Consider jobs in charities

Consider jobs in charities
Charity jobs advice

Consider jobs in charities

Jobs | 24 Apr 2012

Along with the usual public and private sector positions, why not take a look at jobs in charities? Many think that this industry is off limits as they believe that they don't have the skill set required. However, most third sector organisations need a diverse range of staff in order to fulfil their charitable goals.

A choice of charity jobs

To guarantee the success of a charity, there are a number of different roles that need to be filled. This means that individuals with a variety of skills, interests, experiences and qualifications are sure to find a suitable position.

The different sized companies within the third sector further diversifies the charity jobs available. Smaller organisations may require staff that work closely within one area, and even undertake different roles to ensure the smooth running of the company. Meanwhile, larger organisations may operate in a similar fashion to businesses in the public and private sector, with managerial staff, accountants and administrators as well as those niche charity jobs.

While there are a diverse range of charity organisations and jobs, each non-profit company has a similar end goal. Work is centred on providing help to the disadvantaged, whether on a regional, national or global scale, where all profits, manpower and tasks go towards helping the cause. The variety of jobs that are available allows individuals with different working backgrounds to find a career path centred on helping others.

Charity jobs at

For all the latest vacancies within the third sector, visit Civil Society Jobs. To find voluntary or paid charity work that is currently available in the UK, use the search box to browse through the vacancies within your area. What's more, the extensive information available on the Civil Society Jobs site aims to provide guidance and advice to those looking to embark on a career in the charity sector.

Applying for jobs in charities

When applying for charity jobs, it is important to stand out from the crowd. To help you land a job in the third sector, Civil Society Jobs offers advice on what to include in your covering letter and CV. When constructing an application, you should:

  • Appear passionate - within your covering letter, show that you are passionate about the charity's cause. Make sure that you thoroughly research the organisation and ask insightful questions in your interview to show that you have a keen interest in how the charity works.
  • Show your applicable skills - while demonstrating your passion and interest is important, you also need to show that you have the right skills for the role. Within your covering letter and CV, highlight your relevant skills to show that you are an ideal candidate. For example, when applying for a charity fundraising position, emphasise that you are sociable, driven and highly creative.
  • Include relevant experience - throughout the application process, it is also important to highlight any related experience. Pinpoint the skills you have gained during your previous employment and show how they are applicable to the job post. Also, include any previous charity experience, internships and placements as this will emphasise your passion for the third sector.
  • Include qualifications - make sure that you add your qualifications and training to your CV. This will accentuate your relevant skills and also highlight your willingness to learn.

Once you have a covering letter and CV, use the Civil Society jobs page to find third sector vacancies. We display available charity jobs in Manchester, London and across the UK so that you can find a selection of suitable job posts.


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