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Offers of work and volunteering opportunities with Survival in London and San Francisco are posted here. For positions in other offices (Berlin, Paris, Madrid, Milan), please see the Survival website in the relevant language.

Survival does not manage any projects overseas – we do assist some projects with tribal peoples, but these are run by the tribe itself. We do not send volunteers into the field, or sponsor any visitors other than our own staff.

Our resources are very limited and therefore we regret that we cannot reply to applications unless we are interested in pursuing them. We apologize for this. If you apply for a position and do not hear from us within ten days, please assume that we will not be pursuing your application at this time. You are, however, welcome to apply for other positions as they arise.

A genuine commitment to Survival and its work is more important than formal qualifications or a desire to work in the charity sector as a whole.

Part-time Systems Administrator / IT Support

London, UK

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This position will work with and report to our web team.

You must have the right to work in the UK.


  • Deep and broad UNIX knowledge and skills, with expertise with standard UNIX utilities and programs.
  • Familiar with Macs.
  • Familiar with Linux file sharing and permissions (SMB, ACLs).
  • Strong general networking background and security concepts (Firewalls, Routing, VPNs, HTTPS, SSL certificates etc.)
  • Diagnose and remedy network issues as they occur.
  • Experience with desktop security management and Mac desktop support.
  • Hands-on hardware maintenance and troubleshooting experience.
  • Experience automating workflows, setting up cron jobs, writing and running shell scripts, etc.
  • Strong troubleshooting skills.
  • Friendly, trustworthy, reliable and flexible. Willing to be in on-call rotation.
  • An interest in learning and keeping-up to date with new tools, trends and best practices.
  • Cisco Certification (CCNA) is a benefit


  • Be committed to Survival’s aims and ideals.
  • Take care of all our network infrastructure and systems.
  • Look out for any security problems that may arise or that we currently have and implement long-term solutions to them.
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures for ensuring the security and integrity of all our data (backups, encryption, automated database dumps, etc.)
  • Configure and maintain our file share system.
  • Audit the application flow security of all software used by the staff and suggest improvements (password management, 2FA, etc.)
  • Help maintain Survival’s physical network infrastructure (wired internet and Wi-Fi). Configure and maintain a VPN for the team.
  • Provide desktop support for staff computers (mostly OS X): fix problems with malware, maintain our current hardware, provide assistance with equipment specification, setup, problem resolution, and network support related to all our hardware and software.
  • Create and maintain effective and accurate technical documentation.

What can we offer you?

When you join Survival, you’re getting more than just a career: you’re gaining a unique opportunity to be at the heart of one of the most exciting campaigning organizations around; it is not just a job. You will be working with a team of passionate people who really care about human rights and want to change the status quo.

  • Your work is at the very foundation of our organization. Keeping our systems running smoothly across all of our international offices is central to achieving our mission in the most efficient way.
  • Being part of a small team, you will not be pigeonholed by your job description. Your voice can count and we welcome your ideas.
  • We strive to be an equal opportunities employer, with a close-knit and friendly internal culture. We treat our employees well.
  • We have a pensions scheme and generous annual leave (25 days’ holiday increasing with length of service + bonus days over Christmas and New Year).
  • MacBook Pro or similar.
  • Annual international team get-together.

This is a 2 day / 14 hours per week position (regular working hours to be arranged between 10am and 6pm Mondays to Fridays). The contract is for 12 months (renewable), with a 6-month probationary period. Salary £28-31k per annum pro rata.

Deadline: 28 July 2017

Interviews will start on 31 July 2017

To apply send your CV and cover letter to

Supporter services officer and office administrator

Madrid, Spain

Survival’s Madrid office is looking for an extremely efficient and precise person to join our team in Madrid as a técnico/a de gestión.

Please note that this position is strictly for native Spanish speakers. You will not be considered for the job if you do not have flawless written Spanish and so please think very carefully before applying.

For more information and to apply visit our Spanish-language jobs page →

Volunteer video editor/ producer

London, UK

Are you an experienced video editor/producer who’d like to volunteer at one of the most exciting human rights organizations around? Could you deliver high quality, engaging film and audio-visual projects that communicate the impact of our work?

Film and video are vital to any campaigning organization. We currently produce a series of short videos in-house for the web, and for sharing on social media, but we’re looking for a leap forward in quality and quantity of output.

You will have a strong technical and creative background with a minimum of two to three years’ professional editing experience, preferably with Premiere Pro.

Fully experienced in the entire editing process from envisaging and scripting short film clips to mixing footage, sound design and colour correction, you will also be confident with digitizing footage, outputting various media formats and upload.

We’re hoping to find a long-term volunteer, but as a minimum are seeking a commitment to a couple of days a week for at least three months, as you’ll need to familiarise yourself with our extensive video library.

If you think you can help us, please send your CV and a cover letter to

Internships in Press & Fundraising

Berlin, Germany

Survival’s Berlin office is looking for two interns in the fields of press and fundraising. Both positions require you to speak German as a first language and have a working knowledge of English. The positions are suitable for those interested in indigenous rights issues and human rights.

For more information and to apply visit our German-language jobs page →