Guest blog written by CharityJob What comes into you head when you think of charity work? Is it volunteer work? High street shops? Do you fear reduced career prospects and a low salary? Well, it’s time to change your expectations because the charity & not-for-profit sector is a fantastically unique and diverse sector where many dedicated … Continue reading GUEST BLOG: The charity sector, a road to an interesting career
Guest blog written by Sarah Hoyle, York PhD student Why work for a charity when you can set one up yourself?! Do you have an idea that could be beneficial to society? Have you identified a need for your idea; a group of people or individuals that you can help? Is your idea not-for-profit? If … Continue reading GUEST BLOG: Setting up a charity
Guest blog written by York graduate, Vibeke Kristensen-White I graduated with a 2:1 in English and History from the University of York in July 2016. I work for Age UK Oxfordshire and am a part of the Worthwhile Graduate Programme 2016-17. Age UK Oxfordshire is the local branch of the national older people’s charity, Age … Continue reading GUEST BLOG: Age UK and Worthwhile Graduate Programme
If you enjoy the exhilaration of making a world of difference and share the common value of providing aid as a principle of humanity, the humanitarian sector might just be one that is well suited for you. Watch 10 Minutes With's interview with Kumi Naidoo- Executive Director of Greenpeace International, and Pablo Suarez- Associate Director from Red Cross/ … Continue reading Humanitarian careers – find out more
Working in the charity/voluntary sector (sometimes referred to as third sector) doesn’t necessarily mean working in a voluntary or unpaid capacity. There are jobs within the sector for paid and permanent roles, though salaries may be lower than those in the private sector in some cases. Graduate roles within the sector There are a … Continue reading CAREERS BLOG: Spotlight on the voluntary sector
The latest event in Derwent College's student development seminars takes place on Thursday 16 May in Derwent SCR at 6.30 - 8.30pm. Three professionals, who have founded charities or social enterprises, will talk about their experiences and motivations. The speakers are: Daniel Marshall, a former University of York teaching fellow and co-founder of Spark Inside (a … Continue reading Enterprise in the Third Sector – Derwent College
This Thursday's Guardian live Q&A looks at career options in charity fundraising: What is it like to be a fundraiser? What skills do you need? Routes into this sector Qualifications and professional development Thursday 22 November, 13:00 - 15:00. http://careers.guardian.co.uk/charity-fundraising-career?CMP
With just one more major networking event still to come this term, start finding out more about careers in journalism and media.