About us

CommissionAs the Regulator of Charities in England and Wales, our purpose is to ensure charities can thrive and inspire trust so that people can improve lives and strengthen society. This purpose informs everything we do, and how we approach our work.

Work at the Charity Commission and you’ll make a difference every day. 

To the 169,000 charities of all shapes and sizes that we regulate across England and Wales. 

To the trustees we support and advise and to the people and causes that benefit from the £84 billion spent by charities this year. 

We have set out an ambitious five-year strategy, being clear that we will be driven by our purpose to ensure that charity can thrive and inspire trust so that people can improve lives and strengthen society. 

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Our purpose

Our purpose is bold, confident and so is our proud commitment to represent the public interest. It’s a huge responsibility – and one that gives every member of our workforce enormous influence and impact

Our strategic priorities

  • Holding charities to account. 
  • Dealing with wrongdoing and harm. 
  • Informing public choice. 
  • Giving charities the understanding and tools they need to succeed. 
  • Keeping charity relevant for today’s world. 

You can read more about our priorities in the Charity Commission Statement of Strategic Intent 2018 - 2023.

This year we are in particular focusing on helping charities to deliver impact as the country recovers from the pandemic; continuing to deliver a step change in our robust approach to regulation; improving how we use data; and making the Commission a great place to work whilst supporting our staff to be even more effective. Read our CEO’s blog to find out more.

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Our employees

We have an inclusive culture, where every employee is encouraged to bring their whole self to work. Our staff represent different age groups, socio-economic backgrounds, faiths, beliefs, sexual orientation, gender, disability, ethnicity and carers. We are also geographically diverse. You will get access to the highly competitive Civil Service Pension Scheme and will start on 25 days leave. There’re also some fun benefits like free cinema tickets and discount vouchers through our ‘Perk box’ scheme.

Career development

We support and encourage personal development- recognising that investing in our employees leads to the best outcomes and excellent customer service. You'll find a broad range of roles here with personal autonomy encouraged - your personal contribution will have a high impact.

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Diversity and Inclusion at the Charity Commission

Our workforce is diverse and we’re passionate about creating an inclusive culture which values everyone, providing an environment where our people can thrive.

We are proud of our Diversity and Inclusion Forum, which champions equality, diversity and inclusion, and this year has led work to ensure that the Commission achieved the Carer Confident Accreditation. The group continues to focus on embedding an inclusive culture, where every employee is encouraged to bring their whole self to work.

Wellbeing and mental health support have been a core focus for the Commission during 2020-21 as we continue to support employees through the pandemic.
 

Meet the team

Ashley
IT Technical Manager

I’m responsible for  leading and co-ordinating the Senior technical engineers workload, co-ordinating the Azure cloud environments availability, Cloud disaster recovery design and testing and managing all technical projects.

Meet the team

Rachael
Test Engineer

I undertake all testing activities for new products ensuring that everything is configured to perform as specified, including interfaces and all security requirements.  I ensure that all risks associated with deployment are adequately understood and documented. 

Meet the team

Sam
Strategic Policy Advisor

My role is part policy development, part planning and strategy. I’m involved in an exciting and broad portfolio, including figuring out how government should respond to problems like COVID, and the lack of diversity in charity Boards. Working at the Commission is so rewarding – there is a wealth of knowledge here.