Working for a Charity
Want to work for a charity or are new to the sector?
Are you interested in transferring your skills to the voluntary sector from elsewhere, or do you know someone who does? Are you new to the voluntary sector and want to learn more about how it works?
Training and resources
Our Working for a Charity programme exists to help you find out more about the voluntary sector as a career option.
The Working for a Charity website contains background information about the sector and where to look for work.
For more in-depth advice, we run a Working for a Charity training course aimed at those who are considering a career move into the voluntary sector or who are new to the sector and would like some training on charity management.
The course provides a thorough overview of the charity sector, its unique management issues and will help to you find the best fit for your skills.
Seven practical sessions are offered on areas such as fundraising, governance and volunteer management as well as support on your CV, charity application forms and finding a voluntary work placement.
Thinking of becoming a trustee?
There are around 180,000 registered charities in England and Wales ranging from small community groups, to household name charities that you hear of everyday. And behind every charity is a board of trustees. There are almost a million trustee positions in England and Wales governing these organisations, and thousands more management committee members for small unregistered groups. But almost half of all charities have vacancies on their board.
Have you ever considered becoming a charity trustee? We asked a number of trustees to share their experiences of being a trustee to help give insight into what it might involve and what you might get out of it.
Watch the short films on Trustee TV.
Have a look what vacancies are on our Trustee Bank.
Career reboot? Free online training course
Advice and support
- Funding and finance
- Coping with cuts
- Addressing needs
- Managing change
- Planning for the future
- Involving people
- Public Service Delivery
- Governance and leadership
- Compact Advocacy programme
- Campaigning and influencing policy
- Collaborative working
- ICT (information and communication technology)
- Climate change
- People, HR and employment