About The Big Issue

Why Work For Us?

Created as a business solution to a social problem, The Big Issue was founded in 1991 to fight poverty by providing a legal way to earn money. Big Issue vendors buy The Big Issue magazine for £1.25 and sell it for £2.50, earning £1.25 for each copy that they sell.

Through The Big Issue Foundation, a registered charity, we support our vendors to take back control of their lives and overcome the problems poverty creates, such as the lack of somewhere safe and secure to live. And through our social investment arm, Big Issue Invest, we combat poverty in communities by investing in organisations that have a clear social mission, creating employment opportunities and supporting their work.

We are often looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals of varied skill sets to join us in all three organisations. Our head office is in Finsbury Park, our Editorial team is based in Glasgow, our Subscriptions team is based in Cardiff  and we have smaller offices dotted across the UK to serve the people who come to us to earn their way out of poverty.

As a member of our staff, you will have full access to our online Learner Library, up to 3 days paid leave in a rolling year to care for a sick child or grandchild, up to 3 days paid leave to care for a sick or elderly relation, life cover, enhanced maternity and paternity pay, an emhanced contribution to your workplace pension and a healthcare scheme.

As well as being a great place to work, you can look forward to a rewarding job helping enact social change. Vacancies are regularly posted so if you do not see anything at this time please do check again.

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