At Railway Children, we see ourselves as warriors, united in changing the long-term future for children living alone and at risk on the streets.

Our passion and values underpin everything we do. They unite us and provide the energy and optimism that drives us to work harder and harder for the children and young people we are privileged to help.

If you share our passion to make a difference to the lives of children living on the streets, please download the job description below for details on how to apply.


2 x Vacancies - Railway Children Africa

Railway Children Africa is a Tanzanian based development agency delivering support programmes for children living alone and at risk in the East Africa region.  We are part of Railway Children UK, an international development agency supporting children on the streets across the world.

We are now in an exciting phase of our work in Tanzania having secured UK Aid funding to continue the development of our programme in Mwanza and being part of the USAID funded Caring for Children and Empowering Young People consortium led by PACT. We are looking for two exceptional individuals to help deliver these programmes and drive our strategy forward to make a significant difference in the lives of children living and working on the streets in Tanzania. For details of each position please see below.


1 X  Head of Programmes

Location Tanzania, initially in Mwanza, possible flexibility long term, extensive travel required.

Competitive salary This post is part funded by UK Aid


1 X Training Officer

Location Tanzania (flexible) extensive travel required.    

Competitive salary

Both of these posts provide an exciting opportunity to help shape the future of Railway Children Africa in the region and to develop within a flourishing organisation.  It is crucial that you are a self starter, that you are able to work on your own initiative, to motivate yourself and to organise and manage your own time.  You will have a driving passion to address the injustices faced by children that have no option but to struggle to survive on the streets of our cities.  Railway Children Africa is an equal opportunities employer.

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Head of Programmes Head of Programmes

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Training Officer Training Officer

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Application Process: 

To apply for either of these posts please send us a copy of your CV with a covering letter by the 17th October.  You will need to demonstrate in full how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the job description - please do this in no more than 500 words. Please also outline your salary expectations. 

Send application letters and CVs to

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Please insert the title of the job you are applying for under the subject heading of your e-mail. 

Creative Copywriter

Salary: Up to £18,000 pa (equivalent to £27,750 pro rata)

Part time: 24 hours per week (over 4 days)

Location: Sandbach, Cheshire 

This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving organisation and play an instrumental role in the next phase of our growth. Working in a small team you will play a critical part in creating and writing all communications for our diverse fundraising team as well as supporting our programme teams to influence key audiences at community and government level.

You will need strong creative copy writing skills and experience of writing in a variety of styles for various channels and audiences.

Job description and person specification

Creative Copywriter Recruitment Pack Creative Copywriter Recruitment Pack

Job description, person specification and details on how to apply.

How to apply

Please download the relevant information pack above. Send a copy of your CV with a covering letter explaining why you consider yourself suitable for the role. You will need to demonstrate in full how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the job description.

Please send your application to

We anticipate a high demand for this post and regret that only candidates short listed for interview will be contacted.