Careers at SSAFA

The global SSAFA family is made up of more than 350 employees, as well as our wide network of over 5000 dedicated volunteers.

Careers at SSAFA

The global SSAFA family is made up of more than 350 employees, as well as our wide network of over 5000 dedicated volunteers.

Support the UK Armed Forces family worldwide

SSAFA provides lifelong support for our Armed Forces and their families. Every year, through our award winning teams and services, we provide support to over 85,000 people worldwide. 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 GPs, Nurses, Midwives and Social Workers
  • Specialists in Fundraising, Marketing & Communications, Finance, HR, IT, Learning & Development and Volunteer Support, based in our London Central Office
  • Skilled staff for our specialist services such as Mentoring, Adoption and Gurkha Services
  • Business support staff, vital at all of our locations.

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.

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 number of ways to help you manage your working time to suit the needs of SSAFA and your personal preferences.

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

  • company maternity leave,
  • company adoption leave,
  • company shared parental leave,
  • company paternity pay, and
  • childcare vouchers.

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