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We work in partnership with internet service providers, telecommunication companies, mobile operators, software providers, the police, Government, and the public to minimise the availability of online criminal content, particularly child sexual abuse images.

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New taskforce at the IWF

Job advert

IMAGE CLASSIFICATION ASSESSOR (SIX POSITIONS) £16,506 per annum + benefits | Part-time 20 hours per week Mon – Fri 10am – 2pm - Cambridge 

QUALITY ASSURANCE OFFICER (ONE POSITION) £15,959 per annum + benefits | Part-time 16 hours per week Mon – Thurs 10am – 2pm - Cambridge 

“We work to make the internet a safer place.” Never has a truer word been spoken of the Internet Watch Foundation. Our work is trusted by police, governments and technology companies. And now you could be part of our team as we’re looking for seven additional people to help us in our mission. 

These seven will possess the right personal attributes to make a difference to the lives of sexually abused and exploited children around the world. 

You’ll be part of a new taskforce being set up within IWF’s world-renowned hotline to grade and hash two million images showing the sexual abuse of children. The hashes of the images will provide the backbone to initiatives deployed by police and internet companies around the world.

This is a tough job and only emotionally resilient people should apply. The interview stages will help us assess a candidate’s suitability to the role and successful candidates can expect a gold-standard welfare programme to support them with this task. 

This is not a job for those on a personal mission, or for those who are easily upset by online content. And you don’t need to be techy – we’ll teach you everything you need to know. 

We’re looking for people with attention to detail, who can make accurate judgements time after time and who are looking to gain an enormous sense of making a difference in the world. You could be any age, and from any background. What will unite you is your passion to do good, and your resilience to material showing the sexual abuse of children. 

About us:

In 1996 IWF was founded with four staff members and a determination to do what’s right; we assessed 26 reports in our Hotline that year and found two instances of child sexual abuse imagery.

Today, the assessment of more than 1.2 million individual reports has led to the successful removal of millions of child sexual abuse images and videos across more than 560,000 webpages globally (up until the end of 2019.)

Last year alone, our technology crawled 72 million webpages and two thirds of a billion images in pursuit of child sexual abuse imagery. And we now provide more than two billion people globally a safe place to report this content.

How to apply for the jobs?

If you want to be considered for one of six Image Classification Assessors positions OR one Quality Assurance Officer role, please complete the form below (for the chosen role). Completed applications are to be forwarded to 

These roles are all part time. They require you to view criminal material and are therefore office based only, in a Covid-safe, supportive and friendly environment on the outskirts of Cambridge. The building is also accessible with a lift and disabled toilet.

CVs will not be accepted. These position is subject to an enhanced DBS check. 

Closing date: Friday 2 October 2020 
Formal interview date: Wednesday and Thursday 14/15 October 2020
Personal interview date: Thursday and Friday 22/23 October 2020

Job application for the Image Classification Assessor roles:

Job application for the Quality Assurance Officer role:

Completed applications are to be forwarded to

About the jobs

Watch these videos to learn more about the job our analysts do and the difference they’re making to the lives of many child victims of sexual abuse worldwide. 

Read these blog articles with the personal stories of our analysts and Compliance Officer and learn more about their personal motivations for doing this difficult job.


Development Manager
Internet Watch Foundation (IWF), Cambridge  

We are seeking a tenacious and ambitious Development Manager to lead our income generation team. 
Salary Scale: £45,708 – £57,482

Who we are

The IWF is the global expert body for tackling child sexual abuse images on the internet, wherever they are hosted in the world. Real children are abused and affected for life when images of their abuse are created and shared online. Eliminating them is our mission.

From our office in Cambridge, UK, we provide citizens in the UK and 43 other countries with a safe place to anonymously report online child sexual abuse. We also work through our membership community of international internet companies and in collaboration with 51 hotlines in 45 countries, together with our law enforcement and government partners globally to fight the problem.

Internet companies are being asked to demonstrate their leadership in creating a safer online world. Those companies who are IWF Members not only fund our work; they also use our valuable services to safeguard their networks; disrupting the sharing, hosting, and sale of images of children being sexually abused. Our IWF Members show the world they do the right thing. We’re an ambitious organisation, striving to achieve even more as the world leaders in our field.

The job

You’ll be responsible for managing our income generation programme, leading the Development Team to proactively sell IWF membership and other services to grow our global base of companies and organisations to meet our vision. You’ll also manage our programme of fundraising including donations, grants and charitable giving.

We welcome applications from those from sales, technology, fundraising or charity backgrounds. To succeed in this role, you’ll need to share our vision; have a strong sense of strategy; and use your persuasive skills to talk to tough audiences to gain their support in working to eliminate online child sexual abuse imagery.

For the full job description for this exciting role please read the information below.

CVs will not be accepted.

IWF is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from people from all sections of the community. We would like to encourage applicants from BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) backgrounds and those with disabilities. 

Due to the current Covid restrictions, the post holder will be home based initially with office and flexible working arrangements available in the future. The IWF offices are fully accessible. 

You will not be required to view criminal images. 

Closing date for applications is Friday 30 October 2020.

Interviews to take place on Wednesday 18 November 2020. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Salary £45,078.00 - £57,482 plus benefits. New staff normally start at the bottom of the scale and salary increases are dependent upon satisfactory appraisals.

Job application:

Completed applications are to be forwarded to

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