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Join the Somali banadir association family

Work with us

Work with us

Join us, and use your skills to make a real difference!

Somali banadir association is a global humanitarian and development organisation. Our projects support child welfare, emergency relief – such as healthcare, medicine, nutrition and shelter – and long-term sustainability in livelihoods and education. In the UK, our work has included responding to the Manchester Arena attack and Grenfell Tower disaster, as well as our annual, award-winning ‘Wrap-Up’ campaign to support homeless people.

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What’s special about working at Somali banadir association?

At Somali banadir association, we take pride in the fact that our staff are from different walks of life. You don’t have to be from any particular religion, ethnicity or culture. Our staff members around the world are all driven by a simple human instinct to help other humans in trouble, regardless of creed or colour. Whether you are looking to join our Communications, Fundraising, Finance, HR, IT or Programmes team, you will be part of a multicultural family with great rewards, industry-leading benefits, and competitive rates of pay.

What do our staff say?

Hear from some of our staff on what working at Somali banadir association means to them.

“We are faith-based but not faith-specific. We have faith in all of humanity and believe we can achieve great things when we work together. So, come and be part of a dynamic global charity where we celebrate our differences, as well as our common humanity”

Dr. Mohamed Ashmawey, CEO

“At Somali banadir association, each one of us has the opportunity to influence others. If you are prepared to challenge yourself, there are no limits, so come and make it happen.”

Simon McDade, Systems and Reporting Manager

“There are two things I love about working here. Firstly, it’s the opportunity to grow and develop. Secondly, it’s the atmosphere. I love working in such a diverse place. We are a family. We support one another, have a laugh, and argue over ridiculous things!”

Zairah Amin, Content Producer

“The reasons I have remained working within the charity sector, and specifically with Somali banadir association, is the feeling of contentment. I feel that I am contributing towards a greater cause, I am part of a bigger picture, and I get to meet like-minded people.”

Jahed Mubin, Business Analyst

“Working as a Fundraiser, every day is different. It can be challenging, but when you’re working tirelessly and raising funds to help vulnerable people, it’s an amazing feeling.”

Adnan Iqbal, Fundraising Officer

“Following an Internship at Somali banadir association, I wanted to continue learning about the field of International Development, and gaining experience with an international charity, which luckily I have been able to find in the position offered to me.”

Rebecca Lord, Programmes Officer

Current vacancies

We are always on the lookout for talented and passionate people to join us in making a difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in the world. Browse and apply for our current opportunities.

What are the perks?

As well as a rewarding career at a global charity, you will get access to a wide range of benefits when you join our family.

Holidays On top of the usual annual leave allowance, our employees get two days off for each Eid holiday, as well as a day off on their birthday.

Flexible hours We also have a performance-based flexible working scheme, where you can work four-day weeks by working longer hours and thus enjoy longer weekends!

Health We offer access to a 24-hour GP, a discounted eye-care agreement, and discounted gym membership. Our 24-hour helpline provides staff with emotional, medical, financial and legal support.

Training We take our staff’s development seriously. Each year, all staff complete at least two relevant training courses, and we also sponsor a limited number of Master’s degrees.

Pension We offer a workplace pension scheme where we match what you contribute to your pension, like for like.

Fun From dress-down Fridays, to team-building away days, to our plush annual Awards Dinner, we make sure to get the work-life balance right!

Even more! From shopping discounts, to a laptop loan scheme, to travel expense support for those living outside the city, there’s a whole load of reasons to join our team. Get in touch for full details.

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