Do you have questions about recruitment at War Child?
We have done our best to answer the most frequently asked questions ones below.
Does War Child offer internships, apprenticeships, work experience or volunteer opportunities?
Any internships, apprenticeships or volunteer opportunities will be advertised on our current vacancies page. If you cannot see a role that fits your skill set but you are interested in working for War Child, you can also submit a speculative application to register your interest, and should a suitable opportunity arise, we will get in touch with you.
How do I apply for roles based in your countries of operation?
Any international roles are advertised on the War Child UK website accordingly and will detail the country office to which the role is posted. Any roles suitable for locally recruited staff will be advertised by the local War Child office in the country of operation.
Do you need the right to work in the UK to apply for jobs based in the UK?
Candidates for roles based in UK are required to have the right to work in the UK and will be asked to provide evidence of this right, i.e., passport and/or visa or other relevant documentation.
How do I apply?
When you’ve found the role for you, please apply online by clicking on Apply Now on the job vacancy page. You will be asked to complete a short application form and to upload a copy of your CV. Once you have submitted your application, you will be able to track the status of your application by logging into vacancies page on our website (if it’s the first time you are logging in, click on Password Reminder on the login screen to create a password). If you cannot see a role that fits your skill set but you are interested in working for War Child, you can also submit a speculative application to register your interest, and should a suitable opportunity arise, we will get in touch with you. You can also sign up to job alerts to be notified of any vacancies that may be of interest to you. If you’re having any problems with the application process, please email [email protected].
What should I include in the candidate statements?
This is the most important part of your application, as we use the answers to these questions to decide who we will invite to interview. Please refer to the job description which outlines the skills and experience we are looking for with each position. Provide specific examples from your previous work, volunteer or community experience which outlines how you meet the job requirements.
Who can I speak with about the requesting an adjustment to the selection process?
If you have any questions about reasonable adjustments before or during your application, we welcome the opportunity to talk about what we can do to fairly adapt our process for you. Please share what you’re comfortable with to help us put the right support in place, by emailing [email protected]. Anything you tell us will be kept completely confidential by our HR team.
What do I do if I've missed the deadline to apply for a vacancy?
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept late applications, however you can submit a speculative application to register your interest, and should a suitable opportunity arise, we will get in touch with you. You can also sign up to job alerts to be notified of any future vacancies that may be of interest to you.
Can I get feedback on my application if I haven’t been shortlisted?
Due to the volume of applications, we are unable to provide individual feedback to candidates who have not been shortlisted, however you will be notified if your application has not been successful. You can track the status of your application by logging into vacancies page on our website (if it’s the first time you are logging in, click on Password Reminder on the login screen to create a password) and you will also receive an email from us if the status of your application changes.
How do I know if I have been selected for interview?
If you’ve been shortlisted, we’ll contact you by email or telephone to arrange an interview.
I can’t make the interview slot; can I change my interview date or time?
Where possible, we try to include the interview dates in the job adverts to help candidates to plan. Your interview invitation will include a link which will allow you to select an interview slot. If you have already selected a slot but need to amend your interview time, please log into the candidate portal via the link in your interview invitation email, release your chosen slot and select an alternative time slot. If there are no suitable slots available, please email [email protected].
What format do the interviews normally take?
Interviews are normally conducted by a panel of 2 to 4 people, including the hiring manager for the position. The interview questions will be a blend of competency and behavioural based questions. For some roles, you may be asked to complete an unseen assessment as part of the interview, or to prepare a presentation in advance. The interview is also an opportunity for you to get to know War Child and the team a bit better so feel free to ask any questions you may have about War Child and working here.
How should I prepare for my interview?
Make sure you have a thorough look through the job description for the role and think of examples from your work or personal experience where you have demonstrated the competencies, skills and experience we are looking for. To make sure you are getting the most out of your answers to the competency-based questions, we recommend using the STAR method (Situation, Task, Action, Result). Also have a detailed look through the War Child website to understand the work we do and how the position you are interviewing for might fit in. Make sure you have read and understood our Child Safeguarding policy (this will be provided to you in your interview invitation) as you will be asked questions on this during the interview.
Can I get feedback after my interview?
We offer feedback to all interviewed candidates, and this will be provided to you by the Hiring Manager and/or the HR team.