The Living Wage Foundation was launched in 2011 by Citizens UK to tackle in-work poverty and ensure that workers earn enough to live on and participate in family and community life. Citizens UK is the home of community organising with diverse civil society alliances set up to develop leaders to work on the issues that matter to them, such as the Living Wage. Other projects include PACT (Parents and Communities Together) and community sponsorship through Communities for Ukraine and Sponsor Refugees to add depth to the impact of Citizens UK’s work.

The Living Wage is a movement of businesses, organisations and people who believe that a hard day’s work deserves a fair day’s pay. The real Living Wage is an independently-calculated hourly rate based on the cost of living and announced each November during Living Wage Week, our annual celebration of a growing network of over 14,000 Living Wage Employers. The Living Wage Foundation celebrates employers that voluntarily choose to pay the real Living Wage through an accreditation scheme that recognises a long-term commitment to fair pay and has secured pay rises for nearly 460,000 low paid workers. We also offer Living Hours and Living Pension accreditations for employers.

The Living Wage Foundation is committed to being an inclusive employer. In line with our Inclusion value, we would love to see applications from LGBTQIA+ people, people from racialised communities, people living with disabilities and people of faith. We want our employees to be themselves and thrive doing so, and we have employee networks to support staff. Even if you don’t quite meet all the required criteria still consider applying, as we invest in our employees and support them to develop the skills and knowledge required to deliver their role.

Many of our employees enjoy flexible and hybrid working and we are open to adapting\ flexing our roles to embrace a diverse workforce. If you are interested in a vacancy and wish to discuss flexible working please contact

Applicants must have the right to work in the UK to apply as Citizens UK is unable to sponsor visa applications.

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We use Applied, an applicant tracking recruitment system. Applied aims to overcome unconscious bias in recruiting. Often the Hiring Team will not see your CV as part of the shortlisting process, instead we ask questions to test skills needed for the role. The responses are anonymised and reviewed by the panel. The Applied platform also asks some demographic questions before you start your application. Citizens UK cannot see individual demographic responses, only summary statistics to monitor our candidate pool for balance. Applied aims to give an equal chance to be hired irrespective of background. Candidates can opt out of answering the demographic questions.

We welcome applicants from different backgrounds and will do our best to meet reasonable adjustments and access needs for disabilities during and after the recruitment process.

For questions regarding your application, reasonable adjustments, or our recruitment process, please email

Thank you for your interest in the Living Wage Foundation.