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date_icon_black31 Mar 2018
location_icon_blackThe Angel Building, London
currency_icon_black£23,750 - £25,000
date_icon_black31 Mar 2018
location_icon_blackThe Angel Building, London
currency_icon_black £23,750 - £25,000
This is an exciting role within the Marketing Services team at CRUK. You will be joining at a time where there is huge opportunity to transform our ma
date_icon_black31 Mar 2018
currency_icon_black£7.50 per hour
date_icon_black31 Mar 2018
currency_icon_black £7.50 per hour
Take a step forward and kick-start your career working as an Events Assistant (EA) at the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating all types of
location_icon_blackMalaysian Borneo, Nepal, Tanzania, Nicaragua & Costa Rica
location_icon_blackMalaysian Borneo, Nepal, Tanzania, Nicaragua & Costa Rica
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Make a difference volunteering overseas for 4, 5, 7 or 10 weeks. Work on sustainable development and adventure projects.
location_icon_blackAfrica, Asia and Latin America
location_icon_blackAfrica, Asia and Latin America
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ICS is a life-changing opportunity. It will open you up to new friends, experiences and ideas while helping you to build your CV and gain leadership a
Our vision is to have an inclusive world where learning disabilities are valued and respected. If you’re driven by meaningful work and making a difference, our Shape Your Future programme will ensure you receive the training you need to make this happen."
About Us: City Internships simplifies intern recruitment by connecting students with internship programs across the globe, ensuring all participants improve their career prospects and become more commercially and culturally aware. Our int…
Ambitious about Autism is about “extraordinary recruitment to make the ordinary possible.” Join us in making change happen. Our national charity is full of people working to make the lives of children and young people with autism easier. As well as campaigning, we provide services and raise awareness and understanding ."
The British Heart Foundation and Macmillan Cancer Support have developed a partnership to deliver a two year graduate programme called 'gradunique'. This unique experience will enable you to benefit from working for both charities, doubling your experience and exposure to the charity sector."

Charities graduates do essential work both across the world and closer to home, whether it's working with communities in the Third World or planning initiatives in UK schools. The graduate charities jobs that are available are wide-ranging - see what options are available via TheBigChoice.

How much can I earn as a Charity Worker?
In general wages in this sector are lower than in other areas, largely because those working for charities are doing so out of compassion rather than a desire for large salaries. By their nature, charities are not-for-profit organisations. The average wage across the sector is £25,000.

Average salaries for specific charity jobs, according to Pay Scale, include:
  • Charity fundraising manager:£30351
  • Communications officer:£23,508
  • Youth worker:£20,345
  • Finance officer:£22,098
  • Care worker: £13,941
  • International aid worker: £19,000 - £25,000
  • Marketing officer:£22,266
  • PR officer: £19,000 - £28,000
Typically, salaries will rise the more progress you make within your particular charity or sector. Salaries also vary greatly depending on your location and the size of your charity.
What qualifications do I need to be a Charity Worker?
After a Bachelors Degree Graduates from all disciplines can be well suited to a career in the charity sector, as skills such as communication and organisation should be provided by every degree subject.

However, degrees that may provide you with a good grounding for this kind of work include:
  • Economics
  • International development
  • Philosophy
  • Politics
  • Politics, philosophy and economics
  • Journalism
If you want to work in a specific area, for example in an environmental charity, a degree such as geography or environmental science is likely to be of use. Similarly if you want to work in a medical charity or in international development it would be useful to have taken courses in these areas.
What skills do I need to be a Charity Worker?
There are a number of generic skills that you will need to work in the charity sector. They include:
  • Communication
  • Tact
  • Diplomacy
  • Teamwork
  • Organisation
  • Commercial awareness
  • Time management
Having a knowledge of politics and the wider impact of charity work on communities are also extremely important for careers in the charity sector, whichever job you work in. Depending on your role, a basic knowledge of economics is also likely to be beneficial.

Having a large amount of voluntary experience in your chosen sector will be very beneficial when apply for jobs in the charity sector.
What experience do I need to get a job in Charity?
Work experience is essential in this sector, so you should spend as much time as possible volunteering in the areas that you’re interested in. Contact voluntary organisation to see the opportunities that they have, or speak to charities directly.