Work for us

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.

Would you like to work for a dynamic, caring organisation which really makes a difference to vulnerable people throughout the UK and has been placed number 14 in the Best Not-For-Profit Organisations To Work for 2019? 

If you're looking for exciting employment opportunities in the charity sector then look no further.

Why not check out our current job vacancies and apply today?

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!

Diversity and Inclusion 

Missing People is committed to diversity and to equal opportunity.  See our Diversity and Inclusion policy for more.


Give time

Use the Search Directory to find out who is missing in your area or volunteer for Missing People.

Give socially

Join the Search by following us on Facebook or Twitter. The more people who share our missing people appeals with friends online, the more chance we have of finding them.

Give anything

Let us know how you are supporting Missing People! Call us on 0800 MISSING (647 7464) or email and tell us how you can help.

Article Index

Jane - Development and Partnerships

The best thing about working for Missing People is working with such dedicated, hard-working and friendly people.

I would describe Missing People as amazing, innovative, and employee-centred.

Three reasons to join Missing People:

1. I have never worked anywhere like Missing People. I feel so appreciated and supported in everything I do.

2. Missing People use innovative work to help support children and families everyday.

3. Missing People have amazing benefits such as the pension scheme and holiday allowances. 

My role involves completing return home interviews with Children when they return from a missing episode. Professionals, Parents/Carers, and Children often feedback to myself about how impressed they are with the Missing People services. I am continuously told on a daily basis about how Missing People change people’s lives for the better.

It is difficult to write down my proudest moment of working at Missing People because these happen on a weekly basis. These include; when a child engages in a return home interview after being told they would not, empowering children and families to gain support when they need it the most, and helping to safeguard children so they are safer and happier. It didn’t take me too long to realise that Missing People is different from any other charity I’ve worked for. We do a lot with very little resources – and I’m constantly humbled by the scope and value of what we do. I love coming into work each day (and not only because the staff are amazing!) – it’s so rewarding to contribute to our role as a lifeline for those missing and their families left behind.

Richard - Policy and Research

When I arrived at Missing People as a volunteer I was seriously worried that I would never find anything I really wanted to do as a job. Very quickly I realised I wanted to work long term in the charitable sector and ended up working in the Policy and Research department as a paid member of staff. I found the work gave me a sense of purpose and it was, and is, great to be involved with such a team of motivated and positive people. Although what I do is a relatively modest contribution I feel I am still supporting vulnerable people.

My knowledge has been expanded “on the job” through doing a research project for my degree (on whether people who live in mental health community homes see them as constructive environments) and also doing research at the charity itself. Most importantly my writing skills have tightened up (though there is still room for improvement) and I am more skilled at using literature and then reviewing how my research fits in with the research that has gone on before.

My proudest achievement at Missing People has been in completing my research into people with intellectual disabilities going missing. Nothing precisely about this topic has (to my knowledge) been written before. There were many important findings, and since going up on the website this research project has been downloaded many times. 

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