Forum for the Future is a growing organisation and we are regularly on the look out for new recruits to join our teams around the world. All current  job and internship vacancies will show on this page.

We currently have no vacancies. 

Why work at Forum for the Future?

We do our best to make Forum a great place to work, and our annual staff survey consistently reports high employee satisfaction. In 2012, we were a finalist for the Third Sector Excellence Award for Best Employer, and Top Employers for Working Families rates us in the best 30 employers list and in the top five for flexible working.

  • Our benefits. We offer generous holiday, sick pay and family leave provisions, with maternity pay well above the statutory minimum. We also pay six per cent of salary into employees’ pension plans, have a life assurance policy for permanent staff to sign up to and offer salary sacrifice options and sabbaticals.
  • Our approach to your development. We regularly hold in-house training sessions to develop employees’ core skills, and an annual “away day”, when the whole organisation meets to build on our strategy, share learnings, have some laughs and renew our common commitment. More informal knowledge-sharing takes place through our “Brown-bag Lunch” and “Little Grey Cells” events.
  • Our flexibility. We try to accommodate any request to work part-time, work at home, or work flexible hours, as long as it is operationally feasible.
  • Our values. We make a real effort to live by our values of commitment, respect, cooperation & learning, openness - and fun! We are also committed to the successful development of an equal opportunities policy, and invite applicants to complete an equal opportunities form to help us implement and monitor it.

Find out what our own staff have to say about us.

Do you work for a recruitment agency? Please direct all enquiries through our HR Department, via Note: We do not accept speculative CVs submitted by agencies.


Learning through internships

We regularly offer internships throughout the Forum, giving people the opportunity to acquire experience working in the sustainable development field whilst helping us to achieve our mission by expanding our resources.

The placements can be full or part time, and are for a minimum of six weeks. Vacancies will be advertised on this page, but we also welcome applications at other times, so please send your CV and a covering letter to if you are interested. 

All interns have a dedicated supervisor and are encouraged to attend in-house meetings, training sessions and informal staff events while they're working with us. We also offer careers advice and information on applying for jobseekers allowance and other benefits.

Our internships are unpaid, although we do contribute towards travel and lunch costs. We also subscribe to the standards for ethical internships developed by the Interns Network. Find out more about internships at Forum for the Future.

For more information please contact

School of System Change

Do you want to build your capacity in system change for sustainability? Do you want to design and deliver a strategy that will keep you future fit?  Find out more about our School of System Change.

Pro bono work

Forum occasionally offers pro bono work to professionals whose experience can contribute to our work. We welcome approaches directly, and particularly from those who can contribute to our communications function. If you are interested, please contact

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