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Paid and voluntary positions in London and the Bay Area are posted here. For positions in other offices (Berlin, Paris, Madrid, Milan, Survival Brasil), please see the Survival website in the relevant language.

Please note, Survival doesn’t send volunteers to tribal communities, or sponsor any visitors other than our own staff. We do assist some projects with tribal peoples, but these are run by the tribes themselves.

Why join our team?

Working at Survival is about being part of a brave organization with a long and inspiring history, one that effects real change. Our work is preventing the annihilation of tribes worldwide. And our campaigns have succeeded, time and time again.

Our objective is to champion tribal peoples’ rights and so diversity and inclusion is the cornerstone of our work. We are committed to promoting equality, valuing diversity, and working inclusively across our entire organization.

We uphold these principles in our behaviors and practices – as an employer and as a campaigning organization.

VACANCY: Database administrator (Salesforce) & IT support (part time)

We are looking for a highly effective database manager who will also provide IT support. You will serve as our primary Salesforce administrator, handling the day-to-day configuration, support, maintenance and improvement of our database for 35+ users. You will also run the IT support desk for our 45+ staff. 

You should enjoy all aspects of database management and IT including support tickets and training users. You should be comfortable liaising with users and enjoy learning new business processes in order to translate them into technical solutions. Most importantly, you must be a strong communicator and skilled at explaining technical processes for non-technical users.


  •  Manage Salesforce users and licenses, including new user setup/deactivation, roles, profiles, permissions and public groups
  • Carry out basic administrative functions and configuration changes in Salesforce, including (but not limited to): fields, page layouts, record types, custom settings, dashboards and reports
  • Automate processes using Salesforce tools such as Workflow, Process Builder, approval processes, validation rules, and Nonprofit Success Pack features such as engagement plans and levels
  • Handle system upgrades, seasonal releases and day-to-day maintenance of Salesforce, tracking system errors and running health checks
  • Create and maintain a data management plan to ensure high quality data and to keep us within our data storage limits
  • Handle data imports and create templates for users to provide data for upload
  • Train users and grow our Salesforce skill set across the organization
  • Maintain and improve our existing Salesforce manuals and document any customizations
  • Help staff with general computer issues and Salesforce questions via support tickets
  • Provision computers for new staff (installing apps, configuring desktop, enabling security settings etc.)
  • Enroll staff onto various services such as Gsuite and Office365
  • Manage users on our file server
  • Troubleshoot and maintain our printers
  • Document easy-to-follow I.T. processes for staff as part of growing a knowledge base
  • Understand staff pain points and suggest appropriate processes or tools to make their workflows more efficient.
  • Identify opportunities to streamline administration processes e.g. implement single sign on, automation tools.

Salary range: £28-32k based on experience (pro rata)
Hours of work: 21-28h/week (0.6-0.8 FTE, days/hours to be discussed)
Location: London head office, with the possibility of some remote working

Closing date for applications: Monday 11 October

To apply: Visit this page for the full job specification and to apply. You will need to submit our application form, your CV and a cover letter.

VACANCY: Supporter Services Administrator
(Full time, 6 months with possibility of a permanent contract)

Do you love managing detail and ensuring everything works just right? Do you have experience providing high-quality admin support, or supporter, or customer care? Do you want to work for an organization that helps make the world better? We’re offering a rewarding opportunity for a highly effective administrator to play a key role within Survival’s Supporter Services department.

This is an interesting role where you will be in the front line talking to our valued supporters, handling day-to-day processes and procedures, working on our supporter database as well as handling reception and general inquiries. 


  • Be the first point of call for general supporters, donors and potential donors, and respond to enquiries to Survival’s [email protected] account
  • Carry out reception duties including managing incoming and outgoing post and deliveries, answering phone calls and welcoming visitors
  • Accurately and efficiently update supporter records as needed
  • Accurately load and process Direct Debits and standing orders into Survival’s database
  • Ensure our webpage and database are accurately capturing online donations
  • Accurately enter offline donations into Survival’s database
  • Send thank-you letters for donations
  • Assist in processing Gift Aid claim submissions
  • Adhere to HMRC auditing requirements, and GDPR policies and regulations, as explained by the department head
  • Report donation and database issues and work with IT and our Salesforce team to find solutions
  • Work closely with staff in Survival’s overseas offices by sharing ideas and support with regards to our administrative systems
  • Assist the Finance officer with finance activities when needed
  • Provide support to the Fundraising and outreach coordinator for fundraising and outreach activities
  • Assist the Supporter services director with facilities management and trading activities when needed
  • General duties such as photocopying, scanning, filing, moving boxes, setting up meeting rooms etc.

Salary range: £26,000 per annum
Hours of work: This is a full-time position (Monday – Friday, 10am – 6pm) for 6 months with the possibility of a permanent contract
Location: London head office, with remote working*

To apply: Visit this page for the full job specification and instructions on how to apply. You will need to submit our application form, your CV and a cover letter.

Closing date for applications: The vacancy will remain open until the position is filled

*At present our staff are mostly working remotely because of Covid precautions; we are assessing this on an ongoing basis.