The World Has Arrived. Now We’re Just Waiting for You.

We have an exciting vision to see more staff join us in more locations around the UK and Ireland. This will mean more international student lives are transformed.

Yet, to see this vision become a reality, we need more workers as part of our expansion. Are you or someone you know passionate about cross-cultural engagement and student ministry? If so, we would love for you to consider joining our team.

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Want to know what it looks like to be on our team? Join our online open day and meet some of our staff, learn about who we are and ask any questions you have. It will take place on Zoom and will last about one hour.  (Find out more here.)

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My Experience: I Joined Friends International Last Year

“I heard about Friends International from so many different people involved in student ministry, and local church work, and even from students themselves! It has a wonderful reputation, and my church strongly supported my application for the position. Since joining, a real highlight has been watching international students develop an interest in the Bible over time and gradually grow in their faith.

Our students come from all over the globe, and sometimes have governments who are unfriendly to the gospel. I spend time researching the religious makeup of their countries so I can communicate safely with them when they return.

I am amazed by the experience and the resources of Friends International as an organisation. There is so much wisdom to draw on, and so many incredible ideas for outreach and discipleship here.

I think if anyone has an interest in international student work, they couldn’t find a better group of people to work alongside!”
Abigail Kawell
Staff Worker, Birmingham

FAQ - Joining Friends International

What are the current vacancies at Friends International?

We have several vacancies for Centre Team Leaders, including in London, Liverpool, Paisley, Reading, Colchester, Coventry, and Belfast. We also often have office support roles available. Find all our up-to-date vacancies on our website at 

What key skills are needed to be considered for a job at Friends International? 

It is important for our staff to have a passion for student ministry and cross-cultural evangelism and to be servant hearted. In terms of what’s on a CV, we consider it important for candidates to have a university degree so that there is an understanding of what it’s like to be a university student, and experience or qualifications in mission or theology. If someone is interested in applying for a job what should they do? They should email their CV (résumé) to our recruitment email address (recruitment@, with a cover letter or email to explain which position they are interested in, what attracts them to it, and what skills and experience they can bring to the role.

What’s the process after you receive an email like this? 

When I receive an email from a candidate, I share their paperwork with the recruiting team. Next, often someone will contact them to have an informal chat to find out a little more about them, and so that they can learn more about the role. If that conversation is positive, we would then ask them to complete an application form.

– Diane Smith, Friends International HR Manager

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Diane Smith

Human Resources Manager
Ask Diane any question you may have about joining Friends International. You can email her at [email protected] or ring our office on 01920 460006.

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