Careers at SSAFA

The global SSAFA family is made up of more than 350 employees, as well as our wide network of more than 3500 dedicated volunteers.

Support the UK Armed Forces family worldwide

SSAFA provides practical, emotional, and financial support to our Forces and their families. Last year, through our award winning teams and services, we helped more than 79,000 people in need. We would not be able to do this essential, life-changing work without the talent and hard work of our people.



Career opportunities

We employ:

  • Health and social care professionals such as Nurses, Midwives and Social Workers
  • Specialists in Fundraising, Marketing & Communications, Finance, HR, IT, Learning & Development and Volunteer Support
  • Skilled staff for our specialist services such as Mentoring, Adoption and Gurkha Services
  • Business support staff

It is enormously rewarding to use your skills and experience to make a real difference in people’s lives. You could help us succeed.

Why work for SSAFA

  • It’s all about people! We are motivated to do our best for our teams and for our beneficiaries. Read more in our testimonials.
  • Our employees range from 21 to 81 years old. We value the experience of our workforce and learn from each other.
  • We are lucky enough to have employees from a wide variety of backgrounds – we celebrate and value diversity within the organisation, promote equality of opportunity, and challenge and strive to eliminate unlawful discrimination.
  • Over half of our senior positions are held by females. We actively promote internal career progression for our female employees by identifying where we can support the development of their skills and help them to prepare for their next role.
  • We have seen the business and personal benefits of flexible working and offer flexible working from day one of employment

Realise your potential

We help our people to develop and improve their skills and knowledge so that they grow professionally and personally and contribute to achieving our goals. We are working to create a learning organisation through training and coaching. We address learning needs at all levels across the organisation through provision of a wide range of programmes, from leadership and management development to customer service and time management. Our objective is to help our people realise their full potential.


Benefits at SSAFA

Our company pension scheme is one of the most important parts of your benefits package. It gives you a way of building up a pot of money that you can use to help fund your retirement. SSAFA automatically covers employees with a life assurance scheme, allowing you to provide extra financial protection for your loved ones. 

Your health and wellbeing is important to us so you and your immediate family have access to a range of occupational health resources through BUPA, including an Employee Assistance Programme, GP Anytime HealthLine and PhysioLine. We also provide a wellbeing app to motivate you to keep healthy!

Our family friendly benefits include (subject to eligibility criteria):

  • company maternity pay,
  • company adoption pay,
  • company shared parental pay and
  • company paternity pay

We also offer discounts with Haven Holidays Partnership and Hewlett Packard.