We work in an environment where the pace is fast and we need to be able to respond swiftly and creatively to new situations and demands.
We know that the better our employees are, the more effective we will be – for this reason, we work hard to create an environment that meets everyone’s needs.
A great place to work
We aim for a culture of honesty and openness and want to attract and retain talented people who share our vision to end absolute poverty by 2030.
We can offer you the opportunity to use your talents in an innovative working environment with colleagues who are as passionate as you are about our vision.
Financial and wellbeing benefits
- Work in an informal work environment (e.g. casual dress code)
- Work from an office in the UK that is accessible for wheelchair users
- A competitive salary and benefits package
- Flexible working arrangements (e.g. homeworking, flexi time between 8 and 6 with core hours between 10 and 4)
- Up to 5 days’ paid leave per year to dedicate time to a volunteering activity of your choice that works to address poverty or help vulnerable people
- Paid time off for blood donations
- Paid study leave and financial support and professional fees
- A stakeholder pension scheme / healthcare benefits / employee assistance programme (subject to office location)
- Enhanced policies (such as maternity, paternity and adoption leave and sick pay)
- Enhanced holiday (20 days for interns, 25 days for staff and 30 days for directors plus all bank and public holidays)
- Additional holiday allowance for long serving members of staff
- Paid internships (including holiday and sick pay)
- Membership of a cycle to work scheme (UK only)
- Free fruit once a week (depending on office location)
- Buy/sell holiday scheme
DI has developed flexible working practices that meet our staff work/life balance needs, support our equality and diversity agenda, and improve employee engagement and satisfaction. This helps us to attract and retain a diversely skilled workforce.
Currently, some 16% of staff are on ‘working from home’, 20% on ‘part time’ and 10% on ‘flexible working’ contracts. All staff enjoy flexible working practices such as occasional working from home and flexing hours in the office.
We have been a Living Wage Employer, accredited by the Living Wage Foundation in the UK, since 2013 and apply the same principles to salaries across the world. Interns are paid a minimum of the living wage or equivalent in the country they are based in.
Since 2013 we have monitored the pay gap (difference in average pay between men and women in the workplace). By June 2016 we had reduced our pay gap by three-quarters and in 2017 we closed the pay gap entirely with a 1.39% mean and –1.97% median pay gap. We are committed to recognising the value and talents of both male and female employees equally.