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 more than 14,000 wishes. To do that, a dedicated team of professional Wishgranters works alongside other core teams and hundreds of talented volunteers organisation to turn 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, an 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

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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:

Be Inspiring

We are dedicated, creative, kind and caring. We earn the trust of our wish children, their families, the communities in which we operate and our supporters. We consider the impact of our actions on others. Access to training, development opportunities and wellbeing support are available to all. 

Be Inclusive

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..

Be Magical

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.

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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.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

We want to create an inclusive workplace that reflects the diverse communities around us and where everyone feels valued and empowered to succeed. There is more work to be done, but we are holding ourselves accountable by making a commitment to the EDI Charter here:

View the Make-A-Wish UK EDI Charter


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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