What we do for you

We look after you


There are lots of benefits to working at Macmillan. 

  • You can sign up for private medical insurance which we pay for (except for your personal tax liability) and includes the option to buy extra cover for your family.  
  • We give you 25 days holiday a year. You will be given an extra day’s annual leave in the new holiday year following the one in which you complete one year’s continuous service, until you reach the maximum of 30 days. We adjust this if you’re part-time.
  • You can apply for a season ticket loan to help keep your travel costs down or take out a loan for gym membership. Both these loans are interest-free. 
  • Macmillan operates a defined contribution pension scheme run by Legal & General and will match your contributions up to 7.5%.
  • Macmillan will pay three times your salary as life assurance to the person you choose. 


The wellbeing of our people is important to Macmillan.

  • When you start work at Macmillan we will give you a volunteering day. Volunteering is a great way for you to get involved and learn more about Macmillan, giving you the chance to do things that you wouldn’t normally do in your role.
  • We have developed a range of initiatives, based on feedback obtained from the Wellbeing Audit, aimed at helping staff improve their wellbeing. These include workshops, bite-size sessions, webinars, video clips, information, support and guidance, so that as many staff as possible can benefit from these regardless of their role or their work location.
  • We also love to get you involved in fundraising. Many of our staff take on personal challenges to raise money for Macmillan and once a year in London is Macmillan Takeover, where as many staff as possible get out on the streets in teams to raise money for Macmillan.

I had a knee injury and through the scheme I was given the relevant scans, met with a consultant and was booked in for surgery – all within two weeks!

Katie, HR Coordinator

We reward you

  • At Macmillan our high-performance culture represents who we are and this is evident in those who continuously make Macmillan a great place to work. As such, each year we review our salaries to reward people's hard work and impact. 
  • Macmillan also believe in showcasing the great work our people do, which is why we have a Recognition Award Scheme designed to recognise our high performing teams and individuals. 
  • Macmillan is also proud to be a Living Wage Employer since 2014, accredited by the Living Wage Foundation.

    The living wage is an hourly rate set independently and updated annually based on the cost living in the UK. It is voluntary and higher than the national living wage which can sometimes fail to provide an adequate standard of living for an employee. The Living Wage Employer accreditation means that we are ensuring all our employees aged 18 and over - including certain classes of contracted staff - are paid at least the living wage.
    And at Macmillan, the vast majority are paid well above this rate.

We help you grow

As an organisation, Macmillan places high value on personal development and we strive to give people the opportunity to realise their full potential. We know it's important that you get off on the right foot so we plan an induction introducing you to the organisation and its people. It will also set the context of your role in supporting people affected by cancer whilst maintaining our commitment to Macmillan’s values.

We will ensure we support your transition into Macmillan and the challenges this brings. Coaching and support will be offered which might include a buddy or a mentor as well as your line manager. In addition, a member of your division's HR team will also be there to support you throughout your future career.

We offer a blended learning pathway which helps you to identify your training and development needs and get the support you need to be the best in your new role.

Contact us

For Recruitment queries, please email HRServices@macmillan.org.uk or call our HR Services Team on 0207 840 7801 (Option 1).


Get to know us

Whether it's Fundraising, Marketing and Comms, Technology, People or Services and Influencing - there will be a team to suit your skills. Find out more about our directorates.

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Our behaviours

The work we do is varied and different jobs require different skills, but at Macmillan, whatever your role, your work will revolve around our behaviours.

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How to apply & FAQs

This is the place to be if you have questions about applying for a job at Macmillan. If your question isn't answered here then please get in touch and we'll do our best to answer it.