, ambitious people who can work collaboratively to enable us to achieve our goals. If this sounds like you, please take a look at our current vacancies and send us your application. We'd love to hear from you!

We’re always interested to hear from people with customer care experience, strong communication skills, eye for detail, the ability to prioritise ever-changing workloads and the ability to think on their feet whilst working under pressure. If you have any of these skills and you’d like us to contact you if a suitable role becomes available please email your CV to jobs@makeawish.org.uk.

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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!

Wishgranter, Erica tells us how proud she is of her role with Make-A-Wish and what being a Wishgranter means.

Our values

We want everyone that’s part of our Make-A-Wish team to feel inspired, capable and empowered to help grant life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses.

The values that make this A Magical Place To Be are...

Child focus

Wish children are at the centre of what we do and always come first

Excellence

We care and have the ambition to be outstanding in all that we do

Inspiration

Our creativity and passion is inspired by a child’s imagination

Integrity

We are honest and treat everyone with respect

Community

Collaboration with #Wishmakers will help us achieve our goals


The organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be requested where required.

Benefits

You'll also benefit from a work environment providing:

  • Competitive salaries
  • 26 days annual leave with the option to buy more
  • 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
  • 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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