Big Change

Big Change

Careers at Big Change

We believe that every child, regardless of their background, should be set up to thrive in life, not just exams.

We bring a systemic view to all that we do. We back pioneering projects leading bold approaches for young people on the frontline. Like us, these leaders want to tackle the root cause of issues affecting young people, teachers, parents and carers, rather than treat the symptoms of a broken system. These projects and pioneers work across a range of areas: from reducing exclusions to improving mental health; transforming youth rehabilitation to creating life-changing children’s homes.

Beyond our direct work with projects that support young people in the UK, we work to understand and influence the wider system conditions in which these projects can grow their impact. We’ve built a global network of 200 leaders and experts in system transformation to understand how change is happening – and why it is not.

Now, more than ever, we think it’s vital to work together to help all young people thrive.

Verified by Escape

Escape's take on Big Change

Big Change believe that every child, regardless of their background, should be set up to thrive in life, not just exams. And with a mission like that, need we give another reason for why you should apply for a role at Big Change? If you did need a nudge, the team cites great people and ethos, encouragement to learn and grow, and lots of laughing and trying new things as reasons why they love working there.

Stats we are proud of

  • 700k+

    Young people supported to thrive

  • 36

    Projects backed by Big Change

  • £40m+

    Follow-on funding for projects unlocked by Big Change

  • 66k+

    Teachers and adults supported

Behind the scenes

Team makeup

  • 11
  • 55
    % Female


  • Flexible Working

    Since we’re all working from home due to the pandemic, we offer flexibility around work for child care and at-home-learning as well as generally encourage our team to take time away from desks and get outside where / when possible.

  • Holiday

    Unlimited days’ holiday a year (inc UK public holidays)! At Big Change, the wellbeing of our people is really important to us, and as a natural extension of our flexible working approach, we trust you to manage how much holiday you take and still get your job done to the best of your ability.

  • Pensions

    Pensions, with a government regulated employer contribution.

  • Learning & development

    We'll contribute towards books, training courses and conferences or anything else that help you learn and grow in your role here. Whatever your role, you’ll always be evolving and looking to the future, just as we do at Big Change.

  • Cycle-to-Work

    We are registered under the Cycle-to-Work scheme, so you can buy a bike and accessories tax-free.

  • Maternity, paternity and parental leave

    At Big Change we recognise the value of maternity, paternity, parental and adoption leave and that you've got enough on your plate without having to stress about your impending leave. As such we offer generous benefits.

  • Volunteer Days

    We encourage employees to participate in volunteer activities by providing paid time off for volunteering. This opportunity can be used for employees to contribute their time and talents to other recognised charities, causes or not-for-profit organisations, making a positive difference in their communities.

  • Other Perks

    When we're in the office we have a free buffet lunch, every day. But while we're at home we've repurposed lunch times to be a chance to connect with colleagues. Whether thats a discussion about learning and development over your lunch or just to check in with each other. If you want to use the hour to get completely away from work and go for a run or other activities, that's encouraged too!