Big Change

Big Change

Careers at Big Change

Big Change is a UK based charity, supported by a global and local network of allies. Our vision is to see society working together so that all young people are set up to thrive in life, not just exams.

We act as a catalyst for transformation focused on long-term system changes to education and learning. We do this by focusing on three main areas of impact work:

1. The Big Education Challenge A £1m prize fund backing early stage ideas with the potential to transform education and learning in the UK.

2. A New Education Story Generating insight and learning from different contexts to drive transformation and not reform.

3. Big Education Conversation A public listening exercise focused on inclusive conversations about the purpose of education.

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Escape's take on Big Change

Big Change’s vision is to see a society working together so that all young people are set up to thrive in life, not just exams. A pretty worthy vision, wouldn’t you agree? If that aligns with your values and you’d like to know more about their culture – 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

  • 40+

    projects backed by Big Change

  • £7.7m

    engaged children and young people

  • 200k

    teachers and adults supported

  • £60m

    of funding unlocked

Behind the scenes

Team makeup

  • 15
  • 40
    % Female


  • Flexible Working

    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!