Current Job Vacancies at Missing People

Current Vacancies at Missing People

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We have a range of employment opportunities including helpline delivery, support services, policy and research, and marketing and fundraising roles, among others.

If you're looking to develop or further your career in the charity sector, check this page regularly for current job vacancies at Missing People.

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As an experienced project manager you will have strong leadership and communication skills to ensure the project succeeds. You will manage the delivery of key project deliverables, providing senior level advice on complex project issues and hold high level relationships internally and externally with the project’s expert reference group and our funder, making recommendations for preventative action and changes.

Salary:                         £33,000 - £35,000 per annum

Hours:                         Part-time or full-time role available with some out of office hour’s work required

Holiday:                      25 days per annum/ pro rata plus statutory holidays

Location:                    South West London (Central Office is based in Mortlake - 12 mins from Clapham Junction and 23 mins from Waterloo)

Contract:                    Fixed term contract until 31st March 2020 with possibility to extend


Missing People is on the Sunday Times "100 Best Not-for-profit Organisations to Work for" List 2016 and offers the below benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave per annum/pro rata plus statutory holidays
  • Additional annual leave days awarded on length of service*
  • Company pension contribution
  • Life insurance (3 x salary)*
  • Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) including 24/7 support helpline
  • Interest-free Season Ticekt Loans*
  • Additional maternity pay and leave*  
  • Additional paternity pay*
  • Additional sick pay
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Eye care vouchers

* available after probation period passed.

About Missing People

Our Vision is that every missing person is found safe.

We are a non-judgemental, highly skilled team of staff and volunteers working around the clock for everyone who needs us. We provide free 24 hour confidential support, help, advice by phone, email, text and online, including the opportunity to reconnect. We also coordinate a UK wide network of people, businesses and media to join the search for the estimated 250,000 people who go missing each year.

Missing People is an independent charity that relies on donations.

Job Summary

Missing People and Lowland Rescue, in partnership, have been awarded £1million by People’s Postcode Lottery Dream Fund to develop our Search Dog Heroes project. The project will deliver awareness to thousands of families whose loved-ones are living with dementia, special educational needs or mental health problems; all of which are linked with high risk disappearances. In addition, the project will see the training and deployment of 100 new search dogs, some of whom will be ground-scenting dogs who can find a missing person quickly using articles of scent. This role will be responsible for leading Missing People and Lowland Rescue’s Search Dog Heroes project funded by Dream Fund, People’s Postcode Lottery.

As an experienced project manager (preferably, but not essentially, within the voluntary sector) you will have strong leadership and communication skills to ensure the project succeeds. You will manage the delivery of key project deliverables, providing senior level advice on complex project issues and hold high level relationships internally and externally with the project’s expert reference group and our funder making recommendations for preventative action and changes.

The Project Manager role is also pivotal in managing other funded projects including those which specialise in innovation and the technical development of new online systems. You will have an understanding of social media and digital communications and will ensure all projects are delivered on time, in budget and to the highest standards of service.


Development and Partnerships

This department is responsible for leading the development of partnerships which help us to reach and support children and adults who go missing and their loved-ones left behind. Partners include police forces, local authorities, charities and other organisations who work with or are affected by missing people. The team also develops and delivers commissioned services, including Return Home Interview services and training for professionals. Using the charity’s specialist knowledge, developed over more than two decades, this team leads the piloting of new services to be a lifeline when someone disappears.


Closing date:               9am on Wednesday 25th April 2018

First Interviews:          Monday 30th April 2018

Second Interviews:    Friday 4th May 2018

Start date:                   W/C 11th June  2018 or as soon as possible



If you would like to find out more about this role, please contact Becca Morley, Senior Development and Partnerships Manager on 0208 392 4563.

All our job vacancies require a completed equal opportunities form, a full CV, along with a supporting statement; before the closing date.

To be considered for the role, please email the following to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.:

  • A  full CV
  • A supporting statement (maximum 2 pages) that demonstrates how you meet the criteria listed in the person specification. This statement is crucial to help us consider you for the role, so don't forget to address each criterion in the person specification and specifically highlight any relevant experience and skills you have, and why you want to work at Missing People;
  • Equal Opportunities Form.

Please be aware

  • Applications that don’t match the above requirements will not be accepted.
  • If you haven’t heard from us by the date of the first interview then unfortunately, you have been unsuccessful.
  • No agency applications or calls will be accepted.
  • We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all members of the community.

You may have experience of the following:

Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Training, Not For Profit, Coordinator, Project Manager, Project support, Designing Training, Supporting vulnerable people.



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