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Charity jobs - which role is right for you?

Press release July 3, 2012 Business

Civil Society Jobs looks at the different types of paid and unpaid charity work available, helping jobseekers to find the roles most suited to their skills.

When searching for charity jobs, you are likely to find a wide selection of both paid and unpaid work. Due to the variety of roles, many jobseekers are able to find third sector vacancies suited to their skills and commitments. Civil Society Jobs takes a look at the different roles required at charities and non-profit organisations to help people apply for the most appropriate charity jobs.

As large non-profit organisations run like any other business, they require a workforce of full-time paid staff members. To ensure that a charity runs smoothly, many organisations have their own PR and marketing professionals, accountants and management staff along with the traditional charity fundraisers.

The varied staff list means that people who have had a career in the public or private sector are likely to find that they can also work for charity. Meanwhile, the array of full-time jobs also gives people an opportunity to start a career in the third sector.

Due to the high number of part-time charity jobs, the third sector is also ideal for those with commitments outside of work. Over a third (38%) of charity workers are part time, meaning that job seekers in need of flexible hours are likely to find suitable work.

Those looking to begin a long term career in the third sector may want to consider an internship. These allow you to gain experience in the industry and learn skills that can seriously boost a CV.  While certain internships are paid or offer out of pocket expenses, around 18% are also unpaid. 

There are a number of other unpaid charity jobs - voluntary work is ideal for those looking to give their time for nothing in return. Meanwhile, work experience placements can help those who want to update their CV by gaining additional skills for the workplace.

To find out more about UK charity jobs, visit Civil Society Jobs where you can view all the latest vacancies within the third sector.


About Civil Society Jobs:

Civil Society Jobs uses the full digital, print and event portfolio of Civil Society Media to put job-seekers and recruiters in touch with each other. These products regularly attract tens of thousands of high-calibre charity and non-charity professionals, who are looking for independent, trusted and up-to-the minute sources of news and information. Civil Society Jobs works effectively by seamlessly overlaying job vacancies and advice across this portfolio.