Work for us

If you are looking for a fulfilling career within an organisation that makes a real difference, then consider joining the Makaton family, a values-based charity.  We are a progressive, collaborative and innovative team that provides a unique signs, symbols and speech language programme to children and adults with learning or communication difficulties.  Being able to communicate is one of the most important skills we need in life and our team passionately believes in a world where everyone has the communication skills they need in order to achieve their potential.  We work in a collaborative and supportive manner to help individuals, families and organisations achieve this through the provision of education and training and through the development of tools and resources to complement this.

If you join us, you will have the satisfaction of knowing that you are working with like-minded people, driven by similar beliefs, values and professional priorities. Working for the Makaton Charity is about working for a bigger vision. In return we will help you to be the very best you can be in your career.

Our bright, open-plan office is located in Farnborough, just minutes away from the bus station and only a 10-minute walk from Farnborough train station.

We offer our staff an array of attractive benefits, including:

  • 25 days' annual leave, which increases to 30 days after 5 years’ service;
  • A pension and life assurance scheme;
  • A 35-hour working week;
  • Flexible working;
  • Training and development opportunities;
  • Free parking.

If we haven’t convinced you yet, then read the comments from our staff: 

“Working for The Makaton Charity has been the most rewarding job I have had. Everyone is so supportive, both within the team and the wider Makaton community. It is amazing to see every day the impact that Makaton has, and how the work of the Charity really makes a difference to the lives of people we support. I look forward to working towards our vision for the future.”

“I feel so privileged to work for the Makaton Charity where I can support with making a difference to our Makaton community across not only the nation but around the world too! We are continually developing ways to be more innovative as a charity to allow our community to access the tools they need to enable them to communicate. And I love being at the heart of these decisions, to support with making a difference. It’s great being a part of such a committed passionate team not only within the office but all of our tutors around the country too.”

“My journey working for The Makaton Charity began nearly 6 years ago and I haven’t looked back.  I have met so many amazing, inspiring people along the way and made wonderful friends.  We are one team, who help, support and look out for each other. Onwards and upwards!!!!”

Who we look for

We look for enthusiastic and motivated individuals who are committed to providing excellence, have a great sense of teamwork, strong customer service skills and who are driven by wanting to make a difference.  If this description fits you, we would love to see your CV.  Please send this, along with a covering letter telling us why you are suitable, to HR@makaton.org.  Alternatively, look for vacancies advertised on our website or on our Facebook page. 

The Makaton Charity is an Equal Opportunities Employer.