FAQ

HOW DO I FIND A JOB VACANCY?

  • All vacancies are advertised online on our careers page.
  • We advertise for specific vacancies; to find out more about our vacancies you can search for them by region, location or business area. You can subscribe to our vacancies to receive information about new vacancies via email.
  • We advertise our roles in a range of different media including online job boards, social media and both national and international press.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR A JOB?

  • All applications should be made using our online registration form read more

WHAT DO I DO IF I’VE MISSED THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR A VACANCY?

  • We are currently unable to consider your application if you’ve submitted your CV after the deadline. This is because you are also required to complete a series of role-specific questions which, if unanswered, may disadvantage your application.

WHAT PAY AND BENEFITS DO EMPLOYEES RECEIVE?

WHAT DO I DO IF A SUITABLE ROLE ISN’T ADVERTISED?

  • All vacancies advertised externally can also be viewed on our careers site. We recommend that you to check our live vacancies on a regular basis and apply for roles that are a suitable match to your skills and experience. Unfortunately, you are not currently able to submit a speculation application.

WHAT DO I DO IF I EXPERIENCE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY TRYING TO APPLY FOR A VACANCY?

  • Should you encounter any technical difficulties when completing your application, please first check your browser settings and internet access; also ensuring the vacancy is still live. If you are still unable to resolve the problem after referring to the FAQ, please contact careers@amnesty.org

CAN I SUBMIT A SPECULATIVE CV?

  • We ask that all candidates complete an online registration form so we can ensure you provide us with the information we need to make an accurate assessment of your skills and experience.

WILL AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL HELP ME OBTAIN THE RIGHT TO WORK IN THE LOCATION OF EACH POST?

  • We are committed to equal opportunities and cultural diversity at Amnesty International and our ability to obtain a work permit for potential employees is contingent upon the immigration requirements of each particular role. Each job advert will advise specifically if we can support a work permit application for that particular post.

WHO SHOULD I PROVIDE AS A REFEREE WHEN COMPLETING MY APPLICATION FORM?

  • As part of the pre-employment checks required before you start your new role we ask you to provide the contact details of two professional referees. One referee must be your current / most recent employer and the other should be your previous employer.

WILL I BE CONTACTED AFTER I SUBMIT MY APPLICATION?

  • You will receive an automatic response to acknowledge your application. If you are shortlisted to move forward in the recruitment process we will contact you directly.

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE BEFORE I AM CONTACTED FOR AN INTERVIEW?

  • We aim to contact all candidates within two weeks after the closing date of each position.
  • Successful candidates will be able to reserve an interview slot through our online scheduling service.
  • There may be times when individual teams may experience slight delays due to crisis workload or overseas missions. Should recruitment be delayed for an extended period, we aim to keep in contact with all candidates and provide regular updates.

WILL MY TRAVEL EXPENSES BE COVERED?

  • At times we may be able to support your travel costs, please submit requests directly to us to assess your eligibility.

CAN I MAKE AN APPLICATION IF I HAVE A DISABILITY?

  • Equality and diversity are at the core of our values. All employees will work collectively and individually to promote a constructive and sensitive approach to others from a variety of backgrounds, where the work of others is valued and respected. Once recruited for a role, we will assess your needs and make reasonable adjustments around your disability to enable you to work.

IF I AM SUCCESSFUL HOW SOON CAN I START?

  • This varies from each role and may depend on individual notice periods. Availability is usually discussed at interview.

WHAT COURSE SHOULD I STUDY?

  • Unfortunately, we’re unable to give specific advice related to study options and courses; there are a variety of courses available and we cannot favour one over another. We recommend you take time to research carefully and make a decision based on what would be best suited to you as an individual.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT WHEN APPLYING TO BE A VOLUNTEER?

  • The support we receive from our Volunteers and Interns is invaluable and highly recognised. Volunteer programmes at Amnesty International are designed to assist organisational staff in their daily work, providing a collaborative approach to implementing our mission, values and crucial human rights work.
  • Much like our employee recruitment, we ask all candidates to submit an application form and participate in a transparent recruitment process. If you are invited to interview, you will have the opportunity to discuss the role and your suitability with an interview panel.
  • Should you be successfully offered a post but do not have the required work permit to volunteer in the United Kingdom, we are able to apply for a Tier 5 visa on your behalf.
  • We hope that you find a range of diverse and stimulating options on our vacancy list; we look forward to receiving your application.

HOW OFTEN ARE VOLUNTEERING AND INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES ADVERTISED?

  • Volunteer and Internship posts are regularly advertised throughout the year.
  • Applications should be submitted online.

DO VOLUNTEERS AND INTERNS GET PAID?

  • Volunteer and Internship roles at the International Secretariat are unpaid. We will cover up to £6.50 per day for travel expenses (subject to receipt) and £4.50 per day for lunch expenses on the days you volunteer in your team for more than four hours.

CAN I VOLUNTEER IN THE UK IF I AM NOT A BRITISH NATIONAL?

  • We can apply for a Tier 5 Temporary Worker visa to be granted for the right to volunteer for twelve months in the UK.
  • For further details about visa processes, please visit the UKBA website: http://www.ukba.homeoffice.gov.uk/
  • Volunteers and interns will be responsible for all costs related to visa applications, relocation and living costs when coming from abroad.

CAN I VOLUNTEER WHILST CLAIMING JOB SEEKERS ALLOWANCE?

  • If you are claiming Jobseekers Allowance (JSA) you are fully entitled to volunteer for as many hours as you like, as long as you remain available for and are actively seeking work. Please be sure to notify your Job Centre of your volunteering arrangement.

HOW LONG WILL I NEED TO COMMIT TO A VOLUNTEER OR INTERNSHIP POST?

  • We usually request Volunteers and Interns stay with us for a minimum of three to six months.

IS VOLUNTEERING A ROUTE TO EMPLOYMENT?

  • We highly value the contribution our Volunteers and Interns provide for Amnesty International, but we emphasize that this is not a guaranteed entry in to paid work with our organization.
  • Some of our current employees have previously volunteered for Amnesty International or similar organizations and it is an experience that will be of great value to you should you wish to start a career in this field.

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