The Great Generation

The Great Generation

Careers at The Great Generation

Capacity builders, poverty reducers, people and community champions

We work to inspire profound change in the systems and processes that surround us: we empower people to tackle the challenges of the 21st century.

We believe it is individuals and communities learning and acting together that releases untapped potential to make the most of our resources: people and the planet.

We work across society, across sectors and across continents to deliver action-based learning programmes that are transformational for everyone involved.

Verified by Escape

Escape's take on The Great Generation

The Great Generation are a charity providing action-based learning programmes for people to create profound change. Committed to solving the issues of communities living in tough social and economic conditions, they combine the creative thinking and skills of students and professionals with local people's knowledge and insights. Working together in this way shapes positive change. Working across continents, they have a huge global impact which makes them a deserving winner of the Escape 100. It's clear that the cause is hugely rewarding, as employees have rated the workplace extremely highly. If you're looking to make a social impact, take a look at The Great Generation.

Stats we are proud of

  • 500+


  • 50+


  • 30+


  • 2000+

    Global Community

Behind the scenes

Team makeup

  • 5
  • 100
    % Female


  • Flexible Working

    Whether your child's ill, you're waiting for a package, or you have some deep-focussed work to do, we all work from home (or café) from time to time. We encourage everyone to work from home when you need to.

  • Regular Salary reviews

    In line with a salary framework, to ensure equal pay for equal work and that we recognise and reward when your responsibilities increase.

  • Holiday

    25 days’ holiday a year (plus UK public holidays), and we encourage you to use them all up! It's a marathon, not a sprint.

  • Maternity, paternity and adoption leave

    Well-paid maternity, paternity and adoption leave, which you're eligible for if you join more than 13 weeks before your expected date of childbirth or adoption.

  • Socials

    Team socials on a regular basis. Anything from go-karting, board game nights, dinners, samba drumming and movie nights.

  • Learning and training

    We'll contribute towards books, training courses and conferences that help you learn and grow in your role here.

  • Equipment

    Choose your own equipment: let us know which tools you need and we’ll do our best to get them for you.

  • Team Retreats

    Team retreats. A time to get to know each other away from the office.