Thank you for your interest in working with Humanists International. We have a small dedicated team of staff, and over 50 volunteers around the world who help us to do our work. Please find details of how you can get involved below.

Admin Officer

Admin Officer 0.6 FTE

Application deadline: Monday 3 June 10am. 

Please download, complete and return the application form to

Admin Officer Application Form (.docx)

Salary: £27,500-£30,000 pro rata

Location: Central London, EC1V 8BB

Humanists International is a small, but growing, international not-for-profit based in London. We are looking for an experienced admin officer to join our team and help us manage our growth.

This post will take over aspects of work that are currently done by other staff, and external consultants. This means that part of the job will involve creating new internal processes and systems.

This post may require infrequent travel, but will be largely office-based. The position is 0.6FTE, working 3 days in 5 in a fixed pattern.

This post reports to the Chief Executive.

Interviews are scheduled to take place on Monday 10 June.

You can download a copy of our annual report, accounts, and strategy here:


  • Issuing and follow-up invoices to our members for their annual fees
  • Answering phone calls and emails from members
  • Supporting the Chief Executive to arrange international travel and arrangements for other events (such as the annual General Assembly)
  • Providing support to the Chief Executive to service Board meetings
  • Provide minutes for Board meetings, and other important meetings

Tasks will include the following bookkeeping tasks:

  • Preparing monthly management accounts for the Chief Executive and quarterly updates for Board meetings.
  • Recording all financial transactions on Quickbooks
  • Handle all cash collections and carry out weekly banking
  • Undertake bank reconciliations, including $USD and €EUR accounts, manage petty cash and expenses for all paid staff and volunteers
  • Oversee staff credit cards and monthly reconciliations
  • Administration of pension payment set up (Nest)
  • Working with an external accountant to prepare the annual audited accounts

Person specification


  • Experience of managing bookkeeping software
  • Excellent IT skills, specifically:
    • Experience with Google Apps (mail, docs and sheets)
    • CRM systems
  • Experience of UK financial regulations and compliance
  • Excellent time management with the ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with changing priorities
  • A personal commitment to human rights, and equality


  • Experience of Quickbooks
  • Experience with CiviCRM
  • Experience or understanding of US financial regulations and compliance
  • Financial qualification (NVQ Level 4 or above)
  • Understanding of, and support for, the aims of  Humanists International

Stand for a position on the Young Humanists International executive committee (Voluntary role)

Are you aged 18-35? Are you an individual member of a Humanists International member organization or youth section? Live anywhere on the Earth? Then you could run for office in Young Humanists International?

Up until 14 May you can apply for the position of Vice-President and Secretary-General of Young Humanists International, post which will be elected at this year’s General Assembly in Iceland. (You do not need to be able to attend the General Assembly itself.)

If you have any questions about Young Humanists International or the roles up for elections, please contact

Volunteering Opportunities

Be a friend to international Humanism, by donating your talents!

Humanists International is dedicated to building the worldwide humanist community, to networking our Member Organizations together, and to advancing our policy agenda at the international and regional levels.

We have a small staff team managing key work areas and coordinating activities between national and local Member Organizations, and we are very grateful to the various volunteers who contribute to our work.

Some of our volunteer opportunities can be worked remotely (online) from anywhere in the world. No previous experience in the organized humanist movement is necessary.

Volunteer Advocacy Research Assistant

We are seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual to volunteer in providing research assistance to our Director of Advocacy. The role is based in Brussels, or can be worked remotely if not possible. The volunteer will work under the guidance of our Director of Advocacy and assist her work through research, writing briefing notes, drafting written statements and submissions for our work at international institutions, liaising with our Members and undertaking translation where possible.

Apply: Download the Volunteer Call document (PDF) for more information, criteria, and application process.

Country Researchers (Freedom of Thought Report)

The Freedom of Thought report surveys discrimination against the non-religious around the world. You can read about the project and discover the entire Online Edition on the dedicated website at

A team of researcher volunteers works to keep the report up to date on an ongoing basis. You may either join the team with permanent access to the report’s collaborative editing suite, or if your availability is limited to a shorter time frame you may be able to focus on a specific country, countries, or region. Some skills and experience in writing, research, or policy work would be beneficial.

Volunteers for this project can work remotely from anywhere in the world. Some use of email and online documents will be required.

Apply: To apply as a volunteer researcher please complete this online application form.

Translation volunteers

We are looking for people to help us translate our material and stories. We are looking for individuals who can translate from English into other UN languages.

We are also producing development materials and resource packs for new groups, and we want these also to be translated. We are committed to translating some of our historic resolutions into many languages.

If you can help on an ad hoc or ongoing basis please email with your stated languages and any experience in translation.

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