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Overseas jobs

Aid workers are normal people doing extraordinary things in the most vulnerable regions of the world. The British Red Cross international staff (known as delegates) respond in emergencies situations to help when natural disasters happen or conflicts break out. They also play a major role in the long-term, supporting and complementing the work of partner national societies.

British Red Cross recruits delegates in a number of ways. Below is further information needed to develop your career with us.

Alternatively find out which roles we are recruiting for right now and apply online.


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British Red Cross staff working in HQ

How we recruit for overseas roles

Discover the skills needed for our overseas roles and how we recruit.

Distributing aid to people in Syria

Join our delegate register

Find out about opportunities with our pool of specialist, pre-trained professionals who can be sent overseas at any time to support humanitarian field operations.

Boy with clean water pouring over him

Work for our overseas Emergency Response teams

Are you interested in working within international emergency response and willing to be deployed anywhere, in challenging circumstances, at a moment's notice when disaster strikes? Discover more about joining our Emergency Response overseas.

Red Cross supplies being unloaded from a lorry

Join an emergency team

We are recruiting logisticians, sanitation engineers and hygiene promotion specialists. Can you join a team ready to provide support overseas after major disasters?

A volunteer helps a young child in Syria

Apply for positions with the ICRC

Do you have the skills and experience to help people after conflict has torn their lives apart? Explore the opportunities of working with the ICRC.

A Red Cross delegate talks to someone from the military in Afghanistan

Overseas employee benefits

Find out more of the benefits we offer staff members based overseas working with the British Red Cross.

How I became an international aid worker

Two Red Cross delegates talk to a woman in Pakistan

Our blog features advice, stories and photos from international aid workers around the world.

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