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Want to work for an internationally operating membership organisation making a difference to the lives of victims of child sexual abuse around the world? As a UK based charity we are central to national and international efforts to eliminate child sexual abuse material online. And you can be too.

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Software Developer

£28,560.00 pa plus benefits


The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) works in partnership with internet service providers, telecommunications companies, mobile operators, software providers, the police, Government and the public to minimise the availability of online criminal content within remit.

We are seeking an organised, flexible candidate with strong software design skills, able to work to deadlines and work in a confidential environment.

Reporting to the IT Manager you will be providing all round software design and development to support the organisation in enabling a smooth and effective technical team. You must have experience of using and manipulating a variety of server-side technologies using C#, .Net, PHP, Python, JavaScript and HTML5. Proficiency using Github and Azure DevOps would be desirable. Exposure to developmental frameworks or IDEs such as Microsoft Visual Studio would be an advantage, as would AWS experience.

Starting salary £28,560.00 pa plus benefits. Salary increases are dependent upon satisfactory appraisals.

Further information about this position including full job description/person specification and how to apply can be found below.

Software Developer Job Description

The role will involve viewing of illegal child sexual abuse images. All applicants will be subject to enhanced DBS checks prior to confirmation of employment. 

CVs are to be forwarded to


Internet content analyst 

£28,319.00 pa plus benefits

Full-time, 35 hours per week, 1-year fixed term


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.

We are seeking an organised, motivated and professional individual to join our Hotline team. To be successful, you must be able to quickly learn the legal, professional and organisational considerations linked to the accurate assessment of potentially criminal content, including child sexual abuse images.

You will be a systematic, analytical individual with a mature outlook coupled with strong computer and internet literacy, and precise attention to detail.

The role will involve viewing of illegal child sexual abuse images. This position is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Further information about this position including full job description/person specification and how to apply can be found below.

CVs will not be accepted.

Completed applications should be forwarded to

Closing date: Friday 24 May 2019.
Formal interview date: Monday 3 June 2019.
Personal interview date: Thursday 13 June 2019.

Job description Internet Content Analyst

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Three Independent Trustees

Reasonable expenses will be paid


We are looking for Trustees who want to be part of making the internet a safer place for children and adults across the world. 

The Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) is a not-for-profit organisation, supported by the internet industry, and the European Commission. We work closely with police, governments and NGOs globally.

For 23 years we have given people a safe place to report imagery anonymously, now covering 26 countries. We assess every report we receive. If it shows the sexual abuse of a child, we make sure the image or video is removed. To do this effectively, we develop new technology and provide bespoke tools to our industry Members, which now number 148 and include Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft. 

No child should suffer repeated abuse and victimisation. As a direct result of our work, child sexual abuse images hosted in the UK have reduced from 18% in 1996 to below 1% today. 

Creating real change:

Our work relies on compassionate and resilient staff members, who are highly trained and carefully looked after. We encourage others to play their part, whether it is reporting to us, funding us, or collaborating on the best technology and research. 

The children in these pictures and videos are real. The suffering captured in this imagery and the knowledge that it could be shared can haunt a victim for life. That’s why it’s our mission to eliminate this material for good. And to show every child there is someone out there who cares enough to help. 

Our future focus:

The future for IWF is full of ambition and change. We are in the process of developing our next five-year strategy to broaden our reach to the public, diversify our funding, develop campaigns to tackle the demand for child sexual abuse imagery, and respond to the Government’s Online Harms White Paper which brings greater regulation to the internet.

At this strategically important time, we wish to appoint three Independent Trustees who will help to shape IWF’s intent through ambitious, creative, independent, and informed thinking.  

Trustees will join our deeply engaged and accomplished board, which provides constructive challenge and support to our highly capable senior management team. We are also looking for two of these trustees to join our Finance Committee.  

We are looking for individuals with substantial strategic leadership experience. We are particularly looking for people with the following skillsets: 

  • Senior technical IT expertise, particularly in cyber security, ethical hacking or related areas (e.g. CISO, CTO, Head of Cyber Security etc); 
  • Senior legal expertise, ideally (though not essentially) focused on the internet, cyber security or communications;
  • Senior financial leadership experience which could have been gained as a CFO, Finance Director or in a commercial leadership role, in the private, public or not for profit sectors. 

However, we are also open to considering individuals with broader experience, in areas related to our work. Most importantly, the new Trustees will share IWF’s commitment to our vision of elimination of child sexual abuse images online.  

For a confidential discussion please contact our consultants at Peridot Partners: Emma Harvey on 07702 678653 or

For more information about these roles and details of how to apply please visit: 

Closing date: 9am, Tuesday 28 May 2019.

IWF is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity and we warmly welcome applications from all suitably-qualified candidates. We welcome applications regardless of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, disability, or age. All applications will be considered solely on merit.

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