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We're so proud of our organisation and you could be part of it too. Find out more about job vacancies at Missing People and how to apply.

Benefits of joining our dedicated team

  • Be a lifeline

    This is a fantastic time to join Missing People. Our strategic plan aims to double the number of people we help by 2022 and includes an exciting digital project to develop new ways to reach and help even more missing adults, children and their families.

    You’ll be involved in challenging and rewarding work which makes a difference to people affected by the issue of missing. Find out more about the impact of our work here.

  • Personal growth

    Working for Missing People means living our values.  It’s a place where managers are encouraged to ‘let fly’ so you can ‘make things happen’.  We know you’re more than just a job title, and ‘be human’ is an important value here.

    You will find plenty of scope for personal development including:  getting involved in cross-charity projects; leadership development or volunteer management; training; e-learning; and hearing about the latest topics from some of our amazing partners.  Hot on the heels of her successful TEDx talk, our CEO has even coached small groups of staff with their presentation skills.

  • Our culture

    Missing People is a friendly and supportive place to work.  If you are based at our London offices or just visiting, our kitchen is a relaxing place to chat with colleagues, with fruit and drinks available.

    There is a calm room for our helpline team to use when they take a break from the phones and texts.  Our social committee regularly arranges activities including our Volunteer Week and end of year parties.  You can get involved in our inspiring challenge events with colleagues to raise awareness and funds for the important work the charity does.

  • What we offer

    Benefits:  As well as all the usual benefits you would expect from a supportive employer, we also offer:

    • 25 days annual leave per annum / pro rata plus statutory holidays
    • Additional annual leave days awarded on length of service*
    • Study leave*
    • Company pension contributions
    • Life insurance (3 x salary)*
    • 24/7 support helpline which provides assistance with legal, financial, family and health matters as well as counselling or cognitive behavioural therapy
    • Charity sick pay based on length of service
    • Additional maternity pay and leave and additional parental pay*
    • Interest-free season ticket loan*

    You will find a full list of benefits at the end of our job descriptions.

    * Available after probation period passed.

    Flexible working:  We are happy to talk about flexible working in many of our roles and have great technical support for people who work outside the office.

  • Our values

    We are a values-based organisation.

    The entire staff and volunteer team are led by our values and we recognise great examples of this through our quarterly Certificates of Achievement based on the values.

    Our values are:

    • We are human in our approach

    • We are grounded in helping those affected

    • We let staff and volunteers fly

    • We are always future-minded

    We make things happen!

About the charity

We offer a lifeline to over 176,000 people who run away and go missing each year in the UK.

Our vision

All missing children, adults and their loved ones find help, hope and a safe way to reconnect.

Our mission

To be a lifeline when someone disappears.

Our values

  • Be human
  • Be grounded
  • Make things happen
  • Be future-minded
  • Let fly!

Other helpful stuff

Sign up to be a Digital Search Hero

We have launched a regular email so that you can be aware of new missing person appeals and share them far and wide! We are also calling on all Heroes to be the eyes and ears for Missing People on the ground. Your sighting of a missing person could make a difference in a crucial time.