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Oxfam

ABOUT US

Oxfam is a vibrant global movement of dedicated people fighting poverty - together.

Oxfam fights poverty in three ways: Campaigning, Development and Emergency Response.

Campaigning for change: Poverty isn’t just about lack of resources. In a wealthy world it’s about bad decisions made by powerful people. Oxfam campaigns hard, putting pressure on leaders for real lasting change.

Development work: Poor people can take control, solve their own problems, and rely on themselves – with the right support. Fighting poverty, we fund long-term work worldwide.

Emergency response: People need help in an emergency – fast. We save lives, swiftly delivering aid, support and protection; and we help people prepare for future crises.

Oxfam also has around 670 shops in the UK and an online shop selling over 100,000 volunteer-listed second-hand clothes, books, music and collectables, plus Fairtrade and ethical gifts: http://www.oxfam.org.uk/shop

 

WHY WORK AT OXFAM?

Join us today to help create a future where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive, not just survive. Change starts now, it starts with you. The future is equal.

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Oxfam GB is committed to developing and supporting the learning of all staff across the organisation, as we recognise that staff development is central to being as effective as we can be in our fight against the injustice of poverty.

We have a wide internal L&D offer, with on-the job learning opportunities, mentoring, certified coaching, in house courses, and much more. We also support employees with external learning opportunities through study leave, and financial support may be offered to individuals who are studying for professional qualifications.

PAY AND BENEFITS

Oxfam aims to recruit and retain diverse, passionate people who have the necessary skills, knowledge and commitment to meet our vision. We offer a competitive salary and a range of additional benefits to staff including flexible working options, generous pension scheme, annual leave, additional leave allowances, company sick pay, life assurance and a range of other benefits.

Our reward system aims to:

  • Enable career progression within Oxfam
  • Recognise achievement, skills, competence and development
  • Support and enables recruitment and retention of the best candidates for Oxfam
  • Enable an increase in the Voice of the Global South
  • Be equitable, fair, transparent and flexible
  • Balance the needs and expectations of our stakeholders
  • Encourage and enables management accountability.

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More about OXFAM

Who we are

 

Oxfam is a global movement of people who are fighting inequality to end poverty and injustice. We are working across regions in about 70 countries, with thousands of partners, and allies, supporting communities to build better lives for themselves, grow resilience and protect lives and livelihoods also in times of crisis.

Because we want lasting solutions, we fight the inequalities that keep people locked in poverty and injustice, we tackle not the symptoms but the systems, and we campaign for genuine, durable change.

Towards a just and sustainable world

We have a vision of a just and sustainable world. A world where people and the planet are at the center of our economy. Where women and girls live free from violence and discrimination. Where the climate crisis is contained. And where governance systems are inclusive and allow for those in power to be held to account.

Our ambition is lasting impact. We make a difference by being part of a global movement for social justice.

 

What we believe in

 

We believe in the power of people.

 

Change at scale is possible when we act in solidarity with the people experiencing poverty and injustice. Even where they live in need, they are often not afraid to speak out against inequality, discrimination and exclusion. They have the courage to raise their voices and hold those in power to account for their actions.

Millions worldwide are mobilizing. They are not fighting separate battles but connecting across borders in solidarity and creating a momentum that can no longer be ignored. They are the changemakers who will win the fight against inequality. They are the ones who will beat poverty and injustice.

We offer them support to help relieve their suffering. We champion their causes and act together to transform lives and create change that lasts.

OUR MISSION

We fight inequality to end poverty and injustice.

OUR VALUES

We commit to living our values so that we can be known for our integrity. This means transforming our governance, management, and operational structures, and nurturing a culture of continuous learning and reflection.

We understand that how we work is as important as what we work on.

Equality

We believe everyone has the right to be treated fairly and to have the same rights and opportunities.

Empowerment

We acknowledge and seek to expand people’s agency over their lives and the decisions that impact them.

Solidarity

We join hands, support, and collaborate across boundaries in working towards a just and sustainable world.

Inclusiveness

We embrace diversity and difference and value the perspectives and contributions of all people and communities in their fight against poverty and injustice.

Accountability

We take responsibility for our action and inaction and hold ourselves accountable to the people we work with and for.

Courage

We speak truth to power and act with conviction on the justice of our causes.

 

What it means to work for Oxfam

Working at Oxfam is so much more than just a job. As an Oxfam employee, you will join a team of professionals that is part of an international confederation of 19 organizations networked together in more than 90 countries, along with Oxfam International Secretariat. 

You will be part of a global movement of millions of people who won’t live with the injustice of poverty. An exciting community where committed, dedicated, inspiring and driven individuals come together from all corners of the world, each person bringing something special to create a friendly and diverse atmosphere.

 

" The most satisfying part of my job is hearing from refugees what a difference Oxfam’s support has made to them. We run regular listening groups where the community can give us constructive feedback. Recently a grandfather told me: "We are happy that you come and you listen to us. Thank you for the work you do." That made me feel very happy. That is my reward."

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Portrait of Iffat Tahimd Fatema, at the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh.

 

Our Values at work

We are committed to providing a diverse, inclusive, equal and safe work enviroment for all our employees and the communitities we work with.

Our culture is shaped by our values, which reinforce what we care about and how we do things, not just what we do. Our manin core values: Empowerment, Inclusiveness and Accountability, drive every thing we do.

As we strive to achieve Oxfam's goals to end poverty, we try and lead by example in demonstrating the same values that we wish to see in the people we work and those we aim to influence.

Learn more about our mission, vision and values

 

Our safeguarding commitment

Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behavior at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and prove our values are recruited to work for us.

Learn more about our safeguarding policies and procedures 

 

WHAT WE STAND FOR

We are committed to working with others as part of a global movement for social justice. We understand that inequality is multi-dimensional, and mobilize to transform unjust systems.  

We advocate for just and fairer economies. We strive for gender justice and for the rights of women and girls in all their diversity. We fight for climate justice and create safe spaces that allow people to hold the powerful into account. Rooted in communities, we tackle the causes and consequences of disaster and conflict.

To create change that lasts, we build on our experience as a diverse and inter-dependent global network of organizations.

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We are rights-based

Our work is grounded in our commitment to the universality of human rights. We uphold and advocate for the implementation of international human rights instruments.

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We are feminist

We recognize that there is no economic, social, and environmental justice without gender justice. Feminist principles guide all our action and interaction.

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We fight inequality

We take sides against poverty and injustice everywhere, working with people, communities, partners and allies for just and sustainable solutions.

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We are humanitarian

We work with communities before, during, and after crises to build their resilience, save lives, and together address the root causes of conflict and disaster.

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We are both local and global

We are a global network of locally rooted, interdependent civil society organizations. We build solidarity and connect people across borders and regions.

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We are driven by diversity

Within Oxfam and in our work with others, we are inspired by people of different socio-cultural backgrounds, genders, ages, and abilities.

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We are a knowledge organization

We consistently seek to generate new insights that can drive solutions to complex problems. Our advocacy and campaigning asks are grounded in evidence and experience.

Benefits at Oxfam

List of all the benefits that Oxfam are offering their employees. Benefits may vary depending on role, location and length of service.

  • Exposure tours
  • Other Discounts to several nationwide companies
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Cycle2Work
  • Gym Membership
  • Dependency Leave
  • Partner Leave
  • Shared Parental Leave
  • Enhanced adoption pay
  • Enhanced Maternity Pay
  • Oxford based Oxfam Nursery
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Competitive Pension Scheme
  • Staff health Service
  • BHSF - Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Company Sick Pay
  • 25 days per annum, plus the public holidays (pro rata for part-time and fixed-term employees). This increases to 30 days after 5 years of service and then by one day every 5 years up to a maximum of 33 days per annum.
  • Flexible working
  • Living Wage Employer

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