Work for STEP

Why work for STEP?
Best Companies ‘one to watch’

STEP is a brilliant organisation and an exciting place to work because of what we do and how we do it. We are constantly evolving to represent the diverse needs of our membership and the families they serve, and to ensure our ongoing relevance and impact.

We pride ourselves on being a friendly and flexible place to work. We're a relatively small team, with around 50 employees in our London Head Office. This enables us to be open, honest and personal with each other and with our members. Everyone who works for us plays a significant role. 

Our staff work closely with committees of members to deliver STEP's strategy. Vacancies on these committees are advertised here.

  • Best Companies recognised STEP as one of the UK’s ‘Best Companies to Work For’ in 2022, rating STEP as a ‘one to watch’ company based on the results of our latest staff survey.
Current vacancies
Events Coordinator

We have a vacancy within our Events Team for a Coordinator position on a one-year fixed-term contract. The role supports STEP in delivering global events for our members. A busy, member-facing role, offering lots of variety.

The JD and person spec are attached. If you are interested in this role, please submit your CV with a cover note to [email protected] by Friday 19 May 2023.

Events Coordinator - job description and person specification

Regional Development Lead

We are looking for a Regional Development Lead who will be responsible for creating and enriching the STEP member experience. You will be leading community and member engagement in England & Wales and in the Crown Dependencies, acting as a “lynchpin” between Head Office and the local branches in these areas to develop a member engagement programme, bringing all elements of the experience together.  This will involve designing and delivering communications and content tailored to members’ needs, creating opportunities for members to better connect and learn from one another, stay up-to-date and advance their career. 

Further information can be found in the JD and Person Spec attached. If you are interested in this role, please submit a CV and cover note to [email protected] by Friday 19 May 2023.

Regional Development Lead - job description and person specification

Events System Executive

We are looking for an Events Systems Executive to cover a period of maternity leave. This role supports STEP in delivering global events, with your priority being the delivery of an excellent event experience for all attendees. This will primarily focus on making the best use of event software (such as Cvent) to create an engaging impactful delegate journey from sign-up through to post event communications.  You will also support STEP branches with their event system delivery, building positive and productive relationships with our volunteers globally.

Further information can be found in the JD & Person Spec which are attached. If you are interested in this role, please submit your CV with a cover note to [email protected] by Friday 19 May 2023.

Events System Executive - job description and person specification

Government Affairs Executive

We have a vacancy in our Professions Team for a Government Affairs Executive. This is a 6-month contract and we are looking for a pro-active team player to assist in the delivery of STEP’s public policy initiatives, working with our Government Affairs Manager and Director of Profession to engage external and internal stakeholders on policy issues of relevance to the Society. You will work closely with some of STEP’s most senior members to develop clear and coherent arguments, providing statistics and data with the aim of enhancing STEP’s reputation as a trusted partner in public policy discussions. You will also be closely involved in STEP’s work to maintain its reputation and public trust via the maintenance of high professional standards among its members, and by liaising with relevant government departments.

For further details please see the attached JD & Person Spec. If you are interested in this role, please submit your CV and a cover note to [email protected] by Friday 19 May 2023.

Government Affairs Executive - job description and person specification

Marketing Executive

We are looking for a highly motivated, experienced marketing executive on a 9-month fixed-term contract, to work within a small marketing team who work across the entire STEP portfolio globally. This role offers a great deal of variety, with the chance to be involved with all aspects of marketing activity including campaign planning and management, digital marketing activity, copywriting, and creative development.

If you are interested in this role, please submit your CV and a cover note to [email protected] by Friday 26 May 2023.

Marketing Executive - job description and person specification

Our benefits

We greatly value the contribution our people make to our organisation and believe it is important to offer a competitive total rewards package. This includes pay and other benefits that help our people and their family members – now and in the future.

  • Flexible working: We are committed to providing the highest standards of service through a well-motivated, skilled and flexible workforce. The provision of flexible working provides a better work-life balance for our employees.

  • Annual leave: We offer a generous holiday allowance and encourage our employees to switch off and unplug. You'll be entitled to 25 days' annual leave, in addition to statutory public holidays, increasing after five years' service by an extra day per full year of service, up to 30 days a year.

  • Volunteering day: We offer employees one paid day of leave per year to take part in charitable activities.

  • Pension: We offer a generous pension to help you save for your retirement. You’ll automatically be enrolled into our pension scheme if you are eligible. STEP will match contributions of up to 6 per cent of your basic annual salary during the first five years’ service, rising to 7.5 per cent.

  • Life assurance: We have a life assurance scheme in place, giving a death-in-service benefit of four times your basic salary to your nominated beneficiary or your estate.

  • Income protection: We provide income protection insurance that would provide you with a regular income if you were unable to work due to long-term injury or illness

  • Private medical insurance: We provide employees with a comprehensive private medical care package.

  • Wellbeing: We have an extensive package of wellbeing benefits, including eye care, access to helplines and apps to support employees’ physical and mental health, as well as resources to support the financial wellbeing of our employees.

  • Professional development: We champion continuous learning at STEP as one of our four core values and actively support our employees’ personal learning and development. We provide study and training opportunities and sponsorship, including study/exam days and support and fund membership of relevant professional bodies, where this is required either as part of a professional qualification or where there is a clear work-related benefit.

  • Season ticket loans: To help employees manage the costs of commuting to work, we offer a season ticket loan. The loan provides the ability to benefit from the savings of an annual travel pass, without the need to pay the entire amount up front.