Caritas Switzerland is an attractive and fair employer with diverse and challenging tasks. Our personnel policy is designed to meet high standards of quality and cost-effectiveness, as well as the needs of our employees. Around 350 employees are dedicated to achieving Caritas Switzerland’s objectives: A fairer world, whose strength is measured by the well-being of the weak, and in which every individual has access to food, water, health, education and work.


Caritas’ organisational culture is characterised by mutual understanding and trust. It serves as an important basis for a constructive working environment and a high degree of job satisfaction among the employees. Moreover, it helps to attract and retain skilled and motivated staff.

Cooperation in the organisation is guided by the values set out in our Mission Statement. We support and encourage the individual and shared responsibility of every single employee. Women and men have equal opportunities in all operational matters. We practise an active form of social partnership by mediating collaboration between employer and employees through dialogue.

Employment conditions
We offer progressive employment conditions. This includes flexible annual working time, five to six weeks holiday (depending on age) and generous social benefits. Caritas Switzerland promotes equality of opportunity for women and men, as well as the compatibility of work and family through part-time jobs, including in executive positions, with 16 weeks maternity leave, in-house child allowances and support for childcare (nursery places).

Staff development
Caritas Switzerland places great value on skilled and motivated employees who are deployed and promoted according to their abilities. Staff development supports the employees in maintaining their skills, facing new challenges with confidence, and furthering their professional development. Our employees benefit from in-house and external training opportunities. Caritas Switzerland is keen for executive staff to pursue continuous development of their leadership and management skills.

Vocational Training
Education is a key concern for Caritas Switzerland – it therefore strongly supports vocational training. We offer nine training places in the field of basic commercial training, specialising in services and administration. Our trainees complete a commercial apprenticeship with the Federal certificate of proficiency (EFZ), attend Commercial College (WML) or pursue a traineeship as a clerical assistant (EBA- Federal vocational certificate). We also provide training for a media technologist. Our trainees are supported by qualified vocational trainers. New vacancies for traineeships and apprenticeships are posted after the summer holidays on our Website as well as on the job portals www.yousty.ch or www.berufsberatung.ch, where the selection process is also explained.



  • 350 employees 
  • 267 full-time post 
  • 210 employees in project countries 
  • 64% women, 36% men 
  • 69% employees with part-time posts
  • Average age 43.5 years
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Caritas Switzerland
P.O. Box
CH-6002 Luzern