Brilliant people! Everyone really cares about the mission and each other, which makes it so enjoyable coming into work!

Muyiwa, Digital Manager

Career opportunities

At The Challenge we know that people are central to our success. We nurture an environment where you are rewarded for your contribution and aim to provide the best possible workplace.

You will join an organisation that supports your development and allows you to take part in interesting and rewarding work. We will help you achieve your goals and realise your potential through a range of learning and development opportunities.

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Why work for The Challenge?

We offer fantastic benefits to ensure you are rewarded for your efforts:

  • 25 days annual leave (27 days after 1 year service)
  • 1 volunteer leave day
  • Pension – up to 5%
  • SimplyHealth cash back plan
  • Season ticket loan
  • NUS card and local discount cards
  • Ride 2 Work scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Life insurance

Seasonal roles

The success of our NCS programme depends on our seasonal staff members, who work with young people to motivate, lead and inspire.

We offer a mix of residential, non-residential and community-based roles, as well as a handful of in house roles throughout the summer and half term programmes, providing the perfect opportunity for you to top up your income over the holidays. Roles range from four days to four months, and most have the flexibility to fit in with your availability.

Full details of our summer programme and the jobs available can be found at

What’s it like working here?

Meet some of our employees or watch this short film to find out more about what it’s like to work for us.

Careers with our partners

We encourage applicants to develop their skills by working/volunteering with organisations in their community with NCS.

Explore the organisations we are partnered with who can support you on your personal development journey.

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Other useful information

Applicant and employee privacy notice

Find out how we will look after your personal information as an applicant or employee of The Challenge here.

Gender Pay Gap report for 2018/19

Having a diverse and inclusive workforce is vitally important to us and gender equality is a key part of this.

We have published our report into the gender pay gap and welcome the insights from it.

What we do

Find out more about what work we do within communities and our research into social integration.